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Road Conditions-2019/08/20

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    Provincial Highway 8 traffic control information for August 2019

    The Fourth Maintenance Office of the Directorate General of Highways, MOTC (Taroko Works Division) is responsible for the maintenance of road safety within Taroko National Park. There will be roadwork between 148.5 km – 184.1 km on Provincial Highway 8 (Hualu River Section –Changchun Tunnel) from 01 August – 31 August 2019. Specifically:

    1. Provincial Highway 8 at 148.5 km (Hualu River Section)
    Traffic Control Time: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Passage Time: Every 1 hour on the hour for 10 minutes (e.g. 09:00 – 09:10, 10:00 – 10:10, etc.)

    2. Provincial Highway 8 at 162.1 km (Xibao Section)
    Traffic Control Time: 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
    Passage Time: Every 1 hour on the half hour for 10 minutes (e.g. 08:30 – 08:40, 09:30 – 09:40, 10:30 – 10:40, etc.)

    3. Provincial Highway 8 at 169.7 km (Tianxiang Section)
    Traffic Control Time: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Passage Time: to be determined by on-site traffic lights

    4. Provincial Highway 8 at 184.1 km (Changchun Shrine Tunnel - Eternal Spring Shrine Section)
    Traffic Control Time: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Passage Time: Every 1 hour on the hour for 10 minutes (e.g. 09:00 – 09:10, 10:00 – 10:10, etc.)

    Note: Traffic control for all the above construction sites do not apply on weekends and public holidays.

    Visitors who are planning to visit Taroko Gorge (the 19km section between Taroko – Tianxiang) will be affected by #3-4 of the above list (for both directions). Visitors who are heading to Taichung or Puli, Nantou from Taroko National Park Headquarters via Provincial Highway 14A (14 Jia) will be affected by #1-4 of the above list (for both directions).

    The Directorate General of Highways urges drivers that, after a week after earthquake or heavy rain, roads in mountain areas are prone to rockfall and that it is advisable to avoid driving on these roads. Please remember to check the Provincial Highway real-time road condition bulletin, listen to police traffic road broadcasts, pay attention to road traffic related information, and plan your itinerary ahead of your trip. The Highway General Administration wishes you a safe journey.

    Responsible Unit: Taroko Roadworks Section
    Road condition inquiry: 03-9962683
    Inquiry contact: Section Director Chen Lihua (03-8610775)

    News Issued by The Fourth Maintenance Office of the Directorate General of Highways, MOTC
    News Posted by Taroko National Park
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    Provincial Highway 9 traffic control information for August 2019

    The Fourth Maintenance Office of the Directorate General of Highways, MOTC (Nan'ao Works Section) is responsible for the maintenance of road safety on Provincial Highway 9. There will be roadwork between 122.1 km – 149.7 km on Provincial Highway 9 from 01 August – 31 August 2019. Specifically:

    1. Provincial Highway 9 at 122.1 km - 123.1 km
    Details: Renovation of guardrails and drainage.

    2. Provincial Highway 9 at 144.7 km - 146.0 km (for drainage construction)
    Traffic Control Time: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Traffic Control Dates: 01 August 2019 - 31 August 2019
    Details: Closure of one lane on a two-lane highway; remaining one lane to alternate traffic directions by on-site personnel, signage, and lights. Traffic control does not apply on weekends and public holidays.

    3. Provincial Highway 9 at 149.7 km (Guanyin Section)
    Traffic Control Time: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Traffic Control Dates: 01 August 2019 - 31 December 2019
    Details: Construction of the Ming Tunnel.
    Passage Time: to be determined by on-site traffic lights. Closure of one lane on a two-lane highway; remaining one lane to alternate traffic directions by on-site personnel during the traffic control time and by traffic lights outside this time.

    The Directorate General of Highways reminds drivers to check the Provincial Highway real-time road condition bulletin, listen to police traffic road broadcasts, pay attention to road traffic related information, and plan your itinerary ahead of your trip. The Highway General Administration wishes you a safe journey.

    Responsible Unit: Nan'ao Roadworks Section
    Road condition inquiry: 03-9962683
    Inquiry contact: Section Director Chen Heren (03-9982161 ext. 2)

    News Issued by The Fourth Maintenance Office of the Directorate General of Highways, MOTC
    News Posted by Taroko National Park
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    The Directorate General of Highways reminds drivers to check the Provincial Highway real-time road condition bulletin, listen to police traffic radio broadcasts, pay attention to road traffic related information, and plan your itinerary ahead of your trip. Travellers can check the latest road conditions through the Taiwan Highway Bureau website (http://168.thb.gov.tw) or by calling the toll-free number for the Taiwan Highway Bureau (0800-0014-822; 0800-231-035). The Highway General Administration wishes you a safe journey.

    Responsible Unit: Puli Roadworks Section, Second District Maintenance Engineering Office, Highway Headquarters
    Road condition inquiry: 049-2982066
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