In May this year Snelson Companies, Inc. deployed a crew to San Luis Obispo County, California, to work on the natural gas pipeline along highway 101 by Cuesta Grade. Safety—always top of mind at Snelson—was carried out by the crew as part of their normal set-up and precautions. The project is on a narrow dirt road known as Old Stagecoach Road where traffic of all kinds had to be ushered through carefully.
A few weeks into the project, Snelson received an email from a mountain biker who passed through the work area. “Great job!” the email said and went onto say how much he appreciated the crew; so courteous and who made extra accommodations for him as he traveled through the narrow work area. The crew was all-in, focused on safety as they directed the traffic to drive slowly, keeping the dust down and allowing his bike plenty of space. The icing on the cake was he received a warm wave and a smile; “like a neighbor in a community, just passing through the neighborhood,” he said.