Traffic jam on Đoàn Văn Cống street leading to Cát Lái Port. The HCM City's authority will open a new road to connect Cát Lái and Phú Hữu ports to ease traffic jams in the area. Photo: laodong.com.vn
HCM CITY — HCM City plans to build a highway connecting key ports with a major road in an effort to ease traffic.
The People's Committee of HCM City has proposed the city's Department of Transport build a highway to connect the Cát Lái-Phú Hữu ports in Thủ Đức City with Ring Belt Road No.3 and the HCM City - Long Thành - Dầu Giây expressway
The Cát Lái-Phú Hữu ports play an important role in the import and export of goods for the Southern Key Economic Zone - which includes HCM City, and the provinces of Bình Dương, Đồng Nai, Vũng Tàu - Bà Rịa, Long An and Tiền Giang.
Currently, the Cát Lái-Phú Hữu port area accounts for about 85 per cent of container shipments for the Southern Key Economic Zone and 50 per cent of container shipments for the entire country.
Traffic in and out of the Cát Lái - Phú Hữu port area is very difficult, as there are often traffic jams.
The would-be road will be six kilometres long, 60 metres wide with 12 lanes, and have a design speed of 60km per hour.
The road will start from Nguyễn Thị Định street, pass through Bà Cua canal, Ông Nhiêu canal, and end at the intersection of Ring Belt Road No.3.
It will ease traffic jams on Nguyễn Thị Định, Đồng Văn Cống and Nguyễn Duy Trinh streets. VNS