Three flyovers and more gates leading to Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City will be built to ease the chronic congestion around the facility, transport authorities have said.
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As the number of passengers arriving at the airport has increasingly grown, measures to prevent traffic jams on the routes around it should be taken as soon as possible, according to the municipal Department of Transport.
Ngo Hai Duong, head of the department’s road traffic infrastructure management division, said the agency will consider building a number of flyovers on some routes leading to the airport.
Specifically, these overpasses will be built at the intersection between Truong Son Street and the entrance to the airport’s terminals (in Tan Binh District), at the crossroads of Hoang Van Thu and Nguyen Van Troi Streets (also in Tan Binh), and at the interchange of Nguyen Kiem, Nguyen Thai Son, Pham Van Dong, and Hoang Minh Giam Streets (in Phu Nhuan and Go Vap Districts), Duong said.
The department will also open more entries to the airport from a number of streets including Hoang Hoa Tham, Truong Chinh, Pham Van Bach and Quang Trung Streets, Duong said.
He added that a 20m-wide exit will be made available to connect the airport’s domestic terminal to Cong Hoa Street to serve passengers who want to go to the western area of the city or to Mekong Delta provinces and cities.
The department has also banned parking on a number of routes leading to the airport and urged the contractors of traffic infrastructure works nearby to accelerate the construction progress and put their works into operation to help ease congestion.
Multiple aviation firms reported flight delays of up to 155 minutes on Monday evening because of late arriving passengers, who had been stuck in traffic jams around the airport after a prolonged heavy rain in the late afternoon.
National carrier Vietnam Airlines said it had 19 flights delayed that evening because of passengers arriving late due to traffic jams.
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