(ECNS) -- Yuliangzhou Tunnel, the first highway tunnel in Hanjiang River, was opened to traffic on Monday. The tunnel located in Xiangyang City, central China's Hubei Province, is the first immersed tunnel in central China.
Yuliangzhou Tunnel, with a total length of 5.4 kilometers, is an expressway connecting the old and new districts of Xiangyang City. The construction of the tunnel followed the principle of ecological protection, which is of great significance to lead the development of inland river immersed tunnel.
Travel time from Dongjin to Fancheng in Xiangyang City will soon be shortened from 45 minutes to less than 10 minutes.