按照规划，2011年工程完工后，拓宽成为双向4车道交通干道的汉口路将把南京大学彻底劈成南北两半，学生们将不得不经由隧道在教学区和生活区之间穿行；道路经过以宁静优美著称的南京师范大学校园的北围墙后，再连接一条净空高度大于3米的地下隧道，穿越河海大学校区，从河海大学校门口钻出地面，设立隧道出口。 汉口路缘何成为改造焦点？翻看南京城建图可见，汉口路，和与其平行的北京西路，广州路沿线，为南京市内枢纽地段之一。 汉口路北面的北京西路被称为“政府路”，江苏省委、省政府、省政协和众多省级机关和南京军区以及各式招待所、宾馆密布道路两侧，北京西路向东延伸的北京东路，则是南京市委、市政府的所在地。 南侧广州路，则被称为“医院一条街”，江苏省人民医院、南京脑科医院、南京肺病医院、南京市儿童医院等大医院集中在此。 北京西路和广州路之间，汉口路沿线，则是著名的文教区，其间云集南京大学、南京师范大学、河海大学、南京艺术学院、江苏教育学院等高校，另有颐和路公馆区、傅抱石纪念馆等历史文化风貌区和文物保护单位，还有南京市内最为著名的中小学和幼儿园。 在南京市开发秦淮河以西的河西地区之后，河西被定位为生活区，老城区则定位为工作区，由于秦淮河的阻隔，河西与老城区的跨河交通联系一直是城市交通规划中的焦点和热点。北京西路、广州路由此成为连接河西老城区的主要通道，也是南京最拥堵的道路之一。 拓宽北京西路、广州路似乎是最直接的对策，但是面对巨大的拆迁量和沿线那些不可能拆得动的单位，专家们所能想到的唯一的办法就是在北京西路和广州路之间重新寻找出路。 至少在2005年之前，已经有人提出了汉口路西延的方案。
According to the plan, completed in 2011, widening to become two-way 4-lane roads of Hankou Road, Nanjing University will complete the North-South Picheng two and a half, the students will have to through the tunnel in the area of teaching and living through between; road through To the quiet beauty of Nanjing Normal University, said the North Campus of the wall and then connect a headroom than 3 meters of underground tunnels across the river University campus, the largest river from the school entrance drilled the ground, the establishment of the tunnel exports. Why Hankou Road become the focus of reform? Look at the map shows that urban Nanjing, Hankou Road, and in parallel with the Beijing West Road, Guangzhou and along the way, with Nanjing as one of the hubs of the lot. Hankou Road, north of Beijing West Road, known as "Road", the Jiangsu provincial party committee and government, the provincial People's Political Consultative Conference, and many provincial authorities and the Nanjing Military Region, as well as various types of hostels, guest houses over both sides of the road, Beijing West Road to the east extension of the Beijing East Road, Nanjing municipal government is located. Guangzhou on the south side of the road was known as "hospital street", People's Hospital of Jiangsu Province, Nanjing brain Hospital, Nanjing lung disease hospitals, Children's Hospital in Nanjing, and other major hospitals to focus on this. West Road, Guangzhou and Beijing, Hankou along the way, it is well-known cultural and educational areas, which gathered in Nanjing University, Nanjing Normal University, Hehai University, Nanjing Arts Institute, Jiangsu Institute of Education, and other colleges and universities, and the Health and the Road residence District, Fu Memorial and other historical and cultural heritage conservation area style units, but also the most well-known within the Nanjing primary and secondary schools and kindergartens. Qinhuai River in Nanjing in the development of the west of Hexi district, Ha Tay was defined as living quarters, as is the old city area, as a result of the barrier Qinhuai River, west of the old city and river-crossing transport links has been the urban transport planning in the focus of And the hot spots. Beijing West Road, Guangzhou became the road connecting the old city west of the main channel, Nanjing is one of the most congested roads. Beijing West Road widening, Guangzhou seems to be the most direct way of response, but the face of huge amount of demolition and those who can not be split along the move of the unit, the experts can think of is that the only way in Beijing, Guangzhou and West Road Re-between to find a way out. At least until 2005, has already been proposed that the extension of Hankou Road West.