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Old July 23rd, 2009, 06:26 PM   #1441
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Old July 24th, 2009, 07:46 AM   #1442
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Key expressway begins construction in China's Xinjiang

www.chinaview.cn 2009-07-22 22:33:14 Print

URUMQI, July 22 (Xinhua) -- A key expressway in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region began construction on Wednesday in a move to improve the region's road network and serve its economic development.

The 135-km expressway will link Kuytun City to Karamay City. The project, funded by the central government and Xinjiang regional government, will cost 3.87 billion yuan (about 567 million U.S. dollars).

The road is bidirectional with four lanes. It will be completed and put into use in November 2011.

Dai Gongxing, vice chairman of the Xinjiang regional government, said at the groundbreaking ceremony in Kuytun that the expressway, also part of the national expressway network, would improve the regional transport and promote local economic development.
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Old July 25th, 2009, 06:53 PM   #1443
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Old August 2nd, 2009, 05:46 PM   #1444
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Wuhan-Honghui expressway opened on May 28

Location: Hubei Province
Length: 207km
Speed limit: 100kmph





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Old August 2nd, 2009, 05:46 PM   #1445
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Wuhan-Honghui expressway opened on May 28

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Old August 3rd, 2009, 08:40 AM   #1446
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Xi'an-Ankang expressway opens on May 28 '09

Xi'an-Ankang expressway is located in Shaanxi Province.

Length: 195km
Part of G65 expressway (Baotou-Maoming)

Baojiashan Tunnel is the 2nd longest road tunnel in China









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Old August 3rd, 2009, 08:40 AM   #1447
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Xi'an-Ankang expressway opens on May 28 '09

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Old August 3rd, 2009, 07:00 PM   #1448
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June 25

Guanzhou-Gaoming expressway opens

Length: 130km, 6 lanes
Construction: 3.5 yrs
Cost: 3.142 billion yuan



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Old August 3rd, 2009, 07:00 PM   #1449
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Old August 20th, 2009, 02:03 PM   #1450
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I see some rather impressive landscaping, like having the roads built on an embankment or in a little ditch - such techniques allow for easy bridging and tunneling, especially for the local roads. These techniques are hardly used in and around Shanghai though - most expressways there are either at ground-level (making bridging over or tunnelling under a real nightmare) or elevated using concrete pillars the whole way through - I wonder if the soft-soil geology there is to blame?

The motorway network in China is expanding at a very impressive speed. I do question though whether such an extensive network is actually necessary. In the remote areas normal roads are underused, all that's needed is to separate pedestrian and cycles from the main carriageway, a few pedestrain bridges, tunnels or crossings, roundabouts or junctions for crossroads, and a by-pass around towns where necessary. Building a whole new road just because of a few hot-spots seem rather unwise.

Also, China's railways look vastly underdeveloped compared to the motorway network!
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Old August 20th, 2009, 09:51 PM   #1451
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it stimulates the economy
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Old August 29th, 2009, 06:02 AM   #1452
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I've been lazy updating highway completion projects. Here's some past news.

6.28 Suizhou-Yueyang North expressway (随岳北高速公路) opens

It's part of 336km Suizhou-Yueyang expressway (opening in 2010)
Location: Hunan Province, npth part of Suizhou to Yueyang
Speed limit: 100kmph
Cost: 2.299billion yuan







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Old August 29th, 2009, 06:11 AM   #1453
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July 8th

Xi'an Xianyang International Airport expressway opens

Location: Xi'an, Shaanxi Province
Width: 8 lanes
Length: 20.58km
Project started: Nov. 2006
Speed limit: 120 kmph














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Old August 29th, 2009, 09:16 AM   #1454
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8.27

Jinan 2nd Ring road east interchange completes

The interchange, connecting Jinan 2nd ring and Jinan-Qingdai expressway, Will better serve 2009 11th National Games in Jinan, Shandong Province



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7.17 Zunyi-Maotai expressway (遵义茅台高速公路) opens

It serves various tourist destination in Guizhou Province.

Location: Guizhou Province
Cost: 2.36 bln yuan
Length: 45.1km
Project started: 12/19/2006
Spec: 4 lanes, 80kmph





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Old August 30th, 2009, 05:00 AM   #1456
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Aug 10

Mengzi-Xinjie expressway opens (蒙新高速公路)

With its completion Kunming-ASEAN becomes all high-grade road. Its 38km continuous down-slope is the longest in China.

Location: Yunnan Province, 蒙自至新街高速公路
Length: 85.396km;
Cost: 5.78 bln yuan
Spec: 4 lanes, 80kmph, bridges:155, tunnels:29, bridge/tunnel: 40.7%
Project started: Jan 2005















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80kmh only?
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Old August 30th, 2009, 06:23 PM   #1458
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Yes, this is what I wanted to ask as well. Is it usual to have a legal 80km/h speed limit on a dual-carriageway road in China? So what is the legal speed limit on regular roads in China (non dual-carriageways)? Or is it that noone will ever bother implementing such speed-limits and everyone will drive smoothly at 100 or so km/h (as is often the case on German roads, for example).
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Old August 30th, 2009, 06:44 PM   #1459
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80 km/h is quite low outside the city for dual carriageway
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Old August 30th, 2009, 09:46 PM   #1460
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Yes, this is what I wanted to ask as well. Is it usual to have a legal 80km/h speed limit on a dual-carriageway road in China? So what is the legal speed limit on regular roads in China (non dual-carriageways)? Or is it that noone will ever bother implementing such speed-limits and everyone will drive smoothly at 100 or so km/h (as is often the case on German roads, for example).
Most expressways have a 120km/h speed limit, however in mountainous areas the speed limits are lower, for example, the Badaling Expressway north of Beijing has a 60km/h speed limit in the extremely mountainous part near the Great Wall. On regular roads there's usually no speed limit sign (and not much notion of traffic police), but if there is one, it's between 60-100km/h.

There's no traffic law enforcement, so on expressways usually there is busses and trucks driving in the right lane at 80-90km/h and cars driving at 110-200km/h, the higher speeds usually only attainable on less-traficked expressways (high traffic expressways have traffic usually moving at 120km/h or less) where there's sometimes some Mercedes who passes you in a blur! (I saw one video where the driver was driving at 250km/h!) Anyway, once you reach the cities traffic is terrible, so one would sometimes spend as much time getting to their destination within the city as driving between cities.
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