The new flyover in Long Bien district, Hanoi (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) - The largest steel flyover of Hanoi, which connects Route 5 and Noi Bai airport, opened to traffic on January 18.

Vehicles, going from Dong Tru bridge to Route 5 and vice versa, started using the 800m six-lane flyover from 11am.

The city's Department of Transportation has issued new traffic instructions with regard to the flyover.

The flyover is part of a traffic improvement project in Long Bien district that started in May 2014, with the total investment of more than 2.8 trillion VND (124.4 million USD).

It will not only help resolve traffic jams in the district's major roads, but also connect northwestern areas and Hanoi with Hai Phong city and Quang Ninh province.

It will also help reduce traffic on Highway No. 3, which has constantly witnessed excess traffic movement, causing prolonged congestion.-VNA