San Diego, CA, October 11, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- Typically, morning commuters see the crew of Co’s Traffic Control (Co’s) as they work on major construction or utility projects during the work week. Clearing the streets and freeways for large infrastructure projects while thousands of cars drive by is no easy task, but this unseen world of public safety is where Co’s Traffic Control is at home.
On the weekend of October 11th & 12th, Co’s Traffic Control will send their crew out early to coordinate and set the bike route for Southern California’s Premier Cycling Event, the 2008 Land Rover Miramar Bike MS Bay to Bay Bike Tour in Carlsbad.
Approximately 2,500 cyclists of all skill levels will be riding in the two-day, 30-, 100- or 150-mile event. Co’s Traffic Control needs to ensure every traffic barricade and redirecting cone carefully guides the attendees for a safe and smooth traffic flow.
Co’s Traffic Control is involved in the event through its owner’s commitment to the community. In celebration of her company’s 10th anniversary, Colleen “Co” Bechtel, president of Co’s Traffic Control, is donating more than $30,000 in traffic control services and equipment to this major fundraising event.
Prior to the event, Co’s Traffic Control will be coordinating with event organizers (the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Pacific South Coast Chapter) to prepare and submit all necessary permits and traffic plans to agencies involved in the cycling route.
On the first morning of the event, the crew at Co’s Traffic Control spread out into the community, with traffic control equipment in hand. Using equipment such as message boards “arrow” boards, they will methodically close streets and redirect traffic to clear the path for the enthusiastic cyclists. At the event’s end, Co’s crew will re-open the streets and remove the safety equipment.
Co’s Traffic Control is providing the event with 12 staff members to coordinate the event’s traffic control by using 500 barricades, 1,000 cones, 12 traffic control trucks and 12 traffic control directional trailers from Carlsbad north to Orange County
“I’m grateful for the past 10 years of success in this community and I want to give back to a worthy cause,” said Colleen Bechtel. “Being invited to the event was quite a compliment. I think our expertise and commitment to customer service was one of the reasons they reached out to us.”
“Safety is the top priority at our events. Traffic control is an important component in cyclist, pedestrian and motorist safety – and when filing event permits,” said Rich Israel, President of the Pacific South Coast Chapter. “We asked Co’s Traffic Control to help with the event because their staff is extremely helpful with suggestions to improve our event. They live up to their reputations for excellent customer service.”
For a complimentary poster of traffic control signs, please visit: www.costraffic.com
For more information on the 2008 Bike MS event, please visit: www.biketofinishMS.com
Co’s Traffic Control is Southern California’s preferred traffic control experts. With two facilities in Del Mar and San Diego, Co’s serves various businesses including construction, pipeline, paving, cable-pulling, environmental, entertainment companies and other organizations involved in the safe redirection of public streets. Co’s impressive client base has built into a well earned reputation for prompt and reliable response to emergency calls. Co’s staff is always available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Co’s prides itself on its professional relationships with public agencies resulting in a reputation of providing accurate traffic control plans in a professional and timely manner.