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Things to note when driving along Shenzhen-Zhongshan Link

On June 30th, the Shenzhen-Zhongshan Link officially opened for trial operation. For those looking to experience the Link for the first time, here are some guidelines.

No parking

The 24-kilometer-long Shenzhen-Zhongshan Link features no service areas or emergency lanes underwater. Without emergencies, parking and unauthorized use of emergency lanes are strictly prohibited, with violators facing a fine of 200 yuan and 6 penalty points.

Speed limits

Throughout the Shenzhen-Zhongshan Link, lane-specific speed limits are enforced. The two left lanes are special lanes for passenger cars with a speed limit of 100 kilometers per hour, while the two right lanes have no vehicle type restrictions but are limited to a speed of 90 kilometers per hour.

Caution against secondary accidents

There is a slope of about 6 kilometers at the bridge-tunnel transition, which requires careful speed control. Prior to entering the tunnel, drivers should attentively observe traffic signs and information screens, turn on headlights 50 to 100 meters in advance, slow down according to speed limit signs, and maintain a safe distance.

Vehicle restrictions

1. Hazardous goods transport vehicles are prohibited at all times.

2. During the trial operation of the Link, temporary traffic control measures prohibit the passage of trucks with four or more axles (according to the classification standards of Vehicle Classification of the Toll for Highway (JT/T489-2019), which includes all vehicles with a total axle count of 4 or more, including oversized transport vehicles).

Directions from Shenzhen

Vehicles from Futian and Nanshan can access the Shenzhen-Zhongshan Link by taking the Guangzhou-Shenzhen Expressway and then the Shenzhen section of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen Riverside Expressway. 

For vehicles coming from the airport, they can directly enter the Link via nearby ramps.

Through the bridge above, one can directly turn onto the Guangzhou-Shenzhen Riverside Expressway to go to Guangzhou and Qianhai.

Additionally, accompanying the opening of the Shenzhen section of the Shenzhen-Zhongshan Link, there are two newly constructed toll stations. The Jinwan toll station connects the Guangshen Expressway and the Jihe Expressway. Vehicles from these two expressways can exit at the Jinwan toll station, reach Xixiang Sub-district of Bao'an, and proceed towards Qianhai.

When traveling westward from Shenzhen, the first exit is the Cuiheng East exit, leading to Zhongshan's Cuiheng New District. Continuing straight through the main line and taking the Zhongshan–Kaiping Expressway allows access to cities such as Zhongshan, Jiangmen, as well as Yangjiang, Maoming, and Zhanjiang in western Guangdong. By transitioning to the eastern outer ring of Zhongshan and the Guangzhou-Macao Expressway via the Zhongshan-Kaiping Expressway, destinations including Guangzhou, Foshan, Zhuhai, and Macao can be reached.

Special note

Currently, public vehicles are not permitted access to the west artificial island. Future management will draw upon operational experiences of similar projects to develop traffic control plans for island visits and related development projects.

Editor | Zhang Yalin, Ge Yuting, Holly, Abby, James

Photo | Nanfang Plus

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