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City continues flyover initiative

Update: March, 27/2013 - 10:59
The steel flyover at Hang Xanh roundabout in HCM City. The city will start construction of three more flyovers next month with total investment of more than VND1 trillion. —VNA/VNS Photo Hoang Hai

HCM CITY (VNS)— Construction work is to begin next month on three steel flyovers in HCM City with the total investment of more than VND1 trillion (US$47.6 million).

They will be built at the intersections of (a) Cong Hoa-Hoang Hoa Tham, (b) Nguyen Tri Phuong-Ba Thang Hai-Ly Thai To and (c) Cay Go roundabout, which are sites of serious traffic congestion.

The Department of Transport said the 238m flyover at the Cong Hoa-Hoang Hoa Tham intersection in Tan Binh District would be restricted to vehicles with less than nine seats. It would take about five months to build.

The flyover at the Nguyen Tri Phuong-Ba Thang Hai-Ly Thai To intersection in District 10 would be more than 350m in length whereas the one at Cay Go roundabout would be built in a Y shape.

Flyovers already completed at the Thu Duc intersection and Hang Xanh roundabout are reported to have reduced traffic jams considerably.

A flyover is also being built at Lang Cha Ca intersection in Tan Binh District with the total investment of more than VND120 billion (nearly $5.8 million) and is expected to complete by June this year. — VNS


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