By: Ko Lin, cTaiwan News, Staff Writer
“A huge weight has been lifted off my shoulder,” Taipei Department of Transportation Commissioner Chung Hui-yu said, responding to the local media that average speed of motor traffic managed to maintain at 20km/h during the morning rush hour.
Last weekend, the Taipei city government urged motorists who commute via the newly demolished overpass to Zhongxiao Bridge to allow themselves additional travel time during workdays in anticipation of traffic congestion.
The city government had originally planned to close off the roads around the overpass, but decided to reopen them two days earlier because the demolition work was completed ahead of schedule. [FULL STORY]