Road work ahead

 The Fenton Department of Public works (DPW) will have another “work zone” sign and on Monday, Oct 7, Interim DPW Director Dan Brisson made a presentation about it to the City Council.

 According to a memo by Brisson to City Manager Lynn Markland, the DPW did not have all the needed temporary signs to establish work zones in a roadway per Part 6 of the Michigan Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices Operations Manual.

 Earlier this summer, three DPW employees attended a workshop for temporary traffic control training. The DPW now has five employees that are trained/certified to properly establish construction work zones, Brisson said.

 Different types of work zone signage were explored and Brisson recommends a temporary sign system called Wind Master.

 “I have personally used this sign system at the Pontiac Silverdome and Palace of Auburn Hills parking operations and find the product to be extremely durable and long lasting,” Brisson said.

 An appropriate package to meet the DPW’s needs for temporary traffic control signage has been purchased from Cougar Sales & Rental of Novi at $4,223. Pricing also will be obtained from Carrier & Gable in Farmington Hills and the purchase will be made from the vendor with lowest pricing.

 Brisson said when discussing budget for the current year, $5,000 was requested out of operating supplies from major and local street accounts.

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