Highway construction due for completion in 2022 Approach roads to Haba Snow Mountain closed down from Autumn 2020 to Spring 2021 in order to prepare for major road reconstruction. Extensive road work continued throughout 2021 and is now due for completion in 2022. Work continues on road embankments and occasional short delays may be encountered. Tiger Leaping Gorge to Haba Village The road through the gorge and on to Haba Village is 100% paved. A new tunnel provides safer passage in the lower gorge and is shorter than the old road. Drive time 1¼ hours from Lijiang to Qiaotou via expressway; 1¾ hours to Tina’s Guest House in the gorge; 2½ hours to Haba Village. Shangri-La to Haba Village As of June 2022, the road is 80% paved and there is one long detour on rough dirt roads. Drive time 2¾ hours. When paving is complete it will be about 2 hours. Lijiang to Shangri-La Expressway The expressway is open with drive times of 2-3 hours. Some local residents and public buses continue using the old road to avoid paying toll, about 120 rmb on the entire highway between the cities. Jinsha River Ferry and Bridge During the dry season, low water levels on the Jinsha River may prevent the ferry at Daju from transporting automobiles across the river. A bridge is currently under construction that will render the ferry obsolete, possibly as early as 2023.