Caption: Members of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe attend ADOT's Construction Academy to earn certification as flaggers
and laborers for transportation projects.
With little to no financial benefit to using a flagger
, the chief said he views paid detail officers as extra beat officers.
The 2009 state audit of the flagger
program also found errors in the way the department calculated cost savings.
Of those only one, Otis, uses flaggers
exclusively, primarily because the town is small.
would be paid only for the time they actually worked at a detail site, whereas police contracts usually call for paying for a four-hour minimum shift, regardless of how long the job takes.
Patrick last month, state officials are allowed to decide if flaggers
can be used on state-funded projects, but three factors go into that decision: speed limits less than 45 mph, traffic volume of less than 4,000 vehicles per day, and whether traffic is separated from construction by continuous, connected barriers.
WORCESTER - If you haven't seen one of the civilian flaggers
whom state officials have been promoting with much fanfare recently, there's a reason.
Broken Stone of Berlin, included $40 per hour for flaggers
who would control traffic the way police on so-called details once did.
The pay rate for the flaggers
at the site was $15 to $19 an hour, compared with $30 to $42 an hour for each detail officer.
WOBURN - Dozens of police officers disrupted the work of a road maintenance crew yesterday when they heckled civilian flaggers
who have replaced law enforcement officers at construction sites, under new rules issued by Gov.
If you or somebody you know is a road construction flagger
, this should make you very unhappy.
One lane is open to traffic and will be controlled by flaggers