Northbound traffic smoother than expected as holiday ends

Focus Taiwan
Date: 06/28/2020
By: Lee Hsin-Yin

CNA photo June 28, 2020

Taipei, June 28 (CNA) Northbound traffic was better than predicted on the nation's freeways Sunday evening, as the four-day Dragon Boat Festival holiday concluded, Freeway Bureau data showed.

According to the bureau's 1968 online traffic service, travel speeds were generally over 60 kilometers per hour, including on Freeway No. 5, which links Taipei and Yilan.

The freeway, which recorded record congestion at the beginning of the holiday drawing much criticism, showed improved traffic conditions Sunday evening, the website showed.

As a result, the bureau said, it had lifted high-occupancy vehicle controls at 6 p.m. ahead of schedule.    [FULL  STORY]

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