Authorities will suspend and reroute traffic on many streets in Hanoi during multiple hours from January 24 to February 2 to facilitate the activities of the 13th National Party Congress.
The 13th National Party Congress, which is held every five years with the main duties of approving a political report, adopting Vietnam’s socio-economic plan for the next five and ten years, amending Party statutes, and most importantly, electing a new Party Central Committee, will take place in Hanoi from January 25 to February 2.
Before and during that time, trucks with a load capacity of 500kg or more and passenger buses of 24 seats or more for contracted transport will be temporarily banned from below streets:
From 6:00 am to 9:00 am on January 24: a section of Pham Hung Street from the intersection of Pham Hung - Me Tri to the intersection of Pham Hung - Tran Duy Hung, the lane adjacent to the National Convention Center on Thang Long Avenue from the section of Pham Hung - Tran Duy Hung to the intersection of the right gathering road of Thang Long Avenue - Le Quang Dao Street, Do Duc Duc Street, and Khuat Duy Tien Street from the intersection of Khuat Duy Tien - Le Van Luong to the intersection of Khuat Duy Tien - Thang Long Avenue.
The same vehicle ban will be applied on Tran Duy Hung Street, Nguyen Chi Thanh Street, Dao Tan Street, Kim Ma Street, a section of the street from the intersection of Lieu Giai - Nguyen Chi Thanh to the intersection of Lieu Giai - Doi Can, Van Phuc Street, Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, Tran Phu Street, Hung Vuong Street, Chu Van An Street, Hoang Dieu Street, Doc Lap Street, Le Hong Phong Street, Hoang Van Thu Street, Nguyen Tri Phuong Street, Dien Bien Phu Street, Nguyen Quyen Street, Tran Binh Trong Street, Tran Hung Dao Street from the intersection of Tran Hung Dao - Yet Kieu to the intersection of Tran Hung Dao - Quang Trung, Quan Su Street, and Trang Thi Street.
From 6:30 am - 8:30 am, 10:30 am - 2:00 pm, and 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm between January 25 and February 2: the vehicle suspension will be in effect again on all of the aforementioned streets, except Hoang Dieu, Doc Lap, Le Hong Phong, Hoang Van Thu, and Dien Bien Phu Streets.
From 6:30 am to 8:30 am on January 25, vehicles are also suspended on additional streets, including Dang Thai Mai, Xuan Dieu, Au Co, Nghi Tam, Yen Phu, Thanh Nien, Hung Vuong, Hoang Van Thu, Doc Lap, and Dien Bien Phu.
The ban excludes vehicles used for the Congress, vehicles with security badges, public buses, sanitation vehicles, and rescue vehicles.
Hanoi police require all types of vehicles to strictly obey the law on road traffic.
When facing prioritized vehicles on duty signaling for priority, drivers must promptly give way by controlling their vehicle close to the right side of the road in the direction they are going before coming to a stop.
Vehicles traveling from localities in the north of the northern region to those in the south can take alternative routes, including:
Vo Van Kiet - Thang Long Bridge - Pham Van Dong - Ho Tung Mau - Le Duc Tho - Le Quang Dao - turning right on the right gathering road to Thang Long Avenue - Provincial Highway 70 - Le Trong Tan in Ha Dong District - Van Khe - Phuc La - Buou Bridge - Phan Trong Tue - National Highway 1A or from Pham Van Dong Street to the elevated Ring Road 3, to Phap Van Street.
Vo Nguyen Giap - Truong Sa - Dong Tru Bridge - Ly Son - National Highway 5 or turning onto Vinh Tuy Bridge, Thanh Tri Bridge - Ring 3 - Phap Van Street.
Hanoi - Thai Nguyen Expressways - Hanoi - Bac Giang Expressway - National Highway 5 or going straight to Thanh Tri Bridge - Ring Road 3 - Phap Van Street.
Vehicles traveling from localities in the east side of the northern region to the west, or vice versa, can take the following routes:
National Highway 1A or new National Highway 1A - Thanh Tri Bridge or National Highway 5 - Dam Quang Trung - Co Linh - Thanh Tri Bridge - the elevated Ring Road 3 - Nguyen Trai - Tran Phu in Ha Dong District - Quang Trung in Ha Dong District - National Highway 6 for trips to the west.
Similarly, Highway 5 - Ring Road 3 - Thanh Tri Bridge - Phap Van - Ngoc Hoi - Phan Trong Tue - Buou Bridge - Phuc La - Van Khe - Quang Trung in Ha Dong District - National Highway 6 is the alternative to the west.
Another substitute is National Highway 5 - Ly Son - Dong Tru Bridge - Truong Sa - Hoang Sa - Thang Long Bridge - Pham Van Dong - Ring Road 3 - Khuat Duy Tien - Nguyen Trai - Tran Phu - National Highway 6 or Ho Tung Mau - National Highway 32 - Provincial Highway 70 - Le Trong Tan in Ha Dong District - Quang Trung in Ha Dong District - National Highway 6.