Provincial Highway 64 (Taiwan)
(East-West Expressway, Bali-Xindian Line)
|Maintained by Directorate General of Highways, MOTC|
|Length:||29.4 km (18.3 mi)|
|Existed:||January 31st, 2000 – present|
|West end:||PH 61 in Bali|
| PH 15 / CR 105 in Bali
CR 107 in Wugu
NH 1 / CR 108 in Wugu
PH 1 in Sanchong
PH 3 in Banqiao
CR 106 in Zhonghe
NH 3 in Zhonghe
|East end:||CR 106 in Zhonghe|
|Counties:||New Taipei, Taiwan|
Provincial Highway 64 (台64線, PH 64) is a 29 km (18.3 mi) long expressway in Taiwan entirely within the limits of New Taipei City. Also known as East-West Expressway, Bali-Xindian Line (Chinese: 東西向快速公路八里新店線; Tongyong Pinyin: Dongsisiàng Kuàisùgonglù Balǐ Sindiàn Siàn; Hanyu Pinyin: Dōngxīxiàng Kuàisùgōnglù Bālǐ Xīndiàn Xiàn), the route begins in the Taipei Port in Bali District and ends near the west approach of Xiulang Bridge in Zhonghe District, linking many major population centers within New Taipei together, including Sanchong, Banqiao, and Zhonghe. It is one of the twelve east-west expressways of western Taiwan linking National Highways 1 and 3.
As an elevated expressway, PH 64 traverses through rural, suburban, and urban areas of New Taipei City. Beginning near Taipei Port in Bali District, New Taipei City, the route proceeds southwest, crossing over PH 15 and CR 105. Then the route turns south and tunnels through Guanyinshan (觀音山, Guanyin Mountain) with Guanyinshan Tunnel. The route emerges from the tunnel near the Chengziloao area of Wugu District, turning southwest along the west shore of Erchong Flood Diversion Path (二重疏洪道). PH 64 then intersects with CR 108, with an indirect connection to National Highway 1 available via a viaduct over CR 108 and CR 107A at this interchange. Then the expressway crosses over National Highway 1 and leaves Wugu.
As the route enters Sanchong, it leaves the rural areas of the city and takes on a more suburban character. PH 64 continues southeast along Erchong Flood Diversion Path, and then crosses over Dahan River with New Taipei Expressway on Chongcui Bridge as it exits Sanchong and enters Banqiao. The route proceeds southwest, straddling the south shore of Dahan River before turning southeast near CR 106A and Dahan Bridge into central Banqiao. Here the expressway enters the urban areas of New Taipei, with tall buildings closely lining the sides of the expressway, and proceeds like this until the eastern terminus.
The expressway continues above CR 106A, which is Minsheng Road in Banqiao, and becomes Zhongzheng Road in Zhonghe. At the interchange with National Highway 3 in Zhonghe, the route bends from south to east. It then continues above Zhongzheng Road (CR 106A) and then Jingping Road (CR 106) in Zhonghe before terminating near the western approach of Xiulang Bridge. The route does not actually reach Xindian; to get there, it is necessary to use Xiulang Bridge, which is actually CR 106 and not PH 64.
The road was originally planned as a mostly at-grade boulevard by Taipei County Government named Special Route 1 (特一號道路) from Xiulang Bridge in Zhonghe to Wugu Industrial Park (now New Taipei Industrial Park) through Banqiao and Xinzhuang. Originally the only elevated section of the route was from Dahan Bridge to Minsheng Overpass in Banqiao. In the 1990s, as part of the expressway plans in Taiwan, the Special Route 1 corridor was selected to be upgraded to an expressway-grade Provincial Highway as PH 64. However, due to highway revolts from residents of Xinzhuang and central Wugu, the western portion of PH 64 was realigned to the present route, which bypassed the controversial areas by using the right-of-way near the levees and terminated at Taipei Port in Bali instead of Wugu Industrial Park.
The road opened in stages, and was completed by late 2009. The section from Banqiao to Zhonghe opened in 2000, while the section from Banqiao to Bali opened in 2009. Just before the section from Banqiao to Bali opened, the completed expressway was used to host a “car-free” event. Bicyclists and pedestrians had exclusive use of the expressway, and some celebratory events took place to celebrate the completion of PH 64.
The entire route is in New Taipei City.
|Bali||0.000||0||Taipei Port (臺北港端)||Taipei Port, Provincial Highway 61 — Bali||Westbound exit and eastbound entrance (Terminus)|
|0.855||1||Bali (八里)||Provincial Highway 15 (Zhongshan Road/Zhonghua Road, West Coast Highway), County Route 105 — Bali||Westbound exit and eastbound entrance|
|Wugu||6.474||6||Guanyinshan (觀音山)||New Taipei District Highway No. 53-1 (Linyun Road, 區道北53-1)|
|10.200||10||Wugu 1 (五股一)||Chengziliao, County Route 107 (Chengtai Road), Chenglu Bridge — Wugu, Luzhou, Tamsui|
|11.823||12||Wugu 2 (五股二)||County Route 108 (Zhongxing Road) to National Highway 1 — Wugu, Luzhou|
|Sanchong||15.028||15||Sanchong (三重)||Provincial Highway 1 (Zhongshan Road) — Sanchong, Xinzhuang|
|Banqiao||17.823||17||Jiangzicui (江子翠)||New Taipei Expressway, Huanhe Road, Huajiang Bridge — Banqiao|
|20.880||20||Banqiao (板橋)||Provincial Highway 3 (Wenhua Road), Wanban Road, County Route 106 (Minsheng Road) — Banqiao, Taipei|
|Zhonghe||23.020||23||Zhonghe 1 (中和一)||County Route 106 (Zhongshan Road) — Zhonghe||Eastbound exit and westbound entrance|
|23.886||24||Zhonghe (中和)||National Highway 3||Eastbound exit and westbound entrance|
|26.603||26||Zhonghe 2 (中和二)||Yuantong Road — Zhonghe||Eastbound exit and westbound entrance|
|28.390||28||Xindian (新店端)||County Route 106 (Jingping Road) to Xiulang Bridge, Huanhe Expressway — Zhonghe, Yonghe; Xindian via Xiulang Bridge||Eastbound exit and westbound entrance; Continuation beyond the terminus|
- "八里新店線(台64線)工程成果簡介 (PH 64 Project Overview)" (in Traditional Chinese). Construction and Planning agency, Ministry of the Interior (Taiwan) (內政部營建署). 9 September 2008. Retrieved 12 February 2013.
- "大台北國際無車日 台64線實施交通管制" (in Traditional Chinese). The Epoch Times. 16 September 2009. Retrieved 12 February 2013.
- "Cyclists hit the road to celebrate Carfree Day in Taipei City". 20 September 2009. Retrieved 12 February 2013.
- "省道公路里程表 (Provincial Highway mileage chart)" (xls) (in Traditional Chinese). Directorate General of Highways, MOTC. Retrieved 12 February 2013.
- Google Inc. "Provincial Highway 64 (Taiwan)". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com.tw/maps?q=%E6%96%B0%E5%8C%97%E5%B8%82%E4%BA%94%E8%82%A1%E5%8D%80&hl=zh-TW&ie=UTF8&ll=25.070712,121.456921&spn=0.002507,0.004823&sll=25.071139,121.434031&sspn=0.040116,0.077162&brcurrent=3,0x3442a8cb751d1241:0x7ea926cc154320b4,1,0x345d5538b0b6645f:0x5aa90dfa6620edc0&brv=25.1-fa8ed276_c3147e72_ccf32e81_040c821b_76b35545&hnear=%E6%96%B0%E5%8C%97%E5%B8%82%E4%BA%94%E8%82%A1%E5%8D%80&t=m&z=18&layer=c&cbll=25.070859,121.456743&panoid=KRWfhuBagP5SIikBT_cm9w&cbp=12,305.65,,0,8.61. Retrieved 12 February 2013.