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Road Pavement along Zhongyi Street Receives Complete Overhaul

Road Pavement along Zhongyi Street Receives Complete Overhaul The New Constructions Office (NCO) of the Public Works Department has embarked upon the renovation of Zhongyi Street road pavement. The construction, spanning a length of roughly 665 meters, costs NT$5.89 million and is slated for completion at the end of March 2020.

Located in Shilin District, Zhongyi Street is an important thoroughfare connecting Zhongcheng Road Section 1 and Dexing East Road and frequented by vehicles heading up to Yangmingshan. In addition to numerous households and business buildings, important facilities can be found along the way, including Yunong Elementary School, Taipei City Hospital Yangming Campus, Zhishan Ecological Garden, Takashimaya Department Store, Tianmu Sports Park, Shilin District Court, Shilin Prosecutor’s Office, Lanya Junior High school, and Zhongcheng Park. The accumulation of heavy traffic volumes over the years have resulted in serious wear-and-tear of the road despite repeated repair efforts.

According to Chief Kuo from the NCO’s Public Works Section, the road pavement renovation project for Zhongyi Road targets the defective pavement sections specifically to extend the life expectancy of the road pavement and conduct prep works for lowering 47 manhole covers, which allows the surface to be more level and organize pipelines in a way to minimize possible disturbance from maintenance work in the future.

Director Wang of the agency’s North District Public Work Office pointed out to avoid disturbing local residents, businesses, students, faculties, and hospital patients, construction work will be concentrated on two weekend holidays. The agency apologizes for any possible inconvenience which the construction work might cause to those living in the neighborhood.

Chief Wu of Shengshan Borough remarked that the decision of working on weekends minimizes the impact to the access of local businesses and hospitals. On the other hand, the convenience provided by a smoother road is worth the trouble and short-term inconveniences. He took the opportunity to express his gratitude to NCO for taking on the project and improving the living standards of locals.