August 19, 2016

8 mile junction flyover bridge opens to traffic

Bird’s eye view of the 8 mile junction flyover. Photo: Tin Hla Maung
Bird’s eye view of the 8 mile junction flyover. Photo: Tin Hla Maung

THE 8 mile junction flyover bridge, which cost K15.5 billion, was opened to traffic yesterday ahead of the designated schedule.
It has been constructed at the junction of KabaAye Pagoda road and Kyaikwaing  Pagoda road and Pyay road.
The total length of the flyover constructed by the Crown Advanced Construction company is 525 metres . It has four traffic lanes. It is a type of steel plate plus steel box girder bridge and can withstand 75 tonne loads.
“The opening of the flyover 15 days ahead of designated schedule can reduce the traffic jam on this road.” “While constructing the flyover, traffic jams occurred at this junction. Now no one need to wait at the traffic light. The drivers can easily drive along the Pyay road to the new highway including Yangon International Airport,” said U Than Swe, the Project Director of the Crown Advanced Construction company.
The bridge will ease the traffic congestion to a certain extent, said Police Captain Soe Naing.  “I was disappointed with the traffic jams before. Now with the opening of the bridge it will make us all happy.” said a resident near the 8 mile junction flyover.—Soe Win (SP)


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