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Old December 31st, 2014, 06:59 PM   #2881
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I only count five expressways that opened today (Already last year in China) in Guangdong. However, per the China Highway report, it seems that S12 was split into two sections that opened together, as it says 'second phase and eastern extension', hence the count of six.

From the same report, the following expressways are now U/C:
G4E Wuhan-Shenzhen expressway from Hunan border to Xinfeng. It is not listed in the report, but appears in the map at the top.
G4W2 Xuchang-Guangzhou expressway North River bridge near Qingyuan.
G15W3 Ningbo-Dongguan expressway from the Fujian border to Chaozhou. A mistake there, as they have named it as the Ningguan expressway when it's actually the Yongguan.
G2501 Shenzhen outer ring expressway. This one is just the Northern arc, as one would have to go through Hong Kong to make a full beltway around Shenzhen.
G78 Shantou-Kunming expressway from Longchuan to Huaiji. That 'most of G78 across Guangdong is still missing' has just started construction recently.
G94 Pearl River Delta ring expressway from Dongguan to Huadu (Already known by me)
S14 Shantou-Zhanjiang expressway from Qingyuan to Yunfu, and from there to Zhanjiang. This expressway will form a big arc around Guangdong, bypassing the Pearl River Delta megalopolis.
Shunde section of S45 Foshan-Jiangmen expressway. Unlike other Cantonese Sxx with the same number as a Gxx, this one is unrelated to the G45 Daqing-Guangzhou expressway.
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Old December 31st, 2014, 07:02 PM   #2882
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I counted 779 kilometers of expressway opened to traffic in the past week or so.

Last year they opened 2,400 km of expressways between western Christmas en New Year's and 3,800 km in December 2013 overall.
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Old January 3rd, 2015, 02:13 AM   #2883
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What's the total km of expressways in China as of now?

Edit: looks like the answer is a few posts above.
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Old January 3rd, 2015, 06:26 AM   #2884
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There are 7450km of new expressways built in 2014 in China.

The data a year ago


So the total expressway is 111,918km in China now.
These numbers and the pace of construction are both incredible - a truly great effort going on in China.

Is there a thread/site for those countryside/non expressway roads that have been renovated by any chance?
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Old January 4th, 2015, 01:49 PM   #2885
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A 139 kilometer expressway opens to traffic in Hunan province, China. It runs from Changsha to Loudi and has a 124 kilometer mainline route, plus a 15 kilometer branch route to Shaoshan. No number is known, it may be a part of S70, which also opened to traffic that day.
What is sure, this expressway is not S70, which will run South of G60 East of Loudi. Instead, this is S20, which used to be only Changsha-Liuyuan but now is Liuyuan-Loudi expressway (And ironically its original route is no more, having became part of G60N).
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The missing 93 kilometers of the Louhuai Expressway opened to traffic in Hunan province. It runs from Xinhua to Xupu, through very mountainous terrain. This completes the 280 kilometer expressway from Loudi to Huaihua.
Not so fast. S70 is now You county-Zhijiang expressway, and not just Loudi-Huaihua (Which by the way is also served by G60 via Shaoyang).
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In addition, the Ring Expressway of Huaihua opened to traffic in Hunan province. It forms the southern and eastern bypass of Huaihua and is 23 kilometers long. It links G65 with S70.
This expressway is numbered S7001, which adheres to the Chinese numbering system.

And as always, special thanks go to the 'Chinese Google' (Baidu) Maps.
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Old January 6th, 2015, 12:29 AM   #2886
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Another year ended, and another ton of expressways opened . Also happened with other infrastructure.
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A 76 kilometer segment of the newly formed G4012 Lining Expressway opened to traffic in Anhui province. It runs from Ningguo to Jixi and was formery known as S1. Lining Expressway is a north-south route from Liyang in Jiangsu to Ningde in Fujian, incorporating several pre-existing expressways (especially in Zhejiang province), including concurrencies with strangely routed G25 in Zhejiang.
G25 is not strangely routed in Zhejiang, it just has a missing link from Tonglu to Jinhua. What it strange, is why they have called this G4012 when it's a continuation of G4011. They should have called the whole thing G4011. Same goes to the planned G2511 and G2515, and G12 and G1216, both pairs in Inner Mongolia.
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A 23 kilometer long expressway, said to be the 'Yangquan West Central Expressway' opened to traffic in eastern Shanxi. It runs from G20 to G5 between Yangquan and Yuxian.

It is probably part of a longer future expressway given the 'G-number'. Usually G-numbers aren't issued to short connector expressways.
Erm... It has a ringroad number (Gxx0x). It seems they have also included a load of beltways in the 2013 expressway plan.
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A 34 kilometer southern bypass of Mianyang in Sichuan province opened to traffic. It appears to be an extension of the S1 Chengmian Expressway, but this is not yet confirmed. It may be a separate route as well.
Baidu begs to differ and says it's not S1. However, S40 is already Suining-Hongya expressway, and Baidu marks this one with that number.
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A circa 52 kilometer long segment of the Laoshi Expressway opened to traffic in northwestern Hubei province, running from G70 near Gucheng to G4213 north of Baokang (see previous post). It runs through mountainous terrain with numerous tunnels and bridges.

Given the long planned length, it may attain 'G'-status in the future.
I thought this would be G59, and indeed it is in some sections but not in this one because, as you pointed out:
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Another segment of the G59 Hubei Expressway opened to traffic in Hubei province. It runs from G70 at Shiyan to G4213 near Fangxian. It is 64 kilometers long and contains numerous tunnels and bridges.
We need to pull a Shaanxi here: Hubeei expressway in Hwubeei . But I call the G59 the Hohhot-Beihai expressway (This is the Wikipedia standard).
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The missing 75 kilometers of G5 Jingkun Expressway opened to traffic in Beijing and Hebei. It runs from the 6th Ring Road (G4501) at Beijing to the existing G5 near Laishui in Hebei province. It also intersects the grand beltway of Beijing, the Capital Area Expressway (G95).
Now only the Shijiazhuang-Shanxi border section in Hebei is missing. Actually also a piece in Beijing, as I've seen a map that showed/shown G5 continuing North from Fangshan before turning East and crossing G4501 6th Ring Road in Mentougou before finally ending at S50 5th Ring Road in Shijingshan.
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A short 17 kilometer connector expressway opened to traffic in Yunnan province. It runs from G56 near Chuxiong to Guangtongzhen.
Don't ask me about its number, because Wikipedia strangely doesn't give any Yunnan Sxx number (but it does with the rest of the provinces/municipalities/autonomous regions).

PS: I see some additional openings in Baidu: G18 Shanxi border-Yellow river, G7 Shanxi border-Hohhot (And from there to Linhe/Bayannur concurrent with G6) and S54 Jining/Ulanqab Eastern bypass, all in Inner Mongolia, as well as Pi county-Chongzhou-Xinjin-G4215 on G4202 Chengdu outer Ring Road. Oh, and G59 from Lin county to Lvliang as well as a ring road around the later numbered G2003 (Yet another one!) in one of the Shanxies.
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Old January 6th, 2015, 08:54 AM   #2887
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Driving video/On the way to the First Bend of the Yellow River in Sichuan Province.

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Old January 7th, 2015, 06:15 PM   #2888
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Two segments of a north-south expressway opened to traffic in Guizhou province. A northern segment of 43 kilometer opened from Yuqing to near Huangping. At the same time, a circa 55-60 kilometer segment opened from Qiandongnan/Kaili to G76 at Danzhai.

The middle segment is shown under construction on Google Earth imagery, including several tunnels

Baidu Maps labels the southern leg as 'S62' but doesn't show the northern segment. The name has been suggested as Yukai (Yuqing - Kaili) or Yu'an (Yuqing - Anlong), but Anlong is far away and in a different direction.
I wrote about this expressway last year (), which Baidu has with the wrong number.
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The route of S70, also known as Yuqing-Anlong expressway, is interesting: It will form an arc across Eastern and Southern Guizhou, and despite being an East-West route it will run North-South in its Easternmost part.
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A 99 kilometer extension of the G1816 Wuma Expressway opened to traffic in Gansu province. It runs from Linxia to Hezuo.
Fixed, as this is part of the Wuhai-Maqen expressway.
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A circa 14 kilometer missing link of G56 Hangrui Expressway opened to traffic in Guizhou province. It forms the southern beltway of Bijie. Baidu Maps shows an interchange with G76 (Xiarong Expressway) but that seems out of the way of a direct Guiyang - Chengdu route (too far west). Google Earth imagery shows a north-south expressway intersecting G56 east of Bijie, however.
Also fixed. It is indeed G76 (And G56), its routing was shifted to the West to better serve Bijie (not Beijie as you wrote). I believe it was originally planned to run along G321.
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Old January 7th, 2015, 06:19 PM   #2889
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http://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/Templat...85%AC%E8%B7%AF

Chinese Wikipedia says Yuqing - Anlong is S60.
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Old January 7th, 2015, 06:33 PM   #2890
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While English Wikipedia says it's S70... what is correct? Maybe a mistype, and the Yuqing-Anlong is S60...
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Old January 7th, 2015, 06:44 PM   #2891
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I suppose the Wushi Expressway near Wuhai in Inner Mongolia is also part of G1816?
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Old January 7th, 2015, 11:44 PM   #2892
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No, that one is part of G1817 Wuhai-Yinchuan expressway, which has a confusing name since there is already a direct expressway between Wuhai and Yinchuan: G6 Beijing-Tibet expressway.
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Old January 8th, 2015, 03:28 PM   #2893
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Mmm, it seems that G1816 really goes through the desert then. Any idea how they will route it around Lanzhou?
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Old January 8th, 2015, 03:42 PM   #2894
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I really need to throw the Wikipedia map again : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ch...ay_Network.svg. G1816 will run over what was S27 Shizuishan-Zhongning expressway (paralleling the Beijing-Tibet), then overlap G2012 into Gansu before heading South to Lanzhou over S1 Lanzhou-Yingpanguan expressway. Hope this explains all.
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Old January 8th, 2015, 08:23 PM   #2895
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Pictures from my August 2014 Kailash kora trip in Ngari

Ngari Gunsa Airport, world’s 4th highest airport at 4274 meters above sea level


Road to the airport


Highway G219 branch to Zanda






10 km to Zanda




Bridge over Sutlej River, known as Langqen Zangbo in Tibetan


Road to Dongga and Piyang caves






















Back on main road: Highway X705






Highway G219 to Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar


Expressway G4218 is planned along this route, I do not expect to see it complete in my lifetime however.




Lake Manasarovar, 4590 meters above sea level






Lake Rakshastal


Kailash kora, 50 km trek at more than 5000 meters above sea level around the mountain










Dolma La Pass, 5640 meters above sea level


Mount Kailash

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Old January 8th, 2015, 09:36 PM   #2896
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Amazing landscape.
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Old January 9th, 2015, 06:57 AM   #2897
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Expressway G4218 is planned along this route, I do not expect to see it complete in my lifetime however.
I didn't know G4218 was even imaginable.
After doing some research, the Chinese name is 雅叶高速公路.
Its route overlaps G318 (South Sichuan Tibet Highway) and G219
Construction has begun on the Ya'an - Kangding segment.

https://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E9%9B...85%AC%E8%B7%AF

http://www.sdpc.gov.cn/zcfb/zcfbghwb...1534132568.pdf
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Old January 10th, 2015, 11:27 AM   #2899
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I didn't know G4218 was even imaginable.
In China anything is possible. I was already surprised when I first saw the 2013 expressway plan, but then Xinjiang Uyghur came up with a Karakoram expressway in their plans .
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After doing some research, the Chinese name is 雅叶高速公路.
Its route overlaps G318 (South Sichuan Tibet Highway) and G219
And its English name is... Ya'an-Kargilik expressway. Strangely, it doesn't connect to the recently completed G42 or any of its siblings. And even more, it will be longer than the Shanghai-Chengdu expressway!
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Construction has begun on the Ya'an - Kangding segment.
Kangding is labelled as Garze Zangzu in Google Maps. This is one of the most challengening, if not the most, motorway-like projects ever built in the world. The lone Tibetan expressway, which runs from Lhasa to Gonggar, is also part of G4218.
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A 59 kilometer segment of the Third Ring Expressway opened to traffic in Chongqing special municipality. It runs from G85 at Yongchuan to G93 southwest of Baishezhen. It includes a cable-stayed bridge across the Yangtze River.

maybe CNGL knows the number of this expressway, Baidu maps doesn't have one.
There is no possible number for this expressway since the Shanghai-Kunming one doesn't run thru Chongqing (I've corrected the number to that of the Yinchuan-Kunming expressway, which does run through the area). Assuming this runs from G85 to G93, this may be part of the S14 Anyue-Daozhen expressway, but I can be wrong.
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The first 89 kilometers of the Xuming Expressway opened to traffic in Anhui province. It runs from S4/G1516 near Sixian to G36 near Mingguan. It includes a bridge across the Huai River, which seems to be a pretty wide cable-stayed bridge, but I couldn't find more info on that.

A northern extension to the Jiangsu border is under construction, but dead-ends at the Jiangsu border.
The Xuzhou-Mingguang-Chaohu. That short Jiangsu section that is not yet U/C is numbered S65.
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