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Old June 9th, 2009, 11:44 AM   #1361
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Probably another couple of thousands, if they could switch this to Poland then our whole network would be built in 2 years
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Old June 9th, 2009, 11:50 AM   #1362
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How many km of expressway is China going to build this year?
The estimation is 5000km.

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Historical Development of Expressway Length in China

Year Distance (KM)
01-01-1988 0
01-01-1989 147
01-01-1990 271
01-01-1991 522
01-01-1992 574
01-01-1993 652
01-01-1994 1145
01-01-1995 1603
01-01-1996 2141
01-01-1997 3422
01-01-1998 4771
01-01-1999 8733
01-01-2000 11605
01-01-2001 16314
01-01-2002 19453
01-01-2003 25200
01-01-2004 29800
01-01-2005 34300
01-01-2006 41005
01-01-2007 45339
01-01-2008 53913
01-01-2009 60346
01-01-2010 65000 (projected)
(wikipedia)
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Old June 9th, 2009, 12:01 PM   #1363
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Chinses highways are awesome but one can't help but get the feeling that most of the rural and some inter-city ones are under-utilised, for example in Sichuan last year the highway from Chengdu to the South Bamboo Sea were almost empty. Would make excellent street race though hehe .

Of course you do get lots choca-full ones too.
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Old June 10th, 2009, 06:36 AM   #1364
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most of the highways in China were built in last 15 years. people need time to get used to it. and many pics in this thread were taken when the highway was just finished (fresh new). maybe that's why it looks "empty".

I've not been driving on western China's highways but in the east most highways are fully loaded.
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Old June 10th, 2009, 06:55 AM   #1365
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And there won't be any successful freeway revolts in China unlike in the U.S. In China, if the government wants to build a road, it gets built.
There's been a semi-successful maglev revolt in Shanghai. The government has promised to tunnel the entire extension of the maglev line to the Hongqiao Super-Intermodal Hub.
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Old June 10th, 2009, 11:02 AM   #1366
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The government has promised to tunnel the entire extension of the maglev line to the Hongqiao Super-Intermodal Hub.
I didn't know this! Another "first" then, for Shanghai.



And as mentioned before; the "highways look empty" argument isn't really applicable in a nation of more than 1.3 billion people.
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Old June 10th, 2009, 12:26 PM   #1367
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most of the highways in China were built in last 15 years. people need time to get used to it. and many pics in this thread were taken when the highway was just finished (fresh new). maybe that's why it looks "empty".

I've not been driving on western China's highways but in the east most highways are fully loaded.
Most pictures here are only promotional pics, not pics taken by Chinese drivers, like we do in Europe or North America... Hopefully that'll change!
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Old June 10th, 2009, 05:30 PM   #1368
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true, most expressways in eastern China are definitely full of traffic much of the time, that's why they're building multiple expressway lines, high speed rails, even intercity metros (in Shanghai and Shenzhen) and this barely may be enough to serve China's transportation needs. Western China expressways are more of a prestige project, like Western US interstates, it's not totally useful but it stimulates economic development.
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Old June 11th, 2009, 11:11 AM   #1369
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Shijiazhuang second ring road. By ALILANG










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Old June 11th, 2009, 09:41 PM   #1370
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Wuhuang Expressway (武黄高速公路), part of G50 Huyu Expressway (沪渝高速) and G70 Fuyin Expressway (福银高速).













































































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Old June 11th, 2009, 09:42 PM   #1371
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Old June 11th, 2009, 09:47 PM   #1372
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Finally some genuine roadgeeking from China.
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Old June 16th, 2009, 06:57 AM   #1373
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China National Highway G106 (Beijing - Guangzhou)

North to south
Huanggang, Hubei - Ezhou, Hubei


Junction with S207 in Shazigang Village, Taodian Township, Huangzhou District, Huanggang City. This picture faces northwest - the road in front is the G106.


Lukou Town, Huangzhou District.




Santaihe Bridge






Ezhou-Huanggang Chang Jiang Bridge, Huangzhou District






Entering Ezhou City.


G316/S235 junction. G106 and G316 run along the same road going forward.


































Zelin Town, Echeng District














Wuhuang Expressway (G50 Shanghai-Chongqing Expressway, G70 Fuzhou-Yinchuan) entrance, Zelin Town, Echeng District

South to north
Huanggang, Hubei


Dongmen Lu in Huangzhou District, Huanggang City. Near the Huanggang Police Station.


Huanggang Police Station.




Huanggang Television headquarters.


Road maintenance near the Santaihe Bridge.


Santaihe Bridge, Huangzhou District






Lukou Town, Huangzhou District














Interchange in Xiejiadawan Village, Lukou Town, Huangzhou District




Taodian Township, Huangzhou District




Taodian Toll Station in Zhaojiadawan Village, Taodian Township, Huangzhou District




G45 Dalian-Guangzhou Expressway road sign
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Old June 16th, 2009, 11:32 AM   #1374
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Enmergency?
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Old June 16th, 2009, 11:47 AM   #1375
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Hehe, if you're going to start correcting the English language on signs in China, you have a looooong life ahead of you.
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Old June 16th, 2009, 12:44 PM   #1376
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What's wrong with 'Emergency lane'? It should be called 'Emergency shoulder', no? Actually I used to call it 'emergency lane' as well. Still makes sense, because, in fact, that's what it is - an emergency lane.
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Old June 16th, 2009, 12:49 PM   #1377
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Yeah, but it's spelled as "Enmergency" lane.
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Old June 16th, 2009, 06:17 PM   #1378
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Yeah, but it's spelled as "Enmergency" lane.
That expressway a few weird signs. On one sign, "SERVICE AREA" became "SERVICEARER".
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Old June 17th, 2009, 12:40 AM   #1379
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lol sorry I didn't even notice that
A typing mistake due to the lack of English knowledge by the person who did the 'translation'. These days, however, it should be possible to use Google translator or something similar. Why wouldn't they do that?
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Old June 17th, 2009, 01:24 AM   #1380
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Google translator can be horrible when translating 5+ words
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