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Ho Chi Minh City to ban vehicles from downtown streets for marathon race this weekend

Thursday, April 08, 2021, 19:08 GMT+7
Ho Chi Minh City to ban vehicles from downtown streets for marathon race this weekend
The streets where traffic will be banned and their alternative routes on April 11, 2021 in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Thu Dung / Tuoi Tre

The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Transport has said it will ban traffic on numerous streets in the city center for a maximum of 24 hours this weekend for the organization of the fourth edition of the Techcombank Ho Chi Minh City International Marathon.

The traffic ban will come into effect on the section of Nguyen Binh Khiem Street bounded by Nguyen Huu Canh and Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Streets and the section of Le Duan Street between Nguyen Binh Khiem and Dinh Tien Hoang Streets from 12:00 pm April 10 to 12:00 pm the next day.

People can take the following alternative routes:  

Route 1: Nguyen Huu Canh Street → Ton Duc Thang Street → Dinh Tien Hoang Street → Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street and vice versa.

Route 2: Le Duan Street → Ton Duc Thang Street → Nguyen Huu Canh Street. The other way around will also work.

From 4:00 am to 9:00 am April 11, all vehicles will be prohibited on the section of Le Duan Street bounded by Dinh Tien Hoang Street and Cong Xa Paris Street, the section of Pham Ngoc Thach Street from Le Duan Street to Cong Truong Dan Chu Roundabout, the section of Vo Van Tan Street from Cong Truong Dan Chu Roundabout to Nam Ky Khoi Nghia Street, the section of Nam Ky Khoi Nghia Street from Vo Van Tan Street to Le Duan Street, the section of Le Duan Street from Nam Ky Khoi Nghia to Cong Xa Paris Streets, Cong Xa Paris Street, Dong Khoi Street, and the section of Ton Duc Thang Street bounded by Nguyen Huu Canh Street and Khanh Hoi Bridge.

The streets where traffic will be banned and their alternative routes on April 11 in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Thu Dung / Tuoi Tre

The streets where traffic will be banned and their alternative routes on April 11, 2021 in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Thu Dung / Tuoi Tre

Alternative routes are as follows:

From District 4 to Binh Thanh District:

Route 1: Nguyen Tat Thanh Street → Hoang Dieu Street → Doan Van Bo Street → Ong Lanh Bridge → Nguyen Thai Hoc Street → Nguyen Thi Nghia Street → Cach Mang Thang Tam Street → Dien Bien Phu Street.

Route 2: Nguyen Tat Thanh Street → Hoang Dieu Street → Doan Van Bo Street → Ong Lanh Bridge → Nguyen Thai Hoc Street → Nguyen Thi Nghia Street → Cach Mang Thang Tam Street → Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street → Thi Nghe Bridge → Xo Viet Nghe Tinh Street.

From Binh Thanh District to District 4:

Route 1: Xo Viet Nghe Tinh Street → Thi Nghe Bridge → Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street → Nguyen Binh Khiem Street → Nguyen Dinh Chieu Street → Cach Mang Thang 8 Street → Nguyen Thi Nghia Street → Nguyen Thai Hoc Street → Ong Lanh Bridge → Doan Van Bo Street → Hoang Dieu Street.

Route 2: Dien Bien Phu Street → Dinh Tien Hoang Street → Vo Thi Sau Street → Cong Truong Dan Chu Roundabout → Cach Mang Thang Tam Street → Nguyen Thi Nghia Street → Nguyen Thai Hoc Street → Ong Lanh Bridge → Doan Van Bo Street → Hoang Dieu Street.

From Binh Thanh District to District 5 and District 6:

Route 1: Xo Viet Nghe Tinh Street → Thi Nghe Bridge → Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street → Nguyen Binh Khiem Street → Nguyen Dinh Chieu Street → Cach Mang Thang Tam Street → Nguyen Thi Nghia Street → Tran Hung Dao Street.

Route 2: Dien Bien Phu Street → Dinh Tien Hoang Street → Vo Thi Sau Street → Cong Truong Dan Chu Roundabout → Cach Mang Thang 8 Street → Nguyen Thi Nghia Street → Nguyen Thai Hoc Street → Vo Van Kiet Boulevard.

The streets where traffic will be banned and their alternative routes on April 11 in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Thu Dung / Tuoi Tre

The streets where traffic will be banned and their alternative routes on April 11, 2021 in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Thu Dung / Tuoi Tre

At the same time, two-wheel and three-wheel vehicles will be restricted from the mixed lane on the section of Vo Van Kiet Boulevard from Cao Van Lau Street to Ton Duc Thang Street in the direction from National Highway 1 to District 1 between 4:00 am and 9:00 am Sunday.

Two-wheel and three-wheel vehicles should join the car lane close to the border median on Vo Van Kiet Boulevard. 

All vehicles will be banned from traveling from Vo Van Kiet Boulevard to Calmette Bridge’s branch.

Drivers are advised to slow down and obey the instructions of traffic control forces, traffic police officers or traffic signal systems on the aforementioned streets.

Individuals and organizations that need to travel to and from the affected areas during the above limited time frames are recommended to contact the Department of Tourism directly at 140 Nguyen Dinh Chieu Street in Vo Thi Sau Ward, District 3 or via phone number (028) 3824 2903 for support.

The Techcombank Ho Chi Minh City International Marathon is an annual event co-held by the municipal Department of Tourism, the Ho Chi Minh City Athletics Federation, Sunrise Events Vietnam, and Techcombank.

Runners will compete in four races, including a full marathon at 42.195km, a half-marathon at 21.1km, a 10km race, and a 5km race.

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