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Middle Ring Road to be completed

SHANGHAI will begin building the last section of the Middle Ring Road in the Pudong New Area this year, which will better handle traffic anticipated with the opening of the Shanghai Disneyland in 2015, officials said yesterday.

The new elevated highway, costing more than 10 billion yuan (US$1.62 billion), is being built between the Jungong Road Tunnel and Gaoke Road M. It will be finished in 2015 to make the Middle Ring Road a complete, ring-shaped highway.

The 9.4-kilometer section will have two decks with four lanes on each deck, which should help prevent traffic jams, said Shang Housheng, an official with the Shanghai Construction and Transport Commission.

"The new section will not only improve the traffic conditions in middle Pudong, but also make it easier for large groups of visitors to move to and from Disneyland in the future," Shang said.

The complete Middle Ring Road is also expected to improve overall traffic conditions in the city, he said.

To make way for construction, an old Jinqiao elevated road built in 1994 that is handling little traffic will be torn down, possibly causing temporary traffic jams on nearby Zhangyang and Jinxiu roads, according to the commission.

The demolition will begin on May 11 and last through year's end. During the latter part of the work, traffic from Yanggao Road M. to Jinqiao Road will be affected to a greater degree.

Other area roads also will feel the strain.

"Traffic jams will be inevitable during construction and the area between Luoshan and Jinxiu roads as well as Shenjiang and Pudong Avenue will be affected," the Pudong urban planning authority said yesterday.

Eleven public bus routes in the area will be temporarily altered, and riders should pay attention to notices to be posted on bus stations on Sunday, officials said. Drivers also are asked to avoid the area.

More traffic police will be dispatched to handle congestion. Construction vehicles will also be asked to yield to the public traffic during rush hours.


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