Roadbuilding in China's Mountains Is a all Order

Wright, Andrew G.
August 2005
ENR: Engineering News-Record;8/22/2005, Vol. 255 Issue 8, p34
Trade Publication
The article reports that a half century after the U.S. put its Interstate highway system in place, China is building its own national road network. Within a decade, central planners expect to have a world class transport system to move goods and people safely between urban centers at speeds of 60 to 100 kilometers per hour. For construction, there are no speed limits. Roadbuilders are putting the pedal to the medal in a rush to pave the way for a rapidly expanding vehicular base. A decade of gross domestic production expansion at an annual rate of more than 9% is revving up the automobile industry.


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