Many large roundabouts in Ho Chi Minh City have been replaced with flyovers and traffic lights with an aim to improve the regulation of traffic flows and ease congestion.
Roundabout in front of Ben Thanh Market
The roundabout in front of Ben Thanh Market in District 1, which was built in 1914, witnessed many ups and downs with the city. It was one of the first roundabouts in the metropolis.
After over a decade, the roundabout has been demolished and replaced with an intersection with traffic lights.
Many local residents have yet to be acquainted with the new arrangement.
|In late 2022, the space in front of Ben Thanh Market was returned and the roundabout there was turned into an intersection with traffic lights.
Nguyen Thai Son Roundabout in Go Vap District
|Nguyen Thai Son Roundabout was initially large. It was built as a gateway to Go Vap District ten years ago.
The volume of vehicles passing through Nguyen Thai Son Roundabout in Go Vap District is huge.
Many residents have proposed reducing the area of the roundabout to make room for vehicles.
After many upgrades, an overpass with many branches has been built there, significantly reducing traffic congestion.
|The roundabout was scaled down and a steel overpass from Hoang Minh Giam Street to Nguyen Thai Son Street was constructed. In addition, traffic lights were installed.
Go Vap Intersection
|Go Vap Intersection where Nguyen Kiem, Nguyen Oanh, Quang Trung, Pham Ngu Lao, Nguyen Van Nghi, and Tran Thị Nghi Streets meet each other.
|In 2017, Ho Chi Minh City authorities scaled down the roundabout and built a steel overpass there, helping ease traffic jams.
Lang Cha Ca Roundabout in Tan Binh District
|The roundabout is an intersection of large streets, such as Cong Hoa, Hoang Van Thu, Tran Quoc Hoan, Le Van Sy, and Bui Thi Xuan. The roundabout is easily recognized as it has a blue- and red-colored globe with a diameter of around two meters.
|Lang Cha Ca Roundabout is located near Tan Son Nhat International Airport, so the volume of vehicles passing through it is huge, resulting in congestion. To deal with the traffic congestion, a steel flyover was built there over 10 years ago. However, the traffic congestion remains in the area due to the high traffic volume.
Hang Xanh Intersection in Binh Thanh District
|Hang Xanh Intersection in Binh Thanh District was demolished and replaced with an overpass and traffic lights in 2013. This intersection helps connect traffic between the east and downtown area of the city.
|However, the overpass fails to completely relieve the traffic congestion there due to a huge volume of vehicles during rush hours.
Cay Go Roundabout in Districts 6, 11
Cay Go Roundabout was large. It is an intersection of Ba Thang Hai, Hong Bang, Minh Phung, and Phu Tho Streets.
A steel flyover later was erected to replace the roundabout, easing traffic congestion.
|Traffic congestion was often seen at the roundabout, so a steel Y-shaped overpass was built there in 2013. The roundabout was also scaled down, and a traffic light system was installed.
Dien Bien Phu Roundabout in District 1
|The roundabout is an intersection of Dien Bien Phu, Nguyen Binh Khiem, and Hoang Sa Streets with a complicated traffic situation. Over the past few years, the roundabout has witnessed heavy traffic jams during peak hours.
The Ho Chi Minh City Traffic Police have proposed removing the roundabout and turning it into an intersection with traffic lights.
After considering the proposal, the municipal Department of Transport said the roundabout would not be demolished in the near future but traffic through it would be adjusted.