The Consulting and Designing Transportation and Traffic Company (TEDI) has just finished a report on the construction a new freeway from Ha Noi to Hai Phong.
According to the feasibility study of this project, the investment for the first period is worth VND9,529 billion and VND13,474 billion for the second.
As schedule, the new freeway will be 102.5 kilometers long, parallels with the 5th Highway to the South, and from three to fifteen kilometers away from the Highway.
The new freeway will meet the grade A standard, consists of six lanes, is 35 meters wide and has separate emergency lanes on both sides.
There will be multi-layered intersections on the freeway with some crossing highways and provincial roads will be elevated above the freeway. The local and inter-district roads will cross the freeway by underpasses or overpasses.
With the limited speed of 120 kilometers per hour and not being interrupted by any intersections, it will take one hour from Ha Noi to Hai Phong by the freeway.
It is anticipated that the first phrase of construction will have been completed in 2009-2010.