August 19, 2016

8-Mile flyover to be finished by March 2016

An-under construction flyover at Yangon’s 8-Mile junction is scheduled to be completed by March 2016. It is located at the intersection of Kabar Aye Peya, Kyightwine Pagoda and Pyay roads and is expected to ease the city’s traffic congestion.
The four-lane flyover featuring steel plates and box girders will be 160 metres long, including the approach roads. It will be able to bear up to 75 tonnes per vehicle, with a clearance height of 6.5 metres.
The main bridge will have 14 RC pillars. The foundations are currently being built by a workforce of 20 foreign and Myanmar engineers and 200 local construction workers, who are employed by Crown Advance Construction Company Ltd.
Project manager U Than Swe said his team has arranged two lanes on each side of the work site for the convenience of cars crossing the roads. He said after the completion of the flyover, cars will not have to wait at the junction’s traffic lights and will be able to save time by driving over or under the flyover.
According to a survey conducted by the company, 14,870 cars take Pyay Road downtown every day and 11,780 cars take it uptown, with a total of almost 27,000 cars crossing the junction every day.
The flyover is estimated to cost K15.8 billion (US$11,639,185), said a company source.
Construction on the flyover began on 6 September.—Soe Win


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