Freeway 5 (Taiwan)
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|Chiang Wei-shui Memorial Freeway|
|Maintained by Taiwan Area National Freeway Bureau|
|Length:||54.3 km (33.7 mi)|
|Existed:||June 16, 2006 – present|
Freeway No. 5 is a freeway, which begins in Taipei City at Nangang Junction on National Highway No. 3 and ends in Su-ao, Yilan on Masai Road. Although it was called the Beiyi Freeway (Chinese abbreviation for Taipei to Yilan) prior to its final completion in June 2006, the official name is the Chiang Wei-shui Memorial Freeway, after the early twentieth century Taiwanese political activist and Yilan native Chiang Wei-shui.
Major cities along the route
Intersections with other freeways and expressways
The lanes in each direction are listed below.
- 2 lanes:
- Nangang Junction – Su-ao Interchange
The speed limit in the Hsuehshan Tunnel section is 90 km/h.
The separation distance is 50 m.
Only a toll station named and located in Touchung, Yilan is now active. Other toll stations on interchanges are not working until fare changed to based on mileages.
As of July 2008, Toucheng Toll Station has started ETC service.
|Taipei City||Nangang||0.0||0.0||0||Nangang System||Fwy. 3 – Xizhi, Muzha, Xindian|
|New Taipei City||Shiding||4.0||2.5||4||Shiding||CR 106 / CR 106B – Shiding, Shenkeng||Shiding Service Area is accessed off CR 106B|
|New Taipei City,
|Yilan||Toucheng||29.7||18.5||30||Toucheng||PH 2G / PH 9 – Toucheng, Jiaoxi|
|38||Yilan||CR 191A to PH 7 / CR 191 / CR 192 – Zhuangwei, Yilan|
|47||Luodong||CR 191A to CR 196 – Wujie, Luodong|
|Su'ao||54.3||33.7||54||Su'ao||To PH 2 / PH 9 – Su'ao, Dongshan|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
Extension to Hualian is planned, but the construction is suspended due to environmental concerns.
Pinglin IC located in Taipei water preservation area, is temporarily opened before the Syueshan Tunnel completed. It will not open to public due to environmental protection issues. The water on the freeway is collected by the water processing plant to prevent polluting the preservation area.
Su-Hua Freeway (蘇花高速公路) is a future freeway project executed by Taiwan Area National Expressway Engineering Bureau. It will be constructed between Su-ao, Yilan and Ji-an, Hualien. It may cost over 100 billion New Taiwan dollars to build. Due to environmental protection issues, this project is temporarily suspended. The next item will be Hua-dong Freeway and South Link Freeway.
The substitution way of Su-Hua Highway
In 2008, a substitution way of Su-Hua Highway (Provincial Highway No. 9) was suggested, which was named "Suhuati." It will be between Nan-ao, Yilan and Heping, Hualien, and would cost approximately 30 billion NT dollars to build.