Jim Feeney turned extra steps into extra miles last week, walking to raise awareness about work zone safety for his fellow MoDOT co-workers.
Feeney, a maintenance crew leader in the St. Louis area, walked 87.2 miles along the Katy Trail from Weldon Spring to Jefferson City to pay tribute to fellow workers who have been killed in the line of duty and to encourage support for a memorial honoring fallen MoDOT employees.
Feeney's wife, Theo, walked with him and was not surprised at all when her husband proposed the idea.
"That's Jim," said Theo. "This is normal because he likes to make a difference."