Vehicle Passing Efficiency Greatly Enhanced in Hongkou and Pudong
By Qi Chuanbin
Good news on major projects in Hongkou came again. The Hailun Road Broadening Project was officially completed and opened for traffic in February. Previously, Hailun Road was less than 10m and it now turns into a two-way road. Previously, Hailun Road was a one-way road (Hujiamu Bridge Road – Haila’er Road) and vehicles had to detour on the right to get to Puxi from Lujiazui, which will become a thing of the past.
It is introduced that the Hailun Road Broadening Project starts from Siping Road on the west and ends at Haila’er Road on the east and it connects with the main entrance and exist of Xinjian Road Tunnel (Puxi Section). It is a secondary urban road and its boundary line is 35-40m in width. Its total length is 648m, involving road, bridge, sewerage and landscape engineering.
It is learnt from the project leader Hongkou Investment Holdings Co., Ltd. that the land surrounding Hailun Road is of various use, including old lanes, high-rise residential quarters, cultural creative parks and newly-built commercial buildings. The passenger and vehicle flow there is thus very crowded, which has caused great difficulty to the construction. To deal with this situation, Hongkou District Construction Management Committee has taken the initiative to coordinate with the traffic police departments of the municipal and district level and the Construction Party New Hongkou Municipal Construction Co., Ltd. and revised the construction scheme for several times. During the construction, the surrounding road traffic were adjusted: Old Hailun Road (Wuzhou Road - Haila’er Road) and Shajinggang Bridge were closed and passengers and vehicles passed through the southern side and bridge; Shajinggang Road (Tianshui Road - Hailun Road) was closed; and Hujiamuqiao Road (Tongzhou Road - Hailun Road) was changed from the previous south-to-north one-way traffic to the north-to-south one-way traffic. Such arrangement has guaranteed the orderly promotion of the construction and also reduced the influence on citizen’s outing.
During the construction, Hongkou District Construction Management Committee has implemented higher standards and requirements and paid attention to civilized construction. As this project requires large amounts of work but construction at night might affect citizens sleep, the construction unit has negotiated with Jiaxing Road Sub-district and surrounding residents and finally formulated a “staggered” scheme which arranges work with greater noise at the specified time in the daytime and leaves work with little noise at night.
Besides, to fully improve the greening landscape, professional designing institutes have been invited to make landscape design and Hongkou District Greening and City Appearance Bureau has offered technical guidance to create the new integrated landscape of Hailun Road. In the current landscape design, neutral tint has been adopted to be integrated with the various scenes along the street; green plants have been added to create a simple, natural and comfortable walking space; the building fa?ade and shop signboards along the street have been renovated into unified typeface and color; and music score walls have been set up in the green land to increase the cultural atmosphere in the street. In addition, according to the requirement of overhead lines underground of relevant municipal department, all construction units have taken the initiative to contact with the Power, China Mobile and China Telecom, thus jointly burying various wires that have been up ahead for years underground.
Relevant person of Hongkou District Construction Management Committee said that the broadening of Hailun Road will not only further display the traffic function of Xinjian Road Tunnel and improve the road network in Hongkou and even in northeastern Shanghai, but also improve the urban environment of surrounding areas and facilitate the development of surrounding areas. Next, Hongkou will continue to supplement the short slabs in urban traffic and actively promote the West Hailun Road broadening Project, thus allowing citizens to enjoy a more convenient and rapid traffic and enhancing their sense of gain and sense of satisfaction.