Yilan to introduce traffic control on Jiaoxi roads
2015-01-06 15:49:46

    Taipei, Jan. 6 (CNA) The Yilan County government said Tuesday it is planning to implement weekend traffic control on the roads of the tourist township of Jiaoxi, starting in February.

    The measures will be introduced to prevent congestion on the streets of Jiaoxi, which is usually flooded with weekend visitors heading to the township's famous hot springs, according to Yilan Magistrate Lin Tsung-hsien.

    He said the county government will launch the traffic control measures on a trial basis, after calculating the town's vehicle capacity.

    During the recent four-day New Year holiday, the streets of Jiaoxi were jammed with vehicles and pedestrians, as visitors flocked to the town's many hot springs and other attractions.

    At the end of a fine day for outing, motorists complained of having to drive up to 7 hours back to Taipei, a trip that should take a little over an hour on a regular day.

(By Worthy Shen and Y.F. Low)