BANGOR – Workers at Bangor’s Public Works Department are continuing to maintain traffic signals, fix pot holes and keep up with several other jobs around the city.
Public Works Director Eric Willett said the coronavirus isn’t stopping their work, but they’re taking extra steps to stop the spread of the virus.
Willett said there is only one person per vehicle. They’re limiting jobs that require close contact, washing all equipment when done and crews continue to wash the common area in the office and break room.
“We continue to question our people and make sure that if they don’t feel well they stay home,” Willett said.
“We review all the jobs to make sure that if we have to work in close contact with one another that it is safe to do so,” he said.
Willett added spring clean up will begin April 27 and workers will be there to pick up what’s left by the road.
“Since a lot of people are home quarantined and taking care of stuff, what better weather have we had the last weekend and the next few days to get out there and clean up their yard and make around their house look nice,” Willett said.
“We’ll help finish that off by picking that stuff up for them,” he said.