|The project of a flyover bridge at Dien Bien Phu-Nguyen Tri Phuong junction was included in the city's sustainable transport master plan, with a total investment of VND150 billion (US$7.14 million).—Photo vnexpress.net
DA NANG — The central city plans to build a flyover bridge at Dien Bien Phu-Nguyen Tri Phuong junction, one of the busiest roundabouts in the city.
Director of the city's transport department Le Van Trung confirmed to Viet Nam News yesterday that the project had been approved by the city, and construction was expected to start next year.
He said the project was included in the city's sustainable transport master plan, with a total investment of VND150 billion (US$7.14 million).
The bridge was designed in a Y shape, measuring 480m in length with two 7.5m wide entrances to the branches.
"The bridge will help ease traffic congestion and reduce accidents at the city's main entrance. The roundabout is a major transit point for buses, trucks and container trucks," Trung said.
"A cross-over bridge will be built in the area for pedestrians on the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) route."
The city also plans to build a bridge over the Han River to reduce traffic on the overloaded Han Swing Bridge.
Last year, the city put into operation a three-level rail and road flyover at Hue Junction to alleviate congestion.
Between 2016 and 2020, the central city also plans to build a 23-km BRT route, with a total investment of $37.5 million, to link the city's downtown, shopping centres, tourist destinations and Hoi An Town in Quang Nam.
In 2013, the city's Rong (Dragon) Bridge, spanning the Han River, claimed the American Council of Engineering Companies' Diamond Award in the category for structural systems.
The central city's department of transport has registered the Dragon Bridge in the Guinness Book of World Records as the "largest steel dragon." — VNS