HCMC to complete traffic projects this year

Ho Chi Minh City is scheduled to start building new traffic projects and complete a number of others in 2015.

An artist’s impression of a flyover at Go Vap crossroads (Photo: SGGP)

They include a Y-shaped flyover project at Go Vap crossroads that will be built this year. The main section of the overpass will begin from Nguyen Oanh and end in Nguyen Kiem Street. An additional section will run from Pham Ngu Lao Street to Nguyen Oanh.
 
The 6-12m wide flyover project will break ground in March and complete within six months to open for traffic on the National Day, September 2. Total investment capital is estimated at VND405.7 billion (US$19.07 million) with VND247 billion to come from the city’s budget. It is expected reduce traffic jam in the area during rush hours.
 
A tunnel project is also planned at An Suong crossroads in District 12. The twin tunnel connecting Truong Chinh Street up to Highway 22 will have a total investment capital of VND448 billion (US$20.06 million) from the city’s budget.
 
A road project linking Ba Chiem Bridge and Hiep Phuoc Industrial Zone in Nha Be District has also been scheduled. It will permit vehicles to travel at 80 kilometers an hour.
 
The 2.16 kilometer road will include Sa Sap Bridge, which has broken ground and is expected to be built by April before the Reunification Day and May Day holidays. Other items will start construction this year. Total investment capital for the project will be VND412 billion (US$19.36 million). Of these construction costs will occupy VND313 billion.
 
Another VND65 billion (US$3.05 million) project to upgrade 1.65km of Highway 50 has begun in January and is scheduled to complete by the second quarter. It will be broadened up to 15 kilometers in width along with drainage system.
 
In addition, the city have planned other projects to build Kenh Lo Bridge in Nha Be District, upgrade Highway 1A in Binh Chanh District, tarmac Nguyen Van Linh Street, broaden Road 10 in Binh Chanh and Binh Tan District.

By Thien Nhan – Translated by Hai Mien

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