G55 Erenhot–Guangzhou Expressway

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China Expwy G55 sign with name.svg

Erenhot–Guangzhou Expressway
二连浩特-广州高速公路
Erguang Expressway
二广高速公路
The G55 crossing the Jingzhou Yangtze River Bridge in Hubei province
Route information
Part of
Length 2,685 km[1] (1,668 mi)
Length when complete.
Major junctions
North end Erenhot, Xilin Gol League, Inner Mongolia (when complete)
Baiyinchagan, Chahar Right Back Banner, Ulanqab, Inner Mongolia (current)
South end China Expwy G1501GZ sign with name.svg G1501 Guangzhou Ring Expressway, Guangdong Expwy S55 sign with name.svg S55 Erenhot–Guangzhou Expressway Guangzhou Spur Line, Guangzhou, Guangdong
Highway system
National Trunk Highway System
G5011G5511

The Erenhot–Guangzhou Expressway (Chinese: 二连浩特—广州高速公路), commonly referred to as the Erguang Expressway (Chinese: 二广高速公路) is an expressway that connects the cities of Erenhot, Inner Mongolia, China, and Guangzhou, Guangdong. When fully complete, it will be 2,685 km (1,668 mi) in length.

Route[edit]

Inner Mongolia[edit]

Erenhot, the northern terminus of the expressway, is a border town with Mongolia and has a border checkpoint. The expressway is under construction from Erenhot to Baiyinchagan in Ulanqab, and complete from Baiyinchagan to the Shanxi border.

Shanxi[edit]

The entire portion of the expressway in Shanxi is complete.

Henan[edit]

The entire portion of the expressway in Henan is complete.

Hubei[edit]

The entire portion of the expressway in Hubei is complete except for 3 km (1.9 mi) of expressway to the Hunan border.

In 2000, a cache of Warring States period artifacts was discovered in eastern Wulipu's Zuozhong village during the construction of the Xiang-Jing Highway (襄荆高速公路).[2][3]

Hunan[edit]

The entire portion of the expressway in Hunan is under construction. This section has been beset by delays and cost overruns.[4]

Guangdong[edit]

The expressway is under construction from the Hunan border to Huaiji County, Zhaoqing, and complete from Huaiji County to the southern terminus, Guangzhou.

References[edit]

  1. ^ G55 二广高速 (in Chinese)
  2. ^ 瑞金, 苏丹, eds. (November 2012). "沙洋县行政区划图". 沙洋县人民政府门户网站 www.shayang.gov.cn (in Simplified Chinese). 湖北中大空间地理信息数据中心. Retrieved 31 March 2018. {...}G55{... }
  3. ^ "沙洋文化概况". 沙洋县人民政府门户网站 www.shayang.gov.cn (in Simplified Chinese). 沙洋县新闻中心. Retrieved 31 March 2018. {...}2000年,配合襄荆高速公路建设工程,在五里铺镇发掘了左冢,出土了一批战国时期的精美文物;{...} 
  4. ^ Magnier, Mark (2016-07-27). "How a Chinese Highway Became a Boulevard of Broken Dreams". Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660. Retrieved 2016-07-28.