ELTEC INSTALLS SOLAR POWER TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEM FOR RESTRICTED 1-LANE ROAD ACCESS
ELTEC designed and installed a solar power system that controls traffic entering a restricted traffic area. Vulcan Mining in Richmond, VA approached ELTEC to design a system that would control trucks passing from a 2-lane road to a 1-lane road. In the middle of the 1-lane section there’s a bridge and a blind S shaped curve that trucks drive across and through. Drivers could not see trucks entering the 1-lane restricted road at the other end. Consequently a number of near collisions have occurred and a lot of time backing-up loaded mining trucks created difficulties.
ELTEC & Gerdau-Ameristeel Install Solar Powered Railroad Crossing Flashing Beacon System
ELTEC and Gerdau Ameristeel installed a solar powered railroad crossing flashing beacon system to alert truck drivers to trains crossing or about to cross the road. Gerdau Ameristeel receives most of its scrap material via large semi trucks. These trucks arrive randomly and are usually directed to different parts of the yard. In addition, a number of semi trucks arrive to transport finish steel to customers. Most of the routes that the trucks take in the yard cause them to cross at least one set of rail tracks, often 3 or 4 rail tracks.