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Now Open Constance Bridge At St Remi Road Along B117 Road

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The Constance Bridge across the B117 Road in Flacq is now open for traffic. The Minister of Information Technology, Communication, and Innovation, Mr. Deepak Balgobin, emphasized that the bridge will help to lessen traffic congestion as well as ease the flow of traffic to access Central Flacq.

He was speaking, yesterday afternoon, at the soft opening of the Constance Bridge along B117 Road at St Remi Road in Flacq in presence of the Minister of Blue Economy, Marine Resources, Fisheries and Shipping, Mr Sudheer Maudhoo, the Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS), Mr Rajanah Dhaliah, and the Chairman of the District Council of Flacq, Mr Kishore Kumar Jeewooth, amongst others.

Constance Bridge across the B117 Road in Flacq

The lack of a pathway along the bridge, according to Minister Balgobin, created a potential risk to pedestrians and indicated structural deterioration. In order to build the new bridge, which is 28 meters long, 12 meters wide, and four meters high across a distance of 200 meters, in accordance with international standards, it was essential to demolish the current bridge, which is around 14 meters long, 6 meters wide, and three meters high.

For his part, Minister Maudhoo expressed his gratitude to road users and the inhabitants of the region for their patience during the eight months of works. The soft launch, he underlined, will relieve the inhabitants of the traffic issues caused due to the closure of the bridge adding that official launch of the bridge will be done very soon.

Constance Bridge across the B117 Road in Flacq

As for the PPS Dalia, he indicated that the bridge has been reconstructed in line with Government’s Road decongestion programme and that the bridge will alleviate traffic congestion in the region. He expressed his thanks to the Road Development Authority for financing the project which is estimated at Rs 57 million.

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