Panorama view of Mai Dich -Thang Long viaduct about to be completed

Thursday, 2020-07-02 17:58:07
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The elevated road begins at Km0 + 130, north of Mai Dich flyover and ends at Km5 + 497.72, south of the Thang Long Bridge.
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NDO - The elevated road between the Mai Dich flyover and the southern end of the Thang Long Bridge, part of Hanoi’s third ring road, is nearly complete after nearly two years of construction. The viaduct is expected to open to traffic in 2020, a key traffic project to solve traffic congestion at the gateway to Hanoi.

The reinforced concrete viaduct can survive magnitude 7 earthquakes and is designed to have four lanes and a speed limit of 100 km per hour.

The project has seen a total investment of VND5.3 trillion (US$230 million) sourced from ODA capital from the Japanese Government and a length of 5.3 km including the 4.8 km of elevated road.

Duong Viet Roan, Director of the Thang Long Project Management Board under the Ministry of Transport, said the project is expected to open to traffic on September 30.

According to Roan, the complicated developments of the COVID-19 pandemic directly affected the timely implementation of the project.

Several sections of the viaduct have been completed and installed with concrete railings.

Workers work in small groups to complete the road surface.

Some remaining beams on Pham Van Dong Street being completed.

At the foot of the viaduct, workers are completing the drainage system in order to remove barriers in the next few months.

The Ministry of Transport has adjusted the deadline for the completion of the project by December 2020. The work is expected to solve the problem of traffic congestion at the gateway to the capital Hanoi.