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Special traffic arrangements on Hong Kong Island
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     Police will implement special traffic arrangements this Sunday (January 5) to facilitate a public order event to be held on Hong Kong Island.

A. Road closure

From 7am:

- Stadium Path.

From 8am:

- Northbound Caroline Hill Road between Link Road and Eastern Hospital Road;
- Uphill Link Road between Caroline Hill Road and Broadwood Road;
- Downhill Broadwood Road between Link Road and Tai Hang Road;
- Downhill Broadwood Road between Link Road and Ventris Road;
- Southbound Tai Hang Road between Broadwood Road and upper Blue Pool Road, except for access by local residents, franchised buses and green mini-buses (GMBs);
- Eastbound Tai Hang Road between Broadwood Road and lower Blue Pool Road, except for access by local residents, franchised buses and GMBs;
- Mount Butler Road between Tai Hang Road and Price Road;
- Leftmost lane of uphill Wong Nai Chung Gap Road between the French International School and the Hong Kong Girl Guides Sandilands Centre´╝Ťand
- If necessary, Eastern Hospital Road between Caroline Hill Road and Cotton Path.

B. Traffic diversions

From 7.30am:

- Caroline Hill Road between Leighton Road and Stadium Path will be re-routed one-way southbound; and
- Eastern Hospital Road between Stadium Path and Tung Lo Wan Road will be re-routed one-way northbound.

From 8am:

- Traffic along southbound Caroline Hill Road cannot turn right to uphill Link Road;
- Link Road between Broadwood Road and Caroline Hill Road will be maintained one-way downhill. Traffic along downhill Link Road may not be allowed to turn right at the junction of Link Road and Caroline Hill Road and that of Caroline Hill Road and Leighton Road;
- Broadwood Road between Link Road and Tai Hang Road will be maintained one-way uphill southbound. Traffic along Broadwood Road will be diverted to northbound Tai Hang Road;
- Traffic along southbound Tai Hang Road will be diverted to Perkins Road or make a U-turn to northbound Tai Hang Road;
- Traffic along eastbound Tai Hang Road and lower westbound Blue Pool Road will be diverted to westbound Tai Hang Road, except for access by local residents, franchised bus routes No.41A and 11, and GMB routes No.14M and 24M;
- Mount Butler Road between Mount Butler Drive and Price Road will be re-routed one-way downhill; and
- If necessary, traffic along northbound Caroline Hill Road cannot turn right to Eastern Hospital Road.

From 9.30am:

- Traffic along Stubbs Road cannot enter the Wan Chai Gap Park area and will be diverted to Magazine Gap Road and Coombe Road.

C. Suspension of parking spaces
     
     All parking spaces on Stadium Path, Caroline Hill Road and Hoi Ping Road will be suspended from 6am to 12 noon.

     All parking spaces on Coombe Road will be suspended from 6am to 3pm.

D. Prohibition to learner drivers
     
     The following roads will be prohibited to all learner drivers from 6am to 3pm:

- Tai Hang Road;
- Leighton Road;
- Sharp Street East;
- Percival Street south of Hennessy Road;
- Caroline Hill Road;
- Link Road;
- Stadium Path;
- Cotton Path;
- Eastern Hospital Road;
- Eastern Hospital Road service road;
- Broadwood Road;
- Southbound Wong Nai Chung Gap Road;
- Southbound Stubbs Road flyover;
- Aberdeen Reservoir Road; and
- Yue Kwong Road.
     
     All vehicles parked illegally may be towed away without prior notice.

     Actual implementation of the traffic arrangements will be made depending on traffic and crowd conditions in the area. Motorists are advised to exercise tolerance and patience and take heed of instructions of the Police on site.
 
Ends/Friday, January 3, 2020
Issued at HKT 17:25
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