Sadly, we are approaching that deadly time of year when someone must go out into traffic and repair the potholes caused by winter, salt and plows.  Unfortunately, the safety of the crews is often compromised by the pursuit of productivity and expediency.  No one should ever be forced or allowed to work in traffic without advance warning signs, reflective apparel and a live flagger.  Far better is to place an obstruction vehicle such as a dump truck or bumper truck between the oncoming traffic and workers.  No one should die over a pothole.

Staff Reports (2018, February 3). Richmond Times Dispatch.  VDOT contractor dies after getting hit by vehicle in I-95 work zone
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