HCMC – A bypass around Ba Ria City in Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province which cost some VND1.2 trillion has been opened to traffic after 10 years of construction.
The 12.1-kilometer bypass, which helps improve the connectivity between the Cai Mep-Thi Vai Port and National Highway 1A, has four lanes and allows a maximum speed of 70 kilometers per hour.
The bypass, called National Highway 56, will act as the main traffic axis connecting Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province with Dong Nai Province and several south-central and central highlands provinces.
Tran Thuong Chi, director of the Ba Ria-Vung Tau Department of Transport, said the road would help reduce traffic jams in downtown Ba Ria, the local media reported.
Besides, the bypass will help shorten the distance to transport goods between industrial parks and the Cai Mep-Thi Vai Port across the Bien Hoa-Vung Tau expressway and National Highway 1 to key economic zones in the southern, south-central and central highlands regions, and contribute to completing the province’s traffic infrastructure and boosting its socio-economic growth.