Local Road Work




Local Road Work

Originally uploaded by sebrenner.

Tonight around 7 o’clock I noticed these two kids pull up in front of our house in a plain pickup truck with a flashing light bar on the roof. They get out and set a few cones on the street and started directing traffic. I am thinking, “What is this all about?”

They set a 2×4 in the middle of the road with one of the kids standing on it. The other kid pulls a paint bucket and a paint roller from the truck and starts painting the dividing lines on the street.

I realize Madeira is a small town but I expected the road maintenance would be handled by a little bit large outfit than two teenager with a 2×4 and a roller.

I was especially surprised by their very casual one-hand, no-flag technique of controlling traffic.

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