Lighting project in Xinzhou District, Shangrao, Jiangxi

Since September this year, people traveling on the old 320 National Highway in Shaxi Town, Xinzhou District, Shangrao City, Jiangxi Province have discovered that as the afterglow of the setting sun gradually dissipates and the sunset glow fades the last touch of red, the street lights along the national highway light up one by one. The soft and bright lights not only illuminate the way home for passers-by at night, but also warm everyone’s hearts.

Lighting project in Xinzhou District, Shangrao, Jiangxi

It is understood that the X809 Songmaoling to Guomen (Shaxi section) highway was originally the G320 national highway, with a design speed of 80km/h and a speed limit of 60km/h. This section of the road passes through many villages, with densely packed houses on both sides of the road, and also passes through the streets of Shaxi Town. There are many branch roads and streets on both sides of the road, many cross-border vehicles, high speeds, and large lateral traffic interference. The main road has a large volume of mixed traffic, high vehicle speeds, and incomplete warning signs and markings at intersections. There are many pedestrians and vehicular traffic on the horizontal branch road, and local residents have a low awareness of traffic safety. Especially motorcycles and electric vehicles, which suddenly rush out from the horizontal branch road, can easily cause traffic accidents. According to statistics, from 2018 to 2022, there will be more traffic accidents in this area. About 3,000 traffic accidents occurred on this stretch of road. Especially at night, the road lighting is poor, and some irregular drivers do not turn off their high beams when passing through villages, which affects the sight of oncoming vehicles. Occasionally encountering vehicles and pedestrians rushing out of branch roads and alleys, it is easy to cause traffic accidents.

In the theme education, the Shaxi Town Party Committee and Government regard solving the “blind light problem” within their jurisdiction and improving the happiness index and convenience of people’s lives as one of the grassroots party building “Secretary Pilot” action projects, and “quickly work” to connect with the Xinzhou District Transportation Bureau , and organized a professional construction team to light the main road lights. The total investment of the project is 6.49888 million yuan. The project will start in early July 2023 and be completed at the end of September 2023. The construction period is 3 months. 217 street lights have been fully connected and tested. The entire line has been energized and put into use.

Shaxi Town also actively cooperates with the Municipal Traffic Engineering Quality and Safety Supervision and Law Enforcement Squadron, organizes special activities for random inspections of raw material quality, and conducts random inspections and tests on mortar, concrete, cables and other raw materials used in the project. At the same time, the supervision unit was required to conscientiously carry out parallel tests and inspections. It is understood that a total of 12 quality and safety inspections of traffic construction projects were organized during the construction period, with 48 inspectors/time, and 2 quality and safety spot inspection opinion notices and 3 rectification notices were issued, and implement the rectification situation.

As the street lights light up one after another, it not only solves the problem of people traveling at night and eliminates potential safety hazards, but also relieves the “hope” in the hearts of the people, eliminates the “sorrow” around the people, and greatly improves the people’s confidence. A sense of happiness, gain, and security.