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The Yulin-Zhanjiang Expressway is expected to open to traffic at the end of August, according to CCCC First Harbor Engineering Company Ltd, and the driving time between the two places will be reduced from the current four hours to 1.5 hours.
Spanning about 196 kilometers, the Yulin-Zhanjiang Expressway links Yulin in Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region and Zhanjiang in Guangdong province.
After completion, the expressway will be of great significance to promote poverty alleviation and improve people’s livehoods, said Song Hongwei, secretary of the Party Working Committee of the project.
It will also become a major transportation channel that links cities within the Beibu Gulf, playing a significant role in promoting regional economic development and completing the local transportation network.
Construction of the project started in 2017. By June 30, the main asphalt pavement of the expressway has been completed, and the remaining works include the Haitian branch, as well as installation of traffic safety facilities, electromechanical engineering, and afforestation.
The interchange of the Yulin-Zhanjiang Expressway. [Photo by Zhong Cheng/gdzjdaily.com.cn]