Rest Area 300m: A Day At The Office...

Saturday, May 06, 2006

A Day At The Office...

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There is quite a lot going on in this series of pictures...

We are cleaning up the debris benches on Mt Messenger, getting rid of small slips.

This section of our highway is not a good place to stop heavy trucks. We try to avoid doing so.
They are either slogging up the hill and might miss a gear change and stall with a fair bit of ensuing drama, or the down hill traffic could be riding the brakes and in too high a gear.
It can be a bit stressful for the Stop/Go guys, and we all have to be on our toes.

The loader is ferrying material to the truck parked not quite off the road on the widest part of the bottom corner, the downhill Stop/Go is around there out of sight.
One of the crew is tidying up the kerb with a shovel.
We are all linked by radio on a common channel.

"Heavy coming down"

The loader has scuttled back and is hidden by the truck. You can see the difference in body language, and the guy on the shovel is also glancing back.

This is a situation where the CB radio is helpful. Hopefully the truck has been warned further up the road by a northbound mate.

I took these photo's from my truck and am also monitoring the CB channel

The truck will pass, and the process will repeat many times, but you can never relax.

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