National freeway 5
National freeway 5 is a freeway in Taiwan, which begins in Taipei City at Nangang Junction on National freeway 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.
|Chiang Wei-shui Memorial Freeway|
|Maintained by Taiwan Area National Freeway Bureau|
|Length||54.3 km (33.7 mi)|
|Existed||16 June 2006–present|
|Highway system in Taiwan
Major cities along the routeEdit
Intersections with other freeways and expresswaysEdit
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||Nat 3 – Xizhi, Muzha, Xindian|
|New Taipei City||Shiding||4.0||2.5||4||Shiding||Cty 106 / Cty 106B – Shiding, Shenkeng||Shiding Service Area is accessed off CR 106B|
|New Taipei City,|
|Yilan||Toucheng||29.7||18.5||30||Toucheng||Prov 2G / Prov 9 – Toucheng, Jiaoxi|
|38||Yilan||Cty 191A to Prov 7 / Cty 191 / Cty 192 – Zhuangwei, Yilan|
|47||Luodong||Cty 191A to Cty 196 – Wujie, Luodong|
|Su'ao||54.3||33.7||54||Su'ao||To Prov 2 / Prov 9 – Su'ao, Dongshan|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi|
Extension to Hualian City 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.