Our maintenance and construction crews are ready 24/7 to respond to water emergencies all over the metro area.
Workers can be spotted wearing brightly-colored vests and hard hats that alert motorists and bicyclists to use caution when approaching work zones. With warmer weather just a few weeks away, summer construction season is almost here, and you’ll be seeing more orange around town.
This summer, please be on alert when you see fluorescent-clad crews working in the street.
How to Stay Safe When Traveling Through a Work Zone
Protect yourself and our workers by following these safety steps.
- Use an alternate route. When you can, avoid streets with posted work zones.
- Expect delays. Plan to leave early so you can drive safely through the work zone and avoid having to rush.
- Be alert. Pay attention to the driving task and watch the cars ahead of you.
- Obey all speed and warning signs. They are there for your safety and will help prevent a collision.
- Do not tailgate. Double the following distance.
- Carefully move over. When possible give workers more room between them and your vehicle, but do not veer into oncoming traffic lane.
- Watch for vehicle access. Be aware that temporary construction may impact either side of the road, or adjacent streets.
- Stay clear of construction vehicles. Heavy vehicles travel in and out of the work areas and can make sudden moves.