Upgrading of Road 0119 along the Mekong from the Friendship Bridge to Road 13 South
A 26.2-km road under construction (Rd. 0119) is also designed to serve as an embankment to prevent flooding in Vientiane and also handle rising numbers of vehicles from other parts of the capital. Built under the US$36.5-million Flood and Drought Risk Management and Mitigation Project (FDM), the road will connect the Friendship Bridge near Thanalaeng village in Hadxaifong district to the Huaymark Hiew (Huai Mak-Niao) water gate near Ban Makhiao in Pak Ngum District. The road in question will connect with a 10-km plus concrete road in Phao / Ban Naxone village which is under construction and National Road No. 13 South.
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Once completed, motorists in southern Vientiane can save time and money using this route in travelling to central and southern provinces. The move will also contribute to minimising traffic congestion on other roads in the capital. FDM project coordinator Mr Khamphachanh Vongsana told Vientiane Times yesterday that the 26.2-km road is about 46 percent completed and will finish next year. The road has a total cost of US$10.2 million and began construction last year.
Source: Based on Vientiane Times - (Latest Update August 11, 2017)
A 26-km road running along the Mekong River in the south of Vientiane is being paved with asphalt, with the work to be completed before the start of the rainy season. It provides an alternative route for traffic travelling through the south of Vientiane and alleviates the load on Kaysone Phomvihane Road, which carries most vehicles heading for the southern provinces.
"Although resurfacing has yet to be completed, many heavy trucks, especially those carrying cement and steel, are taking this route," Dr Khamchanh said. The upgrade is now 56.4 percent complete. An 8km section has been paved in Khuaydaeng village while another 6km section at Xieng Khuan Buddha Park will be re-surfaced by the end of April, and all of the asphalt will be laid before the rainy season arrives. With a price tag of US$10.2 million, the road is being built to Asean standards and will be able to withstand loads of up to 11 tonnes per axle.
Source: Vientiane Times (Latest Update March 12, 2018)