The Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) said it will conduct assessments in preparation to build six street-crossing bridges in Yangon in the 2015-16 fiscal year.
YCDC officials said some of the bridges will include escalators, and the project is estimated to cost Ks 1.5 billion. The number of the escalator-bridges will depend on the availability of funds. YCDC will try its best not to obstruct traffic during construction.
Three bridges will be built on Pyay Road, one on Kabaraye Pagoda Road, one at the corner of Anawyahta Road and Sule Road and one at the corner of Anawyahta Road and Lanmadaw Street.
Yangon had 10 street-crossing bridges before 2010, and three more have been built near Pansodan-Dala harbour, in front of Aung San Thuriya Hla Thaung School and on Kabaraye Pagoda Road. The bridges near Pansodan-Dala harbour and on Kabaraye Pagoda Road are fitted with escalators.
Another two street-crossing bridges will be constructed near at the corner of Lanmadaw Street and Lanthit Street and near Hledan junction.
Source: Eleven Media