August 19, 2016

8 Mile Junction flyover opened to ease traffic jams

The newly opened overpass at 8 Mile Junction. Photo: Htay Aung (Mirror)
The newly opened overpass at 8 Mile Junction. Photo: Htay Aung (Mirror)

A K15.8 billion flyover has been put into service to ease congestions at 8 Mile junction in Mayangon Township, Yangon. An opening ceremony was held yesterday.
The 8 Mile Junction Flyover, built by Crown Advanced Construction Co Ltd, is located at the junction of Pyay Road, Kaba-Aye Pagoda Road and Kyaikwaing Pagoda Road. The 525-meter flyover carries a four-lane motorway with a main bridge of 465 metres and an approach bridges of 30 metres each.
Regarding a bus-stop at the entrance to the bridge, U Hla Aung, chair of All-Bus Line Control Committee, said that arrangements have been made to remove the bus-stop as it poses a danger to vehicles heading toward the bridge from Pyay Road.
He expressed his view that the new overpass will help relieve congestions at the junction.
Thanks to the opening of the new flyover at 8 Mile junction, buses and cars heading towards Yangon International Airports and the Yangon-Mandalay Expressway can now pass over the bridge not having to stop at the traffic lights underneath.
During the opening ceremony, Yangon Region Chief Minister U Myint Swe unveiled a stone inscription of the bridge. Yangon Region Hluttaw Speaker U Tin Maung Tun and officials formally opened the bridge. — Soe Win-SP


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