The Xuanda Expressway gets its name by the combination of two one-character Chinese abbreviations of both Xuanhua and Datong .
Basic Route: Jingzhang Expressway - Xuanhua - Yangyuan - Dayun Expressway
Status: The entire expressway is complete and open to traffic.
The eastern end of the expressway links with the Jingzhang Expressway to Beijing and Zhangjiakou near Xuanhua, while the western end continues as the Dayun Expressway, which runs through Taiyuan down to Yuncheng, the at the southwestern tip of Shanxi province.
The expressway's route runs slightly southwest, passing through Yangyuan in Hebei before entering Shanxi, continuing west, and reaching Datong.
Little is known about the history of the Xuanda Expressway . However, it was opened in December 2002, as part of China's 9th Five-Year Plan's major construction works. The expressway is often used for coal transport.
Its total length is around 126 kilometres. It forms part of the Jingda Expressway, which is a unified term for the Xuanda Expressway and the Jingzhang Expressway.
Variable speed limits are generally 90 - 110 km/h. Speed checks are rare.
Entire stretch charges tolls. Toll system not networked. Central toll gate at jurisdictional change .
4 lanes throughout.
Sparse to uncongested.
Xuanhua, Huashaoying, Yangyuan, Datong.
Xuanhua, Huashaoying, Yangyuan
Dayun Expressway: Becomes the Dayun Expressway at the Donghehe Exit..
Jingzhang Expressway: Becomes the Jingzhang Expressway after exit No. 1 heading for Beijing.
List of Exits
Symbols: ↗ = exit, ? = main interchange; ? = central toll gate; S = service area
Listed are exits heading west and southwest as of Xuanda/Jingzhang Expwy interchange
: Continues from Jingzhang Expressway
? 2: '''' Zhangjiakou, Xuanhua
? Toll Gate
↗ 3: Shenjing,
↗ 4: Huashaoying
↗ Donghehe / Datong
: Continues as Dayun Expressway