Highways Will Be Toll-Free during the Eight-day National Day Holidays

Yesterday afternoon, as the policies and traveling tips on Henan’s highways during the National Day holidays in 2017 issued by Henan Provincial Department of Communications and Transportation, highways will be free for successive eight days this year

According to the Implementation Plan on the Major Holidays Mini-Bus Free of Charge Highway Tolls issued by the Ministry of Transport, the time for free passage is from 0:00 a.m. of October 1 to 0:00 p.m. of October 8, during which the mini-bus (no more than seven seats) will not be charged at all toll stations on Henan’s highways, and the free period is based on the time of leaving the exit of the toll station. In the meantime, all ETC lanes will be free of charge.

Because the toll station will let vehicles pass directly without issuing any cards during the free period, it is predicted that less congestion will appear at the station, while the toll gate will be more congested at the beginning and end of the holiday, as well as some main lines of the highway and service areas with heavy traffic.

On September 30, as some car owners come home early, there may be congestion in the toll stations out of Zhengzhou. On October 1, main roads of highways around and out of Zhengzhou may suffer traffic congestion. From October 2 to 7, there will be an increasing vehicle flow on the routes in tourist cities and hot scenic areas. Especially scenic areas in Kaifeng, Xinxiang, and Luoyang will get congested easily. On October 7 and 8, the last two days of the holiday, there will be peak traffic jams on all highways in Henan.

As for the specific congestion time, it is predicted that a small peak traffic jam out of Zhengzhou will appear at 17:00-21:00 of September 30. During the eight-day holidays, the peak traffic jam may be concentrated at 9:00-11:00 of October 1, and 15:00-19:00 of October 7 and 8. It is recommended that people should avoid the holiday peak hours for traveling as far as possible.

What needs to be reminded is that time point for charging of the free passage is based on the time point when the car leaves the highway exit.

Copyright by Zhengzhou Municipal Tourism Administration