First stage of La Sơn-Tuý Loan Highway to open

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The first section of 66km on La Sơn-Tuý Loan Highway opens for traffic. The road will connect with the Đà Nẵng-Quảng Ngãi Expressway and create smooth traffic in the central region. — Photo courtesy of Trần Quang Hải

ĐÀ NẴNG — A 66km two-lane road section of the La Sơn-Túy Loan Highway connecting La Sơn junction in Thừa Thiên Huế and Hoà Liên commune of Đà Nẵng will be put into operation in late April.

The Hồ Chí Minh Road management board said the first stage of the highway was designed with a total length of 77.5km and 12m wide at a total cost of VNĐ11.5 trillion (US$500 million) in 2013.

It will be expanded to 24m wide with four lanes in the second stage of construction, for cars going up to 80km per hour.

The Highway will help connect with the already operating Đà Nẵng-Quảng Ngãi Expressway, creating smooth traffic linkage from Huế to Đà Nẵng and key projects of Đà Nẵng such as the Hi-Tech Park, the Information Technology Park, the newly-planned Liên Chiểu seaport, the Kim Liên railway cargo station, and the East-West Economic Corridor.

The Hồ Chí Minh Road management board also said the La Sơn-Tuý Loan road would join the ongoing Cam Lộ-La Sơn (from Quảng Trị Province to Thừa Thiên Huế Province) section to reduce the load on National Highway 1. — VNS

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