Phap Van–Cau Gie Highway to open soon
|The upgrade of Phap Van-Cau Gie Highway will be completed by the end of June. — Phototienphong.vn|
HA NOI (VNS) — The upgrade of the Phap Van–Cau Gie Highway is going to be completed by the end of June, six months ahead of the scheduled deadline.
The highway is the southern gateway to Ha Noi, being built on a build-operate-transfer (BOT) basis.
A fee of VND1,500 per km per passenger car unit will be collected from July. The fee will be collected for 17 years and three months.
The upgrade in the first phase of the two-phase project, with a total capital of more than VND6.7 trillion (US$315 million), includes revamp of the current four-lane, 25m-wide road.
The second phase, worth more than VND4.7 trillion ($223 million), involves the expansion of the four-lane highway to a six-lane one, with the width of 33.5m.
Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai said the six-lane highway was expected to cater to 60,000 vehicles per day, double its current capacity, after work gets completed in early 2018.
It is also expected to improve traffic safety and ease congestion on national highway 1A.
The new road will be linked to the Cau Gie-Ninh Binh highway, allowing vehicles to travel at 100km to 120km per hour on the entire route.
The Phap Van-Cau Gie highway project is being carried out by Civil Engineering Construction Corporation No1 (CIENCO1), the Minh Phat Investment and Development JSC and the Phuong Thanh Transport Construction and Investment JSC since last July. — VNS