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Jingkai Expressway Road Conditions
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Jingshi Expressway
Jīngkāi Gāosù Gōnglù
京开高速公路
JingkaiFreewaySouthOfA6Beijing
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Road Numbering G106
Length 40 km
Route by political divisions Beijing
Termini Yuquanying, Beijing
Yufa, Beijing
Exits 13
Service areas 0 (One gas station only)

The Jingkai Expressway is an expressway in China which links Beijing to Kaifeng. At present, it is approximately 40 km in length in the Beijing section.

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).

RouteEdit

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The Jingkai Expressway south of the 6th Ring Road (Summer 2004 image)

The Jingkai Expressway, in its Beijing portion, runs within the confines of the municipality of Beijing.

Basic Route: Beijing (Yuquanying - Daxing - Huangcun - Panggezhuang - Yufa) - China National Highway 106

Status: The Beijing portion is complete through Yufa, where it becomes China National Highway 106 after the Yufa Toll Gate.

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.

HistoryEdit

The expressway was opened ahead of time from Yuquanying through to Yufa.

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.

Road ConditionsEdit

Speed LimitEdit

TollsEdit

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.

LanesEdit

6 lanes (3 up, 3 down) from Yuquanying - S. 6th Ring Road; 4 lanes (2 up, 2 down) thereafter.

Surface ConditionsEdit

Good; portions further south are better.

Major ExitsEdit

Beijing Section: S. 3rd Ring Road, S. 4th Ring Road, S. 5th Ring Road, Daxing, S. 6th Ring Road, Panggezhuang, Yufa.

Service AreasEdit

Beijing Section: None signposted, but one appears (both directions) near Tianguanmen.

ConnectionsEdit

Ring Roads of Beijing: Connects with the S. 3rd Ring Road at Yuquanying, the S. 4th Ring Road at Majialou, the S. 5th Ring Road at Xihongmen, and the S. 6th Ring Road at Shuangyuan Bridge.

The southern part of the expressway is linked to the Beijing Wildlife Park.

List of ExitsEdit

Beijing SectionEdit

[In operation now, heading south]

Continues as China National Highway 106


Beijing Expressways
Opened Expressways: Radial: Badaling (Jingda) | Jingcheng (Taiyanggong - Gaoliying) | Jingtong | Jingha | Jingshen | Jingjintang | Jingkai (Yuquanying - Yufa) | Jingshi (Jingzhu)

Circular: 5th Ring Road | 6th Ring Road (Xishatuan - Yanshan)
City-Airport: Airport

Expressways under construction: Radial: Jingbao | Jingcheng (Gaoliying - Chengde) | Jingping | Northern Jingjin | Jingkai (Yufa - Gu'an)

Circular: 6th Ring Road (Wenquan - Xishatun)
City-Airport: Northern Line

Projected Expressways: Radial: Southern Jingjin | Jingkai (Yufa - Gu'an)

Circular: 6th Ring Road (Yanshan - Wenquan)
City-Airport: 2nd Expwy

7 National Expressways: Jinghu | Jingtai | Jinggang'ao | Jingkun | Jingla | Jingwu | Jingha

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