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Grant will help city train workers on directing traffic

February 08, 2006|by DANIEL J. SERNOVITZ

The City of Hagerstown was presented with a $5,250 grant Tuesday to make sure city workers know how to properly direct traffic through construction zones.

Representatives from the Local Government Insurance Trust, a nonprofit insurance group to which the city belongs, presented a check that will help put about 70 city workers through a work-zone flagger certification program offered by the Maryland State Highway Administration. The program, which previously was offered for free, costs about $70 per worker.

"If we can teach you how to protect yourself, how to stay out of court, hopefully it's going to hold down your costs," said Jon C. Burrell, executive director of the trust.

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