September 23, 2017

Construction begins on Tamway flyover

A map for Y-shaped overpass in Tamway Township.—Tin Hla Maung
A map for Y-shaped overpass in Tamway Township.—Tin Hla Maung

YANGON — The construction of a Y-shaped flyover has begun at Tamway Junction in Tamway Township and is expected to take 18 months to complete.
Shwetaung Construction Co, a private local company, began building the steel-framed flyover at the intersection of East Race Course, U Chit Maung and Banyadala roads.
A two-way, four-lane section of the flyover will be 876 metres long and 13 metres wide and it will run between U Chit Maung Road and Banyadala Road. Tamway Junction is regarded as one of Yangon’s most congested.
The other one-way, two-lane section will have be seven metres wide and 601 metres long and run over East Race Course Road.
The flyover will be able to bear up to 75 tonnes per vehicle, and its clearance will be 16 feet high.—Soe Win (SP)

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