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Taiwan's Freeway Bureau offers advice on how to avoid New Year traffic jams

Travelers should choose certain times of day to drive or find alternative routes during three-day holiday

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Taiwan's Freeway Bureau offers advice on how to avoid New Year traffic jams

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TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — If drivers want to avoid congestion on the roads during the three-day New Year weekend, they can choose certain times of day to drive depending on which direction they wish to go, the Ministry of Transportation’s Freeway Bureau said Friday (Dec. 25).

On Friday (Jan. 1) and Saturday (Jan. 2), travelers heading south should hit the road after 1 p.m., while drivers going in the other direction should do so before noon on Saturday or Sunday (Jan. 3), CNA reported.

The bureau also reminded travelers that on Friday and Saturday, the southbound Shiding and Pinglin entrances to Freeway No. 5 between Taipei and Yilan will be sealed off for the first half of the day. Travelers heading to Yilan County should either wait until the afternoon or seek an alternative route.

Travelers are advised to take public transport. If they must drive, the bureau recommends they heed the above advice, which is based on the experience of past holidays.


Updated : 2022-05-20 10:12 GMT+08:00