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HCM City flyover suffers more damage

Update: August, 05/2015 - 11:28

 Đức intersection, a key entry point to HCM City has developed deep potholes, leading to a high risk of traffic accidents.

The flyover has been repaired twice, and yet shows serious damage with many deep potholes on its surface.—Photo vnexpress.net

HCM CITY (VNS)—The steel flyover at Th

The flyover has been repaired twice, and yet shows serious damage with many deep potholes on its surface.

"Accidents can occur any time and the situation has dragging for months," a truck driver, who regularly uses the road, said.

The Thăng Long Construction Corporation, which constructed the bridge, told VNExpress that HCM City's Urban Area Traffic Management No.2 now bore the responsibility of maintaining the bridge as its warranty date had expired.

The surface of the flyover started to sink just two months after it was opened to traffic in March 2013, creating potholes on it. In 2014, the problem recurred due to the heavy traffic and overloaded trucks that use the flyover.

The 570m Thu Duc flyover has four lanes, linking HCM City with Bien Hoa City. The cost of its construction -- VND277 billion (US$13.32 million) -- was sourced from the city's budget. All kind of vehicles are allowed to use the flyover. — VNS

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