August 20th, the Haikou East Wenming tunnel project opened to traffic after a year and eight months of construction.
The 4.38-kilometer Haikou Wenming East river-crossing which consists of a 2.72-kilometer tunnel section, connects downtown Haikou and the Jiangdong New Area under the Nandu River.
It has reducing travel time between downtown Haikou and Jiangdong, a core area for the Hainan Free Trade Pilot Zone, to about three minutes from half an hour. The tunnel has also largely relieved pressure on the Qiongzhou Bridge, the former major connection for both sides of the river.
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