Bridge Builders vs Road Pavers

Photo by DEGAN Gabin, CC BY-SA 4.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

Everyday during my commute, I pass through a construction zone. It’s a place where I’m very scared for the workers. They seem to have a different culture towards safety that involves walking precariously close to traffic. There is some machismo on display when they run across the highway to collect something from the other side.

Paving is not easy work. You have to deal with hot weather, hot asphalt, dirt and…