Special traffic and transport arrangements for a car racing event in Central District

     The Transport Department (TD) today (October 6) reminded members of the public that special traffic and transport arrangements will be implemented from this Saturday to next Monday (October 8 to 10) to facilitate the holding of a car racing event in Central District.
     Road closures and traffic diversions will be implemented from 1.15am on October 8 to 5.15am on October 10 in the vicinity of Central Harbourfront including Man Kwong Street, Man Yiu Street, Lung Wo Road, Yiu Sing Street, Man Cheung Street and Man Po Street. Due to the road closures, the TD anticipates that traffic in the affected areas in Central and Admiralty will be more congested than usual. Motorists are advised to avoid driving to the affected/congested areas unless absolutely necessary and should exercise tolerance and patience in case of traffic congestion and follow instructions given by the Police. Members of the public are advised to plan their routes early, use alternative routes, allow extra travelling time to cater for unexpected delays and use public transport means as far as possible.
     Due to road closures and traffic diversions, about 30 bus routes and 10 green minibus routes will be diverted or have their stops relocated. Public transport commuters should pay attention to the arrangements for route diversions and bus/Green Minibus stop suspension/relocation. The travelling time and frequency of these public transport services may become affected. Members of the public are advised to plan their journey early and allow ample time for travelling. As there may be updates on bus services due to changes in traffic conditions, members of the public are advised to pay attention to the latest service arrangements announced by bus companies before starting their journey.
     The TD and the Police will closely monitor the traffic situation, and implement appropriate measures as necessary. The public should watch out for the latest traffic news on radio and television.
     Details of the special traffic and transport arrangements are available at TD's website (www.td.gov.hk). For enquiries, please call 1823.

Ends/Thursday, October 6, 2016
Issued at HKT 14:31