As part of a BOT project upgrading National Highway 1A, the overpass will connect An Suong Intersection in District 12 with An Lac in Binh Chanh District, with the aim of helping reduce traffic pressure for this area.
The Go May Overpass will be built with a total investment of over VND511 billion (US$23 million) by the Vietnam Urban and Industrial Zone Development Investment Corporation (IDICO) alongside Highway 1A, measuring 538m long and 24.2m wide with four automobile lanes and two mixed lanes.
The facility will be also equipped with a surveillance camera system linked with the city’s traffic control centre through fiber-optic signal connection. It is designed for a maximum driving speed of 80kph.
The whole project is expected to be completed by August of next year, while the overpass’s right arm will open to traffic prior to the Lunar New Year.
Speaking at the ground-breaking ceremony, Deputy Chairman of the HCM City People’s Committee Le Van Khoa said that the construction project was a very important project with a special role in reducing traffic congestion in the area, as well as reducing the frequency of traffic accidents.
At the same time, the project would also help to promote transport infrastructure development in the region, he affirmed.