COVID-19 Safety on Lane Projects 

See what some of our projects are doing to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. 

 


Northeast Boundary Tunnel

Washington, D.C. 

Daniele Nebbia, Project Director of Lane’s Northeast Boundary Tunnel (NEBT) project in Washington, D.C. truly demonstrates Lane’s value of “Care for People”. As soon as it was evident that the COVID-19 pandemic was a serious concern, Nebbia wasted no time putting procedures in place to keep his team safe. All office administrative staff, engineers, and technical staff were asked to work remotely as worksite social distancing was strictly enforced. The project’s superintendents were asked to create a Safety Plan in accordance with CDC guidelines which included frequent sanitizing of shared equipment and creating a transportation schedule for man-cars in the tunnel and daily transport to and from the work site.

The project is operating a pilot program for temperature monitoring stations on the project. Nebbia asked to implement this program for workers entering the tunnel to make his crew feel safe as they come to work each day on this essential project. “Everyone wants to work,” says Nebbia. “If one person gets sick, we all go home. We shut down. We want to keep everyone healthy.”

 

“It is so important to be open with them (work crews) and keep them informed about what is going on” 

 


Caloosahatchee (C43) West Basin Storage Reservoir Package 4

Labelle, FL

Massimo Bugliosi, Project Director of Lane’s C43 project in South Florida, and his team are paying close attention to CDC and Lane Corporate guidelines including enforcing social distancing practices, disinfecting machinery frequently throughout the day between operators, and encouraging engineers, supervisors and office staff to work from home as often as possible. Daily communications are conducted by phone and through email, while office staff work on rotating shifts to ensure adequate distance is kept in office settings.

While the dedicated men and women work diligently on the C43 project, the completion of which will help protect and save the Florida Everglades, they also keep in constant contact to protect and keep each other safe. Each day, Project Supervisors relay changes in safety policies and procedures to work crews and social distancing practices are strongly encouraged.

 


I-395 Express Lanes Project 

Alexandria, Va to Washington d.c. border

Brian Basnight, Senior Project Manager of Lane’s I-395 project outside Washington, D.C. wasted no time putting together a Schedule Impact Analysis and safety protocol for his team as soon as the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic was made known. Using his military background as a foundation for his decision making, Basnight identified teams of essential and secondary personnel so that social distancing could be strongly enforced, and all employees knew exactly who to go to for clear and relevant safety information.
 
“I tried to think of what would make me feel safe and what would make my family feel safe about me coming to work every day; that’s where a lot of these procedures are coming from,” Basnight says about how he quickly pulled together plans for his team in response to Lane and CDC guidelines. In addition to mandated social distancing and encouraging all non-essential workers to work and meet remotely, the I-395 project is currently implementing rotating transportation shifts to and from the job site, frequent sanitation of all shared equipment and work areas, temperature monitoring stations, and the provision of face coverings to keep workers safe in proximately to their colleagues.

“I tried to think of what would make me feel safe and what would make my family feel safe about me coming to work every day; that’s where a lot of these procedures are coming from" 

“I’ve seen the change happening- it’s habit. People are looking out for each other”