Phnom Penh to officially inaugurate two significant infrastructure projects

PHNOM PENH: The concrete cable-stayed bridge extending across the Tonle River and the Russey Keo flyover is scheduled to be officially inaugurated by Samdech Techo Hun Sen, Cambodia's Prime Minister, on May 30-31, 2023.

In preparation for the ceremony, the Phnom Penh Capital Administration has announced the temporary suspension of all vehicle traffic across the concrete bridge and cable crossing at Tonle Sap along with the surrounding areas starting from 2 on May 30th. This step is taken for ensuring seamless proceedings of the inauguration while maintaining security, safety, order, and public convenience, and to prevent traffic congestion.

The cable-stayed concrete bridge, which took 28 months of construction by OCIC, is 922 meters long, 20.5 meters wide, and suspended by four poles equipped with traffic signs and lighting poles. It encompasses two lanes to two lanes and has a maximum height of 10.5 meters in the rainy season and a minimum height of 20.5 meters in the dry season.

The bridge will create a new pathway that connects Russey Keo's National Road 5 and Chroy Changvar's National Road 6. Additionally, it will also offer a new route connecting the city's traffic to Moradok Techo National Stadium.

On the other hand, the Russey Keo flyover, which cost around $9.7 million and took about fifteen months to construct by OCIC, has a total length of 483 meters and a width of 15.8 meters.

The flyover will add to the total of five flyovers that are already operational around Phnom Penh, including Kbal Thnal, Stung Meanchey, 7 Makara, 5 Makara (Techno), and Phsar Dei Huy.

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