Shoshone East Mtce Crew experiments with post puller
Motorists, including our snow plow operators, rely on delineators to give guidance about where road shoulders end. This is particularly crucial in the winter months when highways are covered in snow.
In south-central Idaho, the newly formed Shoshone East maintenance crew needed to fix missing and broken delineators along their routes, but lacked the necessary equipment until Larry Anderson and Bill Mason decided to try a different approach. The two men experimented with a device that had been used for several years to set steel sign posts along the interstate. This allowed for nearly 90% of routes in their area to be updated before the winter hit.
Although it feels like spring in some parts of the state, defining the road shoulders is a needed service for drivers year-round.