In September 2017, members of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona earned their certification to work as flaggers
on tribal construction projects through a free Construction Academy sponsored by the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT).
The state has saved $34 million during the five years since the regulation change with respect to overall traffic control, which refers to a police detail, a flagger
, a barrier, message board, warning signs, directional signs and flashing lights, Ms.
An AFAD slows or stops traffic approaching a work zone, while being operated remotely by a flagger
outside of the travel lane.
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.
CUTLINE: Michael Darcy at the Route 2 overpass on Route 140 in Westminster enjoys being a flagger
and plans to "stick around as long as there is work.
Boston Transportation Commissioner Thomas Tinlin said at a hearing this week that civilian flaggers
on nine Boston projects had submitted hourly rates averaging $45.
CLINTON - A decision by the state Highway Department to use civilian flaggers
instead of detail police officers for the long-awaited Water Street bridge replacement is not sitting well with Chief Mark R.
While the state's flagger
program, unveiled amid a wave of publicity early last month, already has yielded some savings for the state Highway Department, it has largely been ignored at the local level.
A recent state auditor's report, which looked at the fiscal impact of the plan, indicated the Executive Office of Transportation and Public Works had overestimated the amount that would be saved by implementing the flagger
One protester drove through the work area against oncoming traffic, claiming he was misdirected by the flagger
One off-duty officer also drove down the street against the flow of traffic, saying he had been misdirected by a flagger
When he came around the turn and there was no flagger
, he and his wife worried aloud that the sign could desensitize frequent travelers, heightening the danger for any flaggers
One-lane traffic on the bridge will be maintained by flaggers
during this operation.
Use caution in work zones and obey traffic control signage and flaggers
There is no figure available for the savings attributable solely to the use of flaggers
in place of police officers.