The construction of the 2nd Yeongdong highway between Gwangju in Gyeonggi Province and Wonju has been completed, and the new highway between East Hongcheon and Yangyang is now under construction. When the new highway opens to operation, it will distribute the traffic volume between Seoul area and Gangwon province or Gangneung and improve the travel between these two regions. Also, for spectators who are going to Gangneung for ice sport competitions, the new highway between East Hongcheon and Yangyang will shorten the travel time.
DongSeo Highway (4 lanes)
East Hongcheon-Yangyang (73.9km)
Dec. 2008 ~ Dec. 2017
The 2nd Yeongdong Highway (4 lanes)
Nov. 2011 ~ Nov. 2016
The local roads will be used as a bypass for the highway or for transportation from KTX stations to venues. The local road No.6 connecting Dunnae-Mui-Jangpyeong-Ganpyeong, and the local road No.59 connecting Makdong-Mapyeong, Najeon-Makdong are the new local roads. The local road No.6 can be used as a detour when the highway traffic between Dunnae IC and Daegwallyeong IC is congested. The local road No.59 will connect Jinbu IC and Jeongseon.
The local road No.6
The local road No.59
With the existing line between Incheon and West Wonju refurbished for the speed of up to 150km/h and a new line built between West Wonju and Gangneung for the speed of up to 230km/h, the high speed railroad (KTX) now connects Incheon and Gangneung. When all these sections open to operation, the travel time from Incheon to Gangneung will be less than 2 hours. As the major cities of Korea such as Seoul, Busan, Daegu, Gwangju, Daejeon, etc. are already connected with the KTX line, the accessibility to Gangwon Province will be greatly improved.