Roads to Become Safer
The government of Uzbekistan has adopted a program of measures to take stock of the installed road signs, information signs, other technical means of traffic regulation.
The document provides for a phased replacement of obsolete road signs with modern ones with a high-intensity coating.
Specially created working groups will conduct, until January 1, 2018, an inventory in this area, paying special attention to prohibitory and prescriptive road signs for the necessity and validity of their installation. On the basis of the data received, by January 1, 2019, it is planned to create a single electronic database of road signs, information signs and other technical means for regulating traffic.
At the beginning of next year, specialists will begin replacing existing signs on public roads of international and national importance with unification under the size of 900x900 mm, and on public roads of local importance, interfarm rural roads, city streets, urban settlements, villages and villages 700x700 mm. This process is planned to be completed no earlier than 2021.
In addition, special regulatory documents will be developed, regulating the strengthening of signs and signs at an altitude, providing conditions for their apparent visibility, taking into account remoteness from the carriageway and the features of closely located objects.
In parallel, the material and technical base of the core organizations will be strengthened. It is planned to purchase equipment, special equipment for the production of traffic signs, information signs, other technical means of traffic regulation, means of applying sustainable road marking, ensuring a long period of its operation.
In particular, by the end of next year, 14 specialized road marking vehicles, two sets of thermoplastic equipment for marking road marking with a capacity of 4 tons per hour, as well as three sets of equipment for the production of road marking paints with a productivity of 3 tons per hour are planned to be purchased.