HCMC – A beltway project west of Can Tho City will get off the ground tomorrow, November 17, with an investment of nearly VND4 trillion, according to the Can Tho Department of Transport.
The project will connect National Highways 91 and 61C, and pass through five districts and towns in Can Tho, including O Mon, Binh Thuy, Phong Dien, Ninh Kieu and Cai Rang.
It will be 19.3 kilometers long and 33 meters wide, with a maximum speed of 50-60kph.
Additionally, the project will have 14 culverts, nine interchanges, nine turnarounds and 25 bridges, of which the Ba Lang Bridge crossing the Can Tho River is the largest, with a length of 518 meters.
Work on the project is expected to be completed in 2026.
The beltway is an important part of the city’s transport infrastructure as it connects three arterial routes of the Mekong Delta region, comprising national highways 91, 61C, and 1, stated the Can Tho People’s Committee.
Thereby, it will help ease traffic congestion, reinforce the inter-regional traffic system, connect Can Tho City with neighboring provinces and create a strong motivation for socioeconomic development.
In recent years, traffic congestion in Can Tho City has worsening, especially in inner-city districts such as Ninh Kieu, Binh Thuy and Cai Rang.