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Special traffic and transport arrangements for 2022 Legislative Council Election Committee Constituency by-election in Wan Chai North
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     The Transport Department (TD) today (December 16) reminded the public that the following special traffic and transport arrangements will be implemented in Wan Chai North to facilitate the holding of the 2022 Legislative Council Election Committee Constituency by-election on December 18 (Sunday).
 
Road closure
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     The slip road leading from Central-Wan Chai Bypass to Expo Drive will be temporarily closed from 7am to 4pm on December 18. Motorists are advised to use Man Po Street, Yiu Sing Street and Lung Wo Road for journeys to Wan Chai North.
 
Public transport services
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(1) The terminal point for cross-harbour bus route No. 961 at Expo Drive East will be relocated to Exhibition Centre Station Public Transport Interchange (EXC PTI) from 0.30am to 3pm on December 18. New World First Bus route Nos. 18, H1 and N8P, and Cross Harbour bus route Nos. 905, 961 and 978 will be temporarily diverted from 5am on December 18. Due to bus route diversions, bus stops on Harbour Road westbound, Lung Wui Road and Harbour Road eastbound outside the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre will be suspended from 5am to 4pm on December 18, and temporary bus stops on Gloucester Road, Convention Avenue and EXC PTI will be provided to enable passengers' boarding and alighting; and
 
(2) The taxi stands at Expo Drive and Harbour Road will be suspended from 0.30am to 4pm on December 18.

     ‚ÄčThe TD anticipates that the traffic in the vicinity of Wan Chai North will become busier on that day. Motorists should avoid driving to the affected areas. In case of traffic congestion, they should exercise tolerance and patience, follow the Police's instructions and be alert to the latest traffic news through the media.

     Public transport operators will display notices to inform passengers of the temporary arrangements. Commuters using public transport are advised to pay attention to the arrangements of route diversions and suspensions and relocations of stops. The TD and the Police will closely monitor the traffic situation and implement appropriate measures whenever necessary.

     For details on the special traffic and transport arrangements, members of the public can browse the TD's website (www.td.gov.hk) or mobile application "HKeMobility".
 
Ends/Friday, December 16, 2022
Issued at HKT 11:30
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