Cotai pedestrian flyover ready next year

The pedestrian flyover near the Istmo roundabout in Cotai is expected to be ready in the first quarter of next year, the local Portuguese radio station quotes the Infrastructure Development Office as saying. There is no official confirmation on whether the project has exceeded the initial budget of 140 million patacas. The radio station quotes Wong Sau Yan from the Office as saying that the project is not stalled. What is certain, he said, is that the pedestrian flyover will open to the public by March 2015, while the principal structural works are slated to be ready in the third quarter of this year. According to the radio station, the flyover will have a radius of 62 metres and five entry and exit points fitted with elevators and escalators. The Infrastructure Development Office is quoted as saying that the flyover is aimed at linking Taipa Village with the new urban areas, and is designed to ease the movement of people and vehicles in Cotai.