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Trucks to be banned on Thu Duc overpass for pedestrian bridge construction

By Nguyen Tan

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HCMC – To facilitate the construction of a pedestrian bridge at Thu Duc station of Metro Line No. 1, connecting Ben Thanh Market and Suoi Tien Theme Park, the HCMC Department of Transport will ban trucks of over five tons from the Thu Duc overpass.

The ban, approved by relevant authorities, applies to trucks over five tons and semi-trailer trucks traveling from Thu Duc intersection to the Saigon Bridge. The alternative route will be via Hanoi Highway, the road alongside Thu Duc overpass, and Vo Nguyen Giap Highway.

The Department of Transport will reduce the maximum speed limit on the Thu Duc overpass from 60 kph to 40 kph for vehicles traveling from Dong Nai Province to HCMC during the construction of TH2 pillar.

Signs for alternative routes will be installed to facilitate traffic flow on Hanoi Highway from Thu Duc intersection to the Thu Duc overpass. The timeline for the traffic reorganization has not yet been issued by the relevant authorities.

Contractors have been constructing pedestrian bridges to the elevated metro stations at various locations, including Tan Cang, Thao Dien, An Phu, Rach Chiec, Phuoc Long, Binh Thai, Thu Duc, Saigon Hi-Tech Park, and the Vietnam National University HCMC.

Each pedestrian bridge has a total length of nearly 80 meters and a width of 3.5 meters, and is equipped with a roof.

The 20-km Metro Line No. 1, also known as Ben Thanh-Suoi Tien Metro Line, has three underground and 11 overhead stations, and requires a total investment of around VND43.7 trillion.

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