12th Vietnam-France decentrialized cooperation conference 31st Sea Games - Vietnam 2021 Covid-19 Pandemic
Oct 07, 2020 / 07:35

Stretch of Hanoi’s ring road widened for smoother traffic

Pham Van Dong street, part of Hanoi's Ring Road 3, is one of the arterial thoroughfares connecting innercity districts with Noi Bai International Airport.

Pham Van Dong street, part of Hanoi's Ring Road 3, in Mai Dich - Nam Thang Long section has been widened to 12 lanes and works on the widening of the stretch connecting the two bridges of Nhat Tan and Thang Long have just been completed, VnExpress reported.

Pham Van Dong street is one of the arterial thoroughfares connecting innercity districts with Noi Bai International Airport. The project began in October 2016 with an investment of more than VND3,000 billion (US$129.6 million).

This is the northwestern entrance to Hanoi, connecting the capital city with other northwestern provinces, so it is often congested. By expanding it to 12 lanes, the municipal government hope to resolve the chronic traffic jam on this highway.

Pham Van Dong road was completed and opened to traffic over a year ago; however, half of the road was fenced to build the Mai Dich - Nam Thang Long viaduct on Ring Road 3 since January 2018. The 5.3 km viaduct, including 4.6 km of elevated stretch, was invested with VND5.3 trillion (US$230 million).

Besides, in July, the construction and repair project for Thang Long bridge kicked off with a total investment of nearly VND270 billion (US$11.7 million). This repair project will be completed by the end of 2020 at the same time with the inauguration of Mai Dich - Nam Thang Long viaduct, ensuring smooth, safe and convenient traffic.

On October 5, many roads were divided into lanes. The lower road is expanded to 93 m, each direction has six lanes with a width of 3.5 m each. Photo: VnExpress
The median strip is from 3.5m to 10m wide depending on location. By October 5 morning, many trees have been grown on most of its area. Photo: VnExpress

 1,500 trees have been planted along the road. Photo: VnExpress

The sidewalks width is from 3m to more than 7m, paved with stones. Many sections are planted with four layers of trees. Photo: VnExpress

 Beside Pham Van Dong street, the overhead road with a total investment of more than VND5,000 billion (US$216.12 million) has also been completed and is expected to open to traffic on October 10. Photo: VnExpress