Heavy freeway traffic forecast over tomb sweeping holiday

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/03/31
By: Wang Shu-fen and Elaine Hou

Taipei, March 31 (CNA) Heavy traffic is expected on the freeways in Taiwan over the tomb

CNA file photo

CNA file photo

sweeping holiday starting Saturday, with congestion predicted to peak on April 4, according to the National Freeway Bureau.

Freeway traffic will spike on Tomb Sweeping Day, with 2.95 million cars expected to hit the road, the bureau said.

The bureau also warned that a total of 15 sections of the freeways are more likely to see heavier traffic, including the southbound section from Changhua to Puyan on Freeway No. 1, the northbound section from Yunlin to Puyan on Freeway No. 1, the northbound section from Gukeng to Nantou on Freeway No. 3 and the northbound section from Yilan to Pinglin on Freeway No. 5 on that day.

Freeway traffic is expected to flow more smoothly during the rest of the four-day holiday, the bureau said.     [FULL  STORY]

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