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City projects ready for National Day

Update: August, 27/2013 - 09:46
Two steel flyovers at the Cong Hoa - Hoang Hoa Tham junction in Tan Binh District and the Ba Thang Hai - Nguyen Tri Phuong junction in District 10 will open to traffic today.— Photo cafef

HCM CITY (VNS)— Construction of several major traffic projects in HCM City had been completed and were ready to open to traffic before the National Day (September 2), according to local officials.

The officials said the new projects will ease long-lasting, serious traffic congestion in some areas of the city.

Two steel flyovers at the Cong Hoa - Hoang Hoa Tham junction in Tan Binh District and the Ba Thang Hai - Nguyen Tri Phuong junction in District 10 will open to traffic today.

The 238-m flyover at the Cong Hoa – Hoang Hoa Tham intersection will be restricted to vehicles with less than nine seats.

Opening of the flyover at Cay Go Roundabout in District 6 could be delayed until the end of September as its construction needs "heavier tasks" than the other two, according to the HCM City People's Committee.

Construction of the three steel flyovers, estimated to cost US$47.6 billion, began in the last week of April.

Another two flyovers on National Highway 1A – Provincial Road 10 and National Highway 1A – Provincial Road 10B will open on August 30. These two structures have had a construction budget of VND700 billion.

Nearly five months ago, three steel flyovers had opened at Hang Xanh, Thu Duc and Lang Cha Ca roundabouts.

Outer belt opening

Construction of part of the Tan Son Nhat – Binh Loi outer belt road stretching from Gia Dinh Park to Binh Trieu Bridge has been completed and will open for traffic tomorrow.

The three bridges - Rach Lang, Binh Loi, Go Dua, as well as four pedestrian flyovers on the route have already been completed.

The municipal Department of Transport estimates that the Binh Loi Bridge over the Sai Gon River can share 40 percent of the traffic currently using the Binh Trieu 2 Bridge, helping reduce congestion at the city's northeastern gateway.

The 13.7km Tan Son Nhat – Binh Loi outer belt road begins at Truong Son Road near the Tan Son Nhat Airport in Tan Binh District and runs through Nguyen Thai Son Crossroads in Go Vap District.

The road then crosses the Sai Gon River via Binh Loi Bridge to reach Binh Trieu Crossroads in Thu Duc District.

The final section will run straight to the Linh Xuan Intersection in Thu Duc District and connect with National Highway 1A.

Meanwhile, the Eastern Belt Road, which stretches between Phu My and Rach Chiec Bridges, meanwhile, is expected to be the most beautiful inner road in the city.

When it opens to traffic completely, it will ease pressure on routes moving from the central part of the city to the east of the city.

Part of the Eastern Belt Road will open to traffic on August 31. — VNS

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