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Prenn Pass leading to Dalat to be closed for expansion

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – Vehicles will be banned from using the seven-kilometer-long Prenn Pass to travel to Dalat City as work on the pass upgrade and widening project begins on February 6.

The Lam Dong Department of Transport today, January 30, announced the closure of an 8-km section of National Highway 20 passing through the Prenn Pass for road expansion.

The VND552-billion project is scheduled to kick off on February 10 for completion after one year. When complete, the pass would be 12 meters wide, double the current width.

There will be four rest stops along the to-be-upgraded pass, with each being 40-69 meters long and 4-5 meters wide, and two observation points, with each being 32-43 meters long and 4-5 meters wide.

Vehicles to Dalat are advised to use the Mimosa Pass and a connecting road from the Lien Khuong – Prenn Expressway to the Tuyen Lam tourist site as an alternative route, excluding trucks, after the closure.

The provincial Department of Transport will implement traffic divergence in Ward 3 in Lam Dong Province’s Dalat City, near the Prenn Pass and open two-way traffic movement for the section from Datanla to the Truc Lam Yen Tu T-junction.

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