Summer is a time where kids can roam outside and play with neighborhood friends. This year, kids living near the Mountain View Corridor (MVC) project will have to be careful when playing near the construction site.
Mountain View Corridor Constructors, a Kiewit-Clyde joint venture, is constructing a four-lane, 4.5-mile road for the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) in Salt Lake City, Utah. The project scope includes 1.5 million cubic yards of imported borrow, 13 bridges and two major roadway widenings.
“The project team and UDOT identified early on there will be risk to the children in the area since the MVC project runs right between three elementary schools,” said Deputy Project Manager Chris Geiger. “The kids have used this area as a playground for a long time.”
To ensure the safety of the children in the community, the project team held three assemblies for more than 1,000 students before the end of the school year.
Safety Manager Dawn Sebion and Equipment Superintendent Michael Schulteis led the charge with construction safety — and fun — in mind.
Students participated in relay races to teach them about construction site dangers like going under caution tape or climbing on stationary equipment. Sebion and Schulteis also chose one student from each assembly to stand in front of a truck tire banner to show how large the tires were in comparison to how small they were.
“We had a great time, and I think we helped them understand the dangers that are in the greenbelt where they played in the past,” said Sebion.