G7211 Nanning–Youyiguan Expressway

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Nanning–Youyiguan Expressway
南宁-友谊关高速公路
Nanyou Expressway
南友高速公路
A map showing the route of the G7211 Nanning–Youyiguan Expressway in Guangxi.
Route in Guangxi
Route information
Auxiliary route of G72
Part of
Length: 225.06 km[2] (139.85 mi)
Existed: 28 December 2005[1] – present
Major junctions
Northeast end: G72 / G7201 / G75 / G80 in Qingxiu District, Nanning, Guangxi
  G75 in Liangqing District, Nanning, Guangxi
G7201 in Jiangnan District, Nanning, Guangxi
Airport Road at Nanning Wuxu International Airport in Jiangnan District, Nanning, Guangxi
Guangxi S60 in Jiangzhou District, Chongzuo, Guangxi
Southwest end: QL 1A QL 1A at Vietnam border in Pingxiang, Chongzuo, Guangxi
Highway system
National Trunk Highway System
G7201 G76
Nanning–Youyiguan Expressway
Chinese name
Simplified Chinese 南宁–友谊关高速公路
Traditional Chinese 南寧–友誼關高速公路
Hanyu Pinyin Nánníng–Yǒuyìguān Gāosù Gōnglù
Literal meaning Nanning–Friendship Pass Expressway
Nanyou Expressway
Chinese 南友高速公路
Hanyu Pinyin Nányǒu Gāosù Gōnglù
Vietnamese name
Vietnamese Nam Ninh–Hữu Nghị Quan Dường cao tốc
Zhuang name
Zhuang Namzningz–Youjngeihgvanh riengjretret goengloh

The Nanning–Youyiguan Expressway (Chinese: 南宁—友谊关高速公路), commonly referred to as the Nanyou Expressway (Chinese: 南友高速公路), is a 225.06-kilometre-long expressway (139.85 mi) in the Chinese autonomous region of Guangxi that connects the city of Nanning, the capital of Guangxi, and Friendship Pass, known in Chinese as Youyiguan, a border crossing between China and Vietnam. The Friendship Pass is located in the county-level city of Pingxiang, under the administration of the city of Chongzuo. At the border, the expressway connects with National Route 1A in Vietnam. The expressway is designated G7211, and opened on 28 December 2005.[1]

The expressway is a spur of G72 Quanzhou–Nanning Expressway. The Nanning–Youyiguan Expressway branches off from its primary expressway, G72, just before the western terminus of G72 in Nanning. The entire route is also part of Asian Highway 1.

Along with the G7511 Qinzhou–Dongxing Expressway and G8011 Kaiyuan–Hekou Expressway, it is one of the three expressways that connect China with Vietnam.

Route[edit]

Nanning City Center[edit]

The Nanning–Youyiguan Expressway begins east of the city centre of Nanning, at the San'an Interchange in Qingxiu District. At this interchange, it connects to the G72 Quanzhou–Nanning Expressway, its parent expressway, as well as the G7201 Nanning Ring Expressway, the G75 Lanzhou–Haikou Expressway, and the G80 Guangzhou–Kunming Expressway. It proceeds south, in a concurrency with the G7201 Nanning Ring Expressway and G75 Lanzhou–Haikou Expressway, to the Liangqing South interchange in Liangqing District, passing through Yongning District on the way. At this three way interchange, the Nanning–Youyiguan Expressway and Nanning Ring Expressway continue westward while the G75 Lanzhou–Haikou Expressway branches off to the south.

The concurrency with the G7201 Nanning Ring Expressway continues until the Gaoling Interchange in Jiangnan District, south of the city centre of Nanning, where the Nanning–Youyiguan Expressway proceeds southward, away from the city centre, while the G7201 Nanning Ring Expressway continues westward.

This section of expressway forms the southeastern part of a ring expressway around the city centre of Nanning. The orbital expressway is designated G7201 Nanning Ring Expressway. Hence, the G7201 Nanning Ring Expressway is concurrent with the Nanning–Youyiguan Expressway for this entire length, and in addition, the two expressways share exit numbers during the concurrency.

Nanning Airport Expressway[edit]

The 18.443-kilometre-long section of the Nanning–Youyiguan expressway (11.460 mi)[3] south of the Gaoling interchange is known as the Nanning Airport Expressway. This section first opened in October 2000,[3] and is so named because it connects the city centre with Nanning's international airport, Nanning Wuxu International Airport. As this section was built prior to the other sections, it uses different exit numbers than those employed on the rest of the expressway (in which kilometre zero is at the San'an interchange). Instead, the exit numbers reset, with the Gaoling interchange serving as kilometre zero for this section.[4]

This section of expressway is toll-free. Just south of the Gaoling interchange, all motorists must stop at a toll booth. Immediately after the toll booth, the Nahong exit provides access to and from the city centre of Nanning from the south.

The Nanning Airport Expressway section of the Nanning–Youyiguan expressway traverses through Jiangnan District in a southwesterly manner, ending at the Wuxu exit, where it connects to Airport Road and Nanning Wuxu International Airport.

Wuxu to Youyiguan[edit]

The border checkpoint of Youyiguan on the China–Vietnam border marks the southwestern terminus of the Nanning–Youyiguan Expressway.

The final section of expressway, from the Wuxu exit to the Vietnam border, is 180.063 kilometres (111.886 mi) in length.[5] This section of expressway is tolled from the Wuxu exit to the Pingxiang exit. West of the Wuxu exit, motorists must stop at a toll booth.

The expressway enters the prefecture-level city of Chongzuo immediately after the Suxu exit. At the Yuanjing exit, the Nanning–Youyiguan Expressway connects with the S60 Qinzhou–Chongzuo Expressway to the east. This exit opened along with the opening of the Qinzhou–Chongzhou expressway on 31 December 2012.[6]

The expressway passes just south of the city centre of Chongzuo, before continuing west to the county-level city of Pingxiang. The section of expressway between the Wuxu and Chongzuo exits has a speed limit of 100 km/h (62 mph). The speed limit between the Chongzuo and Ningming exits, just before Pingxiang, is 80 km/h (50 mph), and between Ningming and Youyiguan is 60 km/h (37 mph).[5] The section between Ningming County and Youyiguan parallels much of China National Highway 322 and the Hunan–Guangxi Railway.

Entering Pingxiang, motorists must stop at a toll booth, marking the end of the tolled stretch of expressway. Immediately after the toll-booth is an at-grade intersection with China National Highway 322 and Jinxiang Avenue, the only at-grade intersection on the expressway. The expressway makes a sharp turn southward toward the Vietnam border and its southwestern terminus at Youyiguan. At Youyiguan, individuals must pass through the border checkpoint before entering Vietnam. On the Vietnamese side of Youyiguan is the northern terminus of National Route 1A.

Detailed route map of the G7211 Nanning–Youyiguan Expressway.
A detailed route map of the G7211 Nanning–Youyiguan Expressway.

Exit List[edit]

Location km Mile Exit[4] Name Destinations Notes
Qingxiu District, Nanning 0 0 0 San'an G72 / G7201 / G75 / G80 – Nanning East, Liuzhou, Wuzhou, Zhaoqing Northern terminus of G7201, G75 concurrency
Yongning District, Nanning 6 Pumiao Guangxi S101 (Wuxiang Avenue) – Pumiao, Liangqing
Liangqing District, Nanning 11 Liangqing South G75 – Qinzhou, Beihai, Fangchenggang Southern terminus of G75 concurrency
19 Yudong G325 (Yinhai Avenue) – Yudong, Nama
Jiangnan District, Nanning Gaoling Service Area
30 Gaoling G7201 – Baise Southern terminus of G7201 concurrency
Gaoling Toll Booth
1 Nahong Zhuangjin Avenue
Nahong Avenue
Wuxiang Avenue
Exit numbers restart numbering at zero for toll-free section of expressway between Nahong and Wuxu. This section is also known as the Nanning Airport Expressway.
14 Mingyang Industrial Zone G322 / X001 / X015
Wuxu Airport Road – Nanning Wuxu International Airport Unnumbered exit; resumes previous numbering past Wuxu
Wuxu Toll Booth
57 Suxu G322 / X019 – Suxu, Shangsi
Fusui County, Chongzuo Fusui Service Area
73 Fusui X019 / X522 – Fusui, Bapen
87 Quli X521 – Quli, Leizhou
113 Qujiu X525 – Qujiu, Dongluo, Laituan
Jiangzhou District, Chongzuo Chongzuo Service Area
Yuanjing Guangxi S60 – Qinzhou, Shangsi
137 Chongzuo Guangxi S213 (Youyi Avenue/East Huancheng Road) – Chongzuo, Jiangzhou
Ningming County, Chongzuo 157 Tianxi X528 – Tianxi, Tingliang
Ningming Service Area
181 Ningming G322 / X549 – Ningming, Huashan
Pingxiang, Chongzuo 195 Xiashi G322 – Longzhou, Xiashi
Pingxiang Toll Booth
210 Pingxiang G322 – Pingxiang North
Jinxiang Avenue – Pingxiang
At-grade intersection
Pingxiang Service Area
214 Youyi Guangxi S325 – Pingxiang South, Logistics Zone
221 Puzhai Guangxi S325 – Pingxiang South, Aikou
Youyiguan (Friendship Pass) QL 1A QL 1A China–Vietnam border crossing

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Guangxi People's Daily. Nanyou Expressway increases speed limit to 120 km/h. 25 September 2007. (in Chinese)
  2. ^ China Highway Information Service. Retrieved 20 May 2013. (in Chinese)
  3. ^ a b Guangxi Expressway Administration. Nanning to Wuxu Airport Expressway. Retrieved 22 May 2013. (in Chinese)
  4. ^ a b 搜狗地图 (Map). Cartography by Sogou Maps. Retrieved 20 May 2013. (in Chinese)
  5. ^ a b Guangxi Expressway Administration. Nanning to Youyiguan Expressway. Retrieved 22 May 2013. (in Chinese)
  6. ^ People.com.cn. Guangxi Qinzhou to Chongzuo Expressway opens to traffic. Retrieved 22 May 2013. (in Chinese)