Viet Nam News
HCM CITY — The HCM City Urban Transport Management Authority No 4 on Sunday began construction of D1 Street connecting Nguyễn Văn Linh Street with Sài Gòn University and the Him Lam residential area in District 7.
D1 Street will be 830 metres long and 20 metres wide with four lanes, including a 180-metre long steel bridge on the Rạch Bàng River.
The street, which costs VNĐ210 billion (US$9.26 million), is expected to be finished in 12 months.
The street, which will have lighting and drainage systems as well as new trees, will help reduce traffic congestion on Nguyễn Hữu Thọ Street.
The Việt Nam Urban and Industrial Zone Development Investment Corporation (IDICO), also on Sunday, connected the final span of the first flyover of the Gò Mây flyover system at the National Highway No 1 - Lê Trọng Tấn Street - Nguyễn Thị Tú Street intersection in Bình Tân District.
Construction of the first flyover, which began in September, is expected to finish before the Tết (Lunar New Year) holiday, which begins on January 28.
The first flyover, which is 369 metres long and 24.2 metres wide, will have four lanes for cars and two lanes for motorbikes.
After the first flyover is completed, construction will begin on the second flyover, which will be completed sometime next year.
The Gò Mây flyover system has a total cost of around VNĐ511 billion ($22.53 million).
The flyover will help ease traffic congestion on National Highway No 1 from HCM City to the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta region, and between the southeastern region and the Mekong Delta. — VNS