9-year-old JJ flyover to be fixed, strengthened
The nine-year-old JJ flyover, which winds over most of the busy arterial roads in south Mumbai, is set for a makeover.mumbai Updated: Aug 20, 2010 02:22 IST
The nine-year-old JJ flyover, which winds over most of the busy arterial roads in south Mumbai, is set for a makeover.
In an effort to strengthen the structure, the Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) will spend more than Rs 70 lakh to place expansion joints and a fresh layer of bitumen to fix the wear and tear on the city's longest flyover.
"We will install new expansion joints on the flyover to ensure the structure is strengthened," said a senior MSRDC official, requesting anonymity.
An expansion joint helps counter heat-induced expansion of structures. It provides stability to the structure and also helps absorb vibrations.
For the safety of motorists, MSRDC will place a fresh wearing coat of asphalt concrete with polymer-modified bitumen on the road. Officials said the work would be carried out at night to cause minimum inconvenience.
The MSRDC will soon carry out similar renewal works on the Elphinston and Fergusson flyovers on the Western Express Highway.