On November 12, the reporter saw at the construction site of the Mianyang-Xichong Expressway that the building workers were working overtime to finish the conclusion and ensure the project could be opened to traffic at the end of this year.
Corrugated guardrails have been installed along certain sections
It is reported that the Mianyang-Xichong Expressway (Mianyang Section) is close to completion. The magnificence of the Zijiang Bridge of the Mianyang-Xichong Expressway and the controlling project of Guanlushan Tunnel embody the building workers’ excellent skill to build a bridge by overcoming the natural hurdles such as mountains and waters.
Road traffic signs have been installed along certain sections
At 1:00 p.m. on November 12, the reporter, together with the responsible persons from the Municipal Transportation Bureau and the construction party, rode to the Mianyang-Xichong Expressway on a car from the temporary entrance of Zhongtaichang Town, Santai County, Mianyang. The reporter witnessed that most of the pavement along the Mianyang-Xichong Expressway has been completed. Vehicles can experience smooth and comfortable driving and most of the projects which ensure transportation security, such as ground marking, have been completed. In addition, the construction of Yongming Hub Interchange in Mianyang, Jiangjiawan Hub Interchange and the decorations within tunnels have been close to conclusion. Some workers were installing tunnel lights.
The construction has been progressing smoothly and the construction of part of the toll station has been completed. The construction of the Zhanshan Interchange in Xichong and the Guishiba Hub Interchange is in full swing.
The longest Zijiang Bridge on the Mianyang-Xichong Expressway
The Jiangjiawan Hub Interchange in Yanting
The Mianyang-Xichong Expressway is an important liaison route, which is clearly stated in The Layout Planning of Sichuan Province’s Expressway Network. It is also Mianyang’s first key project after the implementation of actions to overcome difficulties in transportation. The total investment of the project amounts to 10.292 billion yuan and it will take 3 years to complete the whole project. Since the start of the construction on January 26, 2016, the traffic department of Mianyang has been resolutely carrying out the decisions and arrangements for implementing actions to overcome difficulties in transportation. All relevant units have been focusing on production tasks of the project to tackle those difficult problems, such as mountains and waters. Their efforts have ensured that the Mianyang-Xichong Expressway has been progressing smoothly. By the end of October 2018, 77.3% of the pavement along the Mianyang section had been completed, house building, greening, mechanical and electrical engineering and other conclusion parts had also progressed in an orderly manner.