HCMC – A two-kilometer section of Nguyen Van Linh Boulevard in HCMC’s District 7 is being widened to 10 lanes to address traffic congestion on this axis route in the southern part of the city.
The section, which runs from the Huynh Tan Phat intersection to Nguyen Thi Thap Street in the district, has been under expansion for several months, reported news site VnExpress.
A part of the section near the intersection has been asphalted, while work on the sidewalks is almost complete. The contractor is building the foundation and other infrastructure works for the rest of the section.
A representative of Phu My Hung Development Company, the project’s investor, said the expansion of the road section started in late 2021. The project is 65% complete and is slated for completion this May.
The boulevard usually sees a high traffic volume. Earlier, this six-lane road was frequently overwhelmed by a large number of vehicles traveling at peak hours. Accordingly, the expansion project once completed is expected to help ease traffic congestion.
Nguyen Van Linh Boulevard is one of the biggest axis roads in HCMC. Its investor is collecting toll fees on the route to recoup investment until 2028.