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Facelift for city's elevated roads

SHANGHAI is undertaking its biggest facelift ever on the 50 kilometers of its elevated roads in preparation for the 2010 World Expo.

The project will cover the Inner Ring Road, the Yan'an Road, the South-North Road and part of the elevated Humin Road, today's Oriental Morning Post reported.

Some areas within 500 meters of the roads will also be given a new look.

Different colors will be used on the roads to brighten up the city, officials said.

The Inner Ring Road will be painted grey while the Yan'an Road and South-North Road will be painted yellow. The painting of the 14.3-kilometer elevated Yan'an Road will be completed by March 25, and the work on the other downtown road sections is expected to end in September, officials said.

Workers have to keep to a tight schedule even as Shanghai enters the rainy spring season, officials said. The workers will have to work through days as well as nights when it is not raining.

Another part of the facelift will see new lighting along the roads. Luwan District will redesign lighting for 11 buildings while Huangpu District will do the same for buildings along the Yan'an Road.
The new lighting is expected to be installed by early next year.


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