|Vĩnh Tuy Bridge - Phase 2 is being built parallel with Vĩnh Tuy Bridge - Phase 1 making the complete bridge eight lanes. — VNA/VNS Photo Trung Nguyên|
HÀ NỘI — The two projects, Vĩnh Tuy Bridge Phase 2 and a flyover at the intersection of Chùa Bộc and Phạm Ngọc Thạch streets, will be completed this year, according to the Hà Nội Management Board of Transport Projects.
The management board has asked the contractors to accelerate the progress of key traffic projects being implemented in order to soon complete the framework infrastructure and contribute to solving traffic jams in the city.
Vĩnh Tuy Bridge - Phase 2 is located downstream of Hồng (Red) River and runs parallel to Vĩnh Tuy Bridge - Phase 1, with a total length of bridge and road of 3.47km.
Vĩnh Tuy Bridge - Phase 2 starts at the intersection of Nguyễn Khoái and Minh Khai streets in Hai Bà Trưng District and ends at the intersection of Long Biên, Thạch Bàn and Cổ Linh streets in Long Biên District.
The project’s investment is over VNĐ2.5 trillion (US$108.4 million) and the construction was carried out from 2020 to 2022.
After the completion of Phase 2, the completed Vĩnh Tuy Bridge will have eight lanes.
So far, the project has completed all 562 piles, 61 pylons and the entire upper structure of 2,168m.
Currently, the contractors are mobilising labour and machinery to complete the main spans across the river before June 30.
The remaining items include casting the concrete bridge railing, making expansion joints, planting trees, installing the lighting system, covering the bridge deck with asphalt and painting traffic signs to be completed for official traffic on September 2.
The flyover at the intersection of Chùa Bộc and Phạm Ngọc Thạch streets is an assembled steel structure with a C-shape and a total length of over 320m.
During the implementation process, the project had to adjust its progress due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and removing underground works in the project area.
After construction is completed, the flyover will help ease traffic pressure at the crowded intersection.
In addition, the management board is also actively preparing to invest in major projects in the city, of which, the national key project of Ring Road 4 – the Capital Region will be guaranteed to start construction in June of this year. — VNS