Chinese road and bridge projects now commencing
Major highway and bridge projects are commencing in China. Work is starting on a highway project at Baise city in Guangxi Province as well as on the Malantun section of the Xintai-Tai'erzhuang highway in Shandong Province. The Baise city project is being carried out by the CEEG Gezhouba Group and the deal is worth some US$3.94 billion. The project is being carried out under the PPP model and is for a 35-year concession. The 199km highway will connect Guangxi Province with Yunan Province.
Construction is underway for the Malantun stretch of the Xintai-Tai'erzhuang highway at Zaozhuang city in Shandong province. The work is for a 156km stretch of four lane highway that will run through Mengyin and Pingyi counties in Linyi and should be complete in 2020.
Work is underway on the new Wabu Lake Bridge and Lijiaxiang-Shijia Bridge upgrade. The new Wabu Lake Bridge will form part of the new road link from Huainan to Hefei. The whole bridge and road project is being carried out by China Coal No 3 Construction Group Corporation. The work is costing US$106.2 million and is for a 27km section of road, including the Wabu Lake Bridge, from Yankouzhen to Zhuangmuzhen.
The Changxing Lijiaxiang-Shijia Bridge is a key section of China National Highway 104. The bridge is being built at Huzhou city in Zhejiang province. This 27.2km stretch of bridge and highway will take three years to construct and will cost nearly $446 million.