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Encyclopedia > Airport Expressway
Airport Expressway (heading towards the airport, July 2004 image)
Airport Expressway (heading towards the airport, July 2004 image)
The old and the new: The Airport Expressway Toll Gate at Xiaotianzhu (August 2004 image)
The old and the new: The Airport Expressway Toll Gate at Xiaotianzhu (August 2004 image)
Old Airport Road (August 2004 image)
Old Airport Road (August 2004 image)

The Airport Expressway (机场高速公路, Hanyu Pinyin: Jīchǎng Gāosù Gōnglù) is an expressway in Beijing, China, which links central Beijing to the Beijing Capital International Airport. It is just under 20 km in length. Airport Expressway heading towards Beijing airport. ... Airport Expressway heading towards Beijing airport. ... Airport Expressway Toll Gate. ... Airport Expressway Toll Gate. ... Old Airport Road. ... Old Airport Road. ... Pinyin (拼音, Pīnyīn) literally means join (together) sounds (a less literal translation being phoneticize, spell or transcription) in Chinese and usually refers to Hànyǔ Pīnyīn (汉语拼音, literal meaning: Han language pinyin), which is a system of romanization (phonetic notation and transliteration to roman script) for Standard Mandarin used in the... An expressway is a divided highway, usually 4 lanes or wider in size, where direct access to adjacent properties has been eliminated. ... Beijing  listen? (Chinese: 北京; pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Pei-ching; Postal System Pinyin: Peking) is the capital city of the Peoples Republic of China (PRC). ... Beijing  listen? (Chinese: 北京; pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Pei-ching; Postal System Pinyin: Peking) is the capital city of the Peoples Republic of China (PRC). ... Beijing Capital International Airport (Chinese: 北京首都国际机场; pinyin: ) (IATA:PEK, ICAO:ZBAA) is the major international airport that serves the capital city of Beijing, Peoples Republic of China, it is Chinas largest and busiest airport. ...


Opened in 1993, the expressway links Sanyuanqiao on the northeastern 3rd Ring Road to Beijing Airport. 1993 is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... Sanyuanqiao node Sanyuanqiao (or Sanyuan Overpass) is a major overpass on Beijings northeastern stretch of the 3rd Ring Road. ... 3rd Ring Road (Southeastern segment, taken in July of 2004) The 3rd Ring Road pinyin: San Huan Lu) is a 48-kilometer city ring road that encircles the centre of the city of Beijing. ...


The Airport Expressway is named after Beijing Airport.

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Route

The Airport Expressway runs entirely within the confines of the municipality of Beijing. Beijing  listen? (Chinese: 北京; pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Pei-ching; Postal System Pinyin: Peking) is the capital city of the Peoples Republic of China (PRC). ...


Basic Route: Beijing (Sanyuanqiao - Siyuan - Beigao - Xiaotianzu - Beijing Capital International Airport) Beijing  listen? (Chinese: 北京; pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Pei-ching; Postal System Pinyin: Peking) is the capital city of the Peoples Republic of China (PRC). ... Sanyuanqiao node Sanyuanqiao (or Sanyuan Overpass) is a major overpass on Beijings northeastern stretch of the 3rd Ring Road. ... Beijing Capital International Airport (Chinese: 北京首都国际机场; pinyin: ) (IATA:PEK, ICAO:ZBAA) is the major international airport that serves the capital city of Beijing, Peoples Republic of China, it is Chinas largest and busiest airport. ...


Status: The entire expressway is complete.


History

The expressway opened on September 14, 1993, following a year-long construction effort which began on July 2, 1992. Previously, all traffic used the old Airport Road, which was tested to the limit in the early 1990s. Events and trends The 1990s are generally classified as having moved slightly away from the more conservative 1980s, but keeping the same mind-set. ...


This expressway has slashed driving time to the airport from the previous hour (using the old airport road) to just around 15 minutes. It is convenient and traffic is usually smooth.


Portions under Construction or Projection

Extension into the 2nd Ring Road

A 2.5 km stretch of semi-expressway is under construction, linking Sanyuanqiao on the 3rd Ring Road to the area between Dongzhimen and Xiaojieqiao on the 2nd Ring Road. Construction started in 2004; it is likely to be finished in mid- to late-2005. Sanyuanqiao node Sanyuanqiao (or Sanyuan Overpass) is a major overpass on Beijings northeastern stretch of the 3rd Ring Road. ... 3rd Ring Road (Southeastern segment, taken in July of 2004) The 3rd Ring Road pinyin: San Huan Lu) is a 48-kilometer city ring road that encircles the centre of the city of Beijing. ... Dongzhimen is a transportation node in Beijing. ... 2nd Ring Road (Eastern segment, taken in July of 2004) Yonghegong Lamasery from the 2nd Ring Road (Northern segment, taken in July of 2004) Central to Beijing, the 2nd Ring Road (pinyin: Er Huan Lu) lies just a few kilometres away from the city centre and is an extremely convenient... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar and is the current year. ...


Northern Approach Route

Further approach routes to the airport, most, if not all of them in the form of expressways, are on the drawing board. One of these has actually begun work, connecting neighbouring Jingcheng Expressway with the northern part of the airport, to form a northern approach route. This is the Northern Airport Line (Hanyu Pinyin: Jichang Beixian) and will be completed between 2005 and 2006. The Jingcheng Expressway is an expressway in China which links Beijing to Chengde in Hebei province. ... The Northern Airport Line is an extension expressway linking to Beijing Capital International Airport. ... Pinyin (拼音, Pīnyīn) literally means join (together) sounds (a less literal translation being phoneticize, spell or transcription) in Chinese and usually refers to Hànyǔ Pīnyīn (汉语拼音, literal meaning: Han language pinyin), which is a system of romanization (phonetic notation and transliteration to roman script) for Standard Mandarin used in the... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar and is the current year. ... 2006 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


It will commence at Lutong, just over halfway between the 5th Ring Road and the 6th Ring Road, on the Jingcheng Expressway. It will be a short 11 kilometres and connect with a projected airport ring road. This is expected to be completed in 2005. Beijings 5th Ring Road (taken in March of 2003) The 5th Ring Road at Shangqing Bridge (July 2004 image) The Western 5th Ring Road nears the Western Hills in Beijing (July 2004 image) Beijings 5th Ring Road (Simplified Chinese: 五环路, Traditional Chinese: 五環路, Hanyu Pinyin: Wu Huan Lu... The 6th Ring Road (Simplified Chinese: 六环路, Hanyu Pinyin: Liu Huan Lu) is an expressway ring road in Beijing, China which runs around the city approximately 15-20 kilometres from the centre of the city. ... The Jingcheng Expressway is an expressway in China which links Beijing to Chengde in Hebei province. ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar and is the current year. ...


The Northern Approach Route is important because the current Airport Expressway is beginning to fill up with traffic. While traffic jams on the expresssway are infrequent, the frequent usage of the expressway and the incessant influx of visitors and users of the airport are factors influencing the construction of the Northern Approach Route. At rare times, the total vehicle flow on the Airport Expressway overwhelmes the maximum projected limit.


In future, drivers can choose between the central approach route (Sanyuanqiao - Northeastern 4th Ring Road at Siyuan - Dashanzi - Xiaotianzu - Beijng Airport) or the northern approach route (Taiyanggong on the Northeastern 3rd Ring Road - Jingcheng Expressway through Lutong - Beijing Airport). Sanyuanqiao node Sanyuanqiao (or Sanyuan Overpass) is a major overpass on Beijings northeastern stretch of the 3rd Ring Road. ... Beijings 4th Ring Road (April 2003 image) Eastern 4th Ring Road (August 2004 image) The 4th Ring Road (Hanyu Pinyin: Si Huan Lu) is an express route ring road in Beijing, China which runs around the city approximately 8 kilometres from the centre of the city. ... Dashanzi (大山子, Hanyu Pinyin: Dàshānzi) is a 1 square kilometer area in the Chaoyang district of Beijing, northeast of the city center. ... 3rd Ring Road (Southeastern segment, taken in July of 2004) The 3rd Ring Road pinyin: San Huan Lu) is a 48-kilometer city ring road that encircles the centre of the city of Beijing. ... The Jingcheng Expressway is an expressway in China which links Beijing to Chengde in Hebei province. ...


2nd Airport Expressway

Also mentioned is the concept of a wholly new, second airport expressway, which would start from eastern Beijing. A second airport expressway will stretch 23 kilometres.


This second airport expressway would run between the eastern 5th Ring Road and the eastern 6th Ring Road, starting up north from the airport all the way through to the second Jingjin Expressway (bound for Tianjin). Beijings 5th Ring Road (taken in March of 2003) The 5th Ring Road at Shangqing Bridge (July 2004 image) The Western 5th Ring Road nears the Western Hills in Beijing (July 2004 image) Beijings 5th Ring Road (Simplified Chinese: 五环路, Traditional Chinese: 五環路, Hanyu Pinyin: Wu Huan Lu... The 6th Ring Road (Simplified Chinese: 六环路, Hanyu Pinyin: Liu Huan Lu) is an expressway ring road in Beijing, China which runs around the city approximately 15-20 kilometres from the centre of the city. ...


Road Conditions

Speed Limit

Leftmost lane: minimum 100 km/h, maximum 120 km/h. Other lanes: minimum 60 - 80 km/h, maximum 100 km/h.


Tolls

CNY 0.5/km as of 5th Ring Road intersection for sections south of the toll gate. Entire stretch from Sanyuanqiao to Beijing Capital International Airport costs CNY 10 (price for small passenger cars).
Note: For frequent users, a sensor-style Express Transit Card is available. Beijings 5th Ring Road (taken in March of 2003) The 5th Ring Road at Shangqing Bridge (July 2004 image) The Western 5th Ring Road nears the Western Hills in Beijing (July 2004 image) Beijings 5th Ring Road (Simplified Chinese: 五环路, Traditional Chinese: 五環路, Hanyu Pinyin: Wu Huan Lu... Sanyuanqiao node Sanyuanqiao (or Sanyuan Overpass) is a major overpass on Beijings northeastern stretch of the 3rd Ring Road. ... Beijing Capital International Airport (Chinese: 北京首都国际机场; pinyin: ) (IATA:PEK, ICAO:ZBAA) is the major international airport that serves the capital city of Beijing, Peoples Republic of China, it is Chinas largest and busiest airport. ...


Lanes

6 lanes (3 up, 3 down) uniformly.


Surface Conditions

Good.


Traffic

Good during the day. Mild traffic jams during rush hour, mostly in the southern section of the road near Beijing.


Major Exits

NE 3rd Ring Road, NE 4th Ring Road, Dashanzi, NE 5th Ring Road, Beigao, Xiaotianzu, Beijing Capital International Airport 3rd Ring Road (Southeastern segment, taken in July of 2004) The 3rd Ring Road pinyin: San Huan Lu) is a 48-kilometer city ring road that encircles the centre of the city of Beijing. ... Beijings 4th Ring Road (April 2003 image) Eastern 4th Ring Road (August 2004 image) The 4th Ring Road (Hanyu Pinyin: Si Huan Lu) is an express route ring road in Beijing, China which runs around the city approximately 8 kilometres from the centre of the city. ... Dashanzi (大山子, Hanyu Pinyin: Dàshānzi) is a 1 square kilometer area in the Chaoyang district of Beijing, northeast of the city center. ... Beijings 5th Ring Road (taken in March of 2003) The 5th Ring Road at Shangqing Bridge (July 2004 image) The Western 5th Ring Road nears the Western Hills in Beijing (July 2004 image) Beijings 5th Ring Road (Simplified Chinese: 五环路, Traditional Chinese: 五環路, Hanyu Pinyin: Wu Huan Lu... Beijing Capital International Airport (Chinese: 北京首都国际机场; pinyin: ) (IATA:PEK, ICAO:ZBAA) is the major international airport that serves the capital city of Beijing, Peoples Republic of China, it is Chinas largest and busiest airport. ...


Service Areas

None on the expressway. The Weigou exit has a gas station close to it (on the way back to Beijing). Beijing  listen? (Chinese: 北京; pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Pei-ching; Postal System Pinyin: Peking) is the capital city of the Peoples Republic of China (PRC). ...


Connections

Ring Roads of Beijing: Connects with the NE 3rd Ring Road at Sanyuanqiao, the NE 4th Ring Road at Siyuan, and the NE 5th Ring Road at Wuyuan Bridge. The eastern 3rd Ring Road (August 2004 image) Beijing is one of the very few cities to possess multiple ring roads (or beltways). ... 3rd Ring Road (Southeastern segment, taken in July of 2004) The 3rd Ring Road pinyin: San Huan Lu) is a 48-kilometer city ring road that encircles the centre of the city of Beijing. ... Sanyuanqiao node Sanyuanqiao (or Sanyuan Overpass) is a major overpass on Beijings northeastern stretch of the 3rd Ring Road. ... Beijings 4th Ring Road (April 2003 image) Eastern 4th Ring Road (August 2004 image) The 4th Ring Road (Hanyu Pinyin: Si Huan Lu) is an express route ring road in Beijing, China which runs around the city approximately 8 kilometres from the centre of the city. ... Beijings 5th Ring Road (taken in March of 2003) The 5th Ring Road at Shangqing Bridge (July 2004 image) The Western 5th Ring Road nears the Western Hills in Beijing (July 2004 image) Beijings 5th Ring Road (Simplified Chinese: 五环路, Traditional Chinese: 五環路, Hanyu Pinyin: Wu Huan Lu...


List of Exits

Listed are exits heading northeast as of Beijing (3rd Ring Road)
Symbols: ↗ = exit, ⇆ = main interchange; → = only when heading for the airport; ← = only when heading for central Beijing; ↘ = exit only; ¥ = central toll gate


Beijings 4th Ring Road (April 2003 image) Eastern 4th Ring Road (August 2004 image) The 4th Ring Road (Hanyu Pinyin: Si Huan Lu) is an express route ring road in Beijing, China which runs around the city approximately 8 kilometres from the centre of the city. ... Beijings 4th Ring Road (April 2003 image) Eastern 4th Ring Road (August 2004 image) The 4th Ring Road (Hanyu Pinyin: Si Huan Lu) is an express route ring road in Beijing, China which runs around the city approximately 8 kilometres from the centre of the city. ... Dashanzi (大山子, Hanyu Pinyin: Dàshānzi) is a 1 square kilometer area in the Chaoyang district of Beijing, northeast of the city center. ... Beijings 5th Ring Road (taken in March of 2003) The 5th Ring Road at Shangqing Bridge (July 2004 image) The Western 5th Ring Road nears the Western Hills in Beijing (July 2004 image) Beijings 5th Ring Road (Simplified Chinese: 五环路, Traditional Chinese: 五環路, Hanyu Pinyin: Wu Huan Lu... Beijings 5th Ring Road (taken in March of 2003) The 5th Ring Road at Shangqing Bridge (July 2004 image) The Western 5th Ring Road nears the Western Hills in Beijing (July 2004 image) Beijings 5th Ring Road (Simplified Chinese: 五环路, Traditional Chinese: 五環路, Hanyu Pinyin: Wu Huan Lu... Major Connections Note: Only connections to important city roads, expressways and other China National Highways (G level) are listed. ... Shunyi District is an administrative District outside of Beijing proper. ... Shunyi District is an administrative District outside of Beijing proper. ... Beijing Capital International Airport (Chinese: 北京首都国际机场; pinyin: ) (IATA:PEK, ICAO:ZBAA) is the major international airport that serves the capital city of Beijing, Peoples Republic of China, it is Chinas largest and busiest airport. ...

Roads and Expressways of Beijing Expressway Overpass
Main Roads: Chang'an Avenue (East, West) | Ping'an Avenue | Zhongzhou Road (North, South)
Ring Roads: Open: 2nd Ring Road | 3rd Ring Road | 4th Ring Road | 5th Ring Road | 6th Ring Road
Partially under construction: 6th Ring Road
Projected: 7th Ring Road |
Expressways: Open: Badaling Expressway (Jingda Expressway) | Jingcheng Expressway | Airport Expressway | Jingtong Expressway | Jingha Expressway | Jingshen Expressway | Jingjintang Expressway (Jinghu Expressway) | Jingkai Expressway | Jingshi Expressway (Jingzhu Expressway)
Partially under construction: Jingcheng Expressway | Jingkai Expressway | Northern Airport Line | Jingping Expressway | Jingbao Expressway | Litian Expressway
Projected: 2nd Airport Expressway | Jingjin Expressway (North, South)
7 National Expressways: Jingtai Expressway (projected) | Jinghu Expressway | Jinggang'ao Expressway (partially complete) | Jingkun Expressway | Jingla Expressway (projected) | Jingwu Expressway (projected) | Jingha Expressway (alternate route)
National Highways G101 | G102 | G103 | G104 | G105 | G106 | G107 | G108 | G109 | G110 | G111

  Results from FactBites:
 
Expressways of Beijing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1732 words)
The Airport Expressway to Beijing Capital International Airport runs for under 20 kilometres and is one of the most heavily-used expressways in Beijing.
The Jingshi Expressway to Shijiazhuang is one of the oldest expressways in Beijing.
This second airport expressway would run between the eastern 5th Ring Road and the eastern 6th Ring Road, starting up north from the airport all the way through to the second Jingjin Expressway (bound for Tianjin).
Airport Expressway - definition of Airport Expressway in Encyclopedia (746 words)
The Airport Expressway (机场高速公路, Hanyu Pinyin: Jīchǎng Gāosù Gōnglù) is an expressway in Beijing, China, which links central Beijing to the Beijing Capital International Airport.
A variant of the expressway will be extended into the 2nd Ring Road near Dongzhimen, at the north-eastern tip of the 2nd Ring Road.
While traffic jams on the expresssway are infrequent, the frequent usage of the expressway and the incessant influx of visitors and users of the airport are factors influencing the construction of the Northern Approach Route.
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