- Da Lat City in the central highlands province of Lam Dong will set up traffic lights at six locations that often see serious congestion after decades of no traffic lights.
- Da Lat City hasn’t had traffic lights for decades. On March 11, Lam Dong Province Department of Transport announced they were gathering public opinions to install traffic lights at six congestion-prone locations.
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The department is considering building a tunnel connecting Ba Thang Tu and Ho Tung Mau streets to ease congestion at Kim Cuc Roundabout because of complicated traffic flows.
If the results are positive, they will install traffic lights across the city.
On March 9, Chairman of Lam Dong People’s Committee Tran Van Hiep ordered the department to research the installation of traffic lights at congestion spots in Da Lat. The project must be suitable with the smart city development plan and the infrastructure expansion and renovation plans to ease congestion in Da Lat.
Da Lat’s streets were designed to serve a low population of 90,000. The streets are narrow, long and wind around the hills.
However, the city population has reached 250,000 and receives four to six million visitors each year. The rising number of vehicles has caused some severe congestion.
This article was originally published on Dtinews