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Construction on ring roads set to cause disruption

Traffic will be restricted from Friday night on parts of the middle and outer ring roads in Pudong to allow construction of the Jiyang Road Expressway.

The 7.1-kilometer expressway will connect the Lupu Bridge and Minhang District along Jiyang Road, a major thoroughfare often heavily congested.

The new expressway will have six lanes on an elevated section and six to eight lanes on the ground. The elevated part will have entries and exits on Tongyao, Yaohua, Yangsi, Shangpu and Luheng roads, according to a plan released yesterday.

When completed next year, the expressway will relieve pressure on the Lupu Bridge, which is connected to the North-South Elevated Road, one of the city’s busiest roads.

It will allow drivers to quickly transfer between the bridge, the Longyao Road Tunnel and the middle and outer ring roads. Together with the North-South Elevated Road and Yan’an Elevated Road, they will form a new cross-shaped traffic network in downtown Shanghai.

Helping Huangpu

The work will also release development space for the Huangpu River waterfront in Pudong, according to the district’s construction and transport commission.

“Along Jiyang Road there is the former Expo site and other newly developed areas such as Pudong’s New Bund. So, the construction provides major support facilities for urban renewal and city development,” said Du Yuliang, a commission official.

Nearly 4,500 vehicles pass along Jiyang Road per hour at peak times, far exceeding its capacity. The elevated expressway over the road will double that capacity.

As of early this month, half of the elevated road had been completed. Work has also finished on nearby Hanlin, Jiming and Changqing roads.

The construction that starts on Friday is on three key parts of the project, affecting traffic on the Lupu Bridge as well as the middle and outer ring roads for seven months.

The Lupu’s approach bridge on Jiyang Road will be elevated to connect with the new expressway.

During construction, the Jiyang Road section of Lupu Bridge will be closed.

The interchange and the Huaxia Road W./Shangpu Road sections of the Middle Ring Road will be renovated and some nearby ramps shut.

Two Outer Ring Road ramps from the Puxing Highway to the Xupu Bridge and from the Pudong International Airport to Puxing Highway will also be affected.

According to the district’s traffic police, congestion is likely to take place at three intersections — Jiyang Road and Huaxia Road W., Jiyang Road and Yangsi Road, Huaxia Road W. and Shangnan Road.

“We have put up and pulled down 501 traffic signs to ease congestion, and 23 nearby roads will be used for drivers to make a detour. We have optimized our plans to minimize the impact on residents and drivers,” said district traffic police officer Zhao Yu.

In some sections, bus lanes will be returned to other vehicles, and a lane on which the flow can be reversed depending on traffic will be opened on Changqing Road between Huaxia Road W. and Sanlin Road. Drivers will have to detour during the construction to the end of 2020. It is suggested they cross the Huangpu River through the Dapu Road and Xizang Road S. tunnels, rather than Lupu Bridge.

The north elevated road of the new expressway should be completed and open by the end of the year.

The project is due to be finished in March 2021.

To minimize disruption to traffic, over 90 percent of the parts are being prefabricated and will be assembled on site.


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