By: Worthy Shen and S.C. Chang
Taipei, June 5 (CNA) Repair work on the Suhua Highway linking Yilan and Hualien
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]