|The last items have been finished on the road section of the National Highway 1 in Quang Tri Province. — Photo vietnamplus.vn
QUANG TRI (VNS) — The construction work on a section of National Highway No 1, passing through the central Quang Tri Province, has been speeded up for completion by August 30.
Ho Ngoc Lam, vice-director of the project management board, said the contractors were trying to finish the final construction tasks.
Work on the 42km-long section started in September 2013 with the total investment capital of VND2.78 trillion (US$124.5 million)
The contractors have completed 85 per cent of the work, while the work in Vinh Linh District is also over. The contractors have started installing, road dividers, traffic posts and lane separators.
Work on the section in Gio Linh District has been slow because the contractors took time to reinforce the weak ground platform, Lam said.
With good weather conditions, the Hien Luong Bridge spanning the River Ben Hai would be finished in a few days, he said.
The section will be opened to traffic on August 30.
The work has been completed two months ahead of schedule. — VNS