Temporary traffic and transport arrangements for tram track renewal works in Central district from this Saturday

     The Transport Department (TD) today (October 15) reminded the public that to facilitate tram track renewal work at Des Voeux Road Central and Cleverly Street, the following temporary traffic and transport arrangements will be implemented from about 10am this Saturday (October 19) to 6am on October 21 (Monday).
(A) Traffic lane closure
     Part of the left lane of Cleverly Street southbound near Des Voeux Road Central will be temporarily closed.
(B) Banning of turning movement
     All vehicles exceeding 7 metres in length will be temporarily prohibited from turning left from Cleverly Street southbound onto Des Voeux Road Central.
(C) Traffic diversion
      Vehicles exceeding 7m in length on Cleverly Street southbound heading for Des Voeux Road Central will be diverted via Bonham Strand and Morrison Street.
(D) Bus diversion
     Citybus routes No. 1, 5B and 10 will be diverted via Connaught Road West and Rumsey Street starting from the first departures on October 19 until the last departures on October 20, before resuming their original routings.
(E) Bus stop arrangements
      The bus stop of Citybus routes No. 1, 5B and 10 at Des Voeux Road Central outside Wing On Centre will be temporarily relocated to Des Voeux Road Central outside Infinitus Plaza Shopping Arcade.
      Appropriate traffic signs and road markings will be erected on-site to guide motorists. The public transport operators will display notices to advise passengers of the above temporary arrangements.
     The TD anticipates that the traffic in the vicinity of the above road sections will be relatively busy. Motorists should exercise tolerance and patience in case of traffic congestion. Public transport commuters are advised to pay attention to the arrangements of suspension or relocation of stops. Members of the public are advised to stay alert to the latest traffic news or the department's website (www.td.gov.hk).

Ends/Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Issued at HKT 17:50