On the night of the New Year’s Day (12th), traffic congestion is cleared on highways across the country, so communication is smooth.
According to the Korea Expressway Corporation, as of 9:10 tonight, the Gyeongbu Expressway is only at its speed only in the section between Anseong Junction in Seoul-9km near Osan, and 3km in Hannam-Banpo in Busan.
The West Coast Expressway was congested only in the 11km section, including the Seohae Bridge in the Seoul direction, and traffic is smooth in all sections in the Mokpo direction.
Only the 2km section in the direction of Ilsan on the Metropolitan Area 1 Beltway is congested.
On major highways such as Seoul Yangyang Expressway, Yeongdong Expressway, and Namhaean Expressway, traffic is smooth in both directions without congestion.
On the 13th, the third day of the Lunar New Year holiday, congestion in the direction of return to Gyeonggi is severe, and congestion will be more severe than usual on weekends.
On the 13th, the Korea Expressway Corporation forecasted 3.85 million vehicles across the country.
The congestion in the direction of returning home on the 13th is expected to begin around 10-11am, and after it gets worse around 5-6pm, it is expected to resolve around 10pm to 0am the next day.
In addition, the congestion in the direction of homecoming begins around 9-10 a.m., peaks around 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., and is expected to resolve around 7 to 8 p.m.