Hanjiang Avenue in Wuhan Central Business District
Following Wuhan Avenue and Yangtze River Avenue, Wuhan has opened another north-south corridor, Hanjiang Avenue. These three benchmark urban avenues not only have an impressive name, but also reflect the grand plan of Wuhan construction, which "refresh" the concept of urban construction step by step.
Three benchmarking avenues straddle the three towns of Wuhan
At noon on September 24, the reporter drove all the way from the turntable at the Optics Valley Plaza on the Changjiang Avenue to Changqing Road. The whole journey took 30 minutes.
The original "obstruction" of the Optics Valley turntable and the street entrance was opened through newly-built underground tunnels and passages. After the transformation, the street interface was more drastic, the pedestrian space on both sides of the road was more open, and the amount of greenery increased. The "Xinghe" sculpture at Optics Valley Plaza, the Red Tower in Wuchang, the Wuhan Yangtze River Bridge, the Yellow Crane Tower, the Turtle Mountain, and the Snake Mountain ... all through Wuhan's urban paintings.
Each of these three urban benchmark avenues is composed of many roads, and has become a landmark of the city with a high-standard modern construction concept.
Changjiang Avenue starts from the third ring road of Changqing Road in the north and the third ring road of Tongyu road in the south. It consists of Changqing Road, Qingnian Road, South Guishan Road, Yangtze River Bridge, Wusong Road, and Yuyu Road. Contacting the three towns of Wuhan is an important way to showcase Wuhan's natural human resources, historical style, and urban spirit. It is known as the "city backbone line" of Wuhan. Among them, the first phase of the project from Fanhu to Central South was completed in 2014, and the second phase, which extends east to the Third Ring Road, was completed this year.
The Wuhan Avenue opened to traffic in 2011 is known as Wuhan's first Welcome Avenue. It starts from Tianhe Airport in the north and ends at Wuchang Shuanghu Bridge with a total length of 43.9 kilometers. It consists of the airport expressway, the northern section of the Third Ring Road, the Huangpu Avenue Jinqiao Avenue Expressway, the Wuhan Yangtze River Second Bridge, Xudong Street, and Donghu Road.
The 15-kilometer Hanjiang Avenue also connects the airport expressway, the central business district, the old city of Hankou, the old city of Hanyang and the new district, becoming a high-standard fast lane.
It can be seen from the map that almost all the three avenues connect the urban road network of the first ring, the second ring, and the third ring with radiation.
Road accessibility and landscape are combined into one
The geographic pattern where the Yangtze River and Hanjiang River meet is also deduced in urban planning. Wuhan Avenue crosses the Yangtze River, Yangtze River Avenue crosses the Yangtze River and the Han River, and Hanjiang Avenue crosses the Han River.
Experts believe that Wuhan is one of the core cities in the Yangtze River Economic Belt, and the construction of three urban benchmark avenues has played a leading role.
In October 2012, the Yangtze River Avenue comprehensive reconstruction project broke ground. The six key projects of smooth roads, traffic connections, fa?ade improvement, night scene lighting, greenery improvement, and old city reconstruction have been started.
It carries the long-term axis and spatial picture of Wuhan's urban development. It is a cluster of Wuhan's iconic buildings, such as the Yellow Crane Tower, the Red Tower, the Uprising Gate, the Guishan TV Tower, and the Qintai Theater. There are 10 mountains such as the mountain and 7 lakes such as the East Lake and the Moon Lake. There are more than 10 universities such as Huanghelou Park, Evergreen Park and other scenic spots, Wuhan University, Huazhong University of Science and Technology.
As the first cross-river cultural landscape avenue in Wuhan that crosses three towns, the construction standard of the Yangtze River avenue is comparable to that of a world-class city avenue, and the fine standards formulated are much higher than industry norms.
"The Yangtze River Avenue is a project under the spotlight. The hitting table on the tip of the needle is the best." He Longhu, the project director of the China Construction Third Bureau, introduced that there are only 9 construction techniques for laying bricks. The width of the seam is generally 1 cm for municipal roads and 5 mm for Changjiang Avenue. The pavement uses the invisible manhole cover technology; the red line of the high-rise building back road is not less than 12 meters, which makes pedestrians' vision more pleasant.
Liu Weiguo, chief engineer of the Wuhan Urban Construction Bureau, said that these three benchmark avenues all reflect the great plan of Wuhan Construction, and its construction and transformation also continue to "refresh" the concept of urban construction. The planning and construction of Wuhan Avenue is considering that foreign guests can quickly reach the core area of Wuchang from the airport after entering Han. The traffic problem was solved and the shortcomings were made up. Jinqiao Avenue-Sanjintan and Xudong Avenue eased the congestion through the construction of an overpass, and Donghu Road widened and rebuilt.
"If the construction of Wuhan Avenue is more focused on the road itself, then the Yangtze River Avenue clearly proposed a more systematic 'Landscape Avenue', and it is also an avenue showing the historical rings of the city, carrying the history, modernity and future of Wuhan "Liu Weiguo believes that the reconstruction of the Yangtze River Avenue not only unifies the road, but also unifies the facades of houses along the road, small street gardens, and urban space. It is the first urban landscape avenue that embodies space organization, street greening, and lighting, and considers all aspects more fully and completely.
Today's Hanjiang Avenue also integrates accessibility and landscape. On the one hand, it uses a new full-elevation to give full play to the rapid function of the aorta. At the same time, it has also upgraded the landscape on important nodes such as Changqing Road and Jiangcheng Avenue.
"We have used 10 years to make up for the historical debts, and have solved most of the" yes or no "problems. This year, we are focusing on solving" good or bad ". Urban construction has shifted from quantitative to qualitative, to refined urban construction, focusing on quality and paying more attention to Taking the people as the center, road construction places more emphasis on improving people's feelings. "Liu Weiguo said.