RoadSafe Expands Operations in Tennessee
Chicago, IL (January 30, 2019) RoadSafe Traffic Systems, the nation’s largest provider of traffic safety services and products, announced today that their Industrial Services Group (ISG) has expanded operations in the Knoxville, Tennessee area. What started out in 2018 with two RoadSafe crews handling temporary traffic control and protection services for a Knoxville area utilities company, has expanded to significantly more utility related work and additional work with a highway lighting contractor selected to retrofit area streetlights.
According to Ron Foose, RoadSafe’s Director of ISG Operations in the East, “We are now up to twelve crews and counting in this new branch. RoadSafe is providing overall safety services including flagging operations using automated flagger assistance devices (AFAD) in order to reduce worker exposure on roadways. We are also handling lane and shoulder closure set-ups so our customer can focus on their work, leaving the work zone safety to RoadSafe. Our lighting contractor customer is changing street lights from high pressure sodium lights to LED. This is resulting in a great deal of temporary closures and flagging operations as well, so the branch has grown significantly in a very short amount of time.”
With the increased volume of work, RoadSafe set up branch operations just outside of Knoxville in Powell, Tennessee with James Langford as Lead Project Manager, a 20-year veteran in traffic safety.
RoadSafe Traffic Systems, Inc. is the nation’s largest provider of traffic safety and pavement marking services and innovative safety products to heavy highway, building and specialty contractors, State DOT’s, local governments, U.S. railroads and utility companies.