Three Plans Submitted for Road Expansion to Connect Longhua with Qianhai
Shenzhen is planning to construct a new road that is said to connect Longhua New Area with Qianhai in Western Shenzhen. There are already three plans submitted for discussion and after environmental evaluations one will be chosen to be the final plan.
Depending on which of the three plans will be selected, Longhai Boulevard wills be rerouted through Qiaocheng area of Nanshan or through Antuoshan in Futian,or through Xili area in Nanshan or Bao’an Liuxian area.
Core growth areas in western Shenzhen are Nashan and Qianhai, but no expressway has been built that directly connects the two areas to Longhua New Area. Residents in Longhua traveling to these areas needs to transfer from Nanping Expressway to Beihuan Boulevard, than to Binhai Boulevard in order for them to reach Qianhai creating heavy traffic jams in these roads.
The fast development in Qinhai in the next ten years has increased the number of people commuting to the area from Longhua. Transportation officials said that the new road will hopefully lessen the traffic in central Shenzhen namely on Fulong Road and Xiangmihu Road. Officials are also considering local transportation needs, costs and environmental impacts and resident suggestion in selecting the best plan for making the road for Longhua Boulevard before the year ends.