HCMC – The HCMC Department of Transport has approved a plan to expand National Highway 50 linking the city and the Mekong Delta province of Long An in the 2022-2024 period, with a total investment of nearly VND1.5 trillion.
The road expansion will start at the intersection with Nguyen Van Linh Street and end in Long An Province, with a total length of over 6.9 kilometers.
In the first section, some 4.4 kilometers long, the city will build a parallel road, while expanding the second section. The entire section will be expanded to 34 meters to have six lanes.
The project will also include rebuilding the Ong Thin bridge across the Can Giuoc river to open six lanes.
The project is aimed at boosting the connectivity between HCMC and Long An and other Mekong Delta provinces, reducing traffic congestion and accidents facing the national highway and fostering the socio-economic growth of HCMC and Long An.
The existing National Highway 50 has two lanes and frequently faces severe traffic jams.