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Alignment designs ready for new flyovers

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Relief round the corner: A view of the Thiruvanmiyur – Lattice Bridge Road junction, where a flyover-cum-subway will be constructed by the Chennai Corporation. —
Relief round the corner: A view of the Thiruvanmiyur – Lattice Bridge Road junction, where a flyover-cum-subway will be constructed by the Chennai Corporation. —

Kannal Achuthan

Chennai Corporation will commission an independent consultancy firm to check the designs

Chennai: The Chennai Corporation is ready with the alignment designs for new flyovers at the Ganesapuram and Mint junctions in north Chennai and Thiruvanmiyur junction in south Chennai.

A unique design has been chosen for the bridge at the junction of Thiruvanmiyur-Lattice Bridge-West Avenue Roads. It consists of a subway-cum-flyover.

A four-lane flyover has been planned on Lattice Bridge Road, while a four-lane subway has been planned under the flyover on the West Avenue Road that links the East Coast Road with the IT corridor.

Designs prepared by private firms

Corporation officials said the designs prepared by private firms Wilbur Smith Associates (for south Chennai) and Mukesh Associates (for north Chennai) would be checked by an independent consultancy firm.

The firm would also examine the site for physical, geotechnical and hydrological conditions.

North Chennai projects

In north Chennai, a four-lane flyover has been proposed at the Mint junction. The flyover will come up on Basin Bridge Road and Old Jail Road.

Widening

Also, the Basin Bridge Road would be widened up to the Prakasam Road junction. The flyover at Ganesapuram would come up on Dr. Ambedkar College Road with one end near the Otteri nullah and the other near Stephenson Road.

The project would be of great help to residents of Vyasarpadi as the Jeeva subway is rendered unusable during heavy rain.

The Corporation had also called for flyover designs at the Madhya Kailash junction in Adyar.

The alignment has not yet been finalised.

Project costs for the bridges would be worked out after the designs were final, said a Corporation official. Bids would be invited for the construction and the firm that wins the contract would be given 15 months for project implementation.

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