On September 24, 2019, the hoisting ceremony of the first ETC gantry for the cancellation of the provincial border toll station project of Hubei Expressway was held between Shengle Station and Linger Station (k33 + 536) of Hubei Expressway.
呼北高速ETC改造项目正式进入实质性建设阶段，也标志着呼北高速取消省界收费站工程已经驶入“快车道”。 The successful completion of the ETC mast lifting operation indicates that the Hubei Expressway ETC renovation project has officially entered the substantive construction phase, and it also marks that the cancellation of the provincial border toll station project of Hubei Expressway has entered the "fast lane".
As early as 8 am, according to the expected plan, construction security personnel officially entered the field, set up traffic signs and traffic control areas in the operation area, changed the information board nearby, and followed the layout order of the notice area, transition area, buffer zone, and operation area. Guide the vehicle safely through the construction site.
At 8:40, transport vehicles and cranes carrying ETC masts that had been preliminarily assembled outside the site entered the site one after another, and the lifting work officially started. Hoisting, careful adjustment and fixing. At 9:10, the door frame was hoisted as a whole. The traffic police department announced that traffic control was lifted and vehicle traffic was resumed in the construction area.
In this operation, project members and field operators showed a high degree of professionalism, the provision of temporary safety facilities was standardized, and the coordination of traffic police control was well-organized. The operation process meets the lifting operation and high-altitude operation standards. All the project personnel worked together to successfully and safely lift the first set of mast of the project in a short time.
After the completion of the project of canceling highway toll stations, the toll mode of highways will change radically, from closed tolls in different provinces to free flow tolls in the entire network, effectively breaking the "tangible" between provincial boundaries. Bottleneck constraints and unobstructed obstacles have increased the efficiency of the integrated transportation network and reduced logistics costs.
In the next step, the project department will conscientiously summarize the experience of gantry hoisting, continue to improve the construction organization plan, and continue to follow high standards and strict requirements in the follow-up work to achieve both efficiency and safety.