Hanoi – Lao Cai highway has a total investment of nearly $ 1.5 billion cross over five provinces and cities including Hanoi, Vinh Phuc, Phu Tho, Yen Bai, Lao Cai. Hanoi – Lao Cai was built according to the standard high street speed type A, designed to reach speeds up to 120 km / h. When put into operation will shorten the travel time from Hanoi to Lao Cai from 7 hour to 3.5 hours. In addition, this is the most complex geology and terrain project, built up from the plains area to mountainous regions of the northwest crossing many mountains, Red River and Lo River. Noi Bai – Lao Cai highway also has a massive workload with large and small 120 bridges, a trans-mountain tunnels, reaching more than 100 million cubic meters of soil and rock…
Highway Hanoi – Lao Cai is modern with 245 km length and top speed of 120 km / h which can help shorten the duration of the entire route by half than the old route. And it is more convenient and save time for traveling in some tourist sites in northwest of Vietnam especially Sapa.
Hanoi – Lao Cai Highway start from the first intersection Thang Long – Noi Bai which belongs to Hanoi. The driver can choose ways by the entrance to the intersection of roundabouts in the road and then turn right after passing over charging station at North Thang Long – Noi Bai, then turn left over the Thuy Huong 2 overpass and enter the highway.
The second way is to go to the intersection of Highway 2 and the North Thang Long – Noi Bai Highway turn left into Highway 2, go straight about 0.5 km, turn right to enter the highway in the right branch of the intersections between the highway and Highway 2.
After opening on 21st September, the travel time from Hanoi to Lao Cai will be shortened from 7 hours to about 3.5 hours.
Due to the hilly terrain and many other factors, it is difficult for drivers to ensure arriving on-time as theory.
The Hanoi – Lao Cai Highway project was built according to standards for highway type A. The route from Hanoi to Yen Bai has 4 lanes, 2 lanes with emergency stops and designed for speed of 100km / h and the route from Yen Bai to Lao Cai has 2 lanes of vehicles and emergency stops designed for speed of 80 km / h.
Two sides of the road from Phu Tho to Vinh Phuc, Yen Bai are covered by enclosed fence system to prevent people and animals cross the road.
In fact, building the bridges and roads over the rivers and passes are pretty much reduced the distance from the capital to the regions of Lao Cai (only 190 km).
Two sides of the section from Mau A, Van Yen (Yen Bai province) to Lao Cai city is about 100 km long with almost no houses.
Phone number signs of 24/24-hours rescue and aid organization is quite popular and big. The drivers will be promptly rescued in emergency or accidents.
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