|The No.2 Belt Road Project from Vĩnh Tuy to Ngã Tư Sở. — Photo VNA/VNS Tuấn Anh|
HÀ NÔI — The No.2 Belt Road Project from Vĩnh Tuy to Ngã Tư Sở will increase capacity and help solve traffic issues in Hà Nội when it is completed by the end of this month, according to the Hanoi Traffic Construction Projects Investment Management Board.
Construction crews have basically completed the project and are currently finishing the details for a 2022 opening.
The project, which started in April 2018, includes one main bridge and three connecting bridges from Vĩnh Tuy, Ngã Tư Vọng and Ngã Tư Sở.
The total length of the high line is 5.1 kilometres with a width of 19 metres, and 7 metres wide for entrances and exits.
The lower Vĩnh Tuy-Chợ Mơ-Ngã Tư Vọng route is also widened. After widening, the No.2 Belt Road will have eight lanes available, six for motor vehicles and two for non-motorized ones.
The total investment of the project is VNĐ9.5 trillion (US$383 million), of which VNĐ4.1 trillion (US$165 million) was for land clearance in the areas of Hoàng Mai, Hai Bà Trưng, Thanh Xuân and Đống Đa districts.
After completion, the high line will combine with the lower road and create a system that will divert and increase capacity for routes where vehicles travel from western Hà Nội to southern and eastern Hà Nội.
The ongoing phase two of the Vĩnh Tuy Bridge Project, which broke ground in January 2021, has completed four out of five main construction bidding packages. The remaining package is currently under construction and bridge piers have been completed.
The Hanoi Traffic Construction Projects Investment Management Board is concentrating on delivering the project before the deadline and open the bridge by September 2, 2023. — VNS