Viet Nam News
ĐÀ NẴNG — The central city of Đà Nẵng recently announced plans to build a flyover at the busy junction of the Trần Thị Lý Bridge and a two-tunnel project at another junction west of the Rồng (Dragon) bridge with a total investment of VNĐ935 billion (US$41.3 million).
Director of the city’s transport department Lê Văn Trung told the Việt Nam News the flyover will be built at the junction of September 2 and Duy Tân streets, west of the Trần Thị Lý Bridge with a total VNĐ550 billion (US$24.3 million) from 2018-20.
Meanwhile, the two-tunnel project will be built at the crossroad at the east side of the Dragon Bridge with VNĐ385 billion ($17 million).
Trung said the flyover will include a 203m long four-lane steel bridge on September 2, a 750m tunnel on Duy Tân street and a roundabout on the ground level road.
The multi-level junction will help ease congestion of vehicles travelling from Đà Nẵng International Airport to beach tourism sites in Sơn Trà and Ngũ Hành Sơn districts.
It will be the second multi-level traffic project after the first three-level rail and road flyover was opened at Đà Nẵng’s busiest roundabout, Huế Junction, to alleviate congestion in 2015.
Aerial view of the crossroads west of the Rồng (Dragon) bridge in Đà Nẵng. The city will build two tunnels at the junction to reduce traffic jams from five streets. — Photo courtesy of Đà Nẵng City’s transport department
The two-tunnel project will be designed with a 562m tunnel to connect Trần Phú and September 2 streets, while the other tunnel section will link Bạch Đằng and September 2 streets.
The tunnel project will help avoid congestion at the ground level intersection among vehicles travelling on Nguyển Văn Linh, Bạch Đằng, Trần Phú, September 2 and Trưng Nữ Vương streets.
The tunnel road also includes a tunnel for pedestrian and a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) station on Nguyễn Văn Linh Street.
The city has already put into operation two road tunnel projects at the West Hàn River bank intersection and a tunnel at the junction of Điện Biên Phủ, Nguyễn Tri Phương and Lê Độ streets in 2015-18.
Đà Nẵng citizens make 2.1 million journeys a day, of which 80 per cent are via motorbike, according to the city’s transport department.
Đà Nẵng, the third largest city in Việt Nam, has made significant investments in urban development, aiming to become a ‘green’ and ‘smart’ city by 2025. — VNS