East China’s Anhui province will step up efforts to improve its expressway network to ensure each county will have access to expressways at the end of this year, Anhui Daily reported on Monday.
The province will speed up three expressway projects - Guzhen-Bengbu expressway, Wuhu-Huangshan expressway, and Chizhou-Qimen expressway - and expect to complete them before 2022.
Currently, four counties - Guzhen, Jingxian, Jingde and Shitai - are not reached by expressways. That will become a thing of the past when the three expressways open to traffic.
The Guzhen-Bengbu expressway is part of the expressway from Xuzhou of East China’s Jiangsu province to Bengbu, a prefecture-level city in Anhui. Upon completion, it will cut the travel time from Guzhen to Bengbu to 40 minutes.
As a section of the expressway linking Xuzhou and Fuzhou, capital of East China’s Fujian province, the Wuhu-Huangshan expressway will play an important role in boosting “all-for-one” tourism in the south of the province, known for its abundant tourism resources, and participating in the integrated development of the Yangtze River Delta region.
The Chizhou-Qimen expressway, part of the expressway between Dezhou, East China’s Shandong province, and Shangrao, East China’s Jiangxi province, will cut the travel time from Shitai to Chizhou to half an hour.