Transport Department Notice

 

Temporary Traffic and Transport Arrangements

for Tram Track Renewal Works in Eastern District

 

Notice is hereby given that to facilitate the tram track renewal works in Eastern District, the following temporary traffic and transport arrangements will be implemented from about 10.00 am on 5 February 2018 to 10.00 am on 12 February 2018 or until the above works is completed:

 

(I)         Traffic Lane Closure

The tram lane on North Point Road from a point about 35 metres north of its junction with King’s Road to its junction with Chun Yeung Street will be temporarily closed (except trams).

(II)        Temporary Restricted Zones

The following road sections will be temporarily designated as a restricted zone 24 hours daily:

 

(i)        the western kerbside lane of North Point Road from a point about 20 metres north of its junction with King’s Road to a point about 45 metres north of the same junction;

(ii)      the eastern kerbside lane of North Point Road from its junction with Chun Yeung Street to a point about 25 metres south of the same junction; and

(iii)    the southern kerbside lane of Chun Yeung Street from its junction with North Point Road to a point about 40 metres east of the same junction.

 

(III)       Suspension of Tram Stops

The tram stop on Chun Yeung Street (no. 67E) and the North Point Tram Terminus on Tong Shui Road will be suspended from about 10.00 am on 5 February 2018 to 6.00 am on 9 February 2018.

Affected passengers taking the eastbound tram services shall use the eastbound tram stops at King’s Road near North Point Road and Shu Kuk Street (no. 69E and 71E). For passengers taking the westbound tram services, they shall use the westbound tram stop at King’s Road near North Point Road (no. 32W).

(IV)       Relocation of Green Minibus (GMB) Stop
The existing GMB stop of Hong Kong Island GMB route no. 65 on North Point Road will be temporarily relocated for about 15 metres northward.

 

(V)        Suspension of metered parking spaces
The metered parking spaces on North Point Road outside the Loong Wan Building will be suspended.

 

Appropriate traffic signs and road markings will be erected on site to guide motorists. The Hong Kong Tramways will display notices to advise passengers the above temporary arrangements.

 

The Transport Department anticipates that the traffic in the vicinity of North Point Road and King’s Road would be more congested during the above works period.  Motorists should exercise tolerance and patience in case of traffic congestion. Members of the public are advised to plan their journey early and allow sufficient traveling time to cater for unexpected delay, and watch out for the latest traffic news through media.

CHAN Mable Commissioner for Transport