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Island link to Jiangsu opens by year end

A KEY highway linking the city and neighboring Jiangsu Province is expected to open to traffic on the Shanghai section by the end of the year, builders said yesterday.

The Chongming-Qidong Highway will cut the trip from downtown to Jiangsu by two hours - from three and a half hours to around 90 minutes.

The 52-kilometer highway, part of the Yangtze River Delta region highway network, will connect Shanghai's Chongming Island, in the mouth of the Yangtze River, and Qidong, a boom city north of the river in Jiangsu.

Shanghai's section stretches 30 kilometers. It merges into the Yangtze Tunnel-Bridge Project on Chongming Island and stretches north to the Nantong-Qidong Expressway, which extends to Nantong City in Jiangsu.

It will make Shanghai's Pudong International Airport and Yangshan Deep-Water Port more accessible to Jiangsu.

The link will also mean that seafood and agricultural produce can be transported much faster to Shanghai.

Builders said the six-lane Shanghai section is designed for motorists to travel at 100 kilometers per hour. Work started in late 2008.

To protect wildlife on Chongming Island, the highway makes detours to bypass areas used as stopovers by migrating birds. This has added 10 kilometers to the highway.

Eco-friendly construction methods have also been used in the project. In one initiative, silt dredged from the Yangtze River has been used to build the foundations of the highway.


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