Recently, they were doing road work so traffic was stopped and alternated between one direction “go” then cars going in the other direction were allowed to pass the work area. The folks manning the stop points had walkie talkies or cell phones.
Remember the good ole days when the last car through got a flag or a hoop to carry? When that car passed the other stop person the flag or hoop was given to him (it wasn’t a her then). He then gives the flap or hoop to the last car in those he lets go through. Ah, the good ole days.