Taipei--As a result of the 2017 Taipei Summer Universiade, roads around Taipei Stadium will be closed Aug. 19 and again Aug. 26 and 27, said an official from Taipei City Government's Department of Transportation on Thursday.
Commissioner Chang Jer-yang (???) from the department said the only vehicles allowed to enter closed areas will be those that work for the Universiade.
According to plans, from 3:00 p.m. to midnight on Aug. 19, areas of Dunhua North Road and Beining Road between Nanjing East Road and Bade Road, as well as the inner lanes of Dunhua South Road between Bade Road and Civic Boulevard will be closed to cars and public buses.
On the same day, Dunhua North Road between Nanjing East Road and Minsheng East Road, Dunhua South Road between Bade Road and Civic Boulevard, and Nanjing East Road and Bade Road between Fuxing North Road and Guangfu North Road will be closed to cars though public buses will run as normal.
Chang said that starting at noon on the day of the opening ceremony on Aug. 19, all roadside parking will be restricted on closed roads and YouBike Taipei Stadium and Taipei Cultural Center stations will not be operational.
Chang indicated that traffic controls will impact 27 bus routes. Spectators arriving by MRT whose seats are located from E01 to 07 should take Exit 3 at the Taipei Arena station. All others should use Exit 2.
From midnight to noon on Aug. 26, Ketagalan Boulevard and Renai Road Section 1 between Chongqing South Road and Linsen South Road will be closed and from 4:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. all lanes will be closed on Renai Road sections 1 and 2 between Linsen South Road and Jianguo South Road for a Roller Sports competitions which will be held from 7:00 a.m. to 10:10 a.m.
On the same day, from 3:00 a.m. to noon the inner lanes of Renai Road Section 4 between Yanji Street and Guangfu South Road and all of Renai Road Section 4 between Guangfu South Road and City Hall Road will be closed for Athletic events to be held from 7:00 a.m. to noon.
From 3:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on Aug. 27, the inner lanes of Renai Road Section 2, 3 and 4 between Guangfu South Road and Hangzhou South Road, and all of Renai Road Section 4 between Guangfu South Road and City Hall Road will be closed for a half-marathon which will be held from 7:00 a.m. and 9:20 a.m.
The 2017 Universiade will be the largest sporting event to be held in Taiwan, with 11,397 representatives from 131 countries, including 7,639 participating athletes, according to the Sports Administration.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel