The first day of the holiday, today (11th), the estimated national traffic volume per day is 3.78 million units, which is less than that of ordinary holidays.
Departing from Seoul at 12:30 PM is expected to take 4 hours and 50 minutes to Busan, 3 hours and 20 minutes to Gwangju, 3 hours and 50 minutes to Mokpo, and 3 hours and 10 minutes to Gangneung.
The main congestion areas are near Cheongju on the Gyeongbu Expressway toward Busan, near Hobeop Junction on the Nami direction of Jungbu Expressway, and near Seopyeongtaek Junction on the Seohaean Expressway.
In order to prevent the re-proliferation of Corona 19, the government normally collects highway tolls that were exempted at every holiday, following Chuseok last year, on Lunar New Year holidays.
Seating in indoor shops at highway rest areas is prohibited and food can only be packaged.
(Photo = Yonhap News)