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Old May 11th, 2017, 10:13 PM   #3241
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That's some sick stuff. Especially given the density of expressways already in the PRD. I rode on a bus between Guangzhou (central area) to Macau a few years back and boy are those expressways impressive. It's billions and billions of $ worth of roads right in your face wherever you look.
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Old May 11th, 2017, 11:42 PM   #3242
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A 40 kilometer segment of G15 Shenyang - Haikou (Shenhai) Expressway will be expanded from six to ten lanes between 2018 and 2024, around the northern side of Guangzhou.

Although eight-lane sections of expressway are increasingly common in China (even over long distances), ten-lane expressways are pretty rare, usually confined to a few short urban expressways. This may be the longest ten-lane configuration of any national expressway yet.

The project cost is 10.5 billion RMB, or $ 1.5 billion. They will also increase the design speed from 80 to 100/120 km/h.
This section is also part of G1501, the Guangzhou ring expressway. Although it is overlapped entirely by other designations (G15, G4 Beijing-Hong Kong-Macau expressway, G4W Guangzhou-Macau expressway, G9411 Dongguan-Foshan expressway). I'd put the G15 designation back on S15 through Guangzhou and Foshan, so G1501 would have some sense in its Northern section.
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Old May 12th, 2017, 03:37 PM   #3243
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That's some sick stuff. Especially given the density of expressways already in the PRD. I rode on a bus between Guangzhou (central area) to Macau a few years back and boy are those expressways impressive. It's billions and billions of $ worth of roads right in your face wherever you look.
Relative to population size - it may be comparable to the rapid development of the Greater Los Angeles freeway system between the mid-1950s and mid-1970s, when most of the Los Angeles area freeways opened to traffic.

However what sets the Pearl River Delta apart is the geography. It is a very complex river delta with major rivers, distributaries and bays. The PRD expressway system requires an extraordinary amount of large river crossings. In addition, a significant portion of the expressways are elevated.
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Old May 13th, 2017, 01:07 PM   #3244
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Two sixteen lane roads intersect with a cloverleaf on Haitan Island near Fuzhou. It seems that the entire island is being developed with a massive road network.

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Old May 18th, 2017, 07:40 PM   #3245
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Wuhan

A new eight lane cable-stayed bridge across the Yangtze is under construction on the west side of Wuhan. it's part of a new expressway in the western and southern parts of Wuhan. It will open in December 2017.

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Old May 19th, 2017, 09:43 AM   #3246
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Two sixteen lane roads intersect with a cloverleaf on Haitan Island near Fuzhou. It seems that the entire island is being developed with a massive road network.

Or Pingtan Island ...



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Fuzhou-Pingtan railway ( ~200km/h w/ 6 lanes on top ) bridge ...






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Old May 19th, 2017, 03:17 PM   #3247
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I think that is an extension of G3?
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I think that is an extension of G3?

They are not even suggesting that. They just want to develope Pingtan Island as a major tourist destination.
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Old May 30th, 2017, 05:47 PM   #3249
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The second ring expressway of Taiyuan (the capital city of Shanxi province). The northwestern segment started the tender procedure this month.

The second ring expressway will be 154 kilometers long (excluding the southern half which is made up by G5 and S60).

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Old June 3rd, 2017, 09:46 PM   #3250
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Chengdu

The Six Ring Road concept of Chengdu.

The 4th Ring Road is G4201 (85 km), the 6th Ring Road is G4202 (223 km). Evidently there is a 5th Ring Road between those as well.

The 1st Ring Road is a surface street. The 2nd and 3rd Ring Roads are urban expressways.

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Old June 3rd, 2017, 09:47 PM   #3251
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Is this going to be the most badass junction in China? Or even the world?

‘Mind-blowing’ overpass with five layers, 20 ramps and eight different directions
http://metro.co.uk/2017/06/02/mind-b...tions-6679073/

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The Huangjuewan Overpass, which began being constructed in 2009, features five layers, 20 ramps and eight directions.
But an official in charge of the project insists it’s really easy to get around using the signs.
He told People’s Daily Online: ‘Even if you take the wrong way, then you only have to go around one kilometre or even just five or six hundred metres before there is an option to correct the wrong turn.’







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Corn harvest processing on the highway:
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Old June 7th, 2017, 11:26 PM   #3254
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Wait. What?

Any elaboration on that corn harvesting thing?
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Old June 7th, 2017, 11:54 PM   #3255
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Wait. What?

Any elaboration on that corn harvesting thing?
In the countryside it's common to put corn on road to let it dry, a brand new highway is quite clean so why not?
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Old June 8th, 2017, 03:14 PM   #3256
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Yeah but what about traffic jams? Or is that highway not officially open for traffic yet? Or perhaps it has low traffic to allow for such road use?
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It's probably a new surface street on the edge of a larger city. It's not an expressway. They tend to build big 6/8 lane roads on farmland in anticipation of future development.

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Old June 8th, 2017, 05:23 PM   #3258
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Geesh this is SimCity in real life. Crazy!
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Geesh this is SimCity in real life. Crazy!
Or California city...
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Do they built the houses before than infrastructure in your country?
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