|The city’s Urban Traffic Management Board No 1 is testing one-way traffic on the flyover at Cộng Hòa-Hoàng Hoa Thám intersection. — Photo vov.vn
HCM CITY — Urban Traffic Management Board No 1 under HCM City’s Department of Transport has begun testing one-way traffic for vehicles on the flyover at Cộng Hòa-Hoàng Hoa Thám Intersection in Tân Bình District.
The pilot programme will last one month.
During the trial run, vehicles using the flyover from 6:30am to 8am are allowed to move from Trường Chinh Street to Lăng Cha Cả roundabout and in the opposite direction from 4-7 pm. During the remaining time of the day, vehicles can travel in both directions on the flyover.
According to the department, traffic jams often occur during these rush-hour times and the one-way flow is expected to ease congestion.
The flyover was opened to traffic in August in 2013 to help reduce traffic jams on Cộng Hòa Street, but congestion has occurred during peak hours.
The department will also expand Hoàng Hoa Thám Street from the military quarters to Cộng Hòa Street by 22 metres at the end of next month. The total capital for the expansion and ground clearance is VNĐ254 billion (US$11.2 million).
A section of Hoàng Minh Giám Street from Gia Định Park to Đào Duy Anh Street in Phú Nhuận District will also be expanded at the beginnng of next month. The street will have six lanes. The total capital for the expansion and ground clearance is VNĐ166 billion.
The expansion plans are designed to improve traffic flow around Tân Sơn Nhất International Airport. — VNS