With an investment of RMB 5.64 billion, Xiamen's second cross-sea tunnel linking Xiamen Island and Haicang District is expected to be put into service in 2020, according to the Xiamen Municipal Development and Reform Commission.
The construction on main part of the cross-sea project – The Second West Channel/第二西通道–was launched recently. The total length of the channel will reach 7.102 kilometers, including the undersea section of 2.8 kilometers.
The tunnel was designed to have 6 lanes and a planned speed limit of 80 km/h. It is expected to be the longest cross-sea tunnel in Fujian Province and the third cross-sea tunnel in China.
The west-east channel starts at the intersection of Haicang Avenue and Maqing Road in Haicang District and goes under the sea at the intersection of Haicang Avenue and Yongjun Road, reaching land near the No. 14 Berth at Xiangyu Pier on Xiamen Island, and ending at Huoju Bei Road.
The channel will be connected to Chenggong Avenue, Fangzhong Road and the planned "Second East Channel". The new channel is expected to ease traffic pressure on Haicang Bridge, the busiest bridge in Xiamen.
SOURCE: WOX Team
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