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$23 million HCMC tunnel to ease traffic woes

Released at: 14:49, 06/11/2015

$23 million HCMC tunnel to ease traffic woes

Tunnel in District 12 and Hoc Mon district to ease congestion at troublesome An Suong intersection.

by Son Ho

The VND514 billion ($23.03 million) An Suong Tunnel project in District 12 and Hoc Mon district in Ho Chi Minh City has received approval and is expected to ease traffic congestion at the An Suong intersection and allow for greater traffic flows to and from National Highway No. 1A, National Highway No. 22, and Truong Chinh Road.

The project includes a double tunnel from Truong Chinh Road to National Highway No. 22, at a total length of 850 meters with two lanes in each direction. Nearby roads and drainage systems will be renovated and lighting systems and traffic signs, etc., installed.

The work is being invested by Urban Traffic Area Management No. 3 (Department of Transport) and it is expected to be completed by 2018.

An Suong intersection has long been notorious for traffic jams, catering to tens of thousands of vehicles from District 12, Hoc Mon district, and Cu Chi district going to or coming from the city center. An Suong Bus Station is also at the intersection, adding to traffic congestion.


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