With the work on its expansion joints set to begin from Monday, the Princess Street flyover will remain partly shut for traffic till May 31. Commuters travelling from the Shyamaldas Gandhi Road towards the NS Road will have to take a diversion towards their left.
The flyover, which is more than 50 years old, is undergoing repair work for the first time, claimed Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) officials.
The Rs 68-lakh repair work will take place in two phases, the first phase starting from May 18 to May 24, and the second from May 25 to May 31.
SO Kori, chief engineer, bridges department, said, “Such kind of repair work is being taken up on the flyover for the first time. Around 36 expansion joints will be replaced.”
The civic body, however, does not plan to resurface the road on the flyover, as the work was done last year, claimed officials.
Earlier, the BMC had carried out similar strengthening work on the bridge near Byculla railway station, which witnessed heavy traffic snarls.