Special traffic and transport arrangements for flag raising ceremony at Golden Bauhinia Square in Wan Chai

     The Transport Department (TD) today (June 28) reminded the public that the following special traffic and transport arrangements will be implemented on June 30 and July 1 to facilitate the holding of the flag raising ceremony at Golden Bauhinia Square in Wan Chai on July 1 (Saturday) to celebrate the 26th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

Traffic arrangements

     The following sections of roads will be temporarily closed to vehicular traffic during the periods of time specified below:

(a) From 0.01am on June 30 to noon on July 1
  • Expo Drive;
  • Expo Drive Central;
  • Expo Drive East;
  • The slip road leading from the Central - Wan Chai Bypass (CWB) Tunnel to Expo Drive;
  • The section of Lung Wo Road eastbound between the Wan Chai portal of the CWB Tunnel and Fleming Road.

(b) From 5.30am to noon on July 1
  • The section of Lung Wo Road westbound between the Wan Chai portal of the CWB Tunnel and Fleming Road; and
  • Lung Tat Path.

Public transport arrangements

     The following bus route diversions and associated temporary relocation of bus stops will be implemented in connection with the road closures mentioned above:
  • The terminal point for cross-harbour route No. 961 at Expo Drive East will be relocated to Harbour Road outside Wan Chai Training Pool;
  • The bus stop for cross-harbour route No. 930 at Gloucester Road westbound near Paterson Street will be suspended and replacement bus stops will be temporarily provided at Hennessy Road near Tonnochy Road, Hennessy Road near Wan Chai Fire Station, Yee Wo Street outside Hong Kong Mansion, and Tung Lo Wan Road opposite St. Paul's Hospital after route diversion;
  • The bus stop for New World First Bus route Nos. H1 and H1B at Expo Drive East outside Golden Bauhinia Square will be suspended;
  • The cross-harbour route Nos. 104, 900, 914P and 914X will be temporarily diverted but existing bus stops will not be affected; and
  • The taxi stand at Expo Drive will be suspended from 0.01am on June 30 to noon on July 1, and the cross-harbour taxi stand at Harbour Road westbound opposite Harbour Centre will be suspended from 5.30am to noon on July 1.

     In anticipation of more traffic in the vicinity of Wan Chai North, motorists are advised to 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.

     Appropriate traffic signs will be erected to guide motorists. Public transport operators will display notices to inform passengers of the temporary arrangements. Public transport users are advised to pay attention to the arrangements of bus route diversions and relocation of bus 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/Wednesday, June 28, 2023
Issued at HKT 15:58