Work will start on two tunnels under An Suong Intersection in the southwestern gateway to Ho Chi Minh City this month to solve traffic jam in approach routes to Tan Son Nhat International Airport, announced the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Transport yesterday afternoon.
|An Suong intersection receives a large volume of vehicles everyday (Photo: SGGP)|
In the first phase, two tunnels will be built from Truong Chinh Street to national route 22 and vice versa with the total funds of VND550 billion (US$24.71 million).
The second phase will construct two concrete bridges alongside the existing An Suong flyovers, broaden surrounding roads for instance Highway 22, Truong Chinh street and national highway 1A which will be enlarged to 120 meters with ten lanes.
The department will implement other projects this year to upgrade Nhi Thien Duong 1 bridge in District 8, build a branch from Nguyen Tri Phuong bridge to Vo Van Kiet boulevard and a flyover above Truong Son Street - the road to Tan Son Nhat Airport.
In addition, HCMC will invest in many major projects under public private partnership form including Thu Thiem 2 bridge, D3 road linking up to Saigon-Hiep Phuoc port, approach roads connect Vo Van Kiet boulevard with HCMC-Trung Luong expressway and Pham Van Dong street with Go Dua intersection.
Other works include Nguyen Van Linh-Nguyen Huu Tho intersection, a road stretching from An Lac Intersection to the area adjacent to Long An province, two waterway passenger transport routes, a parallel road on the right of HCMC-Long Thanh-Dau Giay expressway.
This year, HCMC scheduled to build and open to traffic 15 key projects with the total capital of VND2.3 trillion (US$103.32 million) such as Tran Nao street upgrading, approach roads from Nguyen Van Huong street to Hanoi Highway and Ba Chiem bridge intersection to Hiep Phuoc Industrial Park, a steel flyover above Go Vap crossroads and Phan Van Tri street broadening.