Traffic solutions for major intersection hinh anh 1The Phap Van intersection in the southern area of the capital city. (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) - Solutions to ease traffic congestion on the Phap Van intersection of Hanoi have been proposed by the Directorate for Roads of Vietnam.

The Phap Van intersection has high traffic flow as its connects the Phap Van – Cau Gie Highway with Ring Road 3 and the Nuoc Ngam coach station with the Giap Bat coach station.

Traffic congestion occurred over all traffic lanes that surround the intersection during peak hours and holidays, said Nguyen Van Huyen, Director of the directorate.

The quality of the current transition lanes fall short of traffic demand, due to damaged road surface and obscured traffic signals, making it an urgent task to renovate the intersection and develop more transition lanes, he said.

The renovation project for the intersection is currently in its second phase, aiming to construct 6 traffic lanes for motor vehicles, which are estimated to be inaugurated at the beginning of 2018.

A new turning lane will be developed so that vehicles can turn right from the feeder road of the intersection’s interchange to a transition road from the Thanh Tri Bridge.

A switch back curve will be developed under the Phap Van viaduct to reduce the number of vehicles taking the left turn at the intersection between the Phap Van – Cau Gie Highway and Ring Road 3 to enter the city.

A new right-turn lane will be connected to the Phap Van – Cau Gie Highway to ease traffic congestion at the highway’s entrance that crosses Ring Road 3.

The administration also proposed improvements to the connection point between Ring Road 3 and National Highway 1 to make it easier for vehicles to turn right to go into the city’s centre, as well as connecting the right-turn lane from the Tran Thu Do street with the entrance lane of the Phap Van – Cau Gie Highway.

The solutions are estimated to cost 423 billion VND (18.6 million USD), of which some 256 billion VND (11.3 million USD) will be spent on site clearance.

They will be carried out under the build-operate-transfer (BOT) mechanism.-VNA