Taipei to Ilan

Can anyone detail for me if the highway (5?) Taipei - Ilan has been completed?

I plan to drive from Taichung to Ilan and I remember the last time I drove this route it consisted of going over that hellish mountain road then around to Ilan. I heard rumors of a new, more direct highway.

Cheers for any info you can provide

Afraid not yet. 2005 is the date they’re throwing around for completion, AFAIK. They’ve only just finished boring one lane of the Shueshan Tunnel.