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Ministry of the Interior.

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News Release
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2019-09-03 15:50
No more traffic congestion! Hsinchu County Route No. 5 leads you to ITRI ahead of schedule

The Ministry of Interior and Hsinchu County Government co-hosted the opening ceremony of the “Extension of Hsinchu County Route No. 5 to the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) at Chung Hsing Road” on September 3. The Minister of Interior, Hsu Kuo-Yung specifically thanked and affirmed the engineering team for their hard work. ITRI at Chu Tung is the home base of advanced technology and related operations in Taiwan. The connection through this extension between ITRI and the provincial route helps to solve the traffic congestion problem during rush hours. It just takes 1 minute from ITRI to County No. 5, which is highly commutable.

Minister of Interior, Hsu Kuo-Yung thanked and affirmed the engineering team for their hard work.Minister of Interior, Hsu Kuo-Yung thanked and affirmed the engineering team for their hard work.

The Hsinchu County Government proposed a plan in 2014 with an attempt to solve the problem of serious traffic congestion during the rush hours in the morning and in the late afternoon in the area of ITRI at Zhongxing Road particularly in the section from Zhuzhong Road to Minzu Road, according to the Ministry of Interior. Since then, the Ministry of Interior started to plan and invite for bidding the work for the construction of a 20-meter wide road connecting the main entrance of ITRI at Chu Tung to County Route No. 5. Under the hard work of the engineering team and the great support of the Hsinchu County Government, the construction was finished in July, ahead of schedule.

The location of the constructionThe location of the construction

The horizontal vehicular box culvert method is adopted for the construction that helped to solve the problem of passing through the railway line. The advantage of elevation difference is fully used for the sewage of the inside curve of the route through flocculation method and no pump is required. In addition, separate irrigation system is designed that helped to cut down the budget of Hsinchu County Government in subsequent maintenance and management significantly, according to the Ministry of Interior.

Location of the construction Location of the construction

The Ministry of Interior emphasized that the opening of this extension to service could help to link the north and the south of this district and bolster Phase III of industrial park, Zhudong Urban Planning Zone, ITRI and the high speed railway station. It could also help to alleviate the traffic burden of County Route No. 122. Accordingly, the road service in the surrounding area could be upgraded significantly that the artery of the Hsinchu living circle could also be vitalized.