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China building world's highest-altitude ring road in Tibet

(People's Daily Online)    11:16, January 04, 2017
China building world's highest-altitude ring road in Tibet
Photo shows an effect drawing of the Lhasa ring road. (Photo/official weibo of CCTVNEWS)

China is in the process of building the world's highest-altitude ring road in Lhasa, Tibet, the official Weibo of CCTV News reported.

The road, with a total length of nearly 100 kilometers, will feature seven tunnels and 27 bridges. Lhasa has an average elevation of more than 3,600 meters; thus, the ring road is designed with a speed limit of 60 km/h. It will take less than two hours to circle the city. The road is expected to be completed and open to traffic by June 2017.


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