HA NOI — The capital yesterday officially opened two new steel flyovers in an effort to ease congestion at Lang Ha-Thai Ha and Chua Boc-Tay Son junctions during rush-hour.
|A section of the newly opened flyover at the Chua Boc-Tay Son crossroads in Ha Noi. — VNA/VNS Photo Huy Hung
Work on the two flyovers, which had an investment of VND132 billion (US$6.3 million) began in January.
Each of the two-lane flyovers, which are nine metres wide and five metres above ground at their highest point, was built from eight prefabricated steel pillars, which saved three months off the construction time.
Motorbikes and cars under three tonnes are permitted to use the flyovers, which have a 25kmph speed limit, while heavier vehicles, including nine-seat cars, buses and tractors, are not.
Ha Noi People's Committee chairman Nguyen The Thao said work would begin on a four-lane flyover at Le Van Luong-Lang Road junction in May. He expected work to be completed by December.
Under its transport master plan, by 2015 Ha Noi targets to build flyovers for light vehicles and motorbikes at the junctions of Hoang Quoc Viet-Pham Van Dong, North Thang Long-Pham Van Dong and Nguyen Son-Nguyen Van Cu.
A new four-lane flyover was also inaugurated at the intersection of D1 and Le Van Viet Street in HCM City's District 9 yesterday .
The flyover is 293 metres long and 29.5 metres wide, and has approach roads measuring 287 metres.
It cost VND297 billion ($14.2 million).
The new flyover is a component of the first stage of a master plan to develop the Sai Gon Hi-tech Park. —VNS