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HCMC to build tunnels in District 7 this month

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HCMC – HCMC will break ground for a VND830-billion project to develop two tunnels and a roundabout at Nguyen Van Linh-Nguyen Huu Tho Intersection in the city’s District 7 to ease traffic congestion there this month.

The municipal Department of Transport has written to the municipal management board for traffic construction investment projects approving a proposal to reroute traffic to build the tunnel project at the intersection in District 7, Thanh Nien newspaper reported.

The first phase of the project will comprise temporary roads and a roundabout with a diameter of 60 meters for vehicles to make a U-turn at Nguyen Van Linh-Nguyen Huu Tho Intersection.

Work on a tunnel and approach roads on Nguyen Van Linh Parkway, with the first section running from Nguyen Huu Tho Street to Tu Dinh Bridge and the other from Nguyen Huu Tho Street to a point 70 meters away from Nguyen Phan Chanh Street, is set to be executed in the second phase.

It will take 330 days to complete each section.

In the third phase, the construction process will focus on the second tunnel and a pumping station on Nguyen Van Linh Parkway, 50-110 meters away from Nguyen Huu Tho Street.

The construction period of the third phase is scheduled to reach 110 days.

When in place, the project is expected to help address chronic traffic congestion at the southern gateway to the city.

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