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Congestion alert for Labor Day holiday

Travel fever is predicted for the Labor Day holiday from next Wednesday to Saturday.

The Shanghai Road Administration Bureau predicts that on Wednesday an average of 1.55 million vehicles will use the city’s expressways, a 5.7 percent increase compared with last year.

The peak days will be May 1 and 4 when up to 1.6 million vehicles will be on the expressways. On May 1, the peak period will be from 8am to noon, and congestion is predicted for some outbound roads, including Wuzhou Avenue, Yan’an Elevated Road and the northern and western parts of the Middle Ring Road.

The number of vehicles using the city’s elevated roads will reach 2.25 million, a 3.4 percent rise from the day before the holiday last year, and the number of vehicles using the expressways will be 10 percent more than the working day average.

Some 3.3 million vehicles will cross Shanghai’s border with neighboring Jiangsu and Zhejiang provinces, with 75 percent using expressways, mainly those connecting Shanghai and Jiangsu, the bureau said.

During the holiday, passenger vehicles with up to seven seats can use expressways for free.


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