Clearing median strip for easier access to Tan Son Nhat airport is being sought.

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    Oct 26, 2023

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HCMC Transport Department suggests removing median strip on Tran Quoc Hoan Street to ease traffic near Tan Son Nhat airport.


The department recently informed relevant agencies that it intends to eliminate a strip of land located in front of Hoang Van Thu Park near the Lang Cha Ca roundabout, which serves as the primary entrance to the airport in Tan Binh District. This strip measures approximately 170 meters in length and 2.5 meters in width.

Tran Quoc Hoan is now divided into two sides, with one side expanding to a width of 14 meters featuring four lanes. The opposite side, however, is narrower at 3 meters and accommodates only a single lane.

At present, the strip is adorned with a variety of trees and plants thriving in abundance.

The department has announced that by removing certain obstacles, more space will be created for vehicles, ultimately leading to a reduction in the persistent traffic congestion experienced on the route to the airport.

Nevertheless, the removal of the strip would necessitate the felling of numerous trees and the elimination of crucial infrastructure such as a power station, light poles, and a bus station.

The department recommended removing the median strip, and as a result, the city is now in the process of constructing a new road in close proximity to it.

A forthcoming road development initiative will involve the construction of a six-lane highway, spanning a distance of 4 km. This project aims to connect Tran Quoc Hoan and Cong Hoa streets, both of which serve as direct routes to reach the airport.

Tan Son Nhat stands as the most bustling airport in the nation, accommodating an impressive daily average of 60,000-70,000 passengers.

Despite being designed to accommodate 28 million passengers, last year, the facility successfully handled a staggering number of 34 million travelers.

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