City Released Plans to Link Three Cities by Rail and Expressways
In the city’ bid to evolve around a one hour life circle among the CBDs in Shenzhen, Huizhou and Dongguan, Guangdong revealed a drafted rail and expressway plan that will link the three neighboring cities much better. The drafted plan was released during a meeting of the provincial transportation department which laid out a much more enveloping two hour life circle plan between each of the three cities and other cities found within the Pearl River Delta region which includes Hong Kong and Macao.
The ambitious connectivity in transit plan that includes 26 expressways, seven railways and three cities. Center to the plan the city will be commencing construction of its outer ring expressway which is estimated to become the longest expressway in the city. Upon completion which is said to be in 2018, the 93 kilometer outer ring expressway includes a 76 kilometer section of Shenzhen, a 17 kilometer stretch in Dongguan with 12 tunnels and 82 bridges.
The proposed budget for the construction os around 26 billion yuan and the Shenzhen section will be linking the Guangzhou Shenzhen Riverside Expressway with Bao’an District on the west side with Yanba Expressway on the east side. Furthermore the construction of the Shenzhen Zhongshan Corridor that will provide Shenzhen with a direct road access to the western side of the Pearl River Delta which is said to happen in 2015.
On the seven railway links that are planned, three of these will be connected to Qianhai, a cooperation zone for modern service industries of Hong Kong and Shenzhen. The rail network will also link the Shenzhen North Railway Station with the city’s international airport.