As a taxi driver, I see road works being carried out on major and minor roads every day.
I have noticed that contractors are given free access to open and close lanes as they wish. This causes much delay and frustration for drivers.
For example, at the junction of Yishun Avenue 9 and Yishun Ring Road, the left lane is blocked, and only the right lane is available for vehicles to turn left, right and go forward.
When a vehicle going straight stops at the red light, all the buses and cars behind it that are turning left or right are unable to move. When vehicles making a turn stop to give way to a pedestrian, all traffic comes to a standstill as well.
Lane closures like this require traffic wardens to guide traffic flow.
Teo Kong Keong