Driving along Tsing Sha Highway

Driving along Tsing Sha Highway 

 Map : Strategic road linking Sha Tin and Tsing Yi (PDF 142KB) *Printable Version

   

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Access Routes to Tsing Sha Highway

Exit Routes from Tsing Sha Highway

Tsing Sha Highway

Tsing Sha Highway is a 13-km dual three lane highway connecting Sha Tin, West Kowloon and Tsing Yi.  Tsing Sha Highway together with the existing Lantau Link and North Lantau Highway form the Route 8.

Stage One of Tsing Sha Highway (the section between Cheung Sha Wan and Sha Tin) has been opened to traffic since March 2008.  Stage Two (the section between Tsing Yi and Cheung Sha Wan) has been opened since 20 December 2009.

The western end of Tsing Sha Highway connects to Tsing Ma Bridge and Ting Kau Bridge while its eastern end connects to West Kowloon Highway and Sha Tin.  This new highway provides an alternative route to the section of Route 3 between Tsing Yi and Kwai Chung.

Stage Two of Tsing Sha Highway also provides connections to Container Terminal no. 8 on Stonecutters Island and Container Terminal no. 9 in Tsing Yi.

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Road Tunnels

There are two sets of road tunnels along Tsing Sha Highway.  The first set connecting to Sha Tin comprises three tunnels, i.e. Eagle's Nest Tunnel, Sha Tin Heights Tunnel and Tai Wai Tunnel.  Toll charge for this set of tunnels is $8.00 for all vehicle classes.

The other tunnel is the Nam Wan Tunnel located in Tsing Yi.  This tunnel is toll-free.

Motorists should note the following when driving in the tunnels along Tsing Sha Highway:

  • Medium goods vehicles and heavy goods vehicles must keep to the near-side or middle lanes.
  • Buses must keep to the near-side lane (except near the Sha Tin end of the Sha Tin Heights Tunnel).
  • Vehicles carrying dangerous goods belonging to Category 1, 2 or 5 are prohibited.
  • Use dipped headlights.
  • Switch on the radio to listen to broadcast message.
  • Do not change lane.

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Stonecutters Bridge

There is a 1.6-km bridge spanning across the Rambler Channel between Stonecutters Island and Tsing Yi along Tsing Sha Highway. This bridge is toll-free. Traffic management control may be imposed to the bridge under high winds. The control measures are similar to those of Ting Kau Bridge.

Stonecutters Bridge – Traffic control measures under high winds

  Level 1  Level 2
Conditions Hourly mean wind speed in excess of 40 kph but not exceeding 65 kph Hourly mean wind speed in excess of 65 kph
Vehicles affected and subject to diversion

Vehicles with an overall height exceeding 1.6 metres, motor cycles and motor tricycles. (Depending on the actual  condition, all vehicles may be prohibited from accessing the Bridge at locations such as West Kowloon Highway and Container Port Road South. Nam Wan Tunnel eastbound may also be closed at the same time)

Vehicles with an overall height not exceeding 1.6 metres must observe the speed limit of 50 kph

Middle lane closed.

 All vehicles

* Depending on the prevailing wind condition, the following measures may be implemented prior to the implementation of Level 1 high wind management measures :
- closure of centre lane (both directions) to road traffic; and
- restriction of speed limit at 50 kph.

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Tsing Sha Control Area

Tsing Sha Highway is a designated control area (i.e. Tsing Sha Control Area) with the objective of ensuring safe and efficient traffic operation.

The following signs are erected at all entrances and exits to inform motorists of the Tsing Sha Control Area boundary.

Tsing Sha Control Area

Tsing Sha Control Area End

Vehicles using the Control Area are subject to the rules and regulations made under the Tsing Sha Control Area Ordinance (Cap. 594) and its subsidiary legislation.

Lantau taxis, NT taxis and red minibuses are not permitted to operate in the Tsing Sha Control Area.

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Points Requiring Particular Attention

  • Keep to the near-side lane or middle lane before entering Nam Wan Tunnel if you are driving along Tsing Sha Highway westbound to Tuen Mun or Yuen Long. Far-side lane leads to Lantau only.
  • Keep to the near-side lane before entering Nam Wan Tunnel if you are driving along Tsing Sha Highway eastbound from North West Tsing Yi Interchange to Tsing Yi or Container Terminal no. 9.
  • Vehicles heading for Sha Tin should decide on the lane to go after passing the Toll Plaza and keep to the near-side lane for Hin Tin. Keep to the other lanes if you are heading for Tai Wai, Sha Tin or Tai Po. 

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Routing Plan for Access Routes to Tsing Sha Highway

Access Routes from Sha Tin to Tsing Sha Highway Westbound

Access Routes from Sha Tin to Tsing Sha Highway Westbound

Map: From Sha Tin to Tsing Sha Highway westbound  (PDF 94KB) *Printable Version

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Access Routes from Kowloon & Kwai Chung to Tsing Sha Highway Eastbound

Access Routes from Kowloon & Kwai Chung to Tsing Sha Highway Eastbound

Map: From Kowloon and Kwai Chung to Tsing Sha Highway Eastbound (PDF 359KB) *Printable Version

 

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Access Routes from Kowloon & Kwai Chung to Tsing Sha Highway Westbound

Access Routes from Kowloon & Kwai Chung to Tsing Sha Highway Westbound

Map: From Kowloon and Kwai Chung to Tsing Sha Highway Westbound (PDF 327KB) *Printable Version

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Access Routes from Tsing Yi to Tsing Sha Highway

Access Routes from Tsing Yi to Tsing Sha Highway

Map: From Tsing Yi to Tsing Sha Highway (PDF 155KB) *Printable Version

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Access Routes from Lantau, Tuen Mun & Yuen Long to Tsing Sha Highway

Access Routes from Lantau, Tuen Mun & Yuen Long to Tsing Sha Highway

Map: From Lantau, Tuen Mun & Yuen Long to Tsing Sha Highway (PDF 127KB)  *Printable Version

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Routing Plan for Exit Routes from Tsing Sha Highway
  • Exit Routes from Tsing Sha Highway to Sha Tin Side
Exit Routes from Tsing Sha Highway to Sha Tin Side
Map: From Tsing Sha Highway eastbound to Sha Tin Side (PDF 59KB) *Printable Version

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  • Exit Routes from Tsing Sha Highway Eastbound to Kowloon and Kwai Chung Sides
Exit Routes from Tsing Sha Highway Eastbound to Kowloon and Kwai Chung Sides
Map: From Tsing Sha Highway eastbound to Kowloon and Kwai Chung Sides (PDF 344KB) *Printable Version

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  • Exit Routes from Tsing Sha Highway Westbound to Kowloon and Kwai Chung Sides
Exit Routes from Tsing Sha Highway Westbound to Kowloon and Kwai Chung Sides
Map: From Tsing Sha Highway westbound to Kowloon and Kwai Chung Sides (PDF *Printable Version

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  • Exit Routes from Tsing Sha Highway to Tsing Yi Side
Exit Routes from Tsing Sha Highway to Tsing Yi Side

 Map: From Tsing Sha Highway to Tsing Yi Side (PDF 175KB)  *Printable Version

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  • Exit Routes from Tsing Sha Highway to Lantau, Tuen Mun & Yuen Long Sides
Exit Routes from Tsing Sha Highway to Lantau, Tuen Mun & Yuen Long Sides

 Map: From Tsing Sha Highway to Lantau, Tuen Mun & Yuen Long Sides (PDF 118KB)  *Printable Version

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