G15 Shenyang–Haikou Expressway

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China Expwy G15 sign with name.svg

Shenyang–Haikou Expressway

沈阳-海口高速公路

Shenhai Expressway
沈海高速公路
The Hangzhou Bay Bridge carries 6 lanes of the Shenyang–Haikou Expressway.
Route information
Length: 3,710 km[1] (2,310 mi)
Length when complete.
Major junctions
North end: G1113 / G1501 in Shenyang, Liaoning
  G16 in Anshan, Liaoning
G11 in Dalian, Liaoning
G18 in Yantai, Shandong
G20 in Qingdao, Shandong
G22 in Qingdao, Shandong
G25 in Ganyu County, Lianyungang, Jiangsu
G30 in Lianyungang, Jiangsu
G25 in Guanyun County, Lianyungang, Jiangsu
G40 in Nantong, Jiangsu
G2 / G42 in Shanghai
G50 in Shanghai
G60 / G92 in Shanghai
G3 / G70 in Fuzhou, Fujian
G72 in Quanzhou, Fujian
G76 in Zhangzhou, Fujian
G78 in Shantou, Guangdong (under construction)
G25 in Shenzhen, Guangdong
G4 in Dongguan, Guangdong
G4 in Guangzhou, Guangdong
G55 in Foshan, Guangdong
G80 in Foshan, Guangdong
G75 in Zhanjiang, Guangdong
South end: Haikou, Hainan (when complete)
G207 in Zhanjiang, Guangdong (current)[1]
Highway system
Transport in China
G1212 G15W

The Shenyang–Haikou Expressway (Chinese: 沈阳—海口高速公路), commonly referred to as the Shenhai Expressway (Chinese: 沈海高速公路) is an expressway in the People's Republic of China that connects the cities of Shenyang, Liaoning, and Haikou, Hainan. When fully complete, it will be 3,710 km (2,310 mi) in length.

The expressway is complete for the majority of its length except for two major water crossings that have yet to be built. A fixed link across the Bohai Sea is required to join the first missing link from Dalian to Yantai. The construction of a tunnel was announced in February 2011. Second, to achieve a fixed link from Mainland China to Hainan Island, a bridge is being constructed across the Qiongzhou Strait. Currently, the southern terminus is Xuwen County, in the city of Zhanjiang, Guangdong, because the fixed link to Haikou, Hainan has not been built yet.[1]

Once fully complete, the expressway features many other important crossings over bodies of water. The expressway crosses the Yangtze River using the Sutong Bridge, the bridge with the second longest cable-stayed span in the world as of 2012, connecting Nantong and Changshu, a satellite city of Suzhou, in Jiangsu Province. The expressway also uses the Hangzhou Bay Bridge between Shanghai and Ningbo, one of the longest trans-oceanic bridges in the world.

Route[edit]

The expressway passes through the following major cities:

Liaoning[edit]

Shandong[edit]

Jiangsu[edit]

Shanghai[edit]

In Shanghai, the expressway enters the city in Jiading District. It passes to the west of the city centre of Jiading, where a multi-level stack interchange connects it with the northern section of the G1501 Shanghai Ring Expressway, before continuing south into Qingpu District. In Qingpu District, it connects with the concurrent G2 Beijing–Shanghai and G42 Shanghai–Chengdu expressways and then passes to the west of Shanghai Hongqiao Airport and Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station. An interchange with Songze Elevated Road provides access east to the adjacent airport and railway station. At the boundary between Qingpu District and Songjiang District, the expressway intersects with the G50 Shanghai–Chongqing Expressway.

In Songjiang District, the expressway links to the concurrent G60 Shanghai–Kunming and G92 Hangzhou Bay Ring expressways, followed by the S32 Shanghai–Jiaxing–Huzhou Expressway, the latter which connects to Shanghai Pudong International Airport. It then continues into Jinshan District, where it connects again to the G1501 Shanghai Ring Expressway before making a sharp turn west at the S4 Shanghai–Jinshan Expressway just north of the city centre of Jinshan. As it approaches the Zhejiang border, it connects with the southern terminus of S19 Xinnong–Jinshanwei Expressway, a short north-south expressway in Jinshan.[2]

Zhejiang[edit]

Fujian[edit]

Guangdong[edit]

Hainan[edit]

Branch expressway[edit]

The Shenyang–Haikou Expressway has a branch expressway, the China Expwy G15W sign with name.svg G15W Changshu–Taizhou Expressway, between the cities of Changshu, Jiangsu, and Taizhou, Zhejiang. The branch line splits off from the main expressway after the Sutong Bridge and passes through the cities of Suzhou, Jiaxing, and Shaoxing before rejoining the main expressway just north of Taizhou. The spur line is complete except for a section between Jiaxing and Shaoxing.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c G15 沈海高速 (Chinese)
  2. ^ Songjiang, Shanghai. Google Maps.