Hanoi road widening suffers five-year delay, traffic choked

By Giang Huy, Ba Do   March 25, 2019 | 10:50 am GMT+7

Hanoi’s Truong Chinh Street was supposed to have been widened by 2015, but half a decade later the work is still going on.

Hanoi road widening suffers five-year delay, traffic choked

The two-kilometer long street in Dong Da District was identified for widening in 2011 and construction began in 2013. The work was expected to be completed by 2015, but only a 1.3-km stretch was finished.

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Traffic congestion is a common sight on Truong Chinh as barriers put up around a construction site for an elevated road are taking up half the road.

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The city reclaimed over 116,000 square meters of land for the street widening, moving out 618 households and 34 commercial establishments in Dong Da and Thanh Xuan districts.

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The unfinished section of the widening project. 

The 634 meter-long segment saw 377 households being moved out after being compensation of over VND1.3 trillion ($56 million). Machines now occupy the area for building the elevated road.

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A barrier cordons off the middle of Truong Chinh Street.

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The steel skeleton of what used to be an electric pole on Truong Chinh.

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Vehicles at the intersection of Truong Chinh and Ton That Tung streets.

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The widening is expected to be finished this year.

 
 
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