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Roadworks pose threat in Ba Ria–Vung Tau

Update: November, 04/2014 - 10:01
Traffic collisions have increased despite the fact that Bien Hoa – Vung Tau Expressway Development JSC spent the last five years upgrading and widening the route. — Photo Vnexpress

BA RIA-VUNG TAU (VNS) — The number of accidents on National Route 51 in the southern province of Ba Ria–Vung Tau has spiked in recent years because of poor traffic safety management and frequent construction projects, according to the provincial Department of Transport.

Traffic collisions have increased despite the fact that Bien Hoa – Vung Tau Expressway Development JSC spent the last five years upgrading and widening the route.

Construction crews worked on the road without warning signs, and broken traffic signs and drainage nets remained unfixed for long periods of time.

Poor traffic light systems and not enough street lights made the intersections between the national route and provincial routes especially dangerous. Many parts of the route would flood during heavy rains because they lacked drainage systems, and other incorrectly installed water drainage systems damaged agricultural lands near the road in Ba Ria City.

"Local citizens have made numerous complaints but the development authority has not taken measures to address the flooding," said Vu Ngoc Thao, director of the Ba Ria–Vung Tau Province's Department of Transport. — VNS

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