Jingkai Expressway Road Conditions
No traffic hinderances on this road.
Jīngkāi Gāosù Gōnglù
|Route by political divisions||Beijing|
|Service areas||0 (One gas station only)|
Opened in 2001, the expressway links Beijing south of Yuquanying (on the Southern 3rd Ring Road) to the ancient Chinese capital of Kaifeng. Only the segment running through Yufa, South Beijing, is complete. The expressway runs directly south and is particularly easily accessible heading south from the western 2nd Ring Road.
The Jingkai Expressway gets its name by the combination of two one-character Chinese abbreviations of both Beijing and Kaifeng (Beijing -> jing, Kaifeng -> kai).
The Jingkai Expressway, in its Beijing portion, runs within the confines of the municipality of Beijing.
Note: Some maps of the expressway incorrectly show it ending after a bridge near Gu'an in Hebei province. The actual terminus for the moment comes earlier, at Yufa. In 2004, an additional 7 kilometres of the Jingkai Expressway was announced.
Its construction was of great importance as it quickly sped development in south Beijing, which was previously lacklustre territory.
Late on October 7, 2004, an accident occurred on the stretch heading south, near Lihua Bridge, as a large passenger vehicle collided with a lorry carrying coal. Twenty police offers from Hebei were injured.
Portions under Construction or ProjectionEdit
The entire expressway is expected to link to Kaifeng; however, only a meagre 40-odd kilometres have been built in the Beijing section. Kaifeng is over 700 kilometres away from Beijing (to the south).
In 2004, an additional 7 kilometres of the Jingkai Expressway was announced, possibly finally linking it to Gu'an. China National Highway 106 coming into Beijing after Gu'an already has portions of the national highway redone as an expressway, albeit only for a kilometre or two.
CNY 0.5/km as of 5th Ring Road intersection for sections south of the toll gate. (The 5th Ring Road intersection is free only for vehicles heading south toward Kaifeng.) Entire stretch from Yuquanying to Yufa costs CNY 20 (price for small passenger cars). Networked with 6th Ring Road toll system.
Good; portions further south are better.
Beijing Section: None signposted, but one appears (both directions) near Tianguanmen.
The southern part of the expressway is linked to the Beijing Wildlife Park.
List of ExitsEdit
[In operation now, heading south]
- No. 1: (Interchange with 3rd Ring Road) Muxiyuan, Nansanhuan (S. 3rd Ring Road)
- No. 2: Xinfadi
- No. 3: (Interchange with 4th Ring Road) Majialou, Nansihuan (S. 4th Ring Road)
- No. 4: Liangxiang, Xihongmen
- Xihongmen Toll Gate
- (Interchange with 5th Ring Road) S. 5th Ring Road
- No. 5: Daxing Industrial Area
- No. 6: Huangcun
- No. 7A + 7B: (Interchange with 6th Ring Road) Nanliuhuan (S. 6th Ring Road)
- No. 8: Tiangongyuan -- only if leaving Beijing
- No. 9: Sanrong -- only if coming into Beijing
- Filling Station
- No. 10: Panggezhuang -- Exit No. 11 if coming into Beijing
- No. 12: Lihua Bridge
- No. 13: Dali Road
- Yufa Toll Gate
- Continues as China National Highway 106