Pedestrian overpass to be demolished to make way for LRT station

Macau, Slider 17 Sep 2014
Pedestrian overpass  to be demolished to make way for LRT station

Pedestrian overpass has to be demolished, so that the LRT station, featuring 20 pillars and an overpass, can be completed.

In order for a Light Rail Transit (LRT) station  to built the pedestrian overpass which connects the Hotel Golden Crown China to the Macau international Airport will have to be demolished.

Weather permitting, construction works are due to start today according to the Transportation Office (GIT).

While the removal of the 30-ton structure is in progress all traffic will be diverted, with the overpass in front of the Macau International Airport being closed to traffic for the three days while the demolition work is undertaken between the hours of 10:00pm and 6:00 am. Cars will need to go through the tunnel located in Avenida Wai Long. Demolition works take place overnight between 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.

MR Wong Sio Leong, the functional Chief of GIT, stated that their is no data on the budget so far.

The Hotel Golden Crown China owns the overpass and has not asked the government for any compensation. According to the GIT, an agreement between the hotel and the government has existed “for quite some time”.

The airport LRT is scheduled to be completed within six to eight months. This LRT segment will have three stations, comprising of The  Macau University of Science and Technology, Macau International Airport and the Taipa Ferry Terminal all within a 3.1-kilometer stretch.

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