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It is a 50-lane parking lot on the G4 Beijing-Hong Kong-Macau Expressway, one of the country’s busiest roads

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Fake news claim: The picture shows a traffic jam on Oct 9, in China, when thousands stuck in a 50-lane traffic jam in Beijing. The image is often shared on Social Media.

This 50 lane superhighway in China merges into 4 lanes!! 
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If you ever get stuck in traffic, just remember that there's a 50 lane highway in China merges into 4

Facts Check Verdict: Real

News Verification: The picture shows a traffic jam on Oct 9, in China, when thousands of stuck in a 50-lane traffic jam in Beijing. The image is often shared on Social Media.

Yes, the highway may expand to about 50 lanes at the toll booth, however, the G4 expressway is not a “50-lane highway.” The road expands to the width of approximately 50 cars when it approaches the Zhuozhou Toll Gate, but before and after this toll checkpoint it is only a 4-lane road.

The jam happened during the end of one of the busiest tourist events of the year, according to The People's Daily. Millions of tourists made trips around the country to celebrate China's week-long National Day getaway, likely adding to the congested roadways.

An aerial view from Google maps shows that the G4 Expressway is typically a 4-lane highway. The road expands to the width of approximately 50 cars when it approaches the Zhuozhou Toll Gate, but before and after this toll checkpoint it is only a 4-lane road.

Here’s an aerial view of the toll we stitched together from Google Maps. Note how both the northbound and southbound portions of this highway are merely 4-lane roads after they leave the toll area:




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