HCMC – Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province today, May 9, issued five resolutions to upgrade several sections of the Vung Tau-Binh Chau coastal road in the 2021-2025 period, with a total investment of VND6.5 trillion.
According to the provincial authorities, Ba Ria-Vung Tau has great potential for tourism growth, but connectivity within the province is not good enough to fully tap the growth potential. Moreover, road links between areas in the province, including the Vung Tau-Binh Chau Provincial Road that was built long ago, have yet to be synchronous with others.
Therefore, the provincial People’s Council decided to issue resolutions on the road upgrade.
The upgrade is aimed at reducing traffic accidents, ensuring traffic safety on seaside roads, creating favorable conditions in transportation, facilitating socioeconomic and tourism growth and improving the lives of local residents in areas through which the roads pass.
The project had a total length of over 33 kilometers, stretching from Dat Do District to Xuyen Moc District, with some VND1.4 trillion in investment.
In April 2021, the province adjusted the zoning plan of the project to meet the traffic demand in the long run. Accordingly, the road was adjusted from two to six lanes, with a total length of 76.86 kilometers and comprising many sections.
The project will include upgrading a section from the Nha lon Long Son intersection on Long Son Island to National Highway 51 and building a new section linking National Highway 51 with the Cua Lap Bridge; building the Cua Lap 2 linking Vung Tau City with Long Dien District and upgrading a section from Lo Voi T-section in Long Dien to the Thuy Duong Tourist Area in the Long Dien and Dat Do districts. It will also comprise expanding a section from the Long Phu T-section in Dat Do to the Song Ray Bridge in Xuyen Moc; upgrading a section from the Song Ray Bridge to the Trung Thuy Resort in Xuyen Moc; and expanding a section from the Trung Thuy Resort to National Highway 55.