|Cars will be banned from a 500m-long section of Hà Nội’s Kim Mã Street as construction on an underground metro station begins in December. — VNA/VNS Photo Minh Sơn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Cars will be banned from a 500m-long section of Hà Nội’s Kim Mã Street as construction on an underground metro station begins in December.
The Hà Nội Urban Railway Management Board (HURMB) said on Friday that it would set up construction barriers along Kim Mã Street from the Nguyễn Chí Thanh flyover to Alley 415, near Pizza Hut, early next month.
The whole one-way lane in the direction of Nguyễn Thái Học Street towards Kim Mã will be blocked for traffic, forcing vehicles of both ways onto the opposite lane.
The HURMB said it would demolish two metres of pavement in the opposite lane to make way for traffic.
Cars, however, are not allowed into the road section due to the limited traffic space.
The nearby Ngọc Khánh parking area will also become a temporary warehouse for construction materials of the metro station.
The HURMB added that 50 trees along Kim Mã Street will be chopped, while another 67 will be moved to clear the site for the metro construction.
The metro station in question will be the ninth station of the urban railway line No 3, running from Nhổn to Hà Nội Railway Station. The line is now expected to be completed in 2021, having missed several deadlines before. — VNS