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The first stage of construction of the Yulin-Zhanjiang Expressway passed acceptance Sept 9. The acceptance procedure was conducted by units and experts from the Guangdong Provincial Department of Transport, the Zhanjiang bureau of transport, and the Zhanjiang traffic construction command.
Covering about 196 kilometers, the expressway links Yulin in Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region and Zhanjiang in Guangdong province.
An interchange on the first stage of the Yulin-Zhanjiang Expressway in Zhanjiang. [Photo by Lang Shuchen/Zhanjiang Daily]
The first stage of the expressway starts from Zhanjiang's Juntian village, which is at the intersection of Guangxi and Guangdong, goes through Lianjiang, Suixi county and Mazhang district of Zhanjiang, and ends at Donghai Island in the southeastern part of the city. It is 100.93 km long, of which the main line stretches 92.76 km and the Haitian branch line is 8.17 km.
After the whole expressway is open, it will become a major transport channel linking cities in Beibu Gulf, playing a significant role in promoting regional economic development and completing the local transport network. The driving time between Zhanjiang and Yulin will be shortened to 90 minutes from the current four hours.
Construction of the project started in 2017.