‘The curved road’ still in mess after 4 years of construction
Starting construction in 2013 and causing controversy among residents, the expanded Truong Chinh Road project is still in mess, with cluttered construction materials, unreleased ground area, narrowed roadbeds.
The construction on the expanded Truong Chinh Road project began in Octorber, 2013, with a total cost of VND 2.5 trillion. The project was expected to be open to the public by 2015.
Due to various reason, the project had to be delayed several times. So far, the project has not been completed.
At the intersection between Truong Chinh, Giai Phong and Nga Tu Vong flyover, the construction is relatively cumbersome. The clearance has not been finished resulting in the formation of “knots” causing serious traffic jam during peak hours.
Roadbeds were narrowed for construction, however there are no barriers causing difficult for traffic participants.
Local residents’ life is turned upside down, their business is in trouble because of prolonged construction.Trinh Thu Hien (Truong Chinh – Hanoi) irately said, construction units conducted digging drains, underground cables in front of residents’ house but no measure to be taken to ensure the safety of people. “Dust in sun and mud in rain”. Many older people, young children had accidents because of these uncovered drains.
Traffic jams are common on this road. Many said they are haunted every time passing here.
Taking to the press, Pham Dinh Tuan – Deputy Director of Management Board of key projects for urban development in Hanoi said that, the expanded Truong Chinh Road so far has completed 800m from Ton That Tung to Lu River.
Currently, contractor is continuing construction on the section from Lu River to Nga Tu Vong, scheduled for completion in Q3 this year. The long construction according to Mr Tuan is due to difficulties in ground clearance.
Ha Thuong ( Photo: dantri )