(KMOV) – One state worker is going a great distance to pay tribute to highway workers who’ve been killed on the job.
Missouri Department of Transportation employee Jim Feeney and his wife are walking from Weldon Spring to Jefferson City, Missouri. That’s 91 miles.
They want to raise awareness and money for a memorial to be built in Jefferson City that will be enscribed with the names of the 130 MoDOT workers who’ve died on the job since 1930.
When Feeney heard about the tribute to fallen co-workers, he says he jumped at the chance to help.
It will take Feeney and his wife four days to do the 91-mile walk.
So far he’s raised a little less than $1,000.
The memorial will be paid for strictly with donations.