Recently I helped with directing traffic for the Iron Man competition held in
Boulder County. It got me thinking about safety issues when dealing with special events and emergency situations while I was trying to endure standing in the 90 degree plus temperatures.
We were tasked to shut down part of Highway 119, which is a divided road. Both north and southbound traffic were on the same side, which as you can imagine, caused slowdowns along with some left turns being blocked. This caus...