HCMC – A new road that connects the Noi Bai-Lao Cai Expressway and Sapa Town in Lao Cai Province was opened to traffic yesterday, thus facilitating travel to this upland touristy location.
Director of the provincial Department of Transport and Construction Nguyen Quoc Huy said after one month of trial operation, the entire road has been officially put into operation. Vehicles traversing the road are now not subject to time and weight limits.
Following the completion of other components of the road, investors will commence toll collection at the Mong Sen Bridge, the tallest viaduct in Vietnam, linking Sapa and Noi Bai-Lao Cai Expressway.
Thanks to the new road, the distance between Lao Cai City and Sapa will be reduced by 2.5 kilometers, in comparison to using the existing highway 4D, which is narrow and easily congested during heavy traffic.
The total cost of the road is VND1,382 billion, with VND803 billion of it funded by investors and the remainder by the State budget.