INDUSTRY FEATURE: Implementing A Rural Road Revamp Nationwide
Crumbling Roads In Small Towns Addressed with New Infrastructure Bill
As America’s infrastructure continues to undergo a massive overhaul, communities are quite literally noticing the cracks in the support for updating rural roads. Up until now, maintenance for interstate highways and other rural backroads have been minimal, leading to dangerous conditions such as no guardrails, rumble strips and High Friction Surface Treatment (HFST).
To help improve the priority level of these roads, the American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA) is working with local cities and municipalities to roll out various street repair jobs. As the need for safe work zones arise in these rural areas, Traffic Management, Inc. (TMI®) is proactively expanding branch locations and services to meet these needs. TMI provides an extra layer of added safety to ensure the crews working on these infrastructure projects are kept safe during construction.
Although only about 19 percent of America’s population live in rural communities, a recent federal study found that nearly half of all fatal crashes occur on rural roadways due to the lack of infrastructure support. While heavily populated streets have been the priority for the past several years, funding is slowly trickling down to the rural towns and roads to ensure folks get to their destinations safely.
TMI is well equipped to create safe road closures, provide regulation signage, engineering plans and more to guarantee these much-needed infrastructure projects are completed safely and efficiently. Find out how TMI can help with your next project by visiting www.trafficmanagement.com.