On New Year's Day, the traffic volume on national highways is estimated to increase by 20% to 30% compared with normal days.

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[Reporter Zheng Weiqi/Taipei Report] Next year's New Year's Day holiday (December 31, 2011 to January 2, 2012), the Highway Bureau of the Ministry of Communications estimates that the traffic volume during the holidays will be 110 to 114 million vehicle kilometers (1.2 times that of normal days) to 1.3 times), and the southbound traffic reached 62 million vehicle kilometers on the first day, which was 1.4 times that of normal days.

Cai Mingzhe, Section Chief of the Traffic Management Team of the Highway Public Security Bureau, said that after reviewing the traffic conditions during the consecutive New Year's Day holidays over the years, it is predicted that there will be a large number of New Year's Eve and tourist trips during the consecutive holidays, and will implement ramp closures, high-occupancy control and other transportation measures to relieve congestion on national highways Happening.

Cai Mingzhe said that in terms of measures for New Year's Day and holiday transportation, and ramp closure measures, from 0:00 to 12:00 on December 31, the country 1 Pingzhen system, Puyan system, and the country 5 Shiding and Pinglin southbound entrances, Shiding southbound During the closed period, the entrance will be changed to a dedicated entrance for coaches.

From 00:00 to 12:00 on January 1, 2012, the south entrance of Puyan system in Country 1 was closed, and the south entrance to Shiding and Pinglin of Country 5 was closed from 5 to 12:00, and the south entrance of Shiding was changed to a special bus entrance during the closure period. From 12 to 21:00, the Puyan system of Country 1, Huwei and the northbound entrance of Country 3 Xibin will be closed.

From 12:00 to 21:00 on January 2, 2012, the Puyan system of Country 1, Huwei, and the northbound entrances of West Coast of Country 3 were closed.

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On New Year's Day, the western national highways did not implement high-occupancy control. Only National Highway No. 5 will be implemented on January 1 and 2, from 14:00 to 21:00 every day. Load control.

In addition, in terms of toll collection measures for national highways, a single-rate toll will be implemented from December 31, 2011 to January 2, 2012. National 3 "Hsinchu System to Yanchao System" tolls will be discounted by 20%, and the entire line will be suspended from 0:00 to 5:00 every day TOLL.

Cai Mingzhe said that from December 31 to January 2, 2012, additional road shoulders will be added to relieve traffic flow, including opening the country 1 south to Yangmei to Hsinchu, north to Xiluo to Yuanlin, and country 3 south to Daxi to Kansai, and north There are a total of 36 road shoulders on roads that are prone to congestion, such as the Xiangshan-Hsinchu system.

However, even if various transportation measures are implemented, the traffic demand on some bottleneck sections of the National Highway during the holiday period is far greater than the serviceable capacity during peak hours, and congestion is inevitable. Cai Mingzhe said that it is recommended that passers-by can take alternative roads, including the top five cities in the country. To go to Pinglin area, take Taiwan 9; for countries 1 and 3 to Hsinchu and Tainan, it is recommended to take Taiwan 61 Xibin Expressway; for country 6 Taichung to and from Nantou area, it is recommended to take Taiwan 63.