Upgraded Mataniko bridge opens this month


THE westbound Mataniko Bridge currently under the construction by Kitano and World Kaihatsu Kogyo Co Ltd Joint Venture is set to open on November 15.

This was revealed by the Director of civil engineering for Ministry of Infrastructure Development (MID) yesterday.

Mr Harry Rini said according to their schedule and rate of work input, the bridge is due to open this month.

He explains that the construction work which involves an additional two lanes will ease the usual bottleneck queuing congestion.

In relation, Rini said that on Nov 16 they plan to close the old Mataniko Baily Bridge located in the lower stream section of Mataniko area, have it demolished and begin work on a two lane concrete structure replacement.

He the new bridge will end the usual practice of vehicles queuing on one end while waiting for those on the opposite to pass before having their turn to reach the other end.

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