A project to upgrade a 2.5-kilometer Luong Dinh Cua Street section in Thu Duc City under Ho Chi Minh City remains incomplete after eight years of construction and has been put on hold as three households have yet to hand over their land, the Transportation Works Construction Investment Project Management Authority of Ho Chi Minh City told Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper on Monday.
The project carrying a price tag of VND826 billion (US$34.9 million) started in April 2015.
It was 60 percent complete as of December 2020 but was later suspended due to site clearance bottlenecks.
Work on a two-kilometer section from Tran Nao Street to Nguyen Hoang Street resumed in May last year.
The project is now around 85 percent complete, a representative of the authority said.
However, it has been at a standstill since June 15 due to obstacles in site clearance.
The administration of Thu Duc City has called on these households to hand over their land lots.
Meanwhile, the representative of the Transportation Works Construction Investment Project Management Authority of Ho Chi Minh City has suggested the Thu Duc City authorities hand over the remaining site late this month.
It is committed to accelerating the execution of the project as soon as receiving the cleared site.
A 500-meter section from Nguyen Hoang Street to Mai Chi Tho Boulevard will be conducted with the under-construction An Phu Intersection project as the intersection project includes a branch from the Ho Chi Minh City-Long Thanh-Dau Giay Expressway to Nguyen Hoang Street.
Once the project to upgrade the Luong Dinh Cua street section from Tran Nao Street to Mai Chi Tho Boulevard is in place, the street section will have six lanes measuring 30 meters wide, together with a wastewater drainage system, a median strip, sidewalks, trees, a lighting system, and other technical facilities.
An intersection with a diameter of over 100 meters of Luong Dinh Cua and Tran Nao Streets is basically completed, contributing to improving traffic in the area, according to the Transportation Works Construction Investment Project Management Authority of Ho Chi Minh City.