Completion and opening of the 428km Gyeongbu Expressway in 1979

K-HISTORY

Meaningful Days of Korean History

Completion and opening of the 428km Gyeongbu Expressway in 1979 +

1970.7.7
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The Seoul-Busan Expressway is a national prosperity road that symbolizes the modernization of our country.

The construction of the Gyeongbu Expressway began on February 1, 1968 and was completed and opened on July 7, 1970, two years and five months later.

At that time, the highway was completed at 428 kilometers with 8.92 million people, 1.65 million units of extension fee, and 42.9 billion won of construction cost.

The birth of the Gyeongbu Expressway linking Seoul and Busan gave rise to the development of our economy and the spread of social culture. The structure of transportation changed from railway to road, and the rapid and large volume of freight transport was achieved.

In addition, the number of industrial complexes increased along the Gyeongbu axis, and the influx of productive population allowed cities to grow. With daily living rights across the country, it has become the driving force behind modernization, urbanization and promoting balanced national development.
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