Passage to Designate Bus Lanes to Prioritize Public Transportation
To further improve traffic in the Bantian Yinhu Passage the city will designate two bus lanes in each direction to give priority to public transportation. Plans for construction will start next year. The road is expected to facilitate travel between FUtian District, Luohu District, Longgang District, Longhua New Area and Bantian Subdistrict in which heavy trucks and vehicles will not be allowed to use the roads in hopes to relieve the traffic in Futian’s Meilin area.
Banyin Passage northern part is divided by Beihuan Boulevard and has three lanes in both directions and the southern part of the passage will have two lanes in both directions as per suggestions from the public. The almost 8 kilometer passage will start near Shangbu Flyover in Futian and then connects to Banxuegang Boulevard in Bantian including the 4.5 kilometer tunnel that runs under Jigong Mountain. Four interchange overpasses will also be constructed that will connect with Beihuan Boulevard, Nigang Road, Huancheng Road and Nanping Expressway.
Also a 2 kilometer section of Beihuan Boulevard and Nigang Road East along with a .55 kilometer section Nigang Road West will have a four lane expansion in each direction. Areas near the tunnel ends will be converted into residential development with noise proof screens installed to help reduce the noise impact.