Photos by MJ Klein
More work has been done on the main road in our neighborhood.
This is a shot from across the street from Shao-hui’s restaurant. This shot shows the step-down transformers on the old pad at the (now demolished) traffic island, and the new pad to where they will be moved soon (yellow and black stripes).
Taiwan uses local step-down transformers like these to distribute electric power to various buildings. These transformers require frequent maintenance and/or upgrading due to the demands placed on them. There is a group of transformers near our house that is replaced every year or sooner. This pad is all that’s left of the traffic islands in the street.
This is the new pad where the transformers will reside. This pad is now part of the sidewalk and is out of the roadway.
I like this kind of stuff. It reminds me of the kind of work I did back in the US. Here we see the concrete pad, complete with mounting hardware to install the transformers. Also note the cable access holes going horizontally between the cavities, and also the capped conduits going underground. It looks to me like everything is ready for the move.
This is a shot facing East and shows the single traffic island has been removed on this section of the street.
The final shot, showing the opposite direction of the first installment in this series. For the most part, the dual islands have been filled and rolled flat. It looks as if they intend to re-pave the entire surface. That would be a good thing for this street.
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