Viet Nam News
HCM CITY— Five pedestrian overbridges will be built in HCM City’s Districts 3, Gò Vấp, Phú Nhuận, and Bình Thạnh and on Highway 1A this year, according the city’s Urban Traffic Management Zone No.1.
Ngô Hải Đường, head of the city Road Transport Operation and Management Division, said the UTMZ would begin construction of an overbridge outside Bình Dân Hospital in District 3 this year at a cost of VNĐ7 billion (US$314,000).
It will be completed by July next year.
It will build two others on Hoàng Minh Giám Street outside Gia Định Park in Gò Vấp and Phú Nhuận later this year.
The last two will be located in Điện Biên Phủ Street in Bình Thạnh in front of the HCM City University of Technology and Highway No.1 in Thủ Đức District in front of the HCM City University of Economics and Law.
Đường said the department is planning to build another with funding from New Zealand on Điện Biên Phủ Street in Bình Thạnh in front of Hồng Bàng International University.
Authorities are taking many measures to ease congestion at the city’s main gateways, including construction of roundabouts and underground tunnels.
Work on a tunnel and bridge at the intersection of Đồng Văn Cống and Nguyễn Thị Định streets and the inner and outer ring roads, and on a roundabout in An Phú Ward, both in District 2, began last month.
The section of National Highway No 13 from Bình Triệu Bridge in Thủ Đức District to Bình Phước Crossroads will be widened.
An underground tunnel will be built later this year in the An Sương Section of Trường Chinh Street in District 12 to ease traffic during rush hour.
The roads leading to Tân Sơn Nhất International Airport are often blocked because of traffic jams.
A tunnel under Trường Sơn Street from the domestic terminal’s gate to Hồng Hà Street is planed.
To cost VNĐ760 billion ($34.1 million), it will be done in build–transfer mode.--VNS