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TCPD Announces Traffic Control Measures for Upcoming Taipei Freeway Marathon

Map of the starting line area for the upcoming Taipei Freeway MarathonTaipei City Police Department (TCPD) announced a series of traffic control measures to be implemented for the upcoming Taipei Freeway Marathon slated for March 12. 


The measures implemented on the day of the marathon will be as follows:


  1. From 2 AM through noon, all northbound lanes on the National Freeway 1 overpass section between Taishan and Xizhi will be closed to traffic. Drivers heading north should take the surface lanes of National Freeway 1 during this period.
  2. Between 4 AM and noon, flexible traffic control measures will be implemented as necessary for southbound lanes on Huanhe North Road (in front of Huanhe North Road). 


The Taipei Freeway Marathon is organized by the Chinese Taipei Road Running Association and will last from 5 AM through noon on Sunday, March 12. The marathon route comprises the northbound overpass section of National Freeway 1 (Sun Yat-sen Freeway) between Wugu and Xizhi. 


According to the organizers, there will be roughly 12,000 participants including 500 runners in the full marathon; 5,000 runners in the half marathon; 4,500 runners in the 10 km race, and 2,000 runners in the 3 km race. The starting line is located at the riverside plaza near the No. 8 Water Gate evacuation area at the intersection of Huanhe North Road and Dunhuang Road. 


For the latest updates on traffic control measure implementation, please visit the Chinese website of TCPD, its Facebook fan page, TCPD app, or tune in to Police Broadcasting Service.