A Pedestrian crosswalk near Istmo Roundabout to cost around US$17 million will be ready by March 2015
The Infrastructure Development Office (GDI) announced yesterday that A pedestrian crosswalk under construction near the Istmo Roundabout, on the Cotai Strip, will be ready over the first trimester of 2015, GDI, however, hasn’t confirmed if the initial budget of about MOP140 million will be exceeded, Radio Macau reported.
Yesterday Mr Wong Sau Yan, an engineer working for GDI, stated that the construction of the crosswalk will cost around MOP140 million, but refused to explain whether the amount would be enough to cover all of the expenses. He said.
“We haven’t reached a liquidation phase,therefore I do not have an answer to that question,”
The pedestrian crosswalk is intended to reinforce the connection between Taipa Village and the new urban areas with a range of 62 meters, and has been integrated into the government’s plan to ease the movement of people and vehicles within the Cotai Strip.
According to the Infrastructure Development Office, the pedestrian crosswalk involves numerous complex coordination works.
As it is being built over one of the busiest roads in the Cotai Strip, some construction works had to be performed on Saturdays and Sundays, in order to mitigate the impact on traffic. In addition, measures to divert pedestrian routes or temporarily close the area to traffic had to be taken.