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Motorbike lane on Vo Van Kiet Avenue in HCMC to be expanded

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – An eight-kilometer section of Vo Van Kiet Avenue in the direction from the Tan Kien interchange to the Saigon River Tunnel, will have its concrete median strip removed to widen the motorbike lane to reduce congestion and accidents.

Doan Van Tan, director of the Urban Traffic Management and Operations Center under the HCMC Department of Transport, announced on June 18 that the city is preparing to commence the project.

Currently, the motorbike lane comprises two sections, with widths ranging from 2-2.5 meters to 3-3.5 meters, separated by a concrete median strip adorned with grass and trees. The increasing vehicular traffic along this route has resulted in narrow lanes causing congestion and accidents.

The project involves relocating and cutting down 236 trees, as well as removing the median strip that separates the two motorbike lanes. This will widen the lanes to approximately seven meters, improving two-wheeler traffic flow.

The total cost for renovating this road section exceeds VND13 billion, with completion slated for mid-September of this year.

The 13-kilometer Vo Van Kiet Avenue connects Calmette Bridge in District 1 and the National Highway 1 interchange in Binh Chanh District. Opened to traffic in 2009, the road traverses six districts of the city and is considered a vital route linking HCMC with key economic areas in the southern region.

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