City of Fayetteville Public Works crew members in August completed a training course to earn national flagging certification for normal and emergency roadway operations.
Crew members work in pairs to safely direct traffic through situations where one or more lanes of roadway have been blocked.
The two-sided “STOP” and “SLOW” signs are used for normal operations such as road repairs and resurfacing. The red flags are used primarily to direct traffic around emergency situations.
“Our Public Works crew is known for their versatility in handling a number of duties around the city,” said Public Services Director Chris Hindman. “This training and certification means that we follow established guidelines in roadway closures to help keep our team safe while navigating the public around the closure area in the most efficient way possible.”