Innovation details proper, safe use of median crossovers
Every year in every district – sometimes numerous times each day – median crossovers are used in the course of highway work as ITD plows or personnel perform routine maintenance tasks. Safely navigating this form of traffic control can be tricky.
It can be found in the "Safety" section, then subsection 53 - Guidance for Operations Using Median Crossovers on Access Controlled Divided Highways.
Copeland said that in addition to including those guiding principles in the Operations Manual, supervisors hope to train all employees who may need to use the crossovers.
Jim Holland, a 31-year ITD employee from HQ Bridge, brought the shortcoming to the attention of ITD Safety Manager Randy Danner.