China’s famous road bottleneck that has lasted ten days is gone, a blogger who went off to supposedly cover the so-called “monster traffic jam” said.
“Virtually overnight, local authorities had managed to disperse the congestion--about 120 miles northwest from Beijing--so by the time we reached the area, all we encountered were the garden-variety traffic jams here and there,” MSNBC.msn.com’s Adrienne Mong said in WorldBlog.
There were toll booths, weighing stations and highway entrance ramps to ease congestion, Mong said.
The blog entry blames the ten-day traffic jam on the free-use of the National Expressway 110 (also known as the G110), where thousands of coal-carrying trucks ply. There’s also an on-going roadwork for the Beijing-Tibet Expressway that runs parallel to the G110. Construction is expected to last until mid-September so the possibility of another “monster traffic jam” still exists.
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