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Road Conditions-2024/04/13
  • Central Cross-Island Highway
    Partially Open
    Partially Open

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

    "From April 8th, the section of Taiwan Provincial Highway 8, from 114.6 km to 184.5km (Hehuan Police Station to Taroko entrance) will implement initial post-disaster traffic control measures. Following the strong earthquake on April 3rd, which caused severe damage to the eastern section of Provincial Highway 8, multiple locations along the route urgently need reconstruction. Starting from the 8th until April 30th, the Eastern Region Branch Office Highway Bureau will conduct initial post-disaster road and slope inspection and emergency repair construction work from 114.6 km (Hehuan Police Station) to 184.5 km (Taroko entrance). Traffic control measures will be implemented during construction work, with controlled passage allowed daily from 8:00 am to 9:00 am, 12:00 pm to 1:00pm and from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm. After 5:00 pm, only outbound traffic will be allowed, and the road will be completely closed at 8:00 pm. Additionally, in case of necessary emergency repair work due to localized disaster points within the repaired road section, flexible control measures will be implemented. Road users are requested to cooperate with traffic control personnel’s instructions.

    For the section of Taiwan Provincial Highway 8, from 110 km to 184.5 (from Dayuling to Taroko entrance), there are no additional restrictions on vehicle types or loads. Road users are reminded that vehicles traveling on the eastern section of the Central Cross-Island Highway should not exceed a height of 3.8 meters, a weight of 22 tons, or a total length of 12.2 meters. Additionally, from 110 km to 159.5 km (from Dayuling to Xibao), type A large passenger vehicles are prohibited. Road users are advised to pay attention to vehicle prohibitions and restrictions when traveling on the eastern section of Provincial Highway 8.

    The Eastern Region Branch Office Highway Bureau urges drivers who drive on mountainous roads to fully understand the traffic conditions along the route before setting off, consider the traffic control measures along this road, plan your itinerary appropriately, and have a plan B ahead of your trip. Furthermore, make full use of the Directorate General of Highways' intelligent provincial highway real-time information service (https://168.thb.gov.tw), download the "Happiness Road APP" on your mobile phone, and listen to the traffic broadcast messages to stay updated with the latest road information. The Directorate General of Highways wishes everyone a safe journey.

    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 road construction info, please contact or consult the website of The Eastern Region Branch Office Highway Bureau, MOTC.
    Info Posted by Taroko National Park Headquarters
    Updated date: April 8, 2024

  • Su-hua Highway
    Partially Open
    Partially Open

    Provincial Highway No. 9, also known as the Su-Hua Highway.

    “On April 3rd, the strong earthquake caused damage to the Su-Hua Highway, Provincial Highway No. 9. The road was blocked at 15.6 km near the Xia Qingshui Bridge. The Maintenance Engineering Division of the Eastern District, Nan’ao Engineering Section, has been actively repairing the steel bridge. As of today (April 6th) at 6:00 pm, the road is open to single-lane, two-way traffic for small vehicles (with a weight limit of 5 tons).

    On April 6th, both northbound and southbound vehicles at Xia Qingshui Bridge were allowed passage. The route from Su’ao was open for southbound traffic at 5:00 pm and from Chongde at 5:50 pm for northbound traffic. Traffic conditions on the steel bridge at Xia Qingshui Bridge were good, and vehicles followed on-site instructions. After all vehicles passed, precautionary nighttime closures were implemented.

    Currently, from 158 km to 165 km (from Daqingshui to Chongde), several slopes need to be brushed and protected, and road surface repairs, capacity adjustments, and ditch cleaning are ongoing. For safety reasons, there are timed controls for initial traffic opening in this section, from April 7th to April 30th. Control starts on the northern end of Provincial Highway 9 at the Renshui Tunnel entrance (154.7 km) and ends at the Chongde control station (166.7 km). Vehicles are allowed to pass during three time slots each day: 6:00 am to 8:00 am, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm, and 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, with nighttime precautionary closures. Traffic on the Xia Qingshui Bridge section is single-lane, two-way, controlled by traffic lights, with control points at the southern end of the Renshui Tunnel (158.2 km) and inside the Daqingshui Tunnel (158.6 km). Emergency lighting and nighttime warning facilities have been added. Drivers are advised to drive carefully and follow traffic lights.

    Additionally, the slope at 67.3 km of Provincial Highway 9d remains unstable with continuous rockfall. To ensure road user safety, the section from 65.2 km to 68.8 km (from Horenn to Daqingshui) has been opened to single-lane traffic. Due to the high frequency of rockfalls, vehicles are advised to use the Renshui Tunnel (passable for small vehicles).

    Subsequent work on the Xia Qingshui Bridge will involve mid-term safety improvements (optimization of emergency access roads), estimated to be completed by the end of May for the resumption of large vehicle traffic. Bridge reconstruction is expected to be completed by the end of this year.”

    The Eastern Region Branch Office Highway Bureau urges drivers who drive on mountainous roads to fully understand the traffic conditions along the route before setting off, consider the traffic control measures along this road, plan your itinerary appropriately, and have a plan B ahead of your trip. Furthermore, make full use of the Directorate General of Highways' intelligent provincial highway real-time information service (https://168.thb.gov.tw), download the "Happiness Road APP" on your mobile phone, and listen to the traffic broadcast messages to stay updated with the latest road information. The Directorate General of Highways wishes everyone a safe journey.

    Responsible Unit: Nan'ao Roadworks Section
    Road condition inquiry: 03-9962683
    Inquiry contact: Section Director Lin Shizhi 03-9982161

    Info Issued by The Eastern Region Branch Office Highway Bureau, MOTC
    For the latest road construction info, please contact or consult the website of The Eastern Region Branch Office Highway Bureau, MOTC. https://thbu4.thb.gov.tw/en/

    Info Posted by Taroko National Park Headquarters
    Updated date: April 8th, 2024
  • Wushe Section of Cross-Island Island Highway
    Partially Open
    Partially Open

    Announcement
    Taroko National Park is closed to the public and entry to ecological protection areas and other restricted areas (controlled areas) is prohibited and under emergency restrictions from 8:00 AM on April 3, 2024.
    Legal basis:

    * In accordance with the Natural Disasters Prevention Act
    * The 7th item of the Guidelines for Applying for Permits to Enter Ecological Protection Areas in Taroko National Park.

    Announcements:
    1. Due to the earthquake on April 3, 2024, and the continuous aftershocks, Taroko National Park is closed to the public to ensure the safety of visitors and hikers. Entry to all ecological protection areas and other restricted areas is also prohibited. The reopening date will be announced separately.
    2. According to Article 5 of the "Guidelines for Applying for Permits to Enter Ecological Protection Areas in Yushan, Taroko, and Shei-Pa National Parks", all previously issued entry permits shall be invalidated. Visitors who wish to re-enter the park must apply for a new permit. The park will resume accepting entry applications based on the progress of disaster recovery.