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Chu Y bridge to be widened

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Chu Y bridge to be widened

Le Anh

HCMC – Work will start in July on a project to expand Chu Y bridge over Ben Nghe and Te canals as the bridge is overwhelmed with soaring traffic between the city center and Phu My Hung town.

According to the HCMC Department of Transport, all the three branches of Chu Y (Y-shaped) bridge will be widened from 12 meters to 14 meters, including the walkways.

The maximum load capacity of the bridge will rise to 18 tons from the current 13 tons after the upgrade.

The VND186.2 billion (US$8.2 million) project will be implemented by Urban Traffic Management No.1 under the HCMC Department of Transport. The expansion is slated for completion in July 2018.

The southern part of the city, which encompasses districts 4, 7, 8 and Nha Be, has seen a mushrooming of new residential areas. Almost all the bridges connecting the south and the city center, such as Nhi Thien Duong, Chanh Hung, Chu Y, Nguyen Van Cu, Tan Thuan and Kenh Te, are overwhelmed with rising traffic flow.

According to a transport development plan until 2020, the city will widen roads and build Kenh Te 2 and Nguyen Khoai bridges linking the downtown area and the south of the city.

The Department of Transport said the construction of new bridges would depend on the city’s budget and site clearance. Therefore, the department will prioritize the most important bridges.

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