Wellington County in Ontario, Canada identified a maintenance issue with their roundabout on the junction of Victoria, McNab and Metcalfe Street in the Town of Elora, Ontario.
Existing roundabout chevron signs were being collided with on a monthly basis, causing irreparable damage and a safety concern for road users.
The high number of collisions resulted in extensive regular maintenance costs to the County, with the problem that the damaged signs could not always be replaced straight away due to unavailable materials or staff being committed to other priority emergency work.
Further research found that trucks were having difficulty negotiating the roundabouts as the trailer wheels rode up over the curb. Causing damage to the signs, this left no reflective warning signs in place – an essentiality for a compact roundabout.
The Chevroflex Ultra™ Sign System was selected as the solution to the roundabout, a Passive Safety system that’s designed to prevent accidents.
Roads Superintendent at Wellington County, Brad Hutchinson first saw the Chevroflex Sign system at a local Ontario trade show in 2014 and was immediately impressed by its flexibility and low maintenance features.
With the aim to improve safety on the roundabouts, as well as saving the County of Wellington time and money, the Chevroflex was purchased to replace the existing roundabout signs.
The sign system was chosen with a standard Canadian pattern yellow and black chevron, which were then upgraded to the multi-chevron yellow and black sign with a one-way arrow above.
Mark Wellington, Traffic Services Foreman of Wellington County said:
“Installing Glasdon’s Chevroflex Passively Safe Sign System has transformed the way in which we maintain the Elora roundabout. It has reduced our maintenance expenditure and increased the safety of the roundabout for motorists. Furthermore this visually great product can be installed in minutes without having to take skilled labour away from other technical jobs.”
Successfully, since installation the replacement Chevroflex’s have performed faultlessly with no damages, with the only maintenance needed being the occasional clean.
Key Features of the Chevroflex Ultra™ Sign System
Certified passively safe to Performance Standard NE3/100.
Highly visible wall effect - offers a clear indication ahead of a bend or hazard in the road.
Available in three sizes - 400mm, 600mm or 800mm.
Modular socket design allows for unlimited number of Chevrons.
. Available with or without high-visibility border.
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