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Lianhuachi West Road Conditions
No traffic hinderances on this road.

Lianhuachi West Road

Lianhuachi West Road (莲花池西路, Lianhuachi Xi Lu) currently is a 3.06 km long city express road in Beijing. It starts from the western 3rd Ring Road at Lianhua Bridge and stretches into the western 4th Ring Road at South Shawo Bridge.

It connects to Lianhuachi East Road leading to the Beijing West Railway Station to the east and to Lianshi East Road heading into Shijingshan and Mentougou to the west.

A combination of roads, comprising out of Lianhuachi East Road, Lianhuachi West Road, Lianshi East Road, Lianshi West Road and part of Jingyuan Highway, links central Beijing (at Tianningsi on the 2nd Ring Road) to Shimenying Roundabout in Mentougou District. Access to Mentougou now takes roughly 20 minutes instead of the previous full hour.

Historically, however, a different Lianhuachi West Road used to exist. The previous road would run parallel to Lugouqiao Road, which is now the Jingshi Expressway. In the 1970s, a unified Lianhuachi Road used to exist.


A bit of oddity -- and environment protection: the road gives way to an ancient tree.

  • Route: Lianhua Bridge (Western 3rd Ring Road) - South Shawo Bridge (Western 4th Ring Road)
  • Length: 3.06 km
  • Construction: Began in 2004, completed April 2005
  • Opened: May 1, 2005

Lianhuachi West Road runs between the western 3rd Ring Road (at Lianhua Bridge) through to the western 4th Ring Road.


  • Speed limit: 80 km/h throughout (except for a variable speed limit, 30-60 km/h, for traffic heading into Beijiing at Yuejialou Bridge)
  • Speed checks: None


Traffic conditions are very good going in to Beijing, but heading out of Beijing, traffic jams often erupt at Yuejialou Bridge and Nanshawo Bridge. Such jams were relieved when Lianshi East Road was opened to the traffic on October 15, 2005.


Symbols: ExitR.png = exit (NoAccess.png = closed), Interchange.png = main interchange

Lianhua Bridge → Nanshawo Bridge[]

Exit # English/Pinyin Name (Bridge) Chinese Name (Bridge)
Interchange.png 3rd Ring Road (Lianhua Bridge) 三环路 (莲花桥)
ExitR.png Cuiwei Road 翠微路
ExitR.png Wanshou Road, Wanfeng Road, Xicui Road, W 4th Ring Road Side Road (Jinjiacun Bridge) 万寿路, 万丰路, 西翠路, 西四环辅路 (金家村桥)
Interchange.png 4th Ring Road (South Shawo Bridge) 四环路 (南沙窝桥)
Extended Lianhuachi West Road
Lianhuachi West

Beijing City Express Roads
Opened City Express Roads: Radial: Northeastern Link | Jingcheng Link (Taiyanggong Bridge - Wanghe Bridge) | Lianhuachi (Lianhuachi East and West, Lianshi East and West) | Xizhimen Outer Street | Fengbei Road (opening Dec 2005)

Circular: 2nd Ring Road | 3rd Ring Road | 4th Ring Road

City Express Roads under construction: Jingcheng Link (Wanghe Bridge - Taiyanggong Bridge) | Tonghui Link | Puhuangyu Road
Projected City Express Roads: Yaojiayuan Road | Fushi Road | Xueyuan Road (4th Ring Road - 5th Ring Road)