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HCMC-Long Thanh-Dau Giay Expressway frontage road opened to traffic this month

By T. Huy

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HCMC – A  2.7-kilometer residential frontage road that runs parallel with the HCMC-Long Thanh-Dau Giay Expressway will be opened to traffic by the end of this month, according to the HCMC Department of Transport.

When in place, the frontage road will significantly ease traffic in the eastern gateway area of the city, which is currently facing congestion due to the ongoing construction of the An Phu interchange which connects Mai Chi Tho Avenue and HCMC-Long Thanh-Dau Giay Expressway.

Daily traffic volume on HCMC-Long Thanh-Dau Giay Expressway has surged 30% to 70,000 vehicles since the 99-km Dau Giay-Phan Thiet Expressway worth VND12.5-trillion was put into operation on April 29 this year, shortening the travel time between HCMC and Binh Thuan Province which is known for its beach resorts in Mui Ne.

Consequently, the section between HCMC’s Mai Chi Tho Avenue and Dong Nai Province’s National Highway 51 is frequently congested, especially on weekends.

The construction of the VND869 billion frontage road along HCMC-Long Thanh-Dau Giay Expressway began in April 2027 under the build-transfer format. It has four lanes for vehicles.

The frontage road is divided into two sections. The first section is 2.7 kilometers long, linking Mai Chi Tho and Do Xuan Hop roads, and the second section, 600 meters long, connects D11 road and Beltway No. 2.

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