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Special traffic and transport arrangements in So Kon Po and Causeway Bay this Sunday
     The Transport Department (TD) today (October 26) reminded the public that special traffic and transport arrangements will be implemented in So Kon Po and Causeway Bay this Sunday (October 29) to facilitate the holding of the Hong Kong Scout Rally at Hong Kong Stadium.
     The special traffic and transport arrangements mainly include:
* From about 8am, the section of Caroline Hill Road between Leighton Road and Cotton Path, and the section of Hysan Avenue westbound between Sunning Road and Hoi Ping Road, will be closed subject to the actual situation;
* From about 12.15pm, Caroline Hill Road, Cotton Path and Eastern Hospital Road will be closed to facilitate the dispersal of participants until the crowd has dispersed and road closures are lifted, subject to the actual situation;
* During the road closure period, Citybus route 5B, New World First Bus (NWFB) route 8H and green minibus routes 14M, 26 and 30 will be temporarily diverted;
* NWFB routes 2R and 8R and cross-harbour route 117R will operate from Hong Kong Stadium to Yiu Tung Estate, Siu Sai Wan and Mong Kok respectively after the event; and
* On-street car parking spaces and car parks within the affected areas will be suspended.
     The TD anticipates that the traffic in the vicinity of So Kon Po and Causeway Bay will be significantly congested. 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. Members of the public 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. Motorists and other members of the public are advised to be alert to the latest traffic news broadcast on radio and television.
     Details of the special traffic and transport arrangements are now available on the TD's website (www.td.gov.hk).
Ends/Thursday, October 26, 2017
Issued at HKT 18:41
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