Road Warriors

Freeborn (Minn.) County Engineer Sue Miller, pictured here with Engineering Technician Tim Stapleton, reviews a pavement safety edge for this year's construction projects.

Guardrails and more visible signage are just a few of the low-cost improvements that can be made based on the results of a road safety audit. Photos: Curtis Johnson/Aurora Select.

400 by 2010: Fatalities on Minnesota state and local roads

Drowsy workers driving home from night shifts at casinos in Laughlin, Nev., were vulnerable to drop-offs and soft material on unpaved shoulders (top). The Bullhead City Public Works Department used $2 million from its capital improvement budget to add rumble strips and pave shoulders to provide recovery areas. Photos: Arizona DOT

The non-traversable grates in the median of the Bullhead Parkway in Arizona could have caused drivers to lose control if they ran off the road, so public works raised the grates to provide traversable slopes. Photos: Arizona DOT

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