Pulaski County Commissioners Approve 6:00 a.m. Start Time for Highway Department

Pulaski County Commissioners: Mike McClure, Jerry Locke, Kenny Becker

Pulaski County Highway Department crews will start their work days at 6:00 a.m., beginning April 23. That’s in spite of concerns raised by County Commissioner Mike McClure that it’s too dark that early.

The early start time is part of the department’s summer schedule. Each spring, the department typically switches to a four-day work week, with crews working from 6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Last month, McClure suggested moving the work day back by at least an hour, due to residents’ concerns about road work taking place in the dark. But after discussing the issue with his employees, Highway Superintendent Terry Ruff once again this week recommended that the commissioners approve a six-to-four work schedule. His recommendation was approved unanimously.

The four-day work week is expected to remain in effect until early October.