The last section of the South-Link Highway, which connects Pingtung and Taitung, will open on Dec. 20, according to the Directorate General of Highway. The aforesaid section, which links Anshuo, Daren Township in Taitung to Caopu village and Shihzih Township in Pingtung, is known for its scenic landscapes, endless mountains, deep valleys and a 4.6-km-long tunnel along the way.
The travel time between Pintung to Taitung will be reduced by 30 minutes after the construction of the southernmost section of the Provincial Highway 9 is open to the public. Yet, it should be noted that those who travel on foot, by bike or scooter (including motorcycles) are not allowed to enter the Caopu tunnel for safety reasons; instead, they should travel between Pingtung and Taitung through the old Provincial Highway.
The other two sections of the South-Link Highway opened earlier this year.