New expressway shortens distance between Hanoi and Hoa Binh

Wednesday, 2018-10-10 16:17:24
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Hoa Lac - Hoa Binh Expressway (Photo: Zing)
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NDO - The Hoa Lac - Hoa Binh Expressway formally opened to traffic on October 10, shortening the travel distance between Hanoi and Hoa Binh province by 20 kilometres compared to National Highway 6.

The 25.69-kilometre route runs from Hoa Lac Interchange in Hanoi’s western district of Thach That to Trung Minh commune in Hoa Binh province’s eponymous capital city.

The road surface is 11 metres wide with four lanes, allowing for a maximum speed of 80 kilometres per hour.

Constructed under a build-operate-transfer contract, the expressway cost a total of VND2.7 trillion (approximately US$116 million), with toll collection expected to begin on January 1, 2019, and last for 27 years.

The fees are planned to range from VND35,000 (US$1.5) to VND180,000 (US$7.74) per transit depending on the type of vehicle.

On the same day, Van Lang Bridge, connecting Hanoi’s Ba Vi district with the city of Viet Tri in Phu Tho province, also opened to traffic.

The bridge was built at a cost of VND1.46 trillion (US$62.8 million) with a total length of 9.46 kilometres, including a 7.54-kilometre approach road on the Hanoi side.

The project is expected to help the local residents to travel between the two sides of the Red River more easily without having to use ferry services.

Van Lang Bridge (Photo: VOV)