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Higher speed limit proposed for nine expressways

By N.Tan

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HCMC – The Department for Roads of Vietnam has written to the Ministry of Transport proposing revising up the speed limit on nine expressways to 90 kilometers per hour from the current 80, but for certain types of vehicle.

The nine expressways are Lao Cai-Kim Thanh, Cao Bo-Mai Son, Mai Son-National Highway 45, National Highway 45-Nghi Son, Nghi Son-Dien Chau, Nha Trang-Cam Lam, Cam Lam-Vinh Hao, Vinh Hao-Phan Thiet, and My Thuan-Can Tho.

The higher speed limit would apply to vehicles with seven seats or fewer, passenger cars with up to 30 seats (excluding commuter buses), and trucks weighing up to 3.5 tons.

Other types of vehicle would still be bound by the speed limit of 80 kilometers per hour.

If the proposal is approved, project owners and road management units would have to complete the installation of new speed limit signs within this month.

Currently, there are over 1,890 kilometers of operational expressways in the country. The Ministry of Transport has recently approved an increase in the maximum speed limit to 90 kilometers per hour on some four-lane expressways, such as Tuyen Quang-Phu Tho and Trung Luong-My Thuan.

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