Hoàng Quốc Việt-Nguyễn Văn Huyên overpass. — VNA/VNS Photo
HÀ NỘI — Hà Nội's biggest overpass at the Hoàng Quốc Việt-Nguyễn Văn Huyên crossroad in Cầu Giấy District opened to traffic Friday morning following 10 months of construction.
According to Phạm Hoàng Tuấn, director of the city’s Management Board for Traffic Works Construction and Investment, the total investment on the project was more than VNĐ560 billion (US$24.03 million) sourced from the city’s budget.
With a length of 278m and 16m in width, the overpass has 10 lanes, including four for motorised vehicles on the upper bridges and six mixed vehicles lanes in the ground-level roads.
Pedestrians, non-motorised vehicles, trucks, tractors higher than 3.5m are not allowed on the overpass' upper bridges, they would drive in the ground-level roads as directed by the traffic signs.
This is a key traffic project of the city in the 2016-20 period to solve traffic congestion at the intersection between Nguyễn Văn Huyên and Hoàng Quốc Việt streets and is expected to help further complete the city's transportation network - especially between the three urban districts of Bắc Từ Liêm, Cầu Giấy and Tây Hồ, and improve the service sector and economic development in the area.
Addressing the inauguration ceremony, Nguyễn Thế Hùng, vice chairman of the municipal People’s Committee, said the overpass would help handle the narrow section on Nguyễn Văn Huyên Street - a major traffic jam spot in Hà Nội, which has existed for 23 years, with a high number of vehicles, thereby increasing traffic capacity, reducing congestion, and facilitating vehicles moving through the Belt Roads No 2.5.
He requested the project management board to immediately handover items for pavements, trees, lighting, technical infrastructure, roads and overpasses for units to manage and ensure traffic safety as well as maintain. — VNS