HCMC – The People’s Committees of HCMC and Long An Province have mutually agreed to accelerate the construction of five routes connecting the two localities.
The five projects consist of Beltway No. 4; Tay Bac road in Binh Chanh connecting with provincial road DT.823D in Duc Hoa, Long An; the extended Vo Van Kiet street – section across Binh Chanh connecting with Hai Son – Tan Do Industrial Park in Duc Hoa, Long An; Le Van Luong Street in Nha Be District connecting with the provincial road 826C in Can Giuoc, Long An at Tach Doi Bridge; and the road parallel with National Highway No. 50 connecting with the road DT.827E.
For the first route of Beltway No. 4, Long An Province will take charge of updating the relevant planning and forecasting of the vehicle volume to determine the scale and investment plans.
Long An will also determine whether the 9.5 km-long passage from the intersection of road 826D till the end is an expressway or the urban main route axis. Based on that, the two localities will work together to find an effective solution for the project’s implementation.
The second route is the Tay Bac new open road in Binh Chanh connecting with provincial road DT.823D in Duc Hoa, Long An. HCMC has approved the policy on the route direction adjustment and updated the relevant planning in the area of Binh Chanh.
Long An is set to invest in building the Kenh Ranh bridge and part of the provincial road 823D, which is being executed to secure regional traffic connection.
The third route is the extended Vo Van Kiet street, a section across Binh Chanh District connecting with Hai Son–Tan Do. The route direction and scale of the section from Beltway No. 3 to the boundary of Long An should be supplemented into HCMC’s general planning project to have a basis for implementing the next steps.
The fourth route is Le Van Luong in Nha Be District, connecting with the provincial road 826C in Can Giuoc, Long An at Rach Doi bridge. The HCMC Department of Architecture has been assigned to update the route direction and scale of the Rach Doi bridge in HCMC’s general planning project.
The fifth route is the investment in the road in parallel with National Highway No. 50 connecting with the DT.827E road (the possible name of National Highway 50B). The HCMC Department of Transport is tasked with preparing an investment policy to ensure synchronized traffic connection with Long An.
Currently, National Highway Nos. 1 and 50 are the two key traffic routes connecting HCMC and Long An. However, National Highway 50 has only two lanes for vehicles, which often causes traffic congestion during peak hours, impacting the movement of the two localities’ residents.
National Highway 50 is scheduled to be expanded to 34 meters, handling six lanes for traffic movement in the last quarter of 2022.