The Transport Department (TD) today (April 9) reminded the public that to facilitate footbridge erection work, the following temporary traffic and transport arrangements will be implemented from about 1am to 5.30am next Saturday (April 18).
(A) Road closures
The following road sections will be temporarily closed to all vehicular traffic:
- the section of Nathan Road between Bute Street and Argyle Street;
- the section of Portland Street between Bute Street and Fife Street; and
- the section of Mong Kok Road between Shanghai Street and Nathan Road.
(B) Traffic diversions
The following traffic diversions will be implemented during the above road closures:
- vehicles on Nathan Road northbound will be diverted via Argyle Street westbound, Tong Mi Road northbound, Prince Edward Road West eastbound, Lai Chi Kok Road southbound and Arran Street eastbound; and
- vehicles on Nathan Road southbound will be diverted via Prince Edward Road West westbound, Portland Street northbound, Yu Chau Street northbound, Boundary Street eastbound, Knight Street southbound, Prince Edward Road West westbound, Sai Yee Street southbound and Argyle Street westbound.
(C) Bus and green minibus (GMB) diversions
A total of 28 bus routes and six GMB routes will be diverted.
(D) Bus stop arrangements
Bus stops will be suspended and/or temporarily provided.
Appropriate diversion signs will be erected on-site to guide motorists. The public transport operators will display notices to advise passengers on the temporary arrangements.
The TD anticipates that owing to the diversion arrangements, the travelling time at the road sections concerned will be slightly lengthened. Motorists should exercise tolerance and patience. Public transport commuters are advised to pay attention to the arrangements of route diversions and suspension or relocation of stops.
Members of the public are advised to plan their journeys in advance and allow sufficient travelling time to cater for unexpected delay, and stay alert to the latest traffic news through the media or the TD's mobile application "HKeMobility" or website (www.td.gov.hk).
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