January 18, 2018
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Shwe Gone Daing road closed for one and half months due to flyover construction

  • Category: Myanmar
A file picture of  Shwe Gone Daing road where the flyover is under construction. (Photo: Kyaw Kyaw Tun / Mizzima)

The Shwe Gone Daing road will be closed for one and half months to complete the ongoing flyover project construction, according to the Yangon Region Traffic Discipline & Supervision Committee and Construction Company.

The road will be closed for six weeks from August 6 to September 18. The Yangon Region Traffic Discipline and Supervision Committee has directed vehicles to use the diversion routes Kabar Aye Pagoda Road, West Shwe Gone Daing Road, Yedarshay Lane and Gyer Tawya Lane during this period.

Despite the closure of the road passenger cars can continue using it. However, commercial vehicles and light trucks higher than 10” must use diversion routes.

The road will be closed for the construction of pillar numbers- P4, P3, P2, P1, P200 and P100, south of Shwe Gone Daing junction traffic light.

Project Director Aye Thaw of the Capital Development Company, who are constructing the Shwe Gone Daing flyover said, “The road will be closed for about six weeks.”

Aye Thaw further said that the ground breaking ceremony of the project was held on December 12, 2012. The new flyover would be opened in the third week of November this year.

To alleviate traffic congestions in Yangon, flyovers were planned at some of the busiest junctions in the city, namely Hledan, Shwe Gone Daing and Bayintnaung. The ground breaking ceremony for the Hledan flyover was held in February 2012. The flyover became operational on April 10, 2013.

The remaining flyover projects at Shwe Gone Daing and Bayintnaung are still under construction. The construction work for Bayintnaung flyover project was started in June 2012 and is expected be opened for use by January 2014.

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