|The bridge branch N2 connecting Nguyễn Tri Phương Bridge and Võ Văn Kiệt Street is open for traffic. — Photo nld.com|Viet Nam News
HCM CITY — The branch bridge N2 connecting Nguyễn Tri Phương Bridge and Võ Văn Kiệt Street in District 5, which leads to District 1, in HCM City opened for traffic on Wednesday (August 30).
The branch is a part of a VNĐ194 billion (US$8.5 million) project to relieve traffic around the Nguyễn Tri Phương Bridge area.
Two other bridge branches N1 and N3 will be completed at the end of September and October, respectively.
The one-way branch N2 is 149 metres long and 6.5 metres wide. It is expected to last for 100 years and allow for the speed of 40 kilometres per hour.
Branch N2, which costs VNĐ35.8 billion ($1.58 million), will help relieve traffic congestion at nearby roads, especially the Trần Hưng Đạo – Nguyễn Tri Phương Intersection, Võ Văn Kiệt Street, Sài Gòn River Tunnel and Mai Chí Thọ Street. — VNS