Traffic takes off on new overpasses to Saigon airport

By Thanh Nguyen   July 3, 2017 | 03:22 pm GMT+7

At least that’s how it looked on the first day...

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Traffic on an overpass to Tan Son Nhat International Airport that opened on Monday morning. The construction took five months and was completed two months ahead of schedule.

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Only cars and buses are allowed to use the overpass. Congestion is a common problem facing people trying to get to Tan Son Nhat, the country’s largest airport, especially ahead of big holidays.

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The overpass goes to the domestic and international terminals, and cost VND242 billion ($10.6 million) to build.

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Grass ground below the overpass

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Part of another overpass also opened on the same day for all vehicles weighing less than 10 tons.

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The second overpass is estimated to cost VND504 billion, and construction is ongoing.