What a gorgeous time of year! Tree buds emerging, birds waking us up with their morning song, visions of yellow safety vests along the side of the road . . .
Perhaps the last one doesn’t bespeak of spring’s arrival for most, but it should.
April is designated by the National Safety Council as Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and Widseth Smith Nolting wants to remind you to watch for those fluorescent vests on the side of the road.
Even though we are active throughout the winter months, WSN’s land survey crews are getting out more as the weather improves, and you may notice our crews, equipment, and vehicles more frequently. We take the prescribed precautions in our work, but we also ask that drivers be alert on the road and give our survey crews plenty of space.
WSN’s Forest Lake office (formerly Hult & Hebeisen) has two survey crews that work year-round, but during the busy months of April through November, they conduct an average of 90 land surveys each month.
“Land surveyor Kelly Jordan and the crews are busy and out there in full force,” said Forest Lake Office Manager and civil engineer Tim Houle, PE. “Projects are starting up, and we hope everyone keeps their eyes open.”
From Forest Lake to Rochester to Grand Forks, and many points between and beyond, WSN’s land surveyors and technicians perform a variety of services for clients in the public and private sectors. Our private-sector work ranges from single lots to subdivision plats and from construction staking to topographical surveys. Public sector work—for clients such as the Dept. of Transportation, the Dept. of Natural Resources, USDA Forest Service, counties, and cities—typically involves GPS control projects (whether small or large), section subdivisions, monumentation, road and underground utility staking, and road surveys for reconstruction and bridge design.
Needless to say, that’s a lot of yellow.
So, the next time you’re headed to soccer practice or out for a drive with the top down, please watch for Widseth Smith Nolting’s survey crews—and anyone working along the roadway—and give them plenty of room.
Interested in land surveying, engineering, architectural, or environmental services in the Forest Lake area? Contact Kelly Jordan, PLS, and start a conversation—(651) 888-4513 or Kelly.Jordan@wsn.us.com. Learn more at WidsethSmithNolting.com.