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Higher speed limits pose risks

Update: February, 06/2015 - 08:56
Speeding signs are installed along the Noi Bai-Lao Cai Highway. Ha Noi's transport authority has opposed the raising of speed limits on Thang Long Avenue and Ring Road 3 as this poses potential risks for road users. — VNA/VNS Photo Huy Hung

HA NOI (VNS) — The Ha Noi Department of Transport has opposed the raising of speed limits on Thang Long Avenue and Ring Road 3.

It pointed out that the subsidence on some sections of these two key projects may pose a danger to vehicles travelling at high speed.

In a document sent to the transport ministry and the city's People's Committee, the department requested that the current maximum speed limit of 100kmph on Thang Long Avenue and 80kmph on the Ring Road 3 be maintained. The department's survey shows that subsidence on some sections of the two roads may be dangerous for vehicles travelling at high speed.

In October last year, the transport ministry had asked that the maximum speed limit be raised to 120kmph on some key highways such as the Thang Long Avenue in Ha Noi and the HCM City-Long Thanh-Dau Giay Highway in the south. The ministry also asked for the maximum speed on Ha Noi's Ring Road 3, the section from Thanh Tri Bridge to Mai Dich Area, to be raised from 80kmph to 100kmph.

Thang Long Avenue or the Lang-Hoa Lac Highway, located to the west of the city, links the city centre to the former 21A Highway, that is now the starting point of the Ho Chi Minh Highway.

Ring Road 3 is among Ha Noi's most important transport links, running through Soc Son, Bac Tu Liem, Nam Tu Liem and Cau Giay, as well as the Thanh Xuan, Hoang Mai, Gia Lam and Dong Anh districts. — VNS

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