Residents Favors Construction of Underpasses
A survey conducted by the city transportation commission showed that a majority of residents are in favor for underpasses or short tunnels rather than overpasses to be build together with the future Bantian-Yinhu Passage that links Beihuan Boulevard and Nanping Expressway.
The survey was conducted for two months with more than 300 respondents which showed 96 percent of the respondents are in favor of constructing of Banyin Passage which will greatly improve traffic in Bantian and Futian District. Respondents have also said that the passage should have at least six lanes. The 8.45 kilometer long passage will connect Yinhu in Luohu District with Bantian in Longgang including a 4.5 kilometer long tunnel constructed under Jigong Mountain before it connects with Banxuengang Boulevard in Bantian. Four interchange overpasses will also be constructed to connect Nigang Road, Beihuan Boulevard, Huancheng Road and Nanping Expressway.
Project construction will start this year and will be completed in 2016. The project is said to cost around 3 million yuan for three lanes on each direction.