City Hall on Saturday launched the construction of two pedestrian overhead bridges and the work is expected to be completed in six months.
Phnom Penh Governor Khuong Sreng officiated the groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of the overhead bridges in front of Santhormok Primary School and at Phsar Doeum Kor market, both in Tuol Kork district.
He said that the two bridges will make it easier for pedestrians to cross the busy roads in the two locations.
“The overhead bridges will help pedestrians, especially students, in these two areas which are difficult to cross due to heavy traffic,” Mr Sreng noted.
The governor also urged Space Media Company Limited, tasked with the constructions, to build the bridges within six months.
A City Hall report said that both overhead bridges will be built across Mao Tse Tong Boulevard.
It noted that Phnom Penh currently has three pedestrian overhead bridges, two in Por Senchey district and one in Prampi Makara district.
Sam Sour, a resident living near the market, yesterday said that the road in front of the market is very busy, making it difficult to cross.
“It will be easier to cross when the overhead bridge is built,” she said. “The traffic flow along Mao Tse Tong boulevard is very heavy.”
Another resident, Khun Vuth, noted that she is always worried when her daughter crossed the road to and from Santhormok Primary School.
“I am glad City Hall is building a pedestrian overhead bridge in front of the school because a lot of young students always cross the busy road to and from school. The bridge will make it safer for them to cross,” she said.
City Hall announced that the two bridges are expected to be completed by the middle next year.
Meanwhile, Kampong Speu Provincial Hall yesterday officially inaugurated a pedestrian overhead bridge in Chbar Mon city.
Provincial Governor Vy Samnang said that it is a first one to be built outside Phnom Penh.
“This is the first overhead bridge to be built in the province and will help pedestrians cross the busy National Road 4 which passes through the city,” he noted.