Lianhuachi West Road Conditions
No traffic hinderances on this road.
- For Stages 2 and 3 of the road (which have been renamed), see Lianshi East Road and Lianshi West Road respectively.
Lianhuachi West Road (莲花池西路, Lianhuachi Xi Lu) currently is a 3.06 km long city express road in Beijing. It starts from the western 3rd Ring Road at Lianhua Bridge and stretches into the western 4th Ring Road at South Shawo Bridge.
A combination of roads, comprising out of Lianhuachi East Road, Lianhuachi West Road, Lianshi East Road, Lianshi West Road and part of Jingyuan Highway, links central Beijing (at Tianningsi on the 2nd Ring Road) to Shimenying Roundabout in Mentougou District. Access to Mentougou now takes roughly 20 minutes instead of the previous full hour.
Historically, however, a different Lianhuachi West Road used to exist. The previous road would run parallel to Lugouqiao Road, which is now the Jingshi Expressway. In the 1970s, a unified Lianhuachi Road used to exist.
- Route: Lianhua Bridge (Western 3rd Ring Road) - South Shawo Bridge (Western 4th Ring Road)
- Length: 3.06 km
- Construction: Began in 2004, completed April 2005
- Opened: May 1, 2005
- Speed limit: 80 km/h throughout (except for a variable speed limit, 30-60 km/h, for traffic heading into Beijiing at Yuejialou Bridge)
- Speed checks: None
Traffic conditions are very good going in to Beijing, but heading out of Beijing, traffic jams often erupt at Yuejialou Bridge and Nanshawo Bridge. Such jams were relieved when Lianshi East Road was opened to the traffic on October 15, 2005.
Lianhua Bridge → Nanshawo BridgeEdit
|Exit #||English/Pinyin Name (Bridge)||Chinese Name (Bridge)|
|3rd Ring Road (Lianhua Bridge)||三环路 (莲花桥)|
|Wanshou Road, Wanfeng Road, Xicui Road, W 4th Ring Road Side Road (Jinjiacun Bridge)||万寿路, 万丰路, 西翠路, 西四环辅路 (金家村桥)|
|4th Ring Road (South Shawo Bridge)||四环路 (南沙窝桥)|
|Beijing City Express Roads|