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Road Conditions-2024/06/21
  • Central Cross-Island Highway
    Partially Open
    Partially Open

    Information about Taiwan Provincial Highway 8, also known as the Central Cross-Island Highway.

    Traffic control and release measures for the June and Dragon Boat Festival holiday construction of the eastern section (Dayuling to Taroko) of Provincial Highway 8

    After the opening of the eastern section of the provincial highway on April 8, emergency repair and restoration work along the highway is in progress. Due to the low stability of the road slopes in the early post-earthquake period, which is prone to rockfalls, coupled with the unstable climate due to the impacts of recent front (heavy rain), the frequency of rockfalls is still relatively high, and in consideration of the safety of road users and the needs of emergency repair and restoration work, the Taroko maintenance Division office of the Eastern Region Branch Office Highway Bureau, MOTC will gradually relax the traffic control measures in a staged manner. On May 24, after inviting the relevant operators and agencies in the Tianxiang area to communicate and discuss, a consensus was reached to set the following measures for the construction and traffic control of the section from Dayuling to Taroko (110.1 km~184.5 km) of the Taiwan Provincial Highway 8 (Central Cross-Island Highway) for the June 2024 (June 1-30) (1) Dayuling to Taroko (110.1 km~184.5 km).

    (1) For the section from Dayuling to Tianxiang (110.1 km~167.7 km), the traffic control section is from 114.6 km (Hehuan Police Station) to 167.7km (Tianxiang), and there will be no control from 7:00 a.m. to 16:30 p.m. every day, regardless of weekdays and public holidays, except for flexibled control of the disaster repair areas along the road, which is necessary for the construction work, and no entry (exit only) is allowed between 16:30 p.m. and 18:30 p.m., and no entry (exit only) is allowed after 18:30 p.m., and nighttime closure will be implemented from 18:30 to 07:00 a.m. the next day. For those who wish to travel from Dayuling to Taroko Arch gate (Taroko east entrance highway marker at 184.5 km), they are advised to arrive at Tianxiang before 16:30 to avoid missing the release (passage) period from Tianxiang to Taroko east entrance (184.5 km). Road users wish to travel from Taroko to Dayuling, they are advised to pass through Taroko east entrance (184.5 km)-Tianxiang bound for Dayuling between 12:00 pm and 13:00 pm to avoid the nighttime closure control after 18:30, so please make proper planning for the journey.

    (2) The road section from Tianxiang to Taroko Arch gate (Taroko east entrance) (167.7 km~184.5 km) will be opened for traffic three times a day (7:00-8:00, 12:00-13:00, and 16:30-17:30) regardless of weekdays and public holidays, with no entry (exit only) from 17:30-18:30, and closed at night from 18:30 to 7:00 the next day; and the Taroko Arch gate to Changchun Tunnel road section will be divided into two traffic sections from June 1 onward. The diversion measures for the section between Taroko Arch Gate (Taroko east entrance) and Changchun Tunnel from June 1 onwards are as follows:
    1. Westbound (toward Tianxiang): Taroko Natioanl Park Headquarters- Shakadang Tunnel → Xila’an Tunnel → Changchun Tunnel of Taiwan Provincial Highway 8 → Tianxiang.
    2. Eastbound (toward Hualien): Taiwan Provincial Highway 8 → Changchun Tunnel → Taroko east entrance → Hualien (or Yilan).

    (3) During the Dragon Boat Festival holiday from June 8 to June 10, the road section from Tianxiang to Taroko (167.7 km~184.5 km) will still be under 3 hours of traffic control, however, taking into consideration that the public's demand for access during the holiday period will be greater, the time of each control will be relaxed for an additional one hour, therefore, the 3 hours of traffic control will be released every day during the holiday period as follows:
    Therefore, during the holiday period, the three periods of daily traffic release will be (7:00~9:00, 11:00~13:00 and 15:30~17:30), entry will be prohibited from 17:30 to 18:30 (exit only), and nighttime closure will be implemented from 18:30 to 07:00 am on the next day.

    Prior to the release of the above daily traffic control, the emergency repair team will first carry out patrols and remove obstacles on the road surface, and will not rule out the possibility of delaying or suspending the release of traffic; during the release period of the control, if there is a temporary road condition or construction need when passing through the disaster repair area, or if there is a risk of affecting the safety of traffic due to the geographical environment (e.g., rockfalls and slips on the rock wall opposite to the west end of the Liufang Bridge, and sporadic overflowing of mud and rock flows on the side slopes, etc.), the control measures will be taken by means of a flexible control. The Highway Bureau will adopt flexible control measures and release the traffic after the obstruction is removed to maintain the safety of road users.

    The Directorate General of Highways advises road users to be cautious, particularly in mountainous areas prone to rockfalls and landslides after earthquakes or heavy rainfall. It is advised to avoid unnecessary travel in disaster-affected mountainous areas and to stay informed about weather conditions and road closures. Road users are encouraged to utilize the real-time information services provided by The Directorate General of Highways’ Intelligent Provincial Highway Information Network (http://168.thb.gov.tw), download the "Happiness Highway APP" on their mobile devices, and listen to traffic broadcast messages to stay updated on the latest road information. The Directorate General of Highways wishes everyone a safe journey!

    Responsible Unit: Taroko Maintenance Division office
    Road Condition Inquiry Phone: 03-9962683
    Contact Person: Section Chief Zhan Chenyao (03-8610775)

    Updated Date: May 28, 2024


    Info Issued by The Eastern Region Branch Office Highway Bureau, MOTC (Taroko Maintenance Division office TEL: +886-3-8610775 or +886-3-9962683)

    For the latest highway information, please contact the Taroko Maintenance Division office of The Eastern Region Branch Office Highway Bureau, MOTC.

    Info Posted by Taroko National Park Headquarters
  • Su-hua Highway
    Partially Open
    Open/Construction Traffic Control

    Taiwan Provincial Highway 9, also known as the Su-Hua Highway. (June 2024 Road construction traffic control info)

    Su-hua Highway Section of Provincial Highway 9 at Xiaqingshui Bridge to Open for Large Vehicles on May 30, 2024

    The Xiaqingshui Bridge at 158km+600 on Su-hua Highway (Provincial Highway 9) was damaged by the earthquake on April 3. The Southern Section of the Nan'ao Maintenance Office of the Eastern Region Branch Office Highway Bureau, MOTC, has been actively repairing the temporary steel bridge. On April 6, it was opened for small vehicles with single-lane two-way traffic. Following the optimization and widening of the temporary steel bridge, the widening and approach road works are now complete. Guardrail construction is underway, and it is expected to open for large vehicles with a speed limit of 15 km/h for two-way traffic on May 30, without restrictions on vehicle types. The repair team will continue the original bridge reconstruction, estimated to be completed by the end of this year (2024).
    1. Initial Restoration of Large Vehicle Traffic
    In addition to the original bridge reconstruction, multiple slope restoration and safety facility reconstruction works are underway. Construction control is in place from Heren to Chongde. The northern control point is at the north entrance of the Renshui Tunnel (Provincial Highway 9 at 154km+787), and the southern control point is at the Chongde Control Station (Provincial Highway 9 at 166km+700).
    Control Measures
    May 29, 19:00 to May 30, 6:00: Nighttime pre-warning closure
    May 30, 6:00 to 8:00: Open to all vehicles (including large vehicles)
    May 30, 8:00 to 17:00: Construction control
    From May 30, 2024, 17:00 to 8:00: No traffic control during nighttime
    Weekends: No traffic control all day
    Traffic control time: 8:00 - 17:00
    From May 30, 2024, Traffic Opening Times (3 passage daily)
    (1) 10:00 am to 10:20 am
    (2) 12:00 to 13:00 (extended during midday construction break)
    (3) 15:00 to 15:20
    All vehicles arriving at the control points during these times will be allowed to pass. There is no control during nighttime and weekends. The vehicle length limit of 12.2 meters will be enforced. Drivers are advised to drive carefully and follow the instructions.

    2. Full Closure of Southbound Zhongren Tunnel on Su-hua Highway from June 1 to 30 for Construction
    Managing Unit: Nan'ao Public Works Department
    Contact Numbers: 03-9982161, 03-9962683
    Location: Zhongren Section of Su-hua Highway, Provincial Highway 9
    Dates/Times/Details: To expedite the completion of the road base drainage improvement project and minimize the impact on road users, the southbound tunnel will be fully closed 24 hours a day from June 1 to June 30 for drainage culvert excavation work inside and outside the tunnel.

    The northern control point is at the traffic light before the Weighing Station at 148km+860 on Provincial Highway 9. During the control period, road users are advised to use Provincial Highway 9D (the old Su-hua Highway) for travel.

    Additionally, at the south entrance of the northbound tunnel, underground culvert pushing operations will be conducted, followed by roadbed drainage work for the northbound tunnel
    (the northbound tunnel will not be subject to road control).

    Note: There will be no control during the holiday period from noon on June 7 to midnight on June 11.

    3. Traffic Control for Tunnel Lighting Maintenance on Renshui and Zhongren Tunnels on Su-hua Highway
    Managing Unit: Jinyue Public Works Department
    Contact Numbers: 03-9982501, 03-9962683
    Location: Renshui and Zhongren Tunnels on Su-hua Highway, Provincial Highway 9
    Dates/Times/Details: Tunnel lighting maintenance will be conducted to ensure the safety of road users and construction workers. During the maintenance, traffic control will be implemented. The Renshui Tunnel's traffic control will align with the Xiaqingshui Bridge's control schedule. Road users are requested to follow the instructions of on-site control personnel. We appreciate your understanding during this period:
    Renshui Tunnel Southbound (155km+090 to 158km+038): May 27, 9:00 to 16:00
    Renshui Tunnel Northbound (158km+038 to 155km+090): May 28, 9:00 to 16:00
    Zhongren Tunnel Southbound (149km+117 to 153km+941): May 29, 9:00 to 16:00, inner lane closure
    Zhongren Tunnel Southbound (149km+117 to 153km+941): May 30, 9:00 to 16:00, outer lane closure
    Zhongren Tunnel Northbound (153km+941 to 149km+117): June 3, 9:00 to 16:00, inner lane closure
    Zhongren Tunnel Northbound (153km+941 to 149km+117): June 4, 9:00 to 16:00, outer lane closure

    Due to earthquake damage, mountain roads are prone to falling rocks, especially during heavy or continuous rain. Avoid unnecessary travel in these areas, and stay updated on weather and road conditions. Utilize the Highway Bureau’s real-time information service website or the "Happy Highway APP" for the latest updates.

    For more information, please contact management unit:
    Nan'ao Maintenance Office: 03-9982161
    Jinyue Maintenance Office: 03-9982501
    The Eastern Region Branch Office Highway Bureau, MOTC: 03-9962683
    Update date: May 29, 2024
    For any changes, please contact the management unit for the latest updates.

    Info Issued by The Eastern Region Branch Office Highway Bureau, MOTC
    Info Posted by Taroko National Park Headquarters
  • Wushe Section of Cross-Island Island Highway
    Partially Open
    Partially Open

    Taiwan Provincial Highway No. 14A Road Construction Control Information

    From May 6th to June 28th, there will be single-lane, two-way traffic control on Provincial Highway No. 14 from 76.5 km (Banxia) to 79 km (Wushe) and Provincial Highway No. 14A from 18.5 km (Cuifeng) to 24.5 km (Yuanfeng) due to slope construction.
    The Puli Work Section of the Central District Maintenance Engineering Branch of the Highway Bureau will enhance the slope strength and resilience of Provincial Highway No. 14 and No. 14A. From May 6, 2024 (Monday) to June 28, 2024 (Friday), slope protection work will be carried out at six locations: 76.5 km to 79 km on Provincial Highway No. 14 and 18.5 km to 24.5 km on Provincial Highway No. 14A (specifically at 76.9 km, 78.3 km on Highway No. 14, and 18.99 km, 21.75 km, 23.9 km, and 24.3 km on Highway No. 14A). The construction hours are from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM daily, except on holidays. During construction, traffic control will be implemented, maintaining single-lane, two-way traffic, and dynamic traffic control will be conducted as necessary.

    Drivers are advised to wait patiently and follow the instructions of traffic controllers to ensure safety. We apologize for any inconvenience caused during the construction period. For real-time construction updates, please use the Highway Bureau's Intelligent Provincial Highway Real-time Traffic Information System (http://168.thb.gov.tw), or call the free hotline of the Traffic Control Center at 0800-001-822 and the Highway Bureau User Service Center at 0800-231-035 for the latest road conditions. Also, listen to traffic broadcasts and pay attention to the electronic information boards (CMS) along the route for the latest updates. The Highway Bureau wishes you a safe journey.

    Responsible Units and Contact Information:
    The Eastern Region Branch Office Highway Bureau, MOTC, Taroko Maintenance Office Road Condition Inquiry Phone: 03-9962683 Contact: Section Chief Jan Chen-Yao (03-8610775)
    The Central Region Branch Office Highway Bureau, MOTC, Guguan Maintenance Office Road Condition Inquiry Phone: 04-25951224 Contact: Section Chief Zhang Yu-Min
    The Central Region Branch Office Highway Bureau, MOTC, Puli Maintenance Office Road Condition Inquiry Phone: 049-2982066 Contact: Section Chief Qiu Bing-Rong
    For the latest highway information, please contact the Highway Bureau.

    Last Updated: May 28, 2024