Koyambedu grade separator, which eased the traffic on 100 Feet Road and Poonamallee High Road, is undergoing a makeover. The loops have been painted and the inner walls of the arms and pillars have been whitewashed after removal of graffiti.

According to sources with the Highways Department, the painting work is proceeding at a rapid pace. Landscaping, covering an area of 20,000 sq. m. and estimated to cost Rs. 1.10 crore, is on since April.

Mounds of soil have been dumped at the site for grass landscaping. Borewells have been sunk. The work is expected to be completed in a fortnight.

The contractor will be expected to maintain the landscape for a year. The footpath around the separator will be repaired.

The grade separator was one of the facilities that were handed over to the State Highways Department by the National Highways Authority of India for maintenance.

Sign boards installed

Meanwhile, to ensure safety and streamlet traffic, the Highways Department has installed a direction board on the 100 Feet Road at Thirumangalam.

The Chennai Corporation has placed boards to indicate street names in and around Anna Nagar Western Extension and East Avenue in Korattur. For a clear vision during night, blue coloured retro-reflective sheets have been installed.

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