As motorists, we might get frustrated when we approach construction zones. The lanes narrow, and if the pavement has been repainted, it can be difficult to differentiate between your lane from the lanes next to you. Perhaps the most frustrating part of Columbus construction zones are the delays they cause in traffic.
The 21st Street/Ohio 16 interchange project has caused problematic delays around the city for weeks as traffic has been diverted to alternative routes during the road construction. Commuters have not been the only ones whose lives have been altered by the construction project.
Three firefighters remember vividly the day their lives changed. Firefighters daily respond to reports of possible gas leaks at various locations, and October 31, 2008 began no differently than any other. Everything changed for the three firefighters when a construction worker entered the Hilltop fire station. He had suspected that a gas pipe had been punctured at the construction site he was working on.