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Work begins on tunnel under Biên Hòa intersection

Update: August, 10/2017 - 07:00
Tân Phong tunnel’s construction aims to relieve traffic at Tân Phong intersection in Biên Hòa City. – Photo
Viet Nam News

HCM CITY – Construction of a tunnel under the Tân Phong intersection in Biên Hòa city began on Tuesday.

The work, to cost VNĐ259 billion (US$11.40 million), will include a tunnel along Đồng Khởi Street, roads leading into and out of it, and related works like lighting and drainage.

The four-lane tunnel will have a 380 metre open section and a 50m covered section.

Trần Văn Thanh, deputy director of Đồng Nai Province’s construction investment project management board, said Tân Phong intersection is where Nguyễn Ái Quốc and Đồng Khởi streets meet, adding they are major roads leading to the city’s industrial parks.

Not surprisingly, they are very congested.

Construction Corporation No 1 is the contractor, and it is expected to complete the work by June next year.

Trucks and large vans are not allowed to travel past the construction site, though city buses are.

Cars are banned from 6am to 9am and 4pm to 7pm. – VNS

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