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Oft-congested intersection near Tan Son Nhat airport set for overhaul

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – The intersection of Pham Van Dong and Le Quang Dinh streets in Go Vap District, serving as a crucial entry point to Tan Son Nhat International Airport, is set for overhaul in March, according to the HCMC Department of Transport.

The decision to overhaul the intersection comes due to concerns over safety risks, said Hoang Quoc Dung, deputy head of the Road Transport Management Division, at a press conference on February 22.

Residents have voiced worries regarding the absence of left-turn signals on the street sections from Pham Van Dong to Le Quang Dinh, posing risks for motorists and exacerbating congestion around the narrow roundabout.

The overhaul plan entails dismantling the roundabout, resizing the median strip, and upgrading traffic lights from two phases to three phases. Specific signals will be installed for left-turning vehicles.

The HCMC Road Infrastructure Management Center will work with other relevant agencies to relocate technical infrastructure systems within the intersection area.

Despite its significance in connecting the northeast to the city center and facilitating airport access, the 12-kilometer Pham Van Dong Avenue with 12 lanes has been plagued by congestion since it was opened to traffic in 2013.

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