Jungang Expressway

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Korean expressway route marker

Expressway No.55
Jungang Expressway
Route information
Length: 879 km (546 mi)
Major junctions
From: Geumho Junction in Daegu
Korea Expressway No.1.svg Gyeongbu Expressway
To: Chuncheon, Gangwon Province
Korea National Route No.5.svg National Route 5
Location
Major cities: Andong, Yeongju, Jecheon, Wonju
Highway system
National highways of South Korea
Expressways in South Korea
Jungang Expressway
Hangul
Hanja
Revised Romanization Jungang Gosok Doro
McCune–Reischauer Chungang Kosok Toro

The Jungang Expressway is an expressway in South Korea. Its name literally means "Central Expressway," and for much of its length it runs through mountainous terrain near the country's east-west center line, including the national parks of Chiaksan and Sobaeksan. It shares the route number 55 with the Daegu-Busan Expressway. It covers a total distance of roughly 289 kilometers.

The Jungang Expressway combines with the Daegu-Busan Expressway to form Expressway 55. The combined southern end is in Sasang-gu, Busan, although for much of the distance between Busan and Daegu it runs together with the Gyeongbu Expressway. Its northern end is in Chuncheon, Gangwon Province. The expressway was completed in December 2001.

There is also a short branch of the Daegu-Busan section near the southern end. This is numbered 551.

Exits and Junctions[edit]

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

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