Blader innovation saves project and personnel time
A recent innovation from the District 5 shop allows greater flexibility in the use of the motor grader in removing materials that were previously out of reach and required crew members to gather manually.
This is especially helpful when crews are removing shoulder material in steep areas, removing material from small asphalt inlay patches, or removing excess that was left over from use of the Zipper machine, which mills asphalt from the roadway surface.
Times 7 Focus: Ideally, these innovations will not live in a silo — they will be catalysts for ITD's other district offices and work areas, and inspire duplication statewide. These innovations represent time and money-saving measures, process improvements, and customer-service efficiencies that are transferrable to other districts. In that spirit, if this innovation is something you'd like to adapt to your own district or work space, and you have any questions, please contact District 5 Innovation Steward Greydon Wright at 5-3611.