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  • Roadworks

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    Replacing the old road with cobblestones of cement in Bo'ao Road area, Haikou City, Hainan, China Pateros Traffic Enforcer And Roadworks Road Closed Construction in Pateros, Metro Manila, PhilippinesRoadworks (called road work or road construction in the United States) occur when part of the road, or in rare cases, the entire road, has to be occupied for work relating to the road, most often in the case of road surface repairs. In the United States road work could also mean any work conducted in close proximity of travel way (thoroughfare) such as utility work or work on power lines (i.e. telephone poles). The general term of road work is known as work zone. Roadworks can, however, also happen when a major accident occurs and road debris from the crash needs to be cleared. German roadworks sign. In other European countries, the signs are similar. A typical MUTCD sign Roadworks are often signposted, although it is possible that the signage comes too late or too sudden or is missing. Typical road work traffic controls are temporary signs, traffic cones, barrier boards and t-top bollards as well as other forms of warning devices. There are standards of temporary traffic control (maintenance of traffic) established in each country for various type of road work. In some countries, where lanes must be altered so as to accommodate roadworks, the new lanes (or interim lanes) are marked with a different colour and take precedence over the previous lanes. In Germany, Poland and many other European countries, it is yellow; in Switzerland and in Ireland, it is orange. Roadworks are frequently carried out throughout the night so as to minimize traffic disruption. Currently there are very few sources of accurate roadworks information sites available that report on the status of current works and future works. In the UK the Roadworks.org website, an initiative run by ELGIN, aims to provide a national and live dataset of roadworks for the purpose of coordination and reporting. It includes roadworks information supplied by Local Authorities and national agencies like the Highways Agency.

  • Roadblock

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    Concrete barrier A roadblock is a temporary installation set up to control or block traffic along a road. The reasons for one could be: Roadworks Temporary road closure during special events Police chase Robbery Sobriety checkpointIn peaceful circumstances, they are usually installed by the police or road transport authorities; they are also commonly employed during wars and are usually staffed by heavily armed soldiers in that case. During protests and riots, both police and demonstrators sometimes use roadblocks. File:Roadblock in Palestine.jpg|Roadblock in the West Bank File:Barykada.jpg|Polish barricade during the Warsaw Uprising (1944) File:Pink bunny-shaped roadblock.jpg|Pink bunny-shaped roadblock in Narita (Japan) File:Roadblocks.jpg|Roadblock during roadworks at Hisingen, Sweden, 2013 File:London November 23 2018 (19) Extinction Rebellion Protest Tower Hill.jpg|thumb|'Swarming roadblocks' Extinction Rebellion, (UK) (23 November 2018).

  • History of roads in Ireland

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    A country road in a hilly landscape in Ireland There have been routes and trackways in Ireland connecting settlements and facilitating trade since ancient times and the country now has an extensive network of public roads connecting all parts of the island.

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