Nguyễn Huệ Pedestrian Street in District 1. HCM City will ban vehicles entering main roads in its centre during the upcoming public holidays. — VNS Photo Ngọc Diệp
HCM CITY — HCM City will ban all vehicles between 5:30 pm and 9:30pm on Đồng Khởi Street today, between 4:30am and 10:30am on Lê Duẩn Street on Sunday, and between 7pm and 9:30am on Nguyễn Huệ Pedestrian Street next Tuesday in District 1.
According to the city’s Department of Transport, the ban is to ensure order and safety during the upcoming events in celebration of Reunification Day (April 30) and International Labour Day (May 1).
The municipal Department of Culture and Sports will organise an art performance today in front of the HCM City Opera House at the intersection of Đồng Khởi and Lê Lợi streets.
The ban on Đồng Khởi Street will take place on the section extending from Lê Thánh Tôn Street to Lê Lợi Street.
Vehicles going from Lê Thánh Tôn Street to Tôn Đức Thắng Street will be diverted to Lý Tự Trọng, Hai Bà Trưng and Đông Du streets or Mạc Thị Bưởi Street. In the reverse direction, vehicles will take Nam Kỳ Khởi Nghĩa and Hàm Nghi streets.
On Sunday, a cross-country run will be held on Lê Duẩn Street on a section from Pasteur Street to Nam Kỳ Khởi Nghĩa Street.
Vehicles going from Nam Kỳ Khởi Nghĩa Street to Lê Duẩn Street should take Alexandre de Rhodes and Phạm Ngọc Thạch streets or Hàn Thuyên and Pasteur streets. They can take Phạm Ngọc Thạch and Alexandre de Rhodes streets or Công xã Paris and Hàn Thuyên streets in the reverse direction.
To prevent traffic jams during firework shows next Tuesday, from 8:30pm to 9:30pm vehicles will be banned on the following streets in districts 1 and 4: Nguyễn Tất Thành (Hoàng Diệu to Khánh Hội Bridge), Tôn Đức Thắng (Mê Linh Square to Khánh Hội Bridge), Đồng Khởi (Ngô Đức Kế to Tôn Đức Thắng), Hải Triều (Hồ Tùng Mậu to Nguyễn Huệ) and Hàm Nghi (Hồ Tùng Mậu to Tôn Đức Thắng).
Vehicles are not permitted to stop on Khánh Hội, Mống, Calmette, Ông Lãnh, Thủ Thiêm, Nguyễn Hữu Cảnh, Bình Lợi, Bình Triệu, Rạch Chiếc, Sài Gòn and Phú Mỹ bridges, the flyover at Hàng Xanh crossroads, bridges on Mai Chí Thọ Street and the roof of Thủ Thiêm Tunnel. — VNS