Four new highway links are being planned for China’s Heilongjiang Province. Building the four highways is expected to cost US$2.84 billion, with the work being carried out in 2018. In all the road network in Heilongjiang Province will benefit from work to 61 highway sections, totalling some 2,864km. In addition, 66 existing routes will be upgraded, including a 71km stretch of the expressway connecting Harbin with capital Beijing, which will be widened from two lanes in either direction at present, to four lanes in either direction.