Islamabad: According to media reports on August 15, the National Logistics Cell (NLC) has begun pile testing work on the 7th Avenue Interchange project, after which formal construction work will commence.
The pile testing is part of the project to verify its load-bearing capabilities, according to a Capital Development Authority (CDA) engineer. He noted that the text will take a few weeks to finish, following which work on other aspects of the project will commence.
NLC will work on the digging and construction process after pile testing, according to CDA Chairman Amer Ali Ahmed. The 7th Avenue intersection will alleviate traffic congestion in the neighborhood, bringing respite to residents and commuters alike.
According to CDA authorities, the interchange will be built near Aabpara at the intersection of 7th Avenue, Garden Avenue, Khayaban-i-Soharwardi, and Srinagar Highway. The project will consist of a cloverleaf interchange with four right and left loops, as well as an underpass, that will connect the two parts of Khayaban-i-Soharwardi.
NLC is scheduled to complete the project within a year, according to the CDA engineer. A traffic diversion plan has also been designed to avoid any hardship to motorists, according to the report.