Thang Long Avenue is clogged with no way out: Dad is late for work, son misses school

 8 a.m. on March 19, standing in the middle of the street in the rain, Ms. Dao Thu Ha (37 years old, living in Gemek 1 apartment building, An Khanh, Hoai Duc, Hanoi) tried to take the phone phone In her pocket, write a message asking permission from the department head to be late.

Ms. Ha said that for the past two days, she has been traveling on Thang Long Avenue at the intersection with Le Quang Dao Street (Nam Tu Liem District). Hanoi) she encountered a traffic jam with almost no way out.

“On Monday morning (March 18), it took me an hour to get through this intersection. This morning the situation was also the same. no better, even struggling due to heavy rain. The road was almost paralyzed because cars and motorbikes were crowded together. On the second day of the week, I asked to be late because I didn’t want to be fined,” Ms. Ha said.

Mr. Vu Dinh Manh (living in Dai Mo Nam Tu Liem) said that in the past two days, even though he went to work about 30 minutes earlier than usual, he still encountered traffic jams.

“The agency went to work at 8:30 a.m., but at 8:20 a.m. I was still stuck on Thang Long Avenue. Many people around me also complain about being late to work, some even say they will be fined if they don’t come on time,” Mr. Manh complained.

He has a house in Hoai Duc but Mr. Nguyen Van Hung gives it to his children. He went to school at an elementary school on Nguyen Hong street, Ba Dinh district for convenient transportation because it was close to his father’s work place. However, on the morning of March 19, Mr. Hung had to ask his son to skip school and he also missed work because of the traffic jam.

Mr. Hung immediately said that at the red light and green light, a barrier was erected to serve road construction. The normally clogged road was now narrowed by more than half, making it almost impossible for vehicles to pass Escape.

It took Mr. Hung and his son 40 minutes to escape this blockage. Before they could breathe a sigh of relief, they saw a traffic jam right at the entrance to the Trung Hoa underground tunnel Mr. Hung was bored and texted both father and son asking for a day off.

“Yesterday, because of traffic jam, dad was late for work and I came to class when my friends were already halfway through class. Today I took a leave of absence because even if I could escape the traffic jam, it would already be 10 o’clock to class. In the afternoon, I only study extracurriculars. “This situation is getting congested again in the afternoon, so the father and son stay home to relieve fatigue,” this father said.

Because he had to move little by little at the intersection of Thang Long and Le Quang Dao Avenues on the morning of March 18, this morning Mr. Tran Dat from Nam Tu Liem turned to take shortcuts to go to To Huu Luong The Vinh street. But wherever Mr. Dat went, he was stuck because many people who made the same choice as him tried to avoid the “black spot” mentioned above but failed.

Mr. Vu Thanh Long moved from his home in the Splendora urban area ( An Khanh Hoai Duc) into the inner city to go to work.

It usually only takes him about 40 minutes by car to get to the company, but this morning it took this man 2 hours. “The construction site is located right at a red light intersection with lots of traffic going back and forth into the inner city, so the road is so clogged,” Mr. Long said.

According to the reporter’s research, the stretch of Thang Avenue Long intersection with Le Quang Dao street is in a state of congestion during rush hour, especially in the morning hours in recent days, because this intersection has workers constructing the project of extending Le Quang Dao street connecting Nam Tu Liem district. with Ha Dong district. This section of road is expected to be technically opened on April 1.

The extended Le Quang Dao road project has a total length of more than 26km with a land use area of ​​about 1186ha.

The project has a total investment of nearly 706 billion VND, of which compensation and site clearance costs are more than 163 billion VND; Construction cost is more than 408 billion VND…

The route has a starting point intersection with Thang Long Avenue (in Me Tri ward, Nam Tu Liem district) ending at the boundary with Duong Noi urban area (Ha Dong district) invested by the People’s Committee of Nam Tu Liem district.

In recent days, the road has been hastily completed, the final stages of the intersection with Thang Long Avenue have been fenced for construction. This has led to prolonged congestion in the first days of the week.