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New expressway to cut travel time by 30mins from Guangzhou to Huizhou

On November 28, a two-way eight-lane expressway section linking Huicheng district in Huizhou and Zengcheng district in Guangzhou began construction.

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“The project took less than 7 months from open tendering to the construction of Dongjiang River Grand Bridge, breaking a new record in the province. It will provide strong underpinning to Huizhou to expedite the building of a comprehensive three-dimensional transportation network and a new development pattern,” said Jia Shaoming, deputy director of Department of Transport of Guangdong Province at the groundbreaking ceremony.

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With a mainline 66 kilometers in length and a design speed of 120 km/h, the section under the Huizhou-Zhaoqing Expressway is expected to open to traffic in 2026. By then, travel time from Huizhou to Guangzhou will be shortened by half an hour.

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Starting from Jinji Bridge (Chinese: 金鸡大桥) in the east, the new route passes through Huicheng District and Boluo County of Huizhou, and Zengcheng District of Guangzhou before terminating at the Shitan East Interchange (Chinese: 石滩东枢纽) (Huadu-Dongguan Expressway) in the west.

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Connecting Changchun-Shenzhen Expressway, Boluo-Shenzhen Expressway, Conghua-Dongguan-Shenzhen Expressway and Pearl River Delta Ring Expressway, it will set up 1 service area, 1 toll station, and 13 interchanges.

In recent years, Huizhou has been seizing the opportunities to deepen integration with Shenzhen and even the whole Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA) and comprehensively promoting infrastructure connectivity in order to build a comprehensive three-dimensional transportation network. So far, the city’s total expressway mileage ranks second in the province.

Author | Fanny, Levy (Intern)

Editor | Wing, Olivia, Abby, Jerry

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