Suhua Highway to be open during daytime on weekends: officials

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/06/05
By: Worthy Shen and S.C. Chang

Taipei, June 5 (CNA) Repair work on the Suhua Highway linking Yilan and Hualien

Photo courtesy of Directorate General of Highways

counties in eastern Taiwan has made good progress since rockfalls on May 28 closed the road. Two-way traffic will resume from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the weekend and holidays, highway officials said on Monday.

During weekdays, the road will be open with traffic controls and one-way traffic in place from 6-9 a.m, 12-1 p.m. and 4-6 p.m, officials from the Directorate General of Highways’ Maintenance Division said.

Heavy rain caused rock falls at the 112.6 km mark on Provincial Highway No. 9 — known as the Suhua Highway — in Jiugong, Yilan County on May 28, the second day of the Dragon Boat Festival, causing severe traffic jams between northern Taiwan and Hualien.    [FULL  STORY]

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