The Qingyuan-Yunfu Expressway in China's Guangdong Province recently opened to traffic.
Starting from Qingxin District in Qingyuan and terminating at Xinxing County in Yunfu, the 157.4 km highway is a standard four-lane road with a designed speed of 100 km/h.
The 8.72-km section 1 and 10-km section 7 were contracted by China Communications Construction Company Limited (CCCC); the company's work included construction of the roadbed, bridges and culverts.
The project involves construction of the 1,688-m Zhaoyun Bridge, a major section of the highway. It is a double-tower and span suspension bridge with a 738 m main span.
Located in the outskirt of the western areas of the Pearl River Delta, the highway is an artery connecting those areas with southwestern Guangdong Province and the Hainan islands.
It is also a main passage to the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA).
The highway will contribute to economic growth in the western Pearl River Delta, the mountainous areas in northern and western Guangdong.
The Qingyuan-Yunfu Expressway in Guangdong Province opens to traffic. [Photo/sasac.gov.cn]
(Executive editor: Wang Ruoting)