Orange flag

Construction workers do road repair near the intersection of Alice and Egan streets in June. An orange flag marks the location of underground telecommunications lines near the curb. 

Known as "locate flags," the person who called for their placement is responsible for removing them when the job is complete. 

State law requires contractors, utilities or individuals who plan to dig — even a homeowner planting a tree — to call 811 to come locate underground utilities in the work area. 

PEGGY HEINKEL-WOLFE can be reached at 940-566-6881 and via Twitter at @phwolfeDRC.

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