Busan → Seoul 4 hours 50 minutes as of 9:00 pm
[아시아경제 문채석 기자] On the night of the 11th, the day after Chuseok, most of the congestion on major highways was relieved and the flow was smooth.
According to the Korea Expressway Corporation, the estimated time from major cities across the country to Seoul tollgates as of 9 p.m. that day is 4 hours 50 minutes in Busan, 4 hours 30 minutes in Ulsan, 4 hours in Gwangju, 3 hours 50 minutes in Daegu, 2 hours 50 minutes in Daejeon. Gangneung is 2 hours and 40 minutes.
Conversely, the estimated time from Seoul tollgate to each area is 4 hours 30 minutes in Busan, 4 hours 10 minutes in Ulsan, 3 hours 30 minutes in Daegu, 3 hours 20 minutes in Gwangju, 2 hours 40 minutes in Gangneung, and 1 hour 30 minutes in Daejeon.
In both directions of the Seoul Metropolitan Area 1st Ring Expressway, Yeongdong Expressway in the Gangneung direction, and Seohaean Expressway in the direction of Mokpo, the flow is smooth.
However, congestion still persists in some sections.
Gyeongbu Expressway Seoul direction: Hwadeok ~ Shintanjin 12 km, Cheongju Junction ~ Nami Junction 3 km, Oksan Interchange ~ Oksan Junction 3 km, near Mokcheon Interchange, near Bukcheonan 10 km, Anseong junction ~ Namsaengwi Interchange 5 km, near Anseong Service Area , Seocho ~ Hannam 7km, a total of 40km section, running slowly.
The Gyeongbu Expressway in the Busan direction is congested in the 7km section from Hannam to Seocho.
In the direction of Seoul, the Seohaean Expressway does not speed in a total of 77 km, including near the Seounsan Interchange, 14 km from Gunsan to Seocheon Interchange, 29 km from Yongyeon Rest Area to Seopyeongtaek, 30 km from Balan to Hwaseong Rest Area, and 4 km from Palgok to Ansan.
The Hanam direction of the Jungbu Expressway is going slowly in the 5km section, including near the Jincheon Interchange and between Sangok and Dong Seoul Tollgates.
The Yeongdong Expressway toward Incheon is pushed back in the 17km section from Yangji Intersection to Yangji Tunnel.
The traffic congestion on the way home is expected to be resolved around 2~3am on the 12th, the last day of the holiday. The Road Corporation predicted that the return trip would be generally smooth the next day, and that traffic congestion would occur in the direction of returning home on the weekend.
The congestion in the direction of return is expected to start around 10-11 am, peak around 3-4 pm, and then resolve around 9-10 pm.
The next day’s nationwide traffic is expected to be 4.67 million units. Of these, 340,000 units are expected to move from the metropolitan area to the provinces and 510,000 units from the provinces to the metropolitan area.
By Moon Chae-seok, staff reporter [email protected]
Source: 아시아경제신문 실시간 속보 by www.asiae.co.kr.
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