Highway system in Taiwan

Highway System In Taiwan

Highway system in Taiwan

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Highways in the Republic of China (Taiwan) are classified into four types:

  1. National highways: 1 - 10 (Freeway)
  2. Provincial highways: 1 - 39, 61 - 88 (Expressway)
  3. County routes: 101 - 205
  4. Township routes

The numbering system

As a general rule, the odd numbers represent north-south highways and even numbers represent east-west. The numbers increase moving west to east and north to south. Major north-south provincial highways are indicated by a one-digit number. Special routes of a highway use the same number, followed by a heavenly stem character. However, for English translation, these characters are replaced by letters in the alphabetical order.

National highways

<Gallery>Image:ROC_National_Highway_1_Taipei_lower.jpg|The older ground level #1 Freeway in Taipei.Image:TWHW1.svg|National highway numberImage:ROC_National_Highway_1_Taipei_upper.jpg|The newer upper level #1 Freeway viaduct in Taipei.Image:ROC_National_Highway_1_Exit_17.jpg|Exit 17 to #2 Freeway.</Gallery>


The first highway is the Macarthur Thruway in 1964,between Keelung City and Taipei City. The entire line is the viaduct, and the construction standard is equal to that of the Expressway.

Generally speaking, national highways are freeways. The construction of national highways began in 1971 and its design was heavily based on the American Interstate Highway System. The Northern section between Keelung City and Zhongli City was completed in 1974. The construction of the first freeway...
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