The Transport Department (TD) today (July 12) reminded the public that special traffic and transport arrangements will be implemented in Sha Tin on Sunday (July 14) to facilitate the holding of a public event.
The special traffic arrangements will mainly include:
1. The following roads will be temporarily closed from about 1pm:
i. The section of Che Kung Miu Road eastbound between Chiu Tin Street and Lion Rock Tunnel Road;
ii. The slip road connecting Che Kung Miu Road eastbound and the Riverpark;
iii. The section of Lion Rock Tunnel Road northbound between Che Kung Miu Road and Sha Tin Centre Street;
iv. The section of Tai Po Road – Tai Wai eastbound between Chung Ling Road and Sha Tin Centre Street (except heading for Chung Ling Road);
v. The slip road of Tai Po Road – Sha Tin southbound leading from Sha Tin Rural Committee Road northbound;
vi. Man Lam Road;
vii. Man Lai Road;
viii. Sha Tin Centre eastbound;
ix. Wang Pok Street;
x. The section of Yuen Wo Road eastbound between Wang Pok Street and Sha Tin Rural Committee Road;
xi. The section of Sha Tin Rural Committee Road northbound between Yuen Wo Road and Pai Tau Street;
xii. The slip road of Tai Po Road – Sha Tin northbound leading to Sha Tin Rural Committee Road northbound;
xiii. Sha Tin Station Circuit;
xiv. Pai Tau Street; and
xv. Sheung Wo Che Road.
2. The following roads will be temporarily closed depending on the actual traffic and crowd conditions:
i. The section of Lion Rock Tunnel Road southbound between Che Kung Miu Road and Sha Tin Centre Street;
ii. Sha Tin Centre Street westbound;
iii. Pak Hok Ting Street;
iv. Yi Ching Lane;
v. Tam Kon Po Street;
vi. The section of Yuen Wo Road westbound between Wang Pok Street and Sha Tin Committee Road;
vii. The slip road of Tai Po Road – Sha Tin southbound leading to Sha Tin Rural Committee Road southbound; and
viii. The section of Sha Tin Rural Committee Road southbound between Yuen Wo Road and Pai Tau Street.
Sha Tin Central Bus Terminus, Sha Tin Station Public Transport Interchange, the green minibus terminus at Pai Tau Street and the taxi stands at Sha Tin Centre Street eastbound and Pai Tau Street will be temporarily suspended from about 1pm. A total of 41 bus routes and 16 green minibus routes operating in the affected areas will be temporarily diverted, and four green minibus routes and three bus routes will be temporarily suspended. The public transport operators will display notices to inform passengers of the arrangements.
Car parks within the affected areas will be suspended during the road closure period. Any vehicles found illegally parked within the precinct of the special traffic arrangements specified above and its vicinity will be towed away by the Police without prior notice.
The TD anticipates that the traffic in the vicinity of MTR Sha Tin Station will be significantly congested. Motorists are advised to avoid driving to the affected areas. They should exercise tolerance and patience in case of traffic congestion, and follow the instructions given by the Police.
Members of the public who plan to go to the affected areas are advised to plan their routes in advance and allow more travelling time to cater for unexpected delay. Public transport commuters are advised to pay attention to the arrangements of route diversions, suspension and relocation of stops.
The TD and the Police will closely monitor the traffic situation and implement appropriate measures whenever necessary. Members of the public are advised to be alert to the latest traffic news through the media.
Details of the special traffic and transport arrangements are available at the TD's website (www.td.gov.hk). For enquiries, please call 1823.
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