Seven roads, including Bantian-Yinhu Passage, which links Bantian in Longgang with Futian and Luohu districts, will be put into operation this year, according to an official with the city’s transport commission.
When the passage is put into service, the travel time between Bantian and Futian CBD will be cut to 12 minutes.
The 10.7-kilometer-long Bantian-Yinhu Passage includes a 4.6-kilometer tunnel through Jigong Mountain in the Yinhu area. It starts at Shangbu Flyover on Nigang Road in Luohu District and ends at Banxuegang Boulevard in Bantian.
Four interchange flyovers were built along the passage for vehicles transferring to Nigang Road, Beihuan Boulevard, Nanping Expressway and Huancheng Road.
The tunnel and bridge projects account for 90 percent of the total road projects for the passage. The north-south road is expected to relieve traffic pressure at the former Meilin and Qingping checkpoints, and public transport will be given priority in the passage, with two 24-hour bus lanes and two peak-hour bus and HOV lanes on the six-lane road.
At a meeting Monday, Yu Baoming, head of the city’s transport commission, said the other roads to be put into operation this year include Shenhua Road, a 6.7-km road that Links Longhua CBD and Guanlan, and the extension of Shajing West Road, which links Shajing in Bao’an District and Guangzhou-Shenzhen Expressway.
The city will start work on the road project linking Guangzhou-Shenzhen Riverside Expressway and Nanping Expressway, and the renovation of Huanggang Road, as well as expedite construction on 37 other projects, including Pingshan-Yantian Passage and the renovation of Meiguan Expressway, this year.