|A computer-generated image of a flyover across the An Dương-Thanh Niên intersection in inner Tây Hồ District of Hà Nội. Construction of the flyover commenced on Friday. — Photo dantri.com.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — The Hà Nội People’s Committee on Friday commenced the construction of a major flyover in the inner city’s Tây Hồ District, the Dân Trí online newspaper reported.
The VNĐ311 billion (US$13.7 million) flyover will go across the An Dương-Thanh Niên intersection, and is 271m in length and 10m in width.
It is one of the eight major traffic construction projects of the city, aimed at easing traffic congestion in Ba Đình and Tây Hồ districts of the inner city.
It will connect Ba Đình District – the city’s political hub – and Nội Bài International Airport through Nhật Tân Bridge, as well as the city’s inner and outer areas through An Dương Gate on Yên Phụ Street.
Construction of the flyover is expected to be completed in seven months.
The project also includes modifications to the structure of a section of the dyke on the right bank of the Red River, according to the Hà Nội Traffic Project Management Board.
Motorbikes and cars with less than 16 seats will use the Nghi Tàm Street and the Yên Phụ Dyke while the An Dương-Thanh Niên flyover is being constructed.
Coaches with more than 16 seats and trucks weighing more than one tonne will be prohibited from the two routes, except those that are required for construction.
From November 5, all coaches and taxis will be prohibited from travelling on both directions of the An Dương-Thanh Niên intersection. — VNS