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Road project ready

Expansion work on the section of Jing'an District's Wanghangdu Road from Wuning Road S. to Beijing Road W. will be finished today, Jing'an District government said yesterday.


The reopening is expected to improve traffic flow. Previously the road only had one lane in each direction but now it has six lanes.


The width of the road was almost doubled from 28 meters to 45m in some places, district officials said. The width of the road in the most crowded section, from Beijing Road W. to Xinzha Road, was tripled from 8m to 24m, the district's engineering authority said.


"I won't be late to the office anymore," said Li Zhe, a Website designer who takes the No. 93 bus, which runs on Wanhangdu Road, to work every day.


Workers also cleaned the walls of buildings and shop signs along the road and planted more greenery to make the area more pleasant, officials said.


(Shanghai Daily December 31, 2008)