A session of National Road 1A upgraded
08:02 | 23/02/2014
VGP – The 45km session of the National Road 1A linking Ha Noi and the northern province of Bac Giang would be operational in June, 2016.   

Deputy PM Vu Duc Dam attends the ground-breaking ceremony of Ha Noi-Bac Giang expressway, Bac Giang province, February 22, 2014 - Photo: VGP/Nhat Bac

The highway has a designed speed limit of 100 km per hour. It starts at the crossroad of National Road 31 in Bac Giang and ends at the Phu Dong Old toll station in Ha Noi.

Under the project, the part from the intersection of National Road 31 to Nhu Nguyet bridge passing Cau bridge that connects Bac Ninh and Bac Giang provinces, will be expanded into six lanes with a width of 33 meters.

The US$ 197.4 million project is expected to reduce accidents and congestion, contributing to the socio-economic development of three localities it runs through namely Ha Noi, Bac Ninh and Bac Giang provinces.

Deputy PM Vu Duc Dam who attended the ground-breaking ceremony on February 22 asked local authorities to ensure the progress, site clearance and resettlement work of the project.

Earlier, the Ha Noi-Bac Giang National Highway was put into operation in 2001. The expressway was seriously deteriorated and often heavily congested./.

By Kim Loan

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