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Special traffic and transport arrangements for Hong Kong Streetathon 2020
     The Transport Department (TD) today (January 10) reminded the public that temporary road closures will be implemented in phases at various locations on Hong Kong Island and in East Kowloon this Sunday (January 12) to facilitate the holding of the Hong Kong Streetathon 2020.
The following road sections on Hong Kong Island will be closed from 1am to 8.30am:
(i) Central-Wan Chai Bypass (eastbound);
(ii) Island Eastern Corridor (eastbound) between Hing Fat Street and its ramp leading to Chai Wan Road (Exit 3A); and
(iii) Eastern Harbour Crossing (northbound tube).
The following road sections in East Kowloon will be closed from 1.30am to 1.30pm:
(i) Kai Tak Tunnel (westbound tube);
(ii) East Kowloon Corridor (westbound) between Kai Tak Tunnel and San Shan Road;
(iii) Kwun Tong Bypass (Lei Yue Mun bound) between its ramp leading to Prince Edward Road East and its ramp leading from Wai Fat Road;
(iv) Kai Fuk Road;
(v) San Shan Road;
(vi) Cha Kwo Ling Road;
(vii) Sheung Yee Road;
(viii) Cheung Yip Street;
(ix) Tsui Hing Street;
(x) Wang Hoi Road;
(xi) Sheung Yuet Road;
(xii) Kai Lok Street;
(xiii) Siu Yip Street;
(xiv) Hoi Bun Road;
(xv) Hung Yip Street;
(xvi) Shun Yip Street;
(xvii) Lai Yip Street; and
(xviii) How Ming Street.
     The TD anticipates that traffic at various locations on Hong Kong Island and in East Kowloon will become significantly more congested than on normal Sundays during the race period. Motorists are advised to avoid driving to the above affected areas. In case of traffic congestion, motorists should exercise patience, drive with care and follow the instructions of the Police on site.
     Other ad-hoc traffic and public transport measures, including adjusting the extent of road closures, traffic diversions, alterations and suspensions of public transport services may be implemented by the Police on short notice depending on the actual traffic and crowd conditions.
     Members of the public should plan their journeys in advance and use alternative travelling routes to avoid unexpected delays as well as take non road-based public transport services as far as possible. They are advised to pay attention to the arrangements of route diversions and changes of stop locations.
     For information about the special traffic and transport arrangements, members of the public may call 1823, browse the TD's website www.td.gov.hk or mobile application "HKeMobility".
Ends/Friday, January 10, 2020
Issued at HKT 15:06
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