Work on the Mt. Maluan Tunnel for Pingyan Passage, which links Yantian and Pingshan, has been completed. The 7.9-km tunnel has two independent entrances for southbound and northbound vehicles.
In addition, 80 percent of the road and bridge projects for the passage in the Pingshan section have been completed, but work on the bridge project on the Yantian side has been delayed due to a relocation dispute with Customs Training Base, according to a report in Monday’s Shenzhen Special Zone Daily.
Work on the seven road projects that will be completed within the year has gone smoothly since the Spring Festival holiday.
According to statistics from Shenzhen’s transport commission, 80 percent of the work on the tunnel has been completed, while 65 percent of the bridge project to the south of the tunnel and 83.5 percent of the bridge project to the north of the tunnel has been completed.
Bantian-Yinhu Passage, which links Bantian in Longgang with Futian and Luohu districts, will cut the drive between Bantian and Futian CBD to 12 minutes.
The 10.7-kilometer-long Bantian-Yinhu Passage includes a 4.6-kilometer tunnel through Jigong Mountain in the Yinhu area. It starts at Shangbu Flyover on Nigang Road in Luohu District and ends at Banxuegang Boulevard in Bantian.
The tunnel and bridge projects account for 90 percent of the total road projects for the passage. The north-south road is expected to relieve traffic pressure at the former Meilin and Qingping checkpoints, and public transport will be given priority in the passage, with two 24-hour bus lanes and two peak-hour bus and HOV lanes on the six-lane road.
Four interchange flyovers were built along the passage for vehicles transferring to Nigang Road, Beihuan Boulevard, Nanping Expressway and Huancheng Road.
The city will start work on the road project linking Guangzhou-Shenzhen Riverside Expressway and Nanping Expressway, and the renovation of Huanggang Road, as well as expedite construction on 37 other projects, including Pingshan-Yantian Passage and the renovation of Meiguan Expressway, this year.