11 river-crossing bridges and 92 parking lots to be built in main urban area this year
Concept picture of Baijusi Yangtze River Bridge
CHONGQING (CQNEWS) -- This year, Cuntan Bridge, Gaojiahuayuan Double-line Bridge, Zhongliangshan Channel Expansion and Reconstruction Project, Huayan Channel and Xiema Channel will be completed. Recently, the reporter learnt from the Commission of Urban-rural Development that Chongqing had started the three year action plan of “smooth traffic inside and connected to outside”, trying to build the main urban area into a “smooth and interconnected” metropolitan center area in three years with an investment over two trillion yuan. This will effectively alleviate the difficulty in parking, obviously improve traffic order and realize sustainable and controllable traffic safety.
11 river-crossing bridges to be built in main urban area
According to the Chongqing Municipal Commission of Urban-rural Development, this is the first year for the “smooth traffic inside and connected to outside” action. There are 120 urban road projects planned in the main urban area, involving 11 river-crossing bridges, 11 mountain tunnels, 869km of road and 21 interchanges. There will be the spectacle of 11 bridges to be completed in the main urban area within one year.
Among the 11 bridges, Cuntan Bridge and Gaojiahuayuan Double-line Bridge, Baijusi Yangtze River Bridge, Zengjiayan Jialing River Bridge, Shuitu Jialing River Bridge and Hongyan Village Jialing River Bridge are under construction. Guojiatuo Yangtze River Bridge, Caijia Jialing River Bridge and Huangjueping Yangtze River Bridge projects will begin construction in the second half of the year.
Three channels to be commenced this year as far as possible
In addition to the building of many bridges, the Zhongliangshan Channel Expansion and Reconstruction Project, Huayan Channel and Xiema Channel will be completed this year. The traffic among districts in main urban area will be quicker and more convenient and the westward traffic pressure will also be relieved. Longxing Channel, Baishiyi Channel and Jinfeng Channel projects will also be started this year as far as possible.
92 more parking lots to be built in main urban area
To effectively alleviate the difficulty in parking, Chongqing will invest about 6 billion yuan to build parking lots, striving to improve the car in use-parking berth number ratio in the main urban area to 1:1.2 in 2019 from 1:1.04 last year.
The construction of parking lots in main urban area will include three aspects. First, speed up to fill out the gap of parking in core areas. Focusing on core areas with a lack of parking, Chongqing will build 300 public parking lots to add 80,000 parking places. Second, increase parking facility supply by multiple channels. The construction of a “Smart Parking” system will begin and plan to be put into use by the end of this year. Third, speed up the construction of rail “P+R” transfer hub to encourage citizens to use rail transit for entering and exiting core areas.
The construction of 92 public parking lots in the main urban area is planned to be completed this year, such as Jialing Park in Jiangbei District, Hongyadong in Yuzhong District, Ciqikou Binjiang Platform in Shapingba District, Xiangshui Road in Nan’an District, Shuaba in Yubei District, and 41,500 public parking places are expected to be provided. (Translated by Huang Juan, Fathom Language Limited)