With a big bang, the last two meters’ wall rock of Shixia Tunnel’s right line was blasted successfully on the morning of November 7, 2018, which means the whole tunnel’s get-through.
The 5.8-kilometer-long Shixia Tunnel of Xinglongkou-Yanqing Expressway gets through Beijing’s Changping district and Yanqing district.
The tunnel is not only a major work of the Xinglongkou-Yanqing Expressway project, but also the longest highway tunnel under construction so far in Beijing.
It is learnt that Xinglongkou-Yanqing Expressway is expected to open to traffic at the end of 2018.
Upon its completion, it will shorten the distance between the city proper and Yanqing district, and meanwhile relieve traffic flow pressure of Beijing-Tibet Expressway.
Xinglongkou-Yanqing Expressway is an important supporting project of Expo 2019 Beijing and a transport line for Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games.