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7 Saigon Streets Could Become One-Way in 2017

In an effort to remedy Saigon’s current traffic pandemonium, local authorities are considering turning several of the city’s major streets into one-way thoroughfares.

During a recent working session with the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee, Bui Xuan Cuong, director general of the Department of Transport, said one of the city’s most urgent goals for 2017 is revamping the southern hub’s traffic system, reports Tuoi Tre.

Cuong added that the department is seriously considering reorganizing several key routes in the city, making them one-way roads in hopes of alleviating congestion and improving traffic flow.

Specifically, three sets of streets would become strictly one-way routes: the Cong Hoa, Truong Chinh and Hoang Van Thu loop in Tan Binh District; the Phan Van Tri, Le Quang Dinh and Pham Van Dong loop in Binh Thanh District; and portions of Hai Ba Trung and Pham Ngoc Thach Streets in District 1.

Have a look at the proposed traffic plan below:

Hoang Van Thu, Cong Hoa and Truong Chinh Streets in Tan Binh District will make one complete loop.

The commute to Pham Van Dong from the south will go through Le Quang Dinh and Phan Van Tri Streets.

The portion of Hai Ba Trung Street from Me Linh Roundabout to Vo Thi Sau Street will become one-way. Similarly, Pham Ngoc Thach Street will connect with Dong Khoi Street to make up a one-way route in the other direction toward Ton Duc Thang Street.

[Photos via Tuoi Tre]

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