The additional bridge across the Adyar River at Manapakkam, near MIOT Hospitals, on Mount – Poonamallee Main Road which opened a year back will soon have LED street lights on the median.
The workers of the State Highways Department, who take care of the maintenance of the road, have installed around fifteen steel-lamp poles over there.
The installation of street lights on the median of the newly built bridge is going to enhance the safety as well as illuminate the bridge properly. The motorists who use the road frequently expressed relief, as the bridge lacked proper lighting, a factor which increased the number of accidents taking place.
As per the plan, each steel-lamp pole on the median of the bridge will have a pair of bulbs. Reflectors will also be placed on the median to prevent motorists from crashing into it. Pedestrian crossings are also being provided at both ends of the bridge.
In 2018, the bridge was opened without formal inauguration after which motorists started to use the facility.