Environmental Impact Report on the Section from Provincial Boundary of Henan and Shanxi to Lingbao of
Henan Sanmenxia to Zhechuan Expressway Project Co., Ltd
Provincial Boundary of Henan and Shanxi to Lingbao Section of Sanmenxia-Zhechuan Expressway
Lying within Sanmenxia boundary, Provincial Boundary of Henan and Shanxi to Lingbao Section of Sanmenxia-Zhechuan Expressway in Henan Sanmenxia to Zhechuan Expressway Project Co., Ltd is a constituent of G59 of state expressway planning network (Hohhot-Beihai) and a tranches of ‘Ring Expressway Connecting Line In Yuncheng, Shanxi and Lianyungang—Horgos Expressway’ as is specified in Scheme on Planning and Adjustment of Expressway Network in Henan Province (Henan Provincial Government  No. 53).
Starting line connected to the floating bridge terminal of Ruibao Yellow River Bridge in Shanxi Section (stake mark CK4_630). It underneath passes Zhengzhou-Xi’an High Speed Railway in the form of separation roadbed at the position marked CK8+850 and ends (stake mark CK9_31) at the place 0.7 km east of Liyuan Village where it is connected to Lianyungang-Horgos Expressway and Sanmen-Zhechuan Expressway Interchange. It is northwest-southeast oriented. The path cover a total length of 5.301 kilometer with a total investment at 757.86 million Yuan.
This project traverses through Henan Yellow River Wetland State Natural Preservation Zone (formerly known as Natural Protection Zone Core Area before adjustment), Sanmenxia White Swan Conservation Area (key conservation area), Hanguguan Cultural Tourism Area Conservation Zone and Zhengzhou-Xi’an High-speed Rail. It is surrounded by cultural relic protection sites such as Nanling Ruins and Goushuipo Reservoir Surface Water and Drinking Water Conservation District, a second-level conservation district. The project site selection is quite sensitive.
On September, 11, 2014, the State Forestry Bureau gave consent on adjustment of functional zones in Henan Yellow River Wetland State Natural Conservation Zone flanking the project in the form of Official Reply on Functional Adjustment of Henan Yellow River Wetland State Natural Conservation District (Forestry Correspondence  No. 115); on February, 13, 2015, General Office of the Ministry of Environmental Protection consented ‘implementation on appraisal involving environmental impacts of this project by Henan Provincial Environmental Protection Department following relevant regulations’ in the form of environmental office correspondence  No.234 letter; and on May, 15, 2015, Henan Environmental Protection Department gave an official reply on project environment assessment with “Henan Environmental Assessment  No.168”.
This project started construction at the beginning of 2016.