Road signs will be changed to better orient motorists
They improve signs of avenues of the capital. JORGE CRUZ/LD
The Road Signaling Department of the Ministry of Public Works plans to change the design of the signs on the main avenues of the capital so that each sign has more precise information on where passengers and drivers are going.
The unit, which Efraín Marte directs, informed this medium that they continue to work with the Road Signaling Plan throughout the country but clarified that they only impact the main avenues.
He recalled that, in each town or sector, it is up to the councils of the demarcations to act with the signage of the roads. “We collaborate with everything that is requested but what concerns us are the main avenues and highways, as established the law,” declared Mars.
The design on the vinyl has been changed, and now each sign will have more precise information about where passengers and drivers are going.
On John F. Kennedy Avenue, east-west, the sections of Ortega y Gasset to Abraham Lincoln have already been renovated and installed; they have the new updates of the information and design sheet. The dismantling vertical portico-type signs and flags are on Avenida 27 de Febrero, which began this year.
This change will be a help.
Poor signage and lack of signage on the RD roads is a catalyst for driver stress, a cause of excess consumption of fuel for misdirected drivers to regain the correct course, and adds to the chaos of traffic jams.
A place to start is improve the Av Las Americas signage on the marginal road, not the expressway, from the Santo Domingo bridges to Las Americas Airport. Once one is beyond Dario Contreras Hospital if you miss one unmarked exit to access the expressway it then becomes a maze of roads to be threaded to reroute to the airport.
As a frequent traveler to the Dominican this is a welcomed sight, driving in the city is hard enough without not being able to read many of the road signs.