The Tae Baek mountain range, which separates Yeongseo (the west part of Gangwon-do) from Yeongdong (the east part of Gangwon-do) has been connected through the main roads in Gangwon-do such as Jinburyeong (Inje ~ Ganseong) Misiryeong(Inje ~ Sokcho) Hangyeryeong (Inje~ Yangyang) Guryongryeong (Hongcheon ~ Yangyang) Jingogae (JinBu~ Yeongok) Daegwanryeong (Hoenggye ~ Gangneung) and Baegbongryeong (Imgae ~ Donghae). The important highways are Gyeongwon, Gyeongchun, Chuwon and Gangneung highways.
Opening the partial interstate highway connecting Gangneung to Donghae made daily commuting possible between Yeongdong and Yeongseo, Moreover, the completion of Jungang interstate highway (Chuncheon ~ Taegu) made the traffic situation to Gyeongsang-do region much more convenient.
With the opening of the Seoul-Chuncheon Highway on July of 2009, it takes just an hour from Seoul to Chuncheon.
The new route significantly reduces travel time between Seoul and the lakeside city Chuncheon. It used to take 100 minutes by bus to get from eastern Seoul to Chuncheon during the week and two to three hours on weekends and holidays. It now takes just an hour.
The highway connecting the Gangil Interchange in Seoul to Chuncheon Junction cuts through a lush and verdant swath of green fields, inviting lakes and mountain corridors.