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Expy linking Danang, Thua Thien-Hue to open to traffic soon

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – After undergoing an appraisal in December this year, the La Son-Tuy Loan expressway project, which connects Thua Thien-Hue Province and Danang City, will be opened to traffic.

A representative of the Ho Chi Minh Road Project Management Board under the Ministry of Transport said on November 16 that one of the two main sections of the expressway project had been approved by the State Inspection Council for Pre-Acceptance Test of Construction Works for operation. The relevant agencies are completing the evaluation procedures.

The two main sections of the expressway project are La Son-Hoa Lien and Hoa Lien-Tuy Loan, with the former being complete.

Once in place, the La Son-Hoa Lien section of the expressway with an initial total cost of VND11.5 trillion will allow a maximum speed of 80 kilometers per hour and have two lanes.

The La Son-Tuy Loan expressway project got off the ground in late December 2013 and is 77.5 kilometers, starting from the La Son Intersection in Thua Thien-Hue Province and ending at the Tuy Loan Intersection in Danang City’s Hoa Vang District.

The expressway was supposed to be opened to traffic in late 2018, but faced obstacles over adjustment, site clearance and shortage of capital, leading to delays, VietnamPlus news site reported.

Speaking of the toll collection for investment recovery, the representative of the management board said that the competent agencies had yet to make a final decision on toll collection methods for the expressway. As such, in the initial period, vehicles will not have to pay toll fees for using the expressway.

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