During the first phase, a 2.7 kilometer stretch will be built, comprising four lanes, two intersections with flyovers at the beginning and the end of the route.
On Thursday, HCMC-Trung Luong BOT Investment Company said that contractors are drilling load test piles and will start work on a flyover across Tan Tao-Cho Dem street to link up to the expressway in September.
According to Binh Chanh district’s Site Clearance Committee, the road’s construction affects 250 households who need a compensation of VND560 billion ($25 million) for resettlement. So far, over 60 percent of the area has been cleared for the project. It is expected that the entire premise will be handled over to contractors by the end of April, 2018.
After being built, the road will open a new travel direction from Vo Van Kiet boulevard to the expressway to reach the center of the city, easing traffic at the Western gate to the city. At present, vehicles must travel from Nguyen Van Linh street or Tan Tao-Cho Dem street to enter the expressway.