Expansion: CDA may further widen Park Avenue

CDA official says 12-feet expanded lane would help ease traffic congestion on the road


APP March 14, 2018
PHOTO: REUTERS

ISLAMABAD: The Capital Development Authority (CDA) has, in principle, approved a move to add another lane to the overburdened Park Road to ensure the smooth flow of traffic.

A CDA official said that the 12-feet expanded lane, with an additional five feet of stretched shoulder on the dual carriage-way, would help ease traffic congestion on the road which also serves as an only alternative route to the Express Highway.

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Requesting not to be named since he was not authorised to talk to the media, the official said the eight-kilometre-long passageway would cost Rs509 million to build with almost 20 signboards, five U-Turns and cat eyes,” he informed.

He said the CDA was cognisant of the burden on the road as a number of times in sit-ins and protests on the Islamabad Express Highway had forced traffic on to Park Road leading to severe congestion.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 14th, 2018.

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