City Opens Second Phase of Qingping Expressway
The second phase of the Qing-ping Expressway opened yesterday. The north to south artery that cuts through central Shenzhen is expected to shorten driving times from downtown area to Pingshu in Longgang, and Guanlan in Longhua New Area by 30 minutes. The section will also relieve the pressure in Meilin and Buji checkpoints by providing another route for vehicles that uses Meiguan Expressway, Danping Road and Longgang Boulevard.
The 12 kilometer Qingping Expressway will be the fourth vertical road in the planned network of seven horizontal and 1 vertical major roads. The southern end of the Qingong ends at Longjing Flyover by the border of Bao’an and Longgang district then extends north through Pinghu, Buji and Guanlan before it ends at Tangbei Flyover that will link the future outer ring of expressway. Majority of the Qingping Expressway is elevated and links with Jhe Expressway and Fu’an Road West with a designated speed fo 80 kilometers an hour and has three toll gates.
Driving to Pinghu and Guanglan from uji usually takes 40 minutes, now using the new phase will bring travel time down to 10 minutes. While driving to Pinghu and Guanlan from Luohu is down to 20 minutes from the previous 60 minutes travel.
The first phase of the Qingping Expressway covers 7.7 kilometers from Hongling North Flyover to Longjing Flyover before connecting with Nanping Expressway, Bulong Road and Shuiguan Expressway.