Freeway traffic controls in Taiwan for Mid-Autumn holiday

Want China Times
Date: 2015-09-20

Traffic controls will be implemented on Taiwan’s freeways to cope with anticipated spikes

National Freeway No. 5 in Yilan, April 5. (File photo/Li Chung-yi)

National Freeway No. 5 in Yilan, April 5. (File photo/Li Chung-yi)

before and during the 3-day Mid-Autumn Festival weekend that starts Sept. 26, the National Freeway Bureau said Saturday.

Tolls will be suspended between 11pm and 6am every day from Sept. 25-28, the bureau said, adding it is expecting 2.3 million-2.8 million motorists per day on the freeways during that period.

During the toll periods, a single rate of NT$0.9 (US$0.03) per kilometer will be charged over the four-day period, a 25% discount from the standard rate.

Motorists traveling between the Hsinchu and Yanchao interchanges on National Freeway No. 3 will receive an additional 20% off.

However, the standard toll-free first 20km of travel on all freeways will be suspended during the holiday, the bureau said.

Between 7am and noon on the first two days of the holiday, only vehicles with three or more occupants will be allowed to enter the southbound lanes from the Nangang onramp in Taipei and the Shiding and Pinglin onramps in New Taipei..

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