Dead-end roads at Shanghai borders a thing of the past

Shanghai aims to get through nine dead-end roads at provincial boundaries this year.

A dead-end road at the border of Shanghai and Jiangsu Province will finally be completed and open to traffic in September.

Separated by a river, Xinle Road in Kunshan Town of Jiangsu Province and Yingdian Road in suburban Qingpu District are only connected by a 5-metre wide bridge. The bridge is too narrow to allow cars to cross.

The old bridge will be torn down and a new one with four traffic lanes will be built as part of a new highway. The structural construction of the highway was completed on May 30.

There are 24 highways linking Shanghai with Jiangsu Province and 15 linking the city with Zhejiang Province.

This year, Shanghai plans to complete nine dead-end roads at provincial boundaries which will further improve transport capacity within the Yangtze River Delta. The local traffic authority said it will be an important part of integration in the delta region.

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