Dec 12, 2019 / 17:46

Hanoi to build ten more bypasses for pedestrians

The Hanoitimes - Currently, the Hanoi People’s Committee has approved projects to build four pedestrian bridges.

Hanoi will build another ten overpasses in crowded streets and across the To Lich river with a view to reducing traffic congestion and ensuring pedestrians’ safety and convenience, local media reported.

Accordingly, seven steel structure framed pedestrian overpasses will be built along the routes of Nguyen Trai in Thanh Xuan district, Lang in Dong Da district, Nguyen Van Cu in Long Bien district, and three other overhead bridges across the To Lich river.

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Currently, the Hanoi People’s Committee has approved projects to build four pedestrian bridges. Of them, one is located at the T-junction of Trieu Khuc road in Thanh Xuan district and three in Nguyen Van Cu street in Long Bien district.

All the four bridges will be assembled with steel structure and surface drainage system. The construction is scheduled to finish in 2020.

In reply to the municipal Department of Planning and Investment’s requirement on evaluating the possibility of building three pedestrian bridges across the To Lich River and three bridges along Lang street, the Department of Transport said these constructions are necessary and urgent.

There is a high density of offices, schools and vehicles in Lang street. An increasing number of pedestrians cross Lang street and To Lich river everyday.

Three bridges include To Lich 1 bridge, which is located between the Cot and 361 bridges, To Lich 2 bridge, halfway between 361 and Trung Hoa bridges, and To Lich 3 bridge in the middle between Trung Hoa and Hoa Muc bridges. Each bridge has an estimated length of 40 meters.

The pedestrian bridges along Lang road includes Bridge No1 locating near 1174 Lang road with a length of 43m, Bridge No2 near 778 Lang road with a length 33m, and Bridge No3 near Lang Ha market with a length of 41m.

According to the department, Lang street runs through three big districts including Thanh Xuan, Dong Da and Cau Giay, and links Hanoi’s downtown with Noi Bai International Airport. It has a high density of vehicles, posing risks for pedestrians and bus riders as the bus stops are far from existing bridges.