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List of streets and roads in Hong Kong

 

List of streets and roads in Hong Kong

Here is a partial list of notable expressways, tunnels, bridges, roads, avenues, streets, crescents, squares and bazaars in Hong Kong.

Many roads on the Hong Kong Island conform to the contours of the hill landscape. Some of the roads on the north side of Hong Kong Island and southern Kowloon have a grid like pattern. The roads and highways are generally designed to British standards. Highways generally conform to British motorway standards.

Speed limits on all roads are 50 km/h, unless specified by road signs. Usually, higher speed limits such as 70 km/h and 80 km/h have been raised to facilitate traffic flow along main roads and trunk roads. On most expressways, speed limits have been raised to 80 km/h and 100 km/h due to the smooth geometry and 110 km/h for North Lantau Highway, while some expressways such as Island Eastern Corridor and Tuen Mun Road have been enforced to 70 km/h because of its long existence and/or geometrical constraints. Typically, the highest speed limit in all tunnels and suspension bridges is 80 km/h, while for other roads such as toll plaza areas and slip roads that do not lead to other expressways the speed limits are recommended to be reduced to the default 50 km/h speed limit.

Contents

  • Routes 1
  • Expressways 2
  • Tunnels 3
  • Bridges 4
  • Flyovers 5
  • Viaducts 6
  • Roads, avenues, streets, bazaars, squares, crescents 7
    • Hong Kong Island 7.1
    • Kowloon and New Kowloon 7.2
    • New Territories 7.3
      • Lantau 7.3.1
        • Chek Lap Kok Airport 7.3.1.1
      • Cheung Chau 7.3.2
  • Bus priority 8
  • Monitoring major roads 9
  • See also 10
  • References 11
  • External links 12

Routes

Hong Kong's Transport Department is responsible for management of road traffic, regulation of public transport services and operation of major transport infrastructures, while Highways Department is responsible for planning, design, construction and maintenance of the public road system.


In 2004, a new strategic route marking system was put in place, with most existing routes renumbered and exits to key places or to another route also numbered. (For example, a journey from Yau Ma Tei to the airport uses Route 3, taking Exit 5 to join Route 8. It is therefore identified as "3-5-8".) Routes 1 to 3 are cross-harbour north-south routes following the order in which the harbour tunnels were opened. Routes 4, 5, 7 and 8 run east-west, numbered from south to north. Route 9 circumscribes the New Territories. Route 10 runs from western New Territories from Route 9 and bends northward towards and passes the border to Shenzhen.

The new system has caused some confusion to drivers used to relying on destination signs.

Expressways

There is approximately 145.5 kilometres (90.4 mi) of expressways in Hong Kong:

Number and Name Length
(km)
Speed limit (km/h)
Tuen Mun Road 16.2 kilometres (10.1 mi)[1] 70
North Lantau Highway 12.8 kilometres (8.0 mi) 110
Tsing Long Highway 12.5 kilometres (7.8 mi) 80/100
Tolo Highway 11.3 kilometres (7.0 mi) 80/100
Fanling Highway 10.0 kilometres (6.2 mi) 80/100
Yuen Long Highway 10.0 kilometres (6.2 mi) 80
Island Eastern Corridor 8.6 kilometres (5.3 mi) 70
San Tin Highway 7.9 kilometres (4.9 mi) 100
Hong Kong–Shenzhen Western Corridor 5.5 kilometres (3.4 mi) 80
Kong Sham Western Highway 5.4 kilometres (3.4 mi) 80
West Kowloon Highway 5.1 kilometres (3.2 mi) 100
Tate's Cairn Highway 4.2 kilometres (2.6 mi) 80
Sha Lek Highway 4.2 kilometres (2.6 mi) 80
Tsuen Wan Road 4.1 kilometres (2.5 mi) 70
Lantau Link 4.0 kilometres (2.5 mi) 80
Tsing Kwai Highway 3.5 kilometres (2.2 mi) 80
Sha Tin Road 3.4 kilometres (2.1 mi) 80
Kwun Tong Bypass 3.0 kilometres (1.9 mi) 80
Tai Po Road - Sha Tin Section 1.8 kilometres (1.1 mi)[2] 80
Penny's Bay Highway 1.5 kilometres (0.93 mi) 80
Sha Tin Wai Road 1.4 kilometres (0.87 mi) 50
Cheung Tsing Highway 1.2 kilometres (0.75 mi) 80

Tunnels

Tunnels are a critical part of Hong Kong's transport infrastructure, given its mountainous and island topography. The first tunnel linked Kowloon with Shatin, the first of the new towns in the New Territories. Then the first cross-harbour tunnel to Hong Kong Island reduced reliance on ferries. Further construction facilitated traffic flow to the south of Hong Kong island and other parts of the New Territories. Later, as usage increased, additional tunnels became necessary in parallel with existing structures.

Bridges

Flyovers

    • This list is not complete.

Viaducts

Roads, avenues, streets, bazaars, squares, crescents

Hong Kong Island

Kowloon and New Kowloon

Name Location and length History and notes Landmarks Photo Coordinates
Cox's Road
(覺士道)
In Jordan, between Austin Road and Jordan Road. Together with the nearby Cox's Path, named after James Cox, who sold mechanical novelties in Canton and was later involved in opium trade. Obliged to leave China, he went into real estate dealing, and owned the leases on a number of the lots along Cox's Road and Cox's Path.[4] Kowloon Cricket Club
Tai Wan Road
(大環道)
In Tai Wan, Hung Hom. It runs from Ma Tau Wai Road to Dyer Avenue. Since 2 June 1922, the official Chinese name was 大灣道, but it was mistaken as 大環道 on road signs and people got used to the wrong name even since. On 23 December 2005, the Hong Kong Government announced that the road will be split into two different roads and the new names will be Tai Wan Road (大環道) and Tai Wan Road East (大環道東). The change also reflects the splitting of the new road by Man Yue Street.

New Territories

Lantau

Name Location and length History and notes Landmarks Photo Coordinates
Chung Yan Road
(松仁路)
In Tung Chung, near Yat Tung Estate. North Lantau Hospital
Keung Shan Road
(羗(羌)山道)
Lantau Link
(青嶼幹線)
Roadway linking Hong Kong International Airport to the urban areas in Hong Kong.
3.5 kilometres (2.2 mi) long.
Officially opened on 27 April 1997. Opened to traffic on 22 May 1997. It carries a railway as well as roads. Tsing Ma Bridge, Ma Wan Viaduct, Kap Shui Mun Bridge
Ngong Ping Road
(昂平路)
From Sham Wat Road to Ngong Ping. Ngong Ping Village
Sham Wat Road
(深屈道)
South Lantau Road
(嶼南道)
Connects Mui Wo in the east to Shek Pik in the west. Majority portion of the road is along the southern shore of Lantau Island Construction started in 1955.[5] Nam Shan, Pui O, San Shek Wan, Cheung Sha, Tong Fuk, Shui Hau.
Tai O Road
(大澳道)
The west-most part of the main roads in south Lantau Island. It starts halfway down the side of Keung Shan, near Kwun Yam Monastery, and runs downhill to the fishing town of Tai O.
[1]
Tung Chung Road
(東涌道)
Connects the north and south coasts of Lantau Island. It meets South Lantau Road at Cheung Sha.
[2]
Chek Lap Kok Airport
  • Airport Road
  • Airport Expo Boulevard
  • Catering Road West
  • Catering Road Central
  • Catering Road East
  • Chek Lap Kok South Road
  • Cheong Hing Road
  • Cheong Hong Road
  • Cheong King Road
  • Cheong Lin Path
  • Cheong Lin Road
  • Cheong Shun Road
  • Cheong Tat Road
  • Cheong Wing Road
  • Cheong Wong Road
  • Cheong Yip Road
  • Chung Cheung Road
  • East Coast Road
  • Kwo Lo Wan Road
  • North Perimeter Road
  • Runway Road South
  • Sky City Road
  • Sky Plaza Drive
  • Sky Plaza Road
  • South Perimeter Road

Cheung Chau

  • Pak Sha Praya Road
  • Pak Shue Street
  • Peak Road
  • Sun Hing Street
  • Tung Wa Road

Bus priority

The Transport Department has designated about 22 km of road length as exclusive "bus lanes", out of approximately 2,000 km of accessible roads.

Monitoring major roads

The traffic CAM online provides nearly real-time road conditions for all major road users, as well as facilitating monitoring of traffic. There are about 115 closed circuit cameras located on the routes to provide monitoring of traffic flow. Congestion is heaviest in Kowloon and along the northern shore of Hong Kong Island, where most cameras are located.

Here are select locations around Hong Kong:

  • Cross Harbour Tunnel Hong Kong exit
  • Aberdeen Tunnel Wanchai entrance
  • Cross Harbour Tunnel Kowloon entrance
  • Kwai Tsing Interchange
  • Tsuen Wan End Road
  • Tuen Mun End Road

See also

References

  1. ^ Google Maps of Tuen Mun Road (expressway)
  2. ^ Google Maps of Tai Po Road - Sha Tin section (expressway)
  3. ^ CEDD Annual Report 2011, p27
  4. ^ Frena Bloomfield; Hong Kong Urban Council (1984). Hong Kong's Street Names and Their Origins. Hong Kong Urban Council. 
  5. ^  

External links

  • Snapshot of Traffic Condition
  • Live webcast of Traffic Condition
  • Highways Department
  • Strategic Route Numbering System
  • Road Traffic Information Service - Offering live videos and images of current traffic conditions in Hong Kong.
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