Entire route of Pham Van Dong Street opens to traffic

The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Transport yesterday officially opened to traffic two last items of Tan Son Nhat-Binh Loi outer belt road or Pham Van Dong road.

The newly built stretch of Hong Ha street in Tan Son Nhat-Binh Loi outer belt road (Photo: SGGP)

The two items are branches of Hong Ha and Bach Dang streets in Tan Binh district.
According to the department, the opening to traffic of the entire outer belt route after eight years of construction will help reduce traffic jam in roads leading to Tan Son Nhat International Airport.
However, the airport’s representative expressed concern about worse traffic congestion because of surging vehicles in the area which will put heavy pressure on the intersection of Truong Son, Hong Ha and Bach Dang streets.

Director of the department Bui Xuan Cuong said that he had instructed the Urban Traffic Management Board No.1, who manages traffic in the area, to work with Tan Binh district to rationalize traffic flows and increase signs so that citizens can travel in other routes to limit the number of vehicles to Truong Son street.
Police forces will intensity regulating traffic in the area to prevent congestion, he added. In the upcoming time, the department will install cameras to soon spot and solve congestions.
In addition, a flyover above Truong Son-Bach Dang crossroads will be built for vehicles to straightly reach the airport. Another flyover will also be constructed in Nguyen Kiem-Pham Van Dong intersection.

By Quoc Hung – Translated by Hai Mien

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