Improved Suhua Highway to open before Lunar New Year 2020

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/02/26
By: Wang Shu-fen, Christie Chen and Chung Yu-chen

CNA file photo

Taipei, Feb. 26 (CNA) The government’s NT$52.88 billion (US$1.7 billion) project to improve the Suhua Highway along Taiwan’s rugged east coast is expected to open before the 2020 Lunar New Year, the Directorate General of Highways (DGH) under the Ministry of Transportation and Communications said Tuesday.

According to the DGH, the new sections of the highway will run from Su’ao to Dong’ao in Yilan County, from Nan’ao in Yilan to Heping in Hualien County and from Hezhong to Daqingshui in Hualien, covering a total of 38.8 kilometers.

The Su’ao to Dong’ao stretch opened Feb. 5 last year and the remaining two sections are slated to be completed by the end of this year, the agency said.

The highway includes eight tunnels with a total combined length of 23.8 km, bridge sections constituting a total length of 8.5 km and a 6.5 km-long stretch of highway, said the DGH.    [FULL  STORY]

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