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Maximum speed raised to 90kph on eight expressways

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – The Ministry of Transport has approved a proposal for revising up the maximum speed limit from 80 to 90 kilometers per hour (kph) on eight expressways.

The ministry has told relevant agencies to set up new speed limit signs along these eight expressways, said a report on the Government news website.

The higher speed limit applies to cars, passenger coaches of up to 30 seats and trucks of up to 3.5 tons, traveling on four-lane expressways with concrete barriers.

The eight expressways  are Mai Son-National Highway 45, National Highway 45-Nghi Son, Nghi Son-Dien Chau, Dien Chau-Bai Vot, Nha Trang-Cam Lam, Cam Lam-Vinh Hao, Vinh Hao-Phan Thiet, and Lao Cai-Kim Thanh border gate.

Project management boards and investors are required to conduct technical reviews to ensure traffic safety when raising the speed limit to 90kph.

Currently, the country has a total of 1,890 kilometers of expressway in operation.

The Ministry of Transport earlier raised the speed limit on four-lane expressways, including Tuyen Quang-Phu Tho, Trung Luong-My Thuan, and My Thuan-Can Tho.

The 15km-long Cao Bo-Mai Son expressway has four bridges without having concrete barriers and its merge lanes have yet to meet standards, so the speed limit of this four-lane expressway remains unchanged at 80kph.

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