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Two more expressways set to open to traffic next month

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – Two expressways that link the north-central provinces of Thanh Hoa and Nghe An will be opened to traffic on September 2 as part of the North-South Expressway project, according to the Ministry of Transport.

Once operational, the National Highway 45-Nghi Son and Nghi Son-Dien Chau expressways will significantly reduce travel time between Thanh Hoa and Nghe An to 1.5 hours, and between Hanoi and Nghe An to 3.5 hours.

The National Highway 45-Nghi Son Expressway, with a total length of 43 kilometers, passes through Nong Cong and Nghi Son districts in Thanh Hoa. The construction of this VND5,530-billion expressway began in July 2021.

In the initial phase, it will have four lanes with a design speed of 80 kilometers per hour. In the future, it will be upgraded to six lanes with a design speed of 100-120 kilometers per hour.

It will link to the Mai Son-National Highway 45 Expressway, which connects the provinces of Ninh Binh and Thanh Hoa. Currently, work on the National Highway 45-Nghi Son Expressway is 80% complete.

The 50-kilometer Nghi Son-Dien Chau Expressway requires an investment of over VND7,290 billion.

This expressway is being constructed with four lanes, and a maximum speed of 80 kilometers per hour. In the next phase, it will have six lanes and a maximum speed ranging from 100 to 120 kilometers per hour.

Until now, the project is around 93% complete.

The North-South Expressway’s phase one (2017-2021) includes 11 components, of which six with a total length of 425 kilometers have been completed.

The My Thuan 2 Bridge, connecting Tien Giang and Vinh Long provinces, is expected to be completed by the end of this year, while the other two sections, Dien Chau-Bai Vot and Cam Lam-Vinh Hao, will open to traffic next year.

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