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Work begins on Ha Noi ring-road link

Update: January, 17/2015 - 09:33
Ring Road 3 is among the Ha Noi's most important transport links, running through Soc Son, Bac Tu Liem, Nam Tu Liem, Cau Giay, Thanh Xuan, Hoang Mai, Gia Lam and Dong Anh districts. — Photo petrotimes

HA NOI (VNS)— Construction work on the Trung Hoa-Ring Road 3 intersection in the capital city, which will include two tunnels, will begin tomorrow, the Thang Long Project Management Board has announced.

Vu Xuan Hoa, head of the Board, said on Thursday that the board, functioning under the Ministry of Transport, has signed contract package deal No 4 with the contractor-builder group Hanshin-Cienco 4 to build the intersection of the 30km Thang Long Avenue, the 65km Ring Road 3 and Tran Duy Hung Street.

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

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

The intersection, which currently does not allow continuous traffic flow, is also the last work of Phase II of the Ring Road 3 project, funded with ODA loans from the Japanese government.

The work, estimated to cost more than VND1 trillion (approx US$48 million), include two 691.8m-long tunnels of three lanes each that will allow two-way traffic between Tran Duy Hung and Thang Long Avenue.

On completion, the new intersection is expected to ease traffic between downtown Ha Noi and the western part of the city.

It will also allow greater connectivity with cities, provinces and important sites in the northeastern region, including Hai Phong, Lang Son, Hoa Binh and the Hoa Lac Hi-Tech Park. — VNS

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