Temporary traffic and transport arrangements for tram track renewal work in Western District from next Tuesday

     The Transport Department (TD) today (October 10) reminded the public that the temporary traffic and transport arrangements to facilitate tram track renewal work will be implemented in Western District from 10am next Tuesday (October 15) to 10am on October 27.

     The temporary traffic and transport arrangements will mainly include:

(1) The section of fast lane of Des Voeux Road West westbound from its junction with Water Street to a point about 35 metres west of the same junction will be temporarily closed to all vehicular traffic except trams.

(2) The bus stop on Des Voeux Road West westbound outside no. 326-332 will be temporarily relocated westward for about 30 metres.

     Appropriate traffic signs and road markings will be erected on-site to guide motorists.

     Motorists are advised to avoid driving to the affected areas. In case of traffic congestion, motorists should exercise tolerance and patience, and follow the instructions of the Police.  People planning to go to the affected area are advised to use public transport as far as possible.

     The TD and the Police will closely monitor the traffic situation and implement appropriate measures whenever necessary.  The public are advised to be alert to the latest traffic news on radio and television.

     Details of the temporary traffic and transport arrangements are now available on the department's website (www.td.gov.hk).

Ends/Thursday, October 10, 2013
Issued at HKT 10:30