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Provincial Highway 8 traffic control information for July 2019

The Fourth Maintenance Office of the Directorate General of Highways, MOTC (Taroko Maintenance Office) is responsible for the maintenance of road safety within Taroko National Park. There will be roadwork between 119.3 km – 184.1 km on Provincial Highway 8 (Bilu Tunnel –Changchun unnel) from 01 July – 31 July 2019. Specifically:

1. Provincial Highway 8 at 119.3 km (Bilu Tunnel Section), 120.13 km (Guanyuan Section), 148.5 (Hualuxi Section), 162.1km (Xibao Section) Traffic Control Time: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Passage Time: Every 1 hour on the hour for 10 minutes (e.g. 09:00 – 09:10, 10:00 – 10:10, etc.)

2. Provincial Highway 8 at 169.7 km (Tianxiang Section) Traffic Control Time: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Passage Time: accessibility follows traffic lights.

3. Provincial Highway 8 at 173.1 km (West of Jiuqudong Tunnel Section) Traffic Control Time: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Passage Time: Every 1 hour on the hour for 10 minutes (e.g. 09:00 – 09:10, 10:00 – 10:10, etc.)

4. Provincial Highway 8 at 184.1 km (Changchunchi Tunnel- Eternal Spring Shrine Section) Traffic Control Time: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Passage Time: Every hourly on the half hour for 10 minutes (e.g. 08:30 – 08:40, 09:30 – 09:40, 10:30 – 10:40, etc.) Note: Traffic control for all the above construction sites do not apply on weekends and public holidays.

Visitors who are planning to visit Taroko Gorge (the 19km section between Taroko – Tianxiang) will be affected by the above list (for both directions) #2-4. Visitors who are heading to Taichung or Puli, Nantou via Provincial Highway 14A (14 Jia) will be affected by #1-4 of the above list (for both directions).

The Directorate General of Highways reminds drivers to check the Provincial Highway real-time road condition bulletin, listen to police traffic road broadcasts, pay attention to road traffic related information, and plan your itinerary ahead of your trip. The Highway General Administration wishes you a safe journey. Responsible Unit: Taroko Roadworks Section Road condition inquiry: 03-9962683 Inquiry contact: Section Director Zhang Yu Bo (03-8610775)

The Directorate General of Highways urges drivers that, after a week after earthquake or heavy rain, roads in mountain areas are prone to rockfall and that it is advisable to avoid driving on these roads. Please keep in mind the current road situation and information at all times. The Highway General Administration wishes you a safe journey.

Organizer: The Fourth Maintenance Office of the Directorate General of Highways, MOTC

Road condition inquiry: 03-9962683 or Taroko Maintenance Office 03-8610775 Contact person: Deputy Director Liu Shitong

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News Posted by Taroko National Park

Provincial Highway 9 traffic control information for July 2019

1.The 137 km + 500 m (Wuta section) of Provincial Highway 9 will be under construction for improvement of the slope stabilization. The construction begins at 8:00 am –17:00 pm Control schedule: June 25 - July 12 2019 Passage Time: Every 30 minutes.

2. The 144 km + 700 m ~ 146 km of Provincial Highway 9 will be under construction for improvement of the highway drainage. The construction begins at 8:00 am –17:00 pm Control schedule: June 25 - July 31 2019 Passage Time: Not predetermined - accessibility depends on construction conditions.

3. The 158 km (Hepin Township) of Provincial Highway 9 will be under construction for the highway channelization island construction. Control schedule: June 4 - July 18 2019

Passage Time: Accessibility follows the traffic lights. Open one direction of traffic once at a time for both direction traffic. Road users are advised to follow the construction on-site personnel’s direction.

Note: Traffic control for all the above construction sites do not apply on weekends and public holidays.

Notice from Directorate General of Highways: Please pay attention for own safety. In the event of an earthquake or a week after heavy rains, please do not enter the mountain road. Plan ahead before your trip. Have a safe and pleasant journey!

Road Repair Unit: Directorate General of Highways, Nan’ao Maintenance Office, Section Chief Mr. Zhuan, Shi-Zhen TEL: 03-9982161 & Hualien Maintenance Office TEL: 03-8230570

News issued by Directorate General of Highways, MOTC, The fourth Maintenance Construction office & Hualien Maintenance Office

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