A traffic jam in HCM City. The City authorities plan to begin construction of the first of five massive flyovers next year.— Photo baogiaothong.vn
HCM CITY – HCM City authorities plan to begin construction of the first of five massive flyovers next year.
The 9.5km flyover will link the city’s downtown with Tân Sơn Nhất Airport. It will begin at the Lăng Cha Cả Roundabout near the airport, pass through Phu Nhuan Disrtict and end at Phú An Bridge near the Thu Thiem Bridge in Bình Thạnh District.
To be built in build-operate-transfer mode, it is expected to cost VNĐ15 trillion (US$681 million).
The flyover is expected to be ready in 2020.
Four others with a combined length of almost 60 kilometres will be built gradually.
The second, 12 kilometres long, will also begin at Lăng Cha Cả and run up to National Highway No.1.
The eight-kilometre third one will be between Thành Thái Street and Nguyễn Văn Linh Street.
The other two will both run from National Highway No.1 to Điện Biên Phủ and An Lạc in Bình Chánh.
The latter will be a whopping 34 kilometres long. — VNS