Done on memorial day

As we remember the liberation of Cambodia from the Khmer Rouge, or victory over genocide day as some may call it, another event joins the rememberence events of January 7. Now we can think of the end of the war as well as the beginning of flight. Flight over the dike road or flying from Russian Blvd. down to Kampuchea Krom that is.

Entering the flyover from Kampuchea Krom

Driving under the flyover on the Kampuchea Krom connection

Flying over driving east into the city on Russian Blvd.

Flying over driving east into the city on Russian Blvd.

Looking down Kampuchea Krom from the top

Exiting the flyover onto Kampuchea Krom

Looking east over the flyover

Driving down the ramp onto Kampuchea Krom

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Plan to finish by January

This project is really advancing fast. The plan is to be done by January and it definitely looks like they will make it. The form of the final product is well visible.

Kampuchea Krom entrance to the flyover

Going under the bridge from Kampuchea Krom

Russian blvd access on the east side

Russian blvd access on the east side

Russian blvd access on the east side

Driving west on Russian Blvd under the overpass

Russian Blvd west access to the flyover

View looking north from fuel station

Driving under the overpass on Rd 271 to Tuol Kork

Welding underneath (lighting equipment with cigarette, working in sandals of course)

Looking south from Tuol Kork

Driving up the east access on Russian Blvd

Driving up the east access on Russian Blvd

Russian Blvd east access toward Kampuchea Krom access arm

Looking east down Russian Blvd and Kampuchea Krom

Messy looking flyover continues construction

Work continues at Pet Lork at the funniest looking messy overpass since Spean Akas. This one really takes the cake… there just isn’t enough space for something like this and I won’t even touch on the aesthetics.

Looking towards Phnom Penh (east) on Russian Blvd

Continuing east on Russian Blvd

Continuing east on Russian Blvd

Continuing east on Russian Blvd

Looking southeast down the Kampuchea Krom branch

Heading down Kamuchea Krom beside the overpass

Looking through the Kamuchea Krom section to the Russian Blvd portion

Looking up the Kampuchea Krom ramp access

Looking up the Kampuchea Krom ramp access

Kampuchea Krom ramp connection to the overpass

Russian Blvd western ramp access to the overpass

Russian Blvd western ramp access to the overpass

Overpass view from the park

Looking up the Russian Blvd (western) ramp, looking west

Lots of action

Lots of action on mid-Russian Blvd. these days. Starting last month, the construction of the flyover jumped into full swing. It is a painful experience to drive through this intersection now. Actually, it is no longer possible to drive east on Russian Blvd from the airport. At the construction intersection, you are forced to divert south on Kampuchea Krom Blvd.

View looking towards the intersection from Kampuchea Krom

View looking towards the intersection from Kampuchea Krom

View looking towards the intersection from Kampuchea Krom

Construction on some of the main pillars on Russian Blvd (east side of the intersection)

Construction on some of the main pillars on Russian Blvd

Construction on some of the main pillars on Russian Blvd

Construction on some of the main pillars on Russian Blvd

Looking across the intersection from Russian Blvd east side

Approaching the intersection from Russian Blvd west

Approaching the construction from the city center on Russian Blvd.

Progress here and there

Everytime passing through the intersection it seems like there is something happening but nothing too substantial. While nothing is being constructed upwards, alot of preliminary planning and construction is going on.

Lots of standing around to watch a soil sample

Beefing up the road a little

Making a mess of the sidewalk

Disturbing the sidewalk

Groundbreaking

Walls are down and sidewalks are torn up. I’d call that groundbreaking. This project is under way. Lets get a look before the madness starts.

View from Caltex fuel station (south-west corner)

From Sokimex station (north-west)

Looking northwest up Kampuchea Krom as it approaches the intersection

Looking west down Russian blvd towards the intersection

Looking southwest across the project towards the Caltex station

Approaching the intersection from Phnom Penh centre (east side)

Phnom Penh 2nd Flyover

Groundbreaking ceremony for a new flyover in Phnom Penh was just announced. The construction will take place in front of Mike’s Burgers AKA Pet Lork Sang intersection AKA intersection of Russian Blvd, Kampuchea Krom, and dike road (271). My thinking is that only a clover leaf overpass or partial cloverleaf makes logical sense. Otherwise we’ll need another government instructional video how to use the bridge like Spean Akas. But here we go again with another flyover that looks interesting but will be a nightmare to navigate.

Looking northwest over the flyover

Aerial view looking east into Phnom Penh

Satellite picture showing the intersection

Satellite picture with the new flyover overlay