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Highway through central Vietnam national park now open

By Vo Thanh   April 16, 2022 | 05:33 am PT
A 66 kilometer section of La So-Tuy Loan Highway, which runs through Bach Ma national park, opened to traffic Friday.
Highway through central Vietnam national park now open

La Son-Tuy Loan Highway began construction in 2013, running from La Son Intersection in Thua Thien-Hue's Phu Loc District to Tuy Loan Intersection in Da Nang's Hoa Vang District.

The La Son-Hoa Lien section spans over 55 kilometers, starting from La Son Intersection to Hoa Lien Intersection in Da Nang's Hoa Vang District.

The Hoa Lien-Tuy Loan section spans 11.5 kilometers, connecting with Da Nang-Quang Ngai Highway.

The entire project costs over VND11.4 trillion ($497.7 million).

Highway through central Vietnam national park now open

A car runs through Mui Trau Tunnel, which spans 1.3 kilometers and cost around VND1.5 trillion. It is the only tunnel of the highway.

Highway through central Vietnam national park now open

Entrances leading into Mui Trau Tunnel are in Hoa Vang District's Hoa Bac Commune.

The management board for the Ho Chi Minh Road project, the main investor, handed over a 66 kilometer section of the La Son-Hoa Lien section to the Directorate for Roads in Vietnam for use. For now, there are no toll booths on the highway.

Highway through central Vietnam national park now open

Over 11 kilometers of the highway runs through Bach Ma National Park.

Highway through central Vietnam national park now open

During the first phase of the project, roads are 12 meters wide with two lanes. The roads will be expanded in the second phase to 23-24 meters wide.

Highway through central Vietnam national park now open

There are multiple overpasses along the highway for wild animals in the national park.

Highway through central Vietnam national park now open

Besides normal signs along the highway, there are also mannequins to attract more attention.

Highway through central Vietnam national park now open

Aerial view of a four-lane section running through Huong Phu Commune, intersecting with another road leading towards Thua Thien-Hue's Nam Dong District.

Highway through central Vietnam national park now open

Some drivers have switched to using the highway instead of National Highway 1A and Hai Van Tunnel to avoid toll fees.

Highway through central Vietnam national park now open

La Son-Tuy Loan connects with the eastern branch of Ho Chi Minh Road, the Da Nang-Quang Ngai and Cam Lo-Son La highways, reducing traffic burden on National Highway 1A.

 
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