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Establishment of infrastructure

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Road system

Overview of roads by category

  • The combined length of the roads in Chungcheongbuk-do is 6,674 km as of late 2009, which may be broken down by category into: 315 km of 6 expressway routes, 959 km of 13 national highway routes, 1,458 km of 49 municipal highway routes (including 6 central government-funded municipal highway routes), and 3,942 km of 271 Local routes.
  • Among these, the Gyeongbu Expressway, the Jungbu Expressway, the Jungbu Naeryuk(in-land) Expressway as well as National Highways 36, 38 and 17 go through the free economic zone.

Expressways

The Seocheongju IC and Ochang IC on the Jungbu Expressway, and the Chungju IC on the Jungbu Naeryuk(in-land) Expressway are connecting centers of activity within the FEZ are the Cheongju interchange on the Gyeongbu Expressway,.

National highways

  • Route 36 connecting Osong, Cheongju and Chungju; Route 17 connecting Cheongju and Aeropolis; and Route 38 connecting Chungju and Ecopolis
  • Cheongju Technopolis sits alongside the Second Cheongju Beltway, which connects National Highways 36 and 17. The municipal highways include Route 508 connecting the Osong Complex and the Ochang Complex as well as Route 510 connecting the Ochang Complex and Jeungpyeong Solar Power Complex.
Area Expressways Access routes Travel time
Osong Biovalley Gyeongbu Expressway,
Jungbu Expressway
Cheongju IC, Ochang IC 10 min. or less
15 min. or less.
Cheongju Aeropolis Jungbu Expressway Ochang IC and Seocheongju IC 20 min. or less

Railroad system

  • The railroad network of Chungbuk encompasses Osong Station of the Gyeongbu High Speed Railway and connects with other regions through the Gyeongbu Line located in its western part and the Jungang Line located in its northeastern part. The Chungbuk Line, forming an intra-region railroad network, traverses Chungbuk east to west and connects with the Gyeongbu Line, the Jungang Line and the Taebaek Line.
  • For a 115 km double-tracked section on the Chungbuk Line (between Jochiwon and Bongyang), an electrification project has been undertaken, and the section will soon accommodate high-speed rolling stock as planned in the Second National Railway Network Plan.
  • A 2.75 km freight branch from Bugang Station to the Jungbu Area Inland Freight Train Yard has been open and operational since January 2010.
  • In November 2010, Osong HSR Station also went into operation, accommodating a total of 48 runs a day, or 40 on the Gyeongbu Line and 8 on the Honam Line.
  • The railroad network connecting the centers of activity within the FEZ includes the Gyeongbu HSR,the Honam HSR, as well as the Chungbuk Line, a national railway line.
    • Located within the Osong Complex is Osong Station, where the Honam HSR branches out of the Gyeongbu HSR, while sitting adjacent to the centers of activity are Osong Station, Airport Station and Chungju Station on the Chungbuk Line.
Area High-speed railways Access points Travel time
Osong Biovalley KTX and the Chungbuk Line Osong Stn. 10 min. or less
Cheongju Aeropolis Chungbuk Line Cheongju Airport Stn 5 min. or less

Airport

Routes

  • One airport, Cheongju International Airport is currently in operation within the province, accommodating twelve domestic flights a day between Cheongju and Jeju, two international flights a week between Cheongju and Beijing, nine a week between Cheongju and Shanghai, six a week between Cheongju and Hong Kong, and one a week between Cheongju and Shenyang.
  • As increasing numbers of flights are leading to an increase in the numbers of passengers using the airport, an expansion befitting the status of the regional hub airport and its international importance is in the planning phase.

Overview of primary facilities

Occupying an area of 1.909 million m2 (or 6.739 million m2 including the military camp), Cheongju International Airport is the fourth largest among sixteen airports across the country, having two runways.