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Provincial Highway 8 & 9 Traffic Control Information for January 2023. Road opens 4 times a day passage starting from December 31, 2023 for road users between Mt. Hehuan Police Station (114.6 km) and Jinma Tunnel East Opening (120.6 km) on Provincial Highway 8.

  • Updated:2022-12-29
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Road partially Open /Road closed (120.6 km - 114.6 km) Guanyuan disaster section at 117.4 km highway marker

The serious landslides occurred at 117 km + 400 m (Guanyuan section). Traffic controls will be implemented from December 31, 2022 to ensure safe passage of people and vehicles. Provincial Highway 8 is closed for repair at 117.4 km at Guanyuan Section for 24 hours including public holidays and weekends.

Provincial Highway 8 & 14A (14 Jia) Traffic Control Information for January 2023

 

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 32.7 km – 41.5 km on Provincial Highway 14A (14Jia) and 110.2 km – 187.7 km on Provincial Highway 8 (Dayuling – Taroko) from January 1, 2023 –January 31, 2023.

Specifically:  

 

1. Provincial Highway 8 at 162 km + 200 m (Huitouwan section) for the Slope Improvement Construction Work

Traffic Control Time: 8:00 am – 17:00 pm

Control Period: January 13, 2023– January 31, 2023

Passage time: Every 1 hour on the hour for 10 minutes (e.g. 08:00 – 08:10, 09:00 – 09:10, 10:00 – 10:10 etc.)

Open one direction of traffic once at a time for both direction traffic.

 

2. Provincial Highway 8 at 155 km + 680 m (Xuejiachang section- near Xibao) for the Slope Improvement Construction Work

Traffic Control Time: 7:30 am – 17:30 pm

Control Period: January 1, 2023– January 31, 2023

Passage time: Every 1 hour on the half hour for 10 minutes (e.g. 07:30-07:40, 08:30 – 08:40, 09:30 – 09:40, 10:30 – 10:40 etc.)

Open one direction of traffic once at a time for both direction traffic.

 

Traffic controls for #1-2 construction sites do not apply on weekends and public holidays.

 

3. Road closed section: Provincial Highway 8 is closed for repair construction between 114.6 km and 120.6 km for Guanyuan Disaster Road Section at 117.4 km. Starting December 31, 2023, traffic controls are implemented at the 117 km + 400 m Guanyuan Disaster Road Section of Provincial Highway 8. The control section is from Jinma Tunnel's east entrance at 114.6 km highway marker (about 64 kilometers away from Taroko Arch Gate) to Guanyuan at 120.6 km (about 4 kilometers away from Dayuling). The passage period will be adjusted, respectively, once a day from (1) 7:00 am - 8:00 am, (2) 10:00 am, (3) 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, and (4) 3:00 pm. There are four times passages daily in total.

 

Road Closed Control Period: January 1, 2023 – January 31, 2023 (24hr)

 

The emergency repair team will arrange personnel to guard and control the 117.4k disaster site on Provincial Highway 8 during each passage time. The construction site traffic control will open on time, depending on the slope conditions. Please wait patiently at the control point before the passage time. Please cooperate, drive carefully and pass sequentially; the emergency repair team also reminds drivers that the disaster road section is still in the emergency repair stage. During the passage period, drivers should be aware that if the weather conditions are not good (heavy rainfall, dense fog cannot monitor the slope, etc.) the emergency repair team is permitted to close the road and prohibiting the passage of people and vehicles.

Notice:

Downtown Hualien (Provincial highway 9) - 26km - Taroko (at 184.5 km highway marker on provincial highway 8) – 25 km - Huitouwan section- near Xibao (at 162.2 km) (Construction traffic control point for weekdays, 8:00 am – 17:00 pm) – Jinma Tunnel’s east entrance (at 120.6 km- the east traffic control point). It will take about 1 hour and 40 minutes from downtown Hualien to Huitouwan (at 162 km + 200 m highway marker) construction traffic control site.

**Take the alternative route. Bond for west Taiwan to Taichung or Nantou Qingjin Farm or Mt. Hehuan areas (The longer route)

Take the Provincial Highway 9 from Xincheng, Hualien – Provincial Highway 9 – Su’ao, Freeway 5 - Nangang System Interchange Taipei, Freeway 3 –Wufeng System Interchange at 214 km, Freeway 3 (Taichung) – Freeway 6 (0 km start point) – Puli (Puli exit, Freeway 6 end) – Turning left to Highway 14 – Wushe (at Y fork Turning left) – Highway 14 Jia (Provincial Highway 14A) – Qingjing Farm (Nantou county) – Mt. Hehuan. It takes about 7 hours from Xincheng, Hualien to Mt. Hehuan.  

Time required: about 6 - 7 hrs (Hualien – Mt. Hehuan areas)

Please plan your trip accordingly.

 

Visitors who are planning to visit Taroko Gorge (the 19 km section between Taroko – Tianxiang) will be not affected by the above list construction sites (for both directions). Visitors who are heading to Taichung or Puli, Nantou from Taroko National Park Headquarters via Provincial Highway 8 & 14A (14Jia) will be affected by #1-3 of the above list (for both directions). Please use the substitute route to reach Mt. Hehuan area, Nantou, or Taichung.

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.

 

News Issued by The Fourth Maintenance Office of the Directorate General of Highways, MOTC (Taroko office TEL: +886-3-8610775 or +886-3-9962683)

News Posted by Taroko National Park Headquarters

Updated date: December 29, 2022

 

 

 

Provincial Highway 9 Road Construction information for January 2023

Road Open/Construction Traffic Control.

 

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.

 

The Highway 9 will be the Slop Construction Work as the following:

 

Provincial Highway 9 at 119 km + 400 m (Nan’ao Section) for the Slope Stabilization Construction Work

Control Period: January 4, 2023– January 7, 2023

Passage Time: Every 30 minutes passage once for traffic

Please follow the on-site personnel instruction. Open one direction of traffic once at a time for both directions traffic. 

 

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 He-ren (03-9982161-2)

 

Info Issued by The Fourth Maintenance Office of the Directorate General of Highways, MOTC

Info Posted by Taroko National Park

Updated date: December 29, 2022