I have suggested many times that giving the public a peak at what things look like behind the detours and road closures can only help tell the transportation story. The Washington State Department of Transportation team regularly does this, and the public seems to enjoy it.
Recently, the WSDOT team took advantage of an annual bridge closure to get some additional road work completed.
Translating the difficult language of transportation is one of the greatest responsibilities for the modern transportation communicator. We work among a very technically minded group of professionals, whether we hang around with planners or engineers. It is rather common for new transportation communicators to scratch their head at the crazy way in which transportation people write and speak.