According to specific traffic function, the
roads of Nantou County can be divided into regional road network and main outer
ring road network. Regional road network connects the north and the south parts
of Nantou County. Dividing by the area it goes through, there is Provincial
Highway No. 14 and Provincial Highway No. 21 in the mountain area; Provincial
Highway No. 63 and Provincial Highway No. 66（from Caotun to Hanbao）on the plain
area; and Provincial Highway No. 3 on the hill area, which is the main road
connecting other cities.
Other regional longitudinal road
network of the County include County Highway No. 139, County Highway No. 148,
County Highway No. 149, County Highway No. 150, and County Highway No. 152. Ring
road network systems include: Nantou City Outer Ring Road system, Nantou City
Inner Ring Road System, Caotun Township Outer Ring Road system, Mingjian Village
Outer Ring Road system and Yuchi Village Outer Ring Road system. Other roads are
regional secondary road network, which together make up the regional road
network of Nantou area.
Express Highway No.
2 Nantou Section
The operation of Express Highway No. 2
Nantou Section began on the 7th of June, 2002. Nantou Section starts from the
dividing point between Fenyuan Village, Zhanghua County and Caotun Township,
Nantou County, goes through Caotun Township, Nantou City, Zhongliao Village,
Mingjian Village and Zhushan Township and ends at Linnei Village of Yunlin
County, which is on the southern side of Qingshui River. The total distance is
around 35.39Km and the highway covers four interchanges including Caotun,
Nantou, Mingjian and Zhushan.
National Highway No. 6
It starts from Express Highway No. 2
which is on the northern side of Wu River of Wufong Village, Taichung County,
continues towards the east of Wu River passing Caotun Township, Guoxing Village,
Puli Township and connects Provincial Highway No. 14. The total distance is
38Km. There are system interchanges established at the starting point of
National Highway No. 6 and at where it meets Express Highway No. 2. Moreover,
four service interchanges were established in Caotun, Guoxing, Ailan and Puli.
It runs from Daqing Street
of Taichung City and enters Nantou County through Dali and Fenyuan, Zhanghua.
The route passes places such as Caotun and Nantou City. The roads are two to
three lanes wide. It is the main road connecting the north and the south of
Hanbao－Caotun East-West Direction Fast Highway
It is one of the 12 east-west direction fast highways
of the 6-year National Construction Program. The total distance is 33.9 Km and
the width of the road is 25m. The route starts near Hanbao of Fuxing Village,
Zhanghua and runs east through a tunnel which passes Baguashan to Nantou County.
It crosses over Maoluo River, ends where it connects to Express Highway No. 2
and joints Provincial Highway No. 14 Yixin Line by ring road.
Provincial Highway No. 3 （Taipei－Pingtung Highway）
It enters Nantou County from Wuxi Bridge of Wufeng
Village, Taichung County. After passing through Caotun, Nantou City, Mingjian
Village and Zhushan, it leads to Linnei Village. The width of the road is
between 7 to 30m. It is the main road connecting the hill area of Nantou County
to other places.
Provincial Highway No. 14（Zhanghua
City, Zhanghua County－Renai Village, Nantou County）
Provincial Highway No. 14 runs from Zhanghua City and
passes through Fenyuan Village, Caotun Township, Guoxin Village, Puli Township
and Renai Village. It is the main road connecting the places mentioned above to
the outside. The width of the road is 24m. In Nantou, the total distance is
19Km. Through Provincial Highway No. 14 Jia Line, it can enter Hualian County by
Provincial Highway No. 8.
Provincial Highway No. 16
Provincial Highway No. 16 is one of the important
east-west direction roads in Nantou County. The route starts from Mingjian
Village Provincial Highway No. 3 232K, passes through Jiji Township, Shuili
Township, Dili of Xinyi Village, Heliuping and Danlin Forest Area and ends at
Qicai Lake. It is the new Central Cross-Island Highway in the latest program.
The road width from Mingjian to Shuili is 16m and it is 6m wide after Xinyi
Provincial Highway No. 18
Provincial Highway No. 18 starts from the southern part
of Xinyi Village and runs to Taoyuan Village of Kaohsiung County before it
enters Zhuoxi Village of Hualian County. It is the connecting road for Xinyi
Village and Hualian County. It is also one of the roads connecting Yushan
National Park to the outside.
Provincial Highway No. 21
It is an important south-north direction road for
Nantou County. It runs through the center of the living circle of the county. It
connects to Taichung County Central Cross-Island Highway Tianleng Section on the
north side and passes Puli Township, Sun Moon Lake of Yuchi Village, Shuili
Village and Xinyi County.
Nantou County Tourism
It starts from Ershui Village of Zhanghua and passes
through Mingjian Village, Jiji Township to Checheng Village of Shuili Village.
The total distance is 29.7Km. It is generally called the Jiji Line. During the
early stage of the operation, the train was mainly used for transporting
construction material. However, later on it was also responsible for
transporting tourist, banana, rice, fruit and timber to places along the
railway. Since the opening of Provincial Highway No. 16 in 1985, the highway
gradually replaced the transportation function of trains. Moreover, as the
scenery along the railway line is magnificent and beautiful, trains slowly
turned tourism orientation after 1990.
Modify Date:2010/10/26 (Nantou County Government)