Beijing will build a 3.5 ring road between the existing 3rd and 4th rings in five years to ease traffic pressure, according to a recent report on transportation development in Beijing issued by the Municipal Commission of Transport.
As early as 2011, Chaoyang District mentioned the possibility of building Miyun highway, the second phase of Guangqu road, Chajia East Road and the elevated road to link to the new International Exhibition during the 12th five-year period, with the aim of building an additional ring between the 3rd and 4th rings in Beijing.
During 13th Five-Year period, the 3.5 ring of Beijing is projected to become a reality. According to the Beijing Municipal Commission of Transport, before building the 3.5 ring road, it is first necessary to complete an expressway network in Beijing. Beijing will build 28 kilometers of new expressway in five years. New roads will be also built around key areas such as the administrative sub-center and the new airport.
At the same time, Beijing will continue to build numerous subway lines including Line 17, the first phase of Line 19, Line 3, Line 12, Pinggu Line and the APM light rail to serve the CBD area.