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A person who holds a sign or flag to direct traffic, especially around a construction project.
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But the business is always changing in the name of greater safety for road crews, said Mike Doner, executive vice president and COO of Traffic Control Services LLC, which does business as Flagger Force.
Flagger certification is just one of the training opportunities available to women, minorities, and members of economically disadvantaged groups, including those who are out of work, through these ADOT programs.
Among other issues, the alliance will focus on flagger safety and reduction of speeding in work zones.
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"When was the last time anyone saw a civilian flagger when they were driving around the state, I ask."
People driving through construction zones in Humboldt and Maidstone will be guided by an automated device rather than a typical flagger. The Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure is expanding the use of Automated Flagger Assistance Devices (AFADs) following their successful introduction to Saskatchewan work zones last construction season.
"The savings are there," noted Thomas Broderick, chief engineer of MassDOT's Highway Department, explaining that the 2008 flagger regulation has saved the state money by allowing it to pay only for the amount of time a flagman or detail officer is on the job.
Tenders are invited for Flagger services for the 2016 construction season.
"Police officers are more professional and control traffic better because they have the powers to do that, are more versed in traffic control and are more familiar with the area than a flagger who comes from wherever," said Chief Perron.
The state last year changed the flagger rules to require use of civilians instead of off-duty officers at state-awarded projects, as long as traffic speed, volume and other safety guidelines are met.
Chief Laverdure, who attended a meeting in Worcester with state Highway Department officials, said no one involved in the flagger decision visited Clinton.
Project Description: Bridge replacements, reconstruction for 1.8 miles, lighting, surveillance, changeable message signs, retaining wall, land acquisition, engineering for contract plans, construction engineering and a railroad flagger are programmed during FY 2015-2020 at an estimated cost of $107.9 million.