MANDYA: Work on the 10-lane Bengaluru-Mysuru Expressway has reached the final stages and the Maddur bypass will be open to the public on Wednesday, Mysuru-Kodagu MP Pratap Simha has declared. He also apologised for the delay in completion of the work, as it was scheduled to open by November-end.
The Maddur bypass flyover is 3.8 km long and all the work has been completed. The load and safety testing, as well as expansion joint work have been completed. After the cleaning work, the flyover will be opened to the public, Pratap Simha announced. The Srirangapatna bypass will also be open to the public soon, he declared.
In other places in Mandya district, flyover work is going on near Hanakere, Budanur, Induvalu, Goudahalli and Yaliyur. The work should be completed by March 1. Once the expressway work is completed, the travel time and distance between two cities will be reduced. The cost of the expressway project is estimated at Rs 8,066 crore.
“I did a Facebook live a few days ago and stated that the Maddur and Srirangapatana bypasses will be open to the public soon. Unfortunately, work got delayed more than we expected due to rain. I apologise for the delay in the work. The Srirangapatna bypass will be open to traffic as soon as the construction is completed”, Pratap Simha said.