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2019 Taipei Lantern Festival: Smooth Roads, Happy Visitors

*The 2019 Taipei Lantern Festival will take place from February 16 through February 24 on Zhonghua Road Section 1, Zhongxiao West Road Section 1, Ximen Red House, Beimen Plaza, and Taipei Travel Plaza.
 
The festival is expected to draw large crowds and drive business in Yuanling Street (for shoes), Beimen Street (cameras), Zhonghua Road (Taipei Audio and Video Street), Chongqing South Road (books), Wanhua District (fashion, night market), the underground Rear Station City Mall, Taipei Main Rear Station, Huayin Street, and Ximending.
 
For three consecutive years, the Taipei Lantern Festival, held around Beimen, Zhonghua Road, and Ximending, has been an open-access event venue attracting huge throngs of spectators. The Taipei City Government takes special care to prepare the area for the expected crowds. The Maintenance Team of the Public Works Department’s New Construction Office has worked hard to ensure a high-quality environment for the public to enjoy the lantern festival. Roads and pavements have been inspected and repaired within a tight time frame to effectively reduce defects and to ensure a highly pedestrian-friendly environment for the festival crowds and the general public.
 
During the Taipei Lantern Festival, any remaining road quality issues (potholes, uneven road surfaces, damaged sewage covers, and the like) may be reported to the Citizen Hotline (1999; 02-2720 8889 when calling from outside Taipei) to ensure everyone of safe street surfaces and a happy lantern festival.