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Road to World Cup about to get wider
« on: February 06, 2007, 08:58:57 AM »
Zhang Jun/ Shanghai Daily news

Traffic jams around Hongkou Football Stadium may become a thing of the past when surrounding streets are widened ahead of September's Women's World Cup, Shanghai Daily reported.

The Shanghai Engineering Administrative Bureau, who announced the project yesterday, also plans to build extra parking lots at the stadium to cope with demand for the international soccer event.


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Re: Road to World Cup about to get wider
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2007, 09:00:17 AM »
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TRAFFIC jams around Hongkou Football Stadium may become a thing of the past when surrounding streets are widened ahead of September's Women's World Cup.

The Shanghai Engineering Administrative Bureau, who announced the project yesterday, also plans to build extra parking lots at the stadium to cope with demand for the international soccer event.

"Traffic conditions around the Hongkou Stadium will improve, obviously," Qian Jianguo, a bureau official, said yesterday.

The six roads, which will be widened in June, are Baoshan Road, Guangzhong Road, Dongtiyuhui Road, Huayuan Road, Guihuaer Road and Zhongshan No. 1 Road N. The roads either circle the stadium of feed traffic in and out of the area.

Traffic congestion at the stadium is a headache for drivers, particularly when soccer matches or concerts are held.

"It normally takes me half an hour to pass the 100 meters in front of the stadium when it's busy," said cabbie Huang Guofu yesterday.

A multi-level parking lot with a 300-vehicle capacity will be built on Sichuan Road N. and Jiangwan Road E. - within walking distance of the stadium.

According to an estimate by the city government, about 600 parking spaces will be needed for the World Cup.

Hongkou stadium already has a 300-vehicle parking lot.

The FIFA Women's World Cup 2007 will kick off in Hongkou Stadium on September 10 and end in the stadium on September 30.

http://www.shanghaidaily.com/article/?id=305380&type=Metro