M4 motorway (Pakistan)
|Maintained by National Highway Authority, Government of Pakistan|
|Length:||233 km (145 mi)|
|Existed:||19 August 2009 – present|
|Major cities:||Gojra, Jhang, Toba Tek Singh, Pir Mahal, Shorkot, Khanewal|
|Motorways of Pakistan|
The M4 is an under-construction  motorway in Punjab province, Pakistan. It will be a 233 km long, 4-lane (with capacity to increase to 6-lanes) access controlled motorway with 8 junctions (interchanges). Upon completion, it would connect the M3 with the M5 and the cities of Faisalabad and Multan. Its ground breaking was done on 19 August 2009 and is expected to take 3 years to complete. Upon completion it would connect southern Punjab to Pakistan's Motorway Network.
The M4 will begin at the termination of the M3 at the Sargodha Road Interchange on the northern outskirts of Faisalabad. It will continue on a southwest course connecting the cities of Faisalabad, Jhang, Gojra, Toba Tek Singh, Shorkot, Khanewal and Multan. Once at Khanewal, it will merge onto the N5 temporarily until the M5 is complete.
The M4 will have four sections: (i) Faisalabad-Gojra (58 km), (ii) Gojra-Shorkot (62 km), (iii) Shorkot-Din Pur-Khanewal (64 km) and (iv) Khanewal-Multan (45 km), whereas two large bridges will be constructed on the River Ravi and Sadhnai Canal.
Construction began on 19 August 2009 with the ground-breaking ceremony performed by Pakistan's Prime Minister, Syed Yousaf Raza Gillani. Construction is expected to take three years to complete. The M4 will be constructed in four stages: (i) Faisalabad-Gojra (58 km), (ii) Gojra-Shorkot (62 km), (iii) Shorkot-Din Pur-Khanewal (64 km) and (iv) Khanewal-Multan (45 km), whereas two large bridges will be constructed on the River Ravi and Shadhnai Channel. Estimated cost is USD 601 million.
Junctions and interchanges
|Southbound exits||Junction||Northbound exits|
|To Gojra Sammundari and N-5||1||To Jhang|
|To Toba Tek Singh and N-5||2||To|
|To Khanewal at N-5||3||To N5 and Multan|
|To Multan at N-5 LMQ Road||4||To|
|To Moza Tataypur||5||To Multan|
|To Vihari||6||To Multan|
|To Bahawalpur and Lodhran at N-5 Ismail Shah Wala||7||To N5 and Multan|
|To Shujabad||8||To Multan|
The M4 will have a total of 8 interchanges (exit/entry points).
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