|The cracks are some 5-10cm wide and appear on a 4km section of National Highway 91. — Photo tuoitre.vn
AN GIANG (VNS) –– Cracks have appeared on National Highway 91 following repairs for wear and tear early last year.
The 12-km road runs through Chau Doc City and Tinh Bien District in the northern province of An Giang.
The cracks are some 5-10cm wide and appear over a 4km section, raising concerns amongst drivers and locals in the area.
"The cracked road is a hazard for travellers. The thing I worry most about is the fact that the road has worn down to the rice field alongside it," Le Van Nhuoc, a local, said.
Many trucks use the road, and most of them are overloaded, he added.
In dealing with the problem, the construction company uses only sand, small stones and cement to temporarily fill in the cracks.
The road is past its term of optimal use, and the concerned authorities must work together to repair it over the next several days, Bui Duc Hoa, vice-general director of the project 7 management board, which is investing in the road, said.
The road was constructed with an investment of nearly VND1 trillion (US$45 million). — VNS