Regarding the opposition claims that the Seoul-Yangpyeong Expressway route seen by experts

was changed because of the land owned by the first lady Kim Kun-hee’s family, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport said on the 9th, “We prepared the best alternative by reflecting Yangpyeong-gun’s request as a top priority.” It is the result of integrating the population, environment, traffic volume, and possibility of installing an interchange ( IC ) around the road. On this day, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport said, “Of the three routes proposed by Yangpyeong-gun, the two (which the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport judged as the best) have high traffic volumes, fewer areas with

environmental damage, and more local residents benefitting from them.” It can also be installed,” he said. Previously, when Yangpyeong-gun consulted with the Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs on the feasibility study of the Seoul-Yangpyeong Expressway in July of last year, ‘ a plan to adjust some of the routes (original draft) that have completed the preliminary feasibility study to establish a new IC near Unshim-ri and make Yangseo-myeon the end point’ (1 Draft) ‘A plan to establish a new IC near Wangchang-ri in Gangha -myeon and make Gangsang-myeon the last point’ (Plan 2) ‘A plan to connect to Line 88 in Gangha-myeon’ (Plan 3) was presented.

The Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs compared and reviewed options 1 and 2 among the three routes, and decided that the plan (plan 2) to establish a new 

river IC with the end point on the river was the most optimal. The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport explained that plan 2 has a greater effect on sharing traffic in the surrounding area due to increased traffic volume compared to the previous plan. In particular, he said that the effect is more pronounced when considering the population near 

the IC , which is close to the end point. In fact, if you add the population of Gangsang-myeon, the end point of the second plan, and Yangpyeong-eup, which is near Namyangpyeong 

IC , the number is 41,867. On the other hand, the combined population of Yangseo-myeon, the end point of the first plan, and nearby Seojong-myeon is 24,106토토사이트. In the case of the 2 plan rather than the 1 plan, it means that nearly twice the population of Yangpyeong benefits more. Lee Chang-moo, a professor of urban engineering at Hanyang University, said, “In highway construction, it is reasonable to designate an area with a larger number of people who benefit from it as the end point and IC 

.The Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs said that the second plan, which bypasses the Namhan River Water Source Protection Area to the south, is more advantageous in terms of environment. Cho Hyeon-cheol, professor emeritus at Yonsei University, said, “It is common sense that a route that passes through a river once (plan 2) has less impact on the river ecology than a route that crosses the stream twice (plan 1).”On the other hand, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport announced that plan 1 in Yangpyeong-gun is a difficult route to pursue. Because it crosses over 900m of the Namhangang River, which is a water source protection area, the distance to cross the river is 1.5 to 2 times longer than the original plan that passed through preliminary examination, and it passes through rural housing areas in Yangseo-myeon. In particular, the connection end point, Yangseo-myeon Junction ( 

JCT ), is located between tunnels, requiring construction to expand the connection and additional construction of a bridge over 40m in height, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport said. It is said that if the bridge that divides the village is installed high, there is a strong opposition from the residents. An official from the Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs predicted that “the second plan is expected to have relatively little opposition from nearby residents as the bridge is about 20 meters high.”Transportation and urban engineering experts also highly praised the two alternatives presented by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport. It is said that it is more advantageous to reduce congestion on existing roads if the existing road takes care of the traffic demand towards Dumulmeori and the traffic demand passing through Yangpyeong-gun is absorbed by lowering the route to the south as in the second plan.Lee Soo-beom, a professor of transportation engineering at the University of Seoul, said, “There is not much difference in construction cost (using the highway), but if demand is greater, the route can be changed.” A professor at a local national university who requested anonymity said, “Considering various aspects such as environmental impact, bridge height, road alignment, etc., the second option is an engineering-wise much better alternative.” I think I will try to film ‘.

Reporter Seongjin Chae

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