LOT2 SignagePosted by wilfred on Aug 13, 2012 in blog | Comments
After a successful round of installing the gantry signs, SinoHydro, the contractor for LOT2 part of the project has installed the overhead signs at Survey and Ruaraka. These massive lane indicators are a marvel to look at.
The first signs have been placed just before the Survey Fly-over (Thika Bound) with the second at Ruaraka (Thika Bound). Of these panels there was one that indicated Ethiopia 786km...interesting. Anyway have a look...
▲LOT2 SIGNAGE: Spanning accros the carriagway, the gantry signs are very clear.
▲LOT2 SIGNAGE: This small panel indicates an exit from the main carriageway. Tire marks on the road show that still some motorists are still using exists as entrances.
▲LOT2 SIGNAGE: EXIT5 ON LANE 1
▲LOT2 SIGNAGE: EXIT5 ON LANE 5: Not that on this lane trucks are forbidden.
▲LOT2 SIGNAGE: Shot taken at Ruaraka
▲LOT2 SIGNAGE: LANE 3: Editor's pick. The inclusion of Ethiopia onto the sign makes it seem so near yet so far.
▲LOT2 SIGNAGE: Image was supplied by the manufacturer. Many Thanks.
▲TRAFFIC MESS: By Saturday morning when the world came to know of the new signs, SinoHydro, the contractor for this section was perhaps the most praised for the work. Just when this was going on the contractor decided to close the highway at Ruaraka, diverting all traffic so a service road that runs till Safari Park and further on. The resulting effect was an untold traffic jam stretching all the way till GSU at Allsops. I guess due to this no one was happy anymore.
The contractor should work with the traffic police before such a move, it can save alot of time wastage because merely placing a personnel with a red flag will not ease the situation.
▲WHO TOOK THIS SHOT?: And the search for the above photographer continues on at our facebook page.
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