Work starts on three North-South Expressway segments

By Doan Loan   November 19, 2020 | 10:15 pm PT
Work starts on three North-South Expressway segments
A section of the La Son-Tuy Loan Expressway connecting Thua Thien Hue Province with Da Nang City which will be linked with the North-South Expressway. Photo by VnExpress/Vo Thanh.
Construction of three sections of the North-South Expressway began on Thursday at a cost of over VND4.2 trillion ($181 million).

They are part of the 63-km Mai Son-National Route 45 segment between the northern province of Ninh Binh and the central province of Thanh Hoa, and are 15 km, 6 km and 11 km long and publicly funded. The work is expected to be completed within two years.

They Mai Son-National Route 45 has a projected cost of VND12.11 trillion. Work on the remaining portions is expected to start soon.

In its first phase, the four-lane expressway will be 17 m wide before being widened later to six lanes and 32 m, when vehicles can travel at 120 km per hour.

Land acquisition for the project is 91 percent complete, and things are ready for construction, Deputy Minister of Transport Le Dinh Tho said.

Upon completion, the expressway will make travel between Ninh Binh and Thanh Hoa faster, ease traffic congestion and accidents on National Highway 1A and enable development of industrial and tourism areas there.

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