HCMC-Mekong Delta expressway section to expand from four to six lanes

By Trang Nguyen
Fri, September 16, 2022 | 10:04 am GTM+7

The Trung Luong-My Thuan Expressway, part of the only road linking HCMC with the Mekong Delta, will be expanded to six lanes, with an emergency stop lane.

The beginning of Trung Luong-My Thuan Expressway where lanes merge. Photo courtesy of Zing newspaper.

The beginning of Trung Luong-My Thuan Expressway where lanes merge. Photo courtesy of Zing newspaper.

The Ministry of Transport said early this week that the expanded expressway will have six lanes with a width of 32.25 meters.

The first phase of the expressway, with four lanes and a width of 17 meters, opened to traffic this April.

The new 50-km expressway starts from Tien Giang province’s Chau Thanh district, which lies at the end of the HCMC-Trung Luong Expressway and ends in the province’s Cai Be district, connecting to National Highway 30.

Investment for the first phase was more than VND12 trillion ($523.5 million).

With both HCMC-Trung Luong and Trung Luong-My Thuan expressways in service, the travel time by car between HCMC and Tien Giang has been cut to one hour 45 minutes from the previous three hours.

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