Thu Duc City - "Soi" the intersection was "poured" with 3,900 billion of investment, promising to be the biggest and most fancy in Ho Chi Minh City.
An Phu intersection will contribute to relieve traffic congestion at the beginning of the HCMC - Long Thanh - Dau Giay expressway and be an impressive highlight for the landscape of the gateway area of Ho Chi Minh City.
An Phu intersection is constantly stuck in traffic, will 3,900 billion change?
An Phu intersection is the intersection of three very important traffic directions, including: Ho Chi Minh City - Long Thanh - Dau Giay Expressway connecting to the East, Mai Chi Tho Street connecting to the West and the road in and out of the city. large seaports such as Cat Lai, Saigon.
This is a route with a large amount of traffic in and out, but so far there is no overpass or underpass.
In this area, the heaviest traffic jam always occurs on Mai Chi Tho Street, heading from Thu Duc city to the Saigon River tunnel and vice versa. Waiting time for a red light to run straight in the afternoon rush hour can sometimes be up to 150 seconds.
Mr. Thanh (63 years old), a resident of Nguyen Thi Dinh street, said: "The traffic here is messy, no one doesn't know. Every day I go to the park to walk from 5 pm, witness the traffic jam until 7 pm.
Traffic police must be constantly on duty here to regulate the flow of traffic, especially at rush hour.
Many people feel bored when they have to wait for a long time at the green light plus the sound of car horns, hot sun, and dust.
Traffic jams also make it difficult for ambulances to move.
In April 2021, the People's Council of Ho Chi Minh City approved the design plan of An Phu intersection. Accordingly, more than 3,900 billion VND was invested from the state budget for the 3-storey building.
On the first floor, a two-way tunnel will connect the Ho Chi Minh City - Long Thanh - Dau Giay Expressway with Mai Chi Tho Street (the side of the Thu Thiem tunnel), extending through the Mai Chi Tho - Dong Van Cong intersection. On the ground, small islands will be built at intersections with traffic lights, and two overpasses will be built above them.
In addition, the project also builds a branch line connecting a car lane between the way to and from the Ho Chi Minh City - Long Thanh - Dau Giay highway at the location under the Muong Kenh bridge; building Ba Dat bridge…
At the foot of the bridge, the parallel road to Long Thanh - Dau Giay highway is invested more than 800 billion VND to reduce congestion at An Phu intersection, which is still sluggish after more than 4 years of construction. The part of soil and rock was excavated messy causing difficulties in moving and loss of urban beauty.
Mr. Truong Van Dao has lived for a long time on the field at the foot of the sharing bridge. When the State planned it, he received a clear compensation. Now, he just hopes that the project will be completed and put into operation. Now this place has become a landfill, littered with construction materials.
When the An Phu intersection is completed, properties in District 2 such as The Global City, Centana Thu Thiem, Palm City, D'Lusso Emerald... are expected to benefit directly.
One of the "golden" real estate near An Phu intersection, The Global City Urban Area, is in the construction phase. It is expected that apartments and townhouses will be handed over in the first quarter of 2024.