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Traffic Control and Advisory for 2017 Taipei Marathon

With “2017 Taipei Marathon” taking place from 5:00 to 13:00 this Sunday (December 17), The route encompasses City Hall Road, Xinyi Road, Songzhi Road, Songgao Road, Yixian Road, Renai Road, Xinyi Road, Hangzhou South Road, Aiguo East/West Road, Zhonghua Road, Zhongxiao West Road, Chongqing South Road, Ketagalan Boulevard, Zhongshan South/North Road, Beian Road, Mingshui Road, Lequn 1st Road, Tiding Boulevard, Second MacArthur Bridge, Tayou Road, and Keelung Road Underpass, as well as the riverside park section between Zhongshan Bridge and Chenggong Bridge. The marathon is expected to attract 27,000 runners.
 
In order to maintain traffic order and ensure safety of the event, the TCPD will implement traffic controls in the aforementioned roads, which will be off limits to vehicles, passersby and bicycles. All bus stops located along the Marathon routes will also be temporarily put on hold. For affected bus routes, please check the Taipei City Public Transportation Service Website at http://www.pto.gov.taipei/.
 
Road users are advised to take the alternative routes below:

  • Northbound traffic seeking to cross Renai Road:
  1. Cars: Right turn on Keelung Road to Xinyi Road and connect to Songren Road. Another option is to head up to Jiangguo Overpass via Xinyi Road.
  2. Motorcycles: Right turn on Keelung Road to Xinyi Road and connect to Songren Road.
  • Southbound traffic seeking to cross Renai Road:
  1. Cars: Head up Jiangguo Overpass from Changan E. Road, take Songren Road, or take the Zhongxiao E. Road underpass until reaching Zhongxiao W. Road and left turn on Zhonghua Road.
  2. Motorcycle: Take Zhonghua Road or Songren Road.
  • Eastbound traffic seeking to cross Zhongshan N/S Road:
  1. Cars: Take Zhongxiao W. Road Underpass, Civic Boulevard Overpass, or Chengde Road all the way to Shilin and connect to Xinshen Overpass to continue to travel south.
  2. Motorcycles: Take Zhongxiao W. Road Underpass or left turn from Minzu W. Road to Zhongshan N. Road and connect to Beian Road.
  • Westbound traffic seeking to cross Zhonshan N/S Road:
  1. Cars: Take Zhongxiao E. Road Underpass, Civic Boulevard Overpass, or Xinsheng Overpass to Jiantan Road and left turn onto Chengde Road.
  2. Motorcycles: Take Zhongxiao E. Road Underpass or left turn from Minzu W. Road to Zhongshan N. Road and U-turn via the lane under Zhongshan Bridge.
  • Northbound traffic seeking to cross Aiguo W. Road: Take Zhonghua Road.
  • Southbound traffic seeking to cross Zhongxiao W. Road: Take Zhonghua Road.
  • Southbound traffic on Tiding Boulevard: Take Jiuzong Road.
  • Traffic on Second MacArthur Bridge heading into the city: Take First MacArthur Bridge.
  • Northbound traffic on Tayou Road: Take Nanjing E. Road and turn on Sanmin Road.
  • Westbound traffic on Huandong Boulevard: Exit at Nangang Software Park ramp and take either Zhongxiao E. Road or Nangang Road.
  • Traffic control zone around Grand Hyatt and TWTC:
  1. Entry: “Renai Road Section 4 → Right turn to side lane on No. 1 Road → Songshou Road → City Hall Road → Xinyi Road” or “Zhongxiao E. Road → Right turn to Keelung Road and travel south through tunnel → Songshou Road → City Hall Road → Xinyi Road.”
  2. Exit: “Xinyi Road → Right turn into 1-6 Road → Right turn to Keelung Road → Travel north via tunnel” or “Songshou Road  → Left turn on Keelung Road”. 
In order to safeguard Traffic safety and lessen the impact on citizen road usage, the TCPD calls for road users to avoid event areas and road sections in advance, to pay attention to insert reports from the Police Broadcasting Station, and to conform to the directions of on-site officers or voluntary traffic wardens.