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Hochiminh City: April 28, 2022 Thu Thiem 2 Bridge opens to traffic

  • Thursday, 14:17 Day 28/04/2022
  • After 7 years of construction, the Thu Thiem 2 bridge project was officially put into operation and opened to traffic, contributing to reducing vehicle traffic and shortening the journey from the center of District 1 to Thu Duc City.

    Today (April 28), people can cross the Thu Thiem 2 bridge to move from District 1 to Thu Duc City. Ho Chi Minh City Department of Transport noted that in the process of opening the bridge, Thu Thiem 2 Bridge banned semi-trailers from passing, and at the same time banned all vehicles from stopping and parking on the bridge.

    With the operation of Thu Thiem 2 Bridge, the Department of Transport said that the traffic direction of some routes will be adjusted. Specifically:

    From April 28, on Nguyen Du Street (section from Ton Duc Thang Street to Hai Ba Trung Street), cars move one way.

    From May 7, Dinh Tien Hoang Street (section from Le Duan Street to Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street) cars move in one way.

    Particularly, on Nguyen Binh Khiem Street, the section from Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street to Le Duan Street, traffic is one-way.

    From Le Duan to Nguyen Huu Canh Street, motorbikes can go in two directions and cars can only go one way.

    With the starting point located at Ton Duc Thang - Le Duan intersection (District 1), the end point connects to Tran Bach Dang street (R1 route, Thu Duc city); total length up to 1.5 km. The project started construction in 2015 with a total investment of nearly 3100 billion VND. Experiencing many delays, the bridge was completed on September 2 last year and completed before April 30 this year. The completion of Thu Thiem Bridge 2 is expected to "bring a completely new look to the two busiest downtown areas" of the city. The project also connects traffic in Thu Thiem new urban area with the city center, reducing traffic pressure for Saigon Bridge and Thu Thiem tunnel.

    Source: Zing News