Provincial Highway 74 (Taiwan)
|Maintained by Directorate General of Highways|
|Length:||37.8 km (23.5 mi)|
|West end:||Fwy. 3 in Changhua City, Changhua County|
|East end:||Fwy. 3 in Wufeng, Taichung City|
Provincial Highway 74 (Chinese: 台74線) is an expressway around Taichung City, which starts at Kuaiguan IC. (快官交流道) of National Highway No. 3 in Changhua City and ends at Wufeng IC. (霧峰交流道) of National Highway No. 3 in Taichung City. It is commonly known as Taichung Ring Expressway (台中環線).
The total length of main line is 39.235 km. The route between Kuaiguan IC. and Zhongqing Rd. was opened to public on May 5, 2002. Afterward, the east section between Songzhu Rd. and Wufeng IC. was opened to public on December 31, 2011. The route between Zhongqing Rd. and Chongde Rd. was opened to traffic on December 31,2013.
There is a branch line (Provincial Highway No. 74A, Chinese: 台74甲線) from the western end of Provincial Highway No. 74 (Kuaiguan IC.) to connect the Provincial Highway No. 1 in Huatan, Changhua. Its length is 10.5 km.
Major Cities Along the Route
|Changhua||Changhua||0.000||0.000||0||Kuaiguan|| Fwy. 3 – Nantou, Hemei
PH 74A south
|Roadway continues as PH 74A|
|Nantun||4.000||2.485||4||HSR Taichung||THSR Taichung Station|
|5.500||3.418||5||Nantun 1||Section 4, Huanzhong Road||Eastbound exit and westbound entrance|
|7.140||4.437||7||Nantun 2||CR 136 (Wuquan West Road)|
|Xitun||8.900||5.530||8||Xitun 1||Shizheng Road|
|10.000||6.214||10||Xitun 2||Chaoma Road / Qinghai Road|
|10.940||6.798||11||Xitun 3||Xitun Road|
|13.000||8.078||13||Beitun 1||PH 1B (Zhongqing Road) / CR 127 (Guangfu Road)|
|Beitun||14.320||8.898||14||Beitun 2||Songzhu Road|
|Tanzi||18.847||11.711||18||Tanzi||PH 3 (Zhongshan Road) – Tanzi District|
|Fwy. 4||Planned interchange|
|Beitun||22.750||14.136||22||Songzhu||Section 1, Songzhu Road / Dongshan Road|
|26.935||16.737||26||Taiping||Zhongshan Road, Leye Road, Dongshan Road – Taiping District|
|Dali||30.137||18.726||30||Dali 1||Defang South Road, Zhenxing Road, Taiping Road|
|32.854||20.415||32||Dali 2||To PH 63 (Zhongtou Highway)||Eastbound exit and westbound entrance|
|Wufeng||39.235||24.379||37||Wufeng|| Fwy. 3 to Fwy. 6 – Caotun, Wuri
PH 3 – Wufeng
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
Intersections with other Freeways and Expressways
- National Highway No. 3 at Kuaiguan IC. in Changhua City and Wufeng IC. in Taichung City.
- There is no direct connection with National Highway No. 1. However, it is very close to Daya IC., Taichung IC., and Nantun IC. of National Highway No. 1. A short link just south of the Nantun IC. has been completed, but has not yet been opened. It will also provide direct access to the Taichung High Speed Rail Station.
- National Highway No. 4 on Juxing JCT.It will start its construction on 2014 and finish on 2017
The original plan has a western section between Changhua Coastal Industrial Park and Hemei IC. of National Highway No. 3 in Hemei, Changhua. The exact route has now been constructed and named as Provincial Highway No. 61B. It was opened to public on October 15, 2011.
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