HCM CITY — Construction of the Go Dua Intersection, including a kilometre-long road leading to the unused Go Dua Flyover, was completed in Thu Duc District in HCM City's northern entry point yesterday and opened to traffic.
The work, which cost VND61 billion (US$3 million), also includes the building of 2.1km of connecting roads.
Nearly half of the cost was for acquiring and clearing sites in Thu Duc. The intersection required 38,000sq.m for the road while a 1.3km drainage system has also been laid.
The roundabout is expected to ease traffic on roads leading to the under-construction Tan Son Nhat-Binh Loi Ring Road as well as the flow from the northern part of the city to the centre.
"The intersection is crucial to traffic in the north of the city and is expected to ease traffic congestion and accidents in Thu Duc District," Le Hoang Quan, chairman of the city People's Committee, told the opening ceremony.
The work began in 2006 but was postponed in 2008 due to problems with land acquisition, leaving the flyover built over the busy National Highway 1A unused.
It was restarted in late 2010 following an order by the city authorities to complete it within a year. — VNS