Officials in Ho Chi Minh City will spend over US$22 million building a flyover at a crowded intersection to ease traffic around Tan Son Nhat International Airport next year.
Local traffic management authorities have said the new flyover will be constructed at the Nguyen Kiem-Nguyen Thai Son traffic circle, a bottleneck 2.5km from Tan Son Nhat, in Go Vap District.
Construction will begin in January next year and is expected to finish eight months later.
The flyover is designed to be in the shape of the letter N, including a 367.7m bridge connecting Nguyen Kiem Street and Nguyen Thai Son Street, another 367.7m bridge linking Nguyen Kiem Street to Hoang Minh Giam Street, and the third one measuring 362.8m long between Hoang Minh Giam Street and Nguyen Thai Son Street.
The project to build the flyover will also include the renovation and expansion of those roads leading to the traffic circle, installing LED lights, planting trees, and others.
The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Transport required in its approval that advanced technology be applied in making the flyover’s surface and supporting pillars.
The project will cost VND504 billion ($22.2 million), with VND351 billion ($15.5 million) for the building works and the remainder for site clearance, compensation, project management, and consulting, among others.