Expressways from Shenzhen to Hong Kong to be finished by 2014
Expressways that links Shenzhen and Hong Kong is expected to be finished by 2014. The 32. 8 kilometer long six lane expressways links the Eastern Guangdong with the adjacent provinces Fujian and Jiangxi via the Shenzhen-Huizhou and Shenzhen-Shantou expressways.
After the checkpoint opens the expressways will also link the Hong Kong Tolo Highway via Fanling Highway further improving the overall transport networks between Shenzhen and Hong Kong. The expressways are a key project in the redevelopment of the Pearl River Delta And is said to cost 6.18 billion yuan once approved by the State Council.
The 31 km first phase will include more than 20 kilometers of tunnels and bridges, with interchanging flyovers that connects the expressways with roads in the eastern provinces. The expressways will pass along Wutong Mountain, Fairy Lake Botanical Garden and adjacent to the Shenzhen Reservoir. When the Liantang checkpoint opens in 2018, travel time from Hong Kong to the eastern part of Shenzhen will shorten by 30 minutes. Diverting nearly a third of the cross border vehicles between the transport link from Shenzhen and southern China.