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HCM City to close main streets during Lunar New Year's Eve

Update: February, 05/2016 - 14:37
All vehicles will be banned from a number of main streets in HCM City during the lunar New Year holiday. — Photo

HCM City (VNS) — HCM City has announced a traffic plan for Lunar New Year's Eve that will prohibit vehicles from entering a number of main streets during firework shows.

Motorbikes will be banned from the route of Vo Van Kiet–Saigon River Tunnel–Mai Chi Tho (from Ky Con Road to the road leading to Thu Thiem Bridge) in both directions from 8pm on Sunday (February 7) to 5pm on Monday (February 8).

Also during this time, all types of vehicles are banned from the following streets: Nguyen Tat Thanh (the section from Hoang Dieu to Khanh Hoi Bridge), Ton Duc Thang (the section from Me Linh Square to Khanh Hoi Bridge), Dong Khoi (the section from Ngo Duc Ke to Ton Duc Thang) and Ham Nghi (the section from Ho Tung Mau to Ton Duc Thang).

Vehicles are also prohibited from Nguyen Hue Street from 6pm on Friday (February 5) to 10pm on Friday (February 12).

To prevent traffic congestion, the city's transport department is requesting that citizens refrain from parking vehicles on the following bridges: Khanh Hoi, Mong, Calmette, Ong Lanh, Thu Thiem, Sai Gon and Phu My as well as bridges on Mai Chi Tho street and flyovers across Sai Gon River.

Citizens can travel on the following alternative routes:

From District 4 to District 1: Nguyen Tat Thanh (District 4)-Hoang Dieu-Doan Van Bo-Calmette Bridge-Calmette-Tràn Hung Dao - Le Loi -Pasteur-Ly Tu Trong-Ton Duc Thang (District 1).

From District 1 to District 4: Ton Duc Thang (District 1)-Hai Bà Trung-Lê Thánh Ton-Nam Ky Khoi Nghia-Nguyen Thái Binh or Nguyen Cong Tru-Calmette-Calmette Bridge-Doan Van Bo-Hong Dieu-Nguyen Tat Thành (District 4).

From District 2 to District 1: Mai Chi Tho (District 2)-Thu Thiêm Bridge-Nguyen Huu Canh-Lê Thánh Ton-Nam Ky Khoi Nghia-Võ Van Kiet (District 1).

From District 1 to District 2: Vo Van Kiet (District 1)-Ky Con-Tran Hung Dao-Lê Loi-Pasteur-Lý Tu Trong-Ton Duc Thang-Nguyen Huu Canh-Thu Thiem Bridge-Mai Chi Tho (District 2). — VNS

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