The Chuxiong-Dali Expressway undertaken by CITIC Construction was officially opened to traffic on March 31, 2022.
As the main highway in the expressway network of Yunnan Province, as well as an international major channel connecting Southeast Asian and South Asian countries, the Chuxiong-Dali Expressway starts from the north of Lufeng County, Chuxiong Prefecture and ends at Jiangfeng Temple in Dali City. The total length of the project route is 200.5 kilometers. The project pipelines under the responsibility of CITIC Construction are all located in Yao'an County, with a total length of about 43.3 kilometers, a bridge-tunnel ratio of 68%, and a contract construction period of 48 months
Since the official start of construction on May 28, 2020, after nearly two years of hard work, the project team has overcome many difficulties such as epidemic prevention and control, poor geological conditions, long points and multiple lines, difficulties in material transportation, material price increases, and shortage of construction materials. The project team has finished the task of opening to traffic more than 20 months ahead of schedule.
The Chuxiong-Dali Expressway project is a major strategic layout for CITIC Construction to actively promote the connectivity of the Belt and Road Initiative. The successful completion and opening of the project is of great significance to promoting the economic development of Yunnan Province, and has also established a good brand image for CITIC Construction in Yunnan Province.