|The proposed An Phú interchange is expected to relieve traffic congestion in District 2. — VNA/VNS Photo|Viet Nam News
HCM CITY — HCM City People’s Committee has asked the Ministry of Transport to approve an investment plan to build an interchange at a traffic-clogged area in An Phú Ward in the city’s District 2.
Total investment in the first project phase would be over VNĐ1 trillion (US$44.05 million), including construction costs of around VNĐ800 billion (over US$35.24 million), which would be taken from the leftover capital from the HCM City - Long Thành - Dầu Giây Expressway project.
Phase one of the project includes a two-way tunnel with two lanes in each direction, which would connect the HCM City - Long Thành - Dầu Giây Expressway to Mai Chí Thọ Street and Sài Gòn River Tunnel.
In addition, a two-lane tunnel would be built to connect the HCM City - Long Thành - Dầu Giây Expressway to Lương Định Của Street.
The second and final phase of the project would include a two-lane overpass connecting Lương Định Của Street to the HCM City - Long Thành - Dầu Giây Expressway, and another two-lane overpass connecting the Cát Lái - Mai Chí Thọ three-way junction to the HCM City - Long Thành - Dầu Giây Expressway.
Two elevated railways over Mai Chí Thọ Street that would enter Thủ Thiêm Station are also expected to be built, namely the Long Thành - Thủ Thiêm light rail and HCM – Nha Trang railway. — VNS