Work on the 5.3km-long Mai Dịch-Thăng Long Bridge Flyover has started and is expected to be finished by 2020. — Photo vnexpress.net
HÀ NỘI — Work on the 5.3km-long Mai Dịch-Thăng Long Bridge Flyover has started and is expected to be finished by 2020, according to the Thăng Long Project Management Board under the Ministry of Construction.
The flyover will have four lanes and total investment of more than VNĐ5.3 trillion (US$232.8 million). It will be built with official development assistance (ODA) from the Japanese Government and funds from the Vietnamese Government. It will enable vehicles to move at a maximum of 100kph.
The management board said when the flyover was completed, it would play an important role in reducing traffic jams, completing the capital city’s traffic system for the present.
The section from Mai Dịch to Cổ Nhuế will be built by Sumitomo Mitsui Construction Co Ltd, while the section from Cổ Nhuế to Nam Thăng Long will be built by the Tokyu Construction Co Ltd under the Taisei Corporation.
In October 2016, the widening of Ringroad No 3 from Mai Dịch to Thăng Long Bridge was started as part of the project. It will cost VNĐ3.1 trillion ($136.6 million) and be paid for from the Hà Nội budget. The project is expected to complete by the end of March.
The ringroad is the main road connecting the city centre to Nội Bài International Airport. The widening will help reduce traffic jams on connecting roads, including Phạm Văn Đồng, Hoàng Quốc Việt, Cổ Nhuế and Nguyễn Hoàng Tôn. — VNS