G92 Hangzhou Bay Ring Expressway
Map of the Expressway in Zhejiang Province
|Length:||427 km (265 mi)|
|North end:||Shanghai S4 / Shanghai S20 / Humin Elevated Road in Shanghai|
G60 in Jiaxing, Zhejiang
G15 / Zhejiang S11 in Jiaxing, Zhejiang
Western portion of loop:
G15W in Jiaxing, Zhejiang (under construction)
G60 / Zhejiang S16 in Jiaxing, Zhejiang
G2501 in Hangzhou, Zhejiang
G2501 / Zhejiang S2 in Hangzhou, Zhejiang
G15W in Shaoxing, Zhejiang
Eastern portion of loop:
G1501 / G9211 in Ningbo, Zhejiang
|South end:||G15 / G1501 in Ningbo, Zhejiang|
Hangzhou Bay Ring Expressway (Chinese: 杭州湾环线高速公路) is an expressway in China that connects the city of Shanghai to the cities of Hangzhou and Ningbo in the neighbouring province of Zhejiang. Part of its route traverses the Hangzhou Bay Bridge. It is 427 km (265 mi) in length.
Its name as a ring expressway partially incorrect because the expressway has a northern terminus in Shanghai. It can be considered an orbital expressway with an extra section of roadway not part of the orbital to its north and east. This extra section extends from an interchange with the orbital and two other expressways, the S11 Zhapu–Jiaxing–Suzhou Expressway and the G15 Shenyang–Haikou Expressway, in Jiaxing, Zhejiang, to an interchange with S20 Outer Ring Expressway and S4 Shanghai–Jinshan Expressway in Minhang District, Shanghai.
The ring of the Hangzhou Bay Ring Expressway is entirely in Zhejiang Province. It begins at its southern end in Gaoqiao, Yinzhou District, Ningbo, at an interchange with the G15 Shenyang–Haikou Expressway and the G1501 Ningbo Ring Expressway. Clockwise, it follows the southern shore of Hangzhou Bay to Hangzhou, where it turns north and becomes concurrent with G60 Shanghai–Kunming Expressway and G2501 Hangzhou Ring Expressway. The G2501 Hangzhou Ring Expressway eventually splits off to the west at an interchange in Jianggan District, and the Hangzhou Bay Ring Expressway turns to the east as it splits with the G60 Shanghai–Kunming Expressway. The expressway continues eastward, following the north shore of Hangzhou Bay until it reaches an interchange with the S11 Zhapu–Jiaxing–Suzhou Expressway and the G15 Shenyang–Haikou Expressway in Jiaxing. At this interchange, the extra, non-orbital section of expressway to Shanghai branches off to the north while the orbital continues to the south and crosses the bay using the Hangzhou Bay Bridge. This section, including the Hangzhou Bay Bridge, is concurrent with the G15 Shenyang–Haikou Expressway. After the bridge, the expressway continues south past Cixi City to an interchange with G9211 Ningbo–Zhoushan Expressway and G1501 Ningbo Ring Expressway. It continues south in a concurrency with G15 Shenyang-Haikou Expressway and G1501 Ningbo Ring Expressway for a short section in Yinzhou District before returning to its southern terminus.
The section to Shanghai
The section to Shanghai is not part of the ring or loop but is designated part of the expressway. It begins on the north side of the Hangzhou Bay Bridge, at an interchange with the S11 Zhapu–Jiaxing–Suzhou Expressway and the G15 Shenyang–Haikou Expressway, where it leaves the orbital section of the expressway. It travels north in a section concurrent with the S7 Hangzhou Bay Bridge North Connector Line to an interchange with G60 Shanghai–Kunming Expressway. At this interchange, the expressway turns eastward and is concurrent with G60 to Shanghai, where the expressway ends at an interchange with the S4 Shanghai–Jinshan Expressway, S20 Outer Ring Expressway, and Humin Elevated Road.
- G92 杭州湾线 (in Chinese)