HCMC – The HCMC Department of Transport has proposed that the municipal People’s Council approve the investment policy for a new bridge across the Saigon River at a council meeting scheduled for next month.
The proposed Thu Thiem 4 bridge project, including the approach roads, would begin at the intersection of Tan Thuan 2 Bridge and Nguyen Van Linh Street. Cutting through Tan Thuan Port, the bridge will link with the Thu Thiem new urban area at the interchange of the North and South axis and R4 route in the residential area.
The Thu Thiem 4 bridge is planned to be 2.2 kilometers long and 28 meters wide, with six lanes for vehicles and two sidewalks.
The Thu Thiem 4 Bridge is considered a significant infrastructure project for HCMC as it will help alleviate traffic congestion from the southern part of the city to the center and promote the development of the Thu Thiem new urban area.
The latest report from the Department of Transport said that the estimated investment cost for the project is VND4,950 billion, which is lower than the previously planned VND5,300 billion. The department attributed the cost reduction to updates made in certain categories.
If the investment policy is approved, the contractor selection process and construction work would commence next year. The project is expected to be completed and put into use by 2028.