Temporary traffic and transport arrangements for tram track renewal works in Eastern District from next Monday

     The Transport Department (TD) today (January 16) reminded the public that to facilitate tram track renewal work in Eastern District, the following temporary traffic and transport arrangements will be implemented from about 10am next Monday (January 22) to 10am on January 29 (Monday) or until the above work is completed:

(1) Traffic lane closure
* A section of the fast lane of North Point Road near King's Road will be temporarily closed to all vehicular traffic (except trams).

(2) Temporary restricted zone
* A section of the western kerbside lane of North Point Road near King's Road will be temporarily designated as a restricted zone 24 hours daily.
(3) Transport arrangements
* The existing green minibus (GMB) stop of Hong Kong Island GMB route No. 65 on North Point Road will be temporarily relocated about 15 metres northward; and
* The metered parking spaces on North Point Road outside Loong Wan Building will be suspended.

     Appropriate traffic signs and road markings will be erected on-site to guide motorists. The TD anticipates that that the traffic in the vicinity of North Point Road and King's Road will be more congested during the above works period. Motorists should exercise tolerance and patience in cases of traffic congestion. Members of the public are advised to plan their journey in advance and allow sufficient time to cater for unexpected delay, and stay alert to the latest traffic news released via the media.

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

Ends/Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Issued at HKT 17:00