The steel Y-shaped flyover leading to Tân Sơn Nhất airport in HCM City opened to traffic two months earlier than planned. — VNS Photo Bồ Xuân Hiệp
Viet Nam News
HCM CITY — A flyover leading to both the domestic and international terminals at Tân Sơn Nhất airport in HCM City opened to traffic early on Monday in the presence of HCM City’s leaders.
The Y-shaped steel structure rises from Trường Sơn Street in Tân Bình District before forking towards the two terminals and is expected to ease the congestion that has for long been plaguing the roads around Việt Nam’s busiest airport.
The branches leading to the domestic and international terminals are respectively 150m and 300m.
The construction, begun last February, was completed two months ahead of schedule.
The 7.5m-wide flyover cost VNĐ242 billion (US$10.66 million).
Also yesterday one branch of another major flyover near the airport opened to traffic after four months of construction, also two months ahead of schedule.
The eponymous flyover, starting at the Nguyễn Thái Sơn roundabout in Gò Vấp District, will have three branches when fully finished: Hoàng Minh Giám Street – Nguyễn Thái Sơn Street (362.8m); Nguyễn Kiệm – Nguyễn Thái Sơn (367.7m); and Nguyễn Kiệm – Hoàng Minh Giám (367.7m).
Vehicles were allowed to use the Hoàng Minh Giám – Nguyễn Thái Sơn branch yesterday, and the other two are expected to be finished by year-end.
The total cost is projected at VNĐ504 billion ($22.17 million).
Located less than 2km from the airport, this flyover is also expected to smooth traffic around it.
Tân Sơn Nhất receives 32.5 million passengers a year, much higher than its designed capacity of 25 million. — VNS