CHINA China's first super high-speed road set to open in 2022

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China's first super high-speed road set to open in 2022

People's Daily Online

16:00, February 26, 2018

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China’s first 120 kph superhighway is currently under construction in eastern China and will open in 2022, Changjiang Daily Newspaper reported on Saturday.

The 161-kilometer highway, with six lanes in both directions, is designed for speeds up to 120 kph, an increase of 20-30 percent from the current freeway average speed limit of 90 kph. In addition to the high speed, the road boasts smart technology, green development and safety.

The core concept of a smart road is to build an integrated sensing system as well as monitoring and prediction system for drivers, vehicles and road management, according to Zhejiang Provincial Communication Department.

Changjiang Daily Newspaper reported that the superhighway will integrate photovoltaic technology for the preparation of power generation, wireless charging for future applications, and large-scale data based cloud service for smart control.

With these smart technologies and enhanced infrastructure, the super highway will provide an all-weather fast pass, highly accurate positioning, convenience for unmanned driving, and realize ideal safety conditions for zero deaths.

This will be a replicable model highway featuring new technology and material, said a person in charge from the Department.

As scheduled, construction of the super high-speed road, connecting Hangzhou and Ningbo, two core cities in the Hangzhou Bay area of east China’s Zhejiang province, will be complete before the opening of 2022 Asian Games in Hangzhou. 

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