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Old December 30th, 2013, 05:40 PM   #561
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Huarong - Shishou Expressway, China

30 December 2013

The first 13 kilometers of the Huarong - Shishou Expressway opens to traffic in Hunan province. It runs from also opened G56 at Huarong to the border with Hubei, just south of Shishou. No facts are known about the expressway in Hubei province.
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S70 Louhuai Expressway, China

30 December 2013

A 92 kilometer segment of the S70 Louhuai Expressway opens to traffic in Hunan province. It runs from Xupu to G65 at Huaihua. S70 runs north and parallel to G60 through western Hunan.
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S? Lezi Expressway, China

30 December 2013

The 113 kilometer long Lezi Expressway opens to traffic in Sichuan province. It runs from the city of Leshang (G93) to the city of Zigong (G85) in central Sichuan. The terrain is relatively flat.
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G5611 Dali Expressway, China

30 December 2013

The 192 kilometer G5611 Dali Expressway opens to traffic in Yunnan province. It runs from G56 at Dali to Lijiang. Another extension opened as a two-lane road into Shangri-La County (near Deqen).
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Old December 30th, 2013, 06:58 PM   #565
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The 46 kilometer long Fengjie - Wuxi Expressway opens to traffic in eastern Chongqing. It runs from G42 to Wuxi. Little is known about this expressway, but it runs through very mountainous terrain and likely includes several tunnels and large bridges.
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The northeastern and southeastern segments of the G0401 Ring Expressway around the city of Changsha in Hunan province open to traffic. They are 11 and 12 kilometers long. It also incorporates 13 kilometers of the existing S21 Changzhu Expressway into the G0401, completing the full loop around Changsha (102 km).
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The easternmost 45 kilometers of the Quannan Expressway in Hunan province open to traffic, from Yanling to the Jiangxi border. It was reported earlier that this expressway opened in December 2012, but that may have been an error.
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A 151 kilometer stretch of the G4E Wushen Expressway opens to traffic in Hunan province. It runs from Yanling to Rucheng near the border with Guangdong. This completes the G4E in Hunan province. It was previously known as the S11 Pingyu Expressway. The Wushen Expressway will provide a second north-south route between Wuhan and Shenzhen, in addition to the older G4 Jinggang'ao Expressway.
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A 141 kilometer stretch of the G56 Hangrui Expressway opens to traffic in Hunan province. It's located in the northern part of Hunan, from west of Yueyang to Changde.

There will be a new bridge across the Xiang River at Yueyang, but it doesn't appear to have been built yet. There is still a missing link of G56 in the vicinity of Yueyang.
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The first 13 kilometers of the Huarong - Shishou Expressway opens to traffic in Hunan province. It runs from also opened G56 at Huarong to the border with Hubei, just south of Shishou. No facts are known about the expressway in Hubei province.
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A 92 kilometer segment of the S70 Louhuai Expressway opens to traffic in Hunan province. It runs from Xupu to G65 at Huaihua. S70 runs north and parallel to G60 through western Hunan.
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The 113 kilometer long Lezi Expressway opens to traffic in Sichuan province. It runs from the city of Leshang (G93) to the city of Zigong (G85) in central Sichuan. The terrain is relatively flat.
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The 192 kilometer G5611 Dali Expressway opens to traffic in Yunnan province. It runs from G56 at Dali to Lijiang. Another extension opened as a two-lane road into Shangri-La County (near Deqen).
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A 110 kilometer segment of the G5012 Enguang Expressway opens to traffic in Sichuan province. It runs from Bazhong to Dazhou and is also known as the Bada Expressway. It runs through a very uneven, but not extremely mountainous terrain. The intermediate city is Pingchang.
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G5012 Enguang Expressway, China

30 December 2013

A 110 kilometer segment of the G5012 Enguang Expressway opens to traffic in Sichuan province. It runs from Bazhong to Dazhou and is also known as the Bada Expressway. It runs through a very uneven, but not extremely mountainous terrain. The intermediate city is Pingchang.
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Old December 30th, 2013, 08:31 PM   #567
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G65 Baomao Expressway, China

25 December 2013

A 198 kilometer stretch of the G65 Baomao Expressway opened to traffic in far southwestern Hunan province. It runs from the border with Guangxi at Tongdao to G60 at Huaihua. This means G65 is more or less completed in Hunan.
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G7611 Douxiang Expressway, China

22 December 2013

The first 44 kilometer segment of the G7611 Douxiang Expressway opened to traffic in Guizhou province. It runs from G60 at Zhenning to Liuzhi. It is unknown what G7611 will eventually connect, the name and number implies a longer route than what opened.
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Old December 30th, 2013, 08:53 PM   #569
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926 km of new motorways opened in just one day
926+58+103=1087km (14 sections).

All in all Chris has reported about 3,885km of new Chinese expressways opened in December 2013 (48 sections)!
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G5013 Yurong Expressway, China

25 December 2013

The Chongqing segment of the G5013 Yurong Expressway (Chengdu - Chongqing Expressway) opened to traffic. It is 78 kilometers long. The Sichuan segment will open in June 2014.

The expressway provides a direct connection between the very large cities of Chengdu and Chongqing. Currently there are several expressway routes between the cities, all of which are indirect.
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G7011 Shitian Expressway, China

30 December 2013

The easternmost 58 kilometers of the G7011 Shitian Expressway opened to traffic in Hubei province. It runs from G70 at Shiyang to the Shaanxi border. This completes the eastern part of G7011. The expressway has a huge amount of tunnels in Hubei, but none of them are very long.
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G75 Lanhai Expressway, China

26 December 2013

A 130 kilometer segment of the G75 Lanhai Expressway opened to traffic in far southern Gansu province. It runs from the border with Sichuan province to near Longnan. Google Earth imagery is not available in this area, but the terrain is mountainous and likely includes several tunnels.
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G4E Wushen Expressway, China

26 December 2013

A 49 kilometer expressway opened to traffic in southern Hubei province. It runs from G4 at Xianning to G56 at Tongshan. It is likely a part of the G4E Wushen Expressway.
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S? Xianning - Huangshi Expressway, China

26 December 2013

The 56 kilometer long Xianning - Huangshi Expressway opened to traffic in Hubei province. It runs from G4 (or G4E) at Xianning to G45 south of Huangshi through flat terrain, south of Wuhan.
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S? Luoding Expressway, China

28 December 2013

A 32 kilometer of the Luoding Expressway opened to traffic in western Guangdong. It runs from Luoding to the border with Guangxi. Name and number are unknown. It connects to G80 through an expressway that opened 29 December 2012.
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G50S Shiyu Expressway, China

23 December 2013

An 88 kilometer extension of the G50S Shiyu Expressway opened to traffic in Chongqing. It runs from Fuling to G5001 at Chongqing City. It runs south of the Yangtze River and features several tunnels.
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G55 + G78 expressways, China

28 December 2013

A 30 kilometer expressway segment opened to traffic near Huaji, Guangdong province. It's 13 kilometers of G55 Erguang Expressway near Huaji, and a connecting 17 kilometer of G78 Shankun Expressway to the border with Guangxi.
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S5 Guangming Expressway, China

27 December 2013

A 20 kilometer extension of S5 Guangming Expressway opened to traffic in western Guangdong province. It runs from provincial road S273 to an interchange near Xinxing.
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S? Huangshan - Qimen Expressway, China

30 December 2013

The 103 kilometer long Huangshan - Qimen Expressway opened to traffic in southern Anhui province. The expressway links G3 near Huangshan in Anhui with G35 in Jiangxi. Most of the route is in Anhui, but the section in Jiangxi may have opened earlier, 2011 Google Earth imagery shows pretty advanced construction.
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G5515 Zhangnan Expressway, China

28 December 2013

The first 94 kilometers of G5515 Zhangnan Expressway opened to traffic in Sichuan province. It runs from Quxian to Nanchong. G5515 will ultimately run from Zhangjiajie to Nanchong.
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