Airport Avenue spans above maglev railway
It will become more convenient for citizens to pick up or see off friends at Huanghua International Airport by the end of June. Recently, the placement of a steel box girder spanning above the maglev railway, as a major project for the program to improve and transform Changsha Airport Avenue, has been smoothly finished. With large-scale equipments, about 100 constructors lifted the steel box girder weighing 675 tones 72.15 meters high, and set it to the designated location, indicating that it is the first case in China for a steel box girder to be successfully lifted over maglev railway. Reportedly, Changsha Airport Avenue will be put into full operation on June 30.
Changsha Airport Avenue is located in Airport City of eastern Changsha county. Running from south to north, it begins at Huanghua Toll Station of Changsha -- Yongzhou Highway, connects with ramps of T1, T2 airport terminals, and ends at the starting point of southern extension expressway of airport link, totaling 4.763 kilometers. Northern part of Renmin Road employs the section with 6 main roads and 4 side roads. The breadth of the road is 45 meters. The designed speed of main and side roads is 80km/h and 40km/h respectively. Viaduct and ground traffic are separated at the southern part of Renmin Road. It is designed with a road breadth of 60 meters, bi-direction, four lanes, and a speed of 80km/h. It is connected to airport terminals. Also, the designed speed of four main roads and four side roads is 60km/h and 40km/h respectively. Main roads serve for traffic from south to north, while side roads work for gathering and distributing traffic in surrounding area.
As a key part of comprehensive transportation junction at Huanghua International Airport, Changsha Airport Avenue will be combined with other modes of transportation, such as buses, subway, maglev and highways, to promote regional cooperation in social and economic development, hasten integration of resources, exert greater economic influence on surrounding areas and help establish a positive image for Changsha.
By Lin Chunyou
Source: Changsha Evening News