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Works under way to place medians on new flyover in Erode

A board indicating the ongoing median work on the newly constructed flyover in Erode on Friday.

A board indicating the ongoing median work on the newly constructed flyover in Erode on Friday.   | Photo Credit: M_GOVARTHAN

The State Highways Department has begun works to place medians on the flyover to prevent motorists from violating road rules.

The ₹ 58.54-crore flyover connects Brough Road, Perundurai Road and E.V.N. Road. Vehicles from Perundurai Road have to proceed straight on the flyover to reach Brough Road, and they are not allowed to take a right turn to E.V.N. Road. Similarly, vehicles from Brough Road are allowed to take a left turn to reach E.V.N. Road or go straight to reach Perundurai Road. In the absence of medians, vehicle users from Perundurai Road take a right turn to reach E.V.N. Road. This results in chaos and pose risk to other road users. To prevent vehicles from Perundurai Road taking right turn on the flyover, the State Highways has starting placing medians.

It was also observed that vehicles from S.K.C. Road take the one-way stretch on Brough Road for a few metres and take a u-turn to reach the flyover. This also causes inconvenience to other road users. Hence, medians were also placed in the area so that vehicles from S.K.C. Road cannot take the flyover and instead go through the service road.

Police personnel said that once the medians were placed, the flyover would be safe for road users.

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