Daegu–Busan Expressway

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Korean expressway route marker

Expressway No.55
Daegu-Busan Expressway
Highway system
National highways of South Korea
Expressways in South Korea
Daegu–Busan Expressway
Hangul
Hanja
Revised Romanization Daegu Busan Gosokdoro
McCune–Reischauer Taegu Pusan Kosoktoro
Highway system
National highways of South Korea
Expressways in South Korea

The Daegu–Busan Expressway is an expressway in southeastern South Korea, connecting the cities of Busan and Daegu. (There is also a short branch line at the southern end of the expressway, numbered 551.) It is 82 kilometers long, with two lanes of traffic in each direction and eight interchanges. It shares the number "55" with the Jungang Expressway, which runs north from Daegu.

The estimated travel time between the two cities is roughly 1 hour, saving about half an hour over the previous travel time on the Gyeongbu Expressway.[1] The toll for a passenger car is 8,500 won, slightly less than the cost of a KTX ticket between the two cities.

Construction was completed in February 2006, at a total cost of slightly over 1 trillion won. The project was overseen by Hyundai Development Company, also known as I-Park, which has promoted the project under the name "I-Way." It was heavily supported by loans from the Korean Road Infrastructure Fund operated by Australia's Macquarie Bank. The term of the financing is 30 years.

Exits and Junctions[edit]

Branch of D-B Exp'way (551)
Jungang Expressway

The following exits and junctions are listed from north to south.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "부산,대구 1 시간 이내로". Chosun Ilbo (Korean). Retrieved 2006-01-23. 

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