Urgent road repair work after heavy rain

Wednesday, 02/12/2020, 18:11 [GMT+7]

Urgent road repair work after heavy rain

National Highways, namely 26, 26B and 27C, have been damaged and flooded due to extensive downpours. Emergency repair work is underway to fix the roads, according to the Department of Road Management III.3.
 
National highways: flooded and damaged 
 
Due to  non-stop downpours, the National Highway 1 running through Cam Ranh City and Cam Lam District is submerged and damaged in some sections, Km1488+000 - Km1525+000, which is on the National Highway widening and construction investment project managed and maintained by 194 VN Infrastructure Investment Joint Stock Company. 50 crew together with 14 vehicles in cooperation with officials of the Department of Road Management III.3 and localities the National Highway 1 running through are joining the repair work, danger alert, traffic flow control, etc.
 
 

 

 

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Landslide on Ru Ri Pass road.
 
 
Flooded areas, more than 5km on the National Highway, with potholes in 8 locations and blocked drains due to fallen trees and debris drifting down from upstream, especially at Nam Dong Ba Thin Bridge, Tra Long Bridge, Giua Stream, Hinh Stream, Ban Bridge, Trai Ca, Nuoc Man, Can River, My Thanh, etc have been cleared off on the evening of December 1. 1,000m3 of garbage has been removed.
 
The National Highway 1 running through Nha Trang City was the most damaged in Vinh Luong Commune due to more than 1,000m3 of landslide, resulting in travel disruption on November 30. Ta Thanh Tinh, Chief of the Department of Road Management III.3 was on site to direct the repair work. The landslide removal was basically completed at 13:30 on December 1.  The National Highway 26 connecting Khanh Hoa and Dak Lak is closed to traffic due to severe landslide, following downpours on November 30. Specifically, Khanh Hoa – Dak Lak road was damaged and cut off at Km53+400 in Ma’Drak District, Dak Lak Province (Ma’Drak Pass). Khanh Hoa Department of Transportation has given traffic alerts with warning signs for temporary road closure on the National Highway 26 Khanh Hoa – Dak Lak to protect travelers and assure safety.
 
National highways managed by the Department of Road Management III.3 reopened to traffic on 15:00. Specific damage has not been calculated yet but the most damage was on the National Highway 27C with landslide volume estimated to be nearly 2,000m3; and the National Highway 1 with 1,500m3 of falling bulk, according to Ta Thanh Tinh.
 
VND2.5b needed for fixing damages on provincial roads
 
Road transport in Khanh Hoa Province is still assured after 3 days with heavy rainfall. However, some roads are flooded, including the National Highway 1C and some in Nha Trang City, causing traffic disruption. All major roads have reopened to traffic, except the National Highway 26, according to Nguyen Van Dan, Director of Khanh Hoa Department of Transportation.
 
 There are approximately 13,300m3 of landslide. Roads with severe landslide include the provincial road 1B (2,100m2), Pham Van Dong Street (3,000 m3), Ru Ri Pass road (more than 3,000m3), the way to Dr. Yersin's grave (more than 4,200 m3), etc. In addition, provincial roads are 0.3 - 1m flooded in several sites. VND2.5 billion is estimated for the repairs of provincially managed roads.
 
The North-South Railway (Nha Trang – Cay Cay rail section in Dien Khanh District) running through Khanh Hoa is submerged. All rail passengers on board were transferred onto coaches to skip the flooded rail section and continue their journey. Urgent repair work is underway to soon get the train back on track.
 
Thanh Nam
Translated by N.T