BEIJING — The city's renovation of its second and third ring roads has improved traffic flow in the capital, officials say. Studies from two city-wide investigations on Dec. 17, 1998, and on Jan. 25, 1999, show vehicles on the Second Ring Road now run about 4% faster than in 1997, while those on the Third Ring Road travel about 12% faster. Renovation plans for this year include construction of one overpass, the renovation of five other overpasses and 11 auxiliary roads and the reduction ...

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