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Old July 13th, 2009, 04:35 PM   #81
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10 lanes? What is that about, a toll plaza?
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Old July 13th, 2009, 04:39 PM   #82
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10 lanes? What is that about, a toll plaza?
Yes, the picture was taken just north of the toll booths on the footbridge (see below link)

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Old July 25th, 2009, 08:23 AM   #83
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Old July 30th, 2009, 06:28 PM   #84
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Old July 31st, 2009, 10:18 PM   #85
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Human roadblock'put public at risk'
Police force truck driver, taxis to pull up and form a barrier to stop illegal road racers

14 July 2009
South China Morning Post

Police used three taxis, a truck and a private car to form a roadblock on a Kwun Tong flyover in a bid to stop at least 14 illegal racing cars, causing a large pile-up early yesterday.

The drivers were still in their vehicles when six of the racers ploughed into the roadblock just before 2am, leaving eight people injured.

Five road racers were arrested.

After the crash, three of the racing cars damaged in the collision made U-turns and sped off into oncoming traffic before breaking down at Laguna City.

But seven or eight other racing cars zigzagged through the road block or made U-turns to escape.

Legislator James To Kun-sun slammed the police, saying: "This was a total neglect of civilians' safety. They used civilians to create a human roadblock.

"In everything the police do, civilians' safety should always be their priority. The officer at the scene cannot have thought of their safety before he acted like this. They shouldn't be creating a roadblock like this, even with police cars."

Police said they would review the operation and determine if changes should be made to procedures.

A spokeswoman said they had stopped the road racers to prevent a "more serious traffic accident".

Kwun Tong police last night were still looking for other road racers involved in the incident.

Early yesterday, police received several complaints about illegal racing in Cheung Sha Wan and Wong Tai Sin.

One complainant said more than 20 cars were racing along Ching Cheung Road, Cheung Sha Wan, heading towards Wong Tai Sin.

Just before 2am, more than 10 speeding cars were seen coming out of the Tseung Kwan O Tunnel heading towards Kwun Tong.

A police van was ordered to set up a roadblock at the Mong Kok-bound Kwun Tong Bypass near Kwun Tong Ferry Pier.

Mr To, who contacted three of the five drivers forced to join the blockade, said a policeman not wearing a reflective jacket had stopped them on the three-lane highway.

The truck driver, 26, said a police van had stopped in front of him and an officer had ordered him and the taxis to stop just before the cars crashed into them.

"It's unreasonable that our vehicles were used as a cushion for the police," he said at the scene. "My vehicle is big. If it had been small it would have been crushed."

One of the taxi drivers, whose cab was damaged, was also angry, saying it was "unreasonable that our vehicles were used as sandbags".

The front wheel of one of the three cars that broke down after speeding away had fallen off. A policeman stopped its driver but he assaulted the officer and escaped on foot. An injured 24-year-old woman was in the car.

A policeman called to the scene was injured when he lost control of his motorcycle and fell on the Kwun Tong Bypass.

The eight people injured - four road racers, a taxi driver, two policemen and the female passenger - were treated at Queen Elizabeth and United Christian hospitals.

Mr To said the incident had destroyed civilians' trust in the police. "Those drivers, who had nothing to do with the illegal racing, were merely obeying a police officer," he said.

Such an operation should not be conducted in an ad hoc way. "That officer did not even have his reflective jacket on yet. Perhaps he was just instructed to stop those racing cars as soon as possible," Mr To said.

He called for an immediate investigation to identify who should be held responsible. He would stay in touch with the drivers abouty whether they should sue for negligence.

Police received 226 complaints about road racing last year, 497 in 2007 and 351 in 2006, but only 99 of the cases were confirmed as illegal road racing.
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Old August 14th, 2009, 07:02 PM   #87
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Old August 14th, 2009, 10:52 PM   #88
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Old September 14th, 2009, 12:49 PM   #91
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Old November 11th, 2009, 04:33 PM   #92
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Tuen Mun Road, which forms part of Route 9, is the major link between Tuen Mun and Kowloon. This will be particularly so upon the commissioning of the Hong Kong - Shenzhen Western Corridor / Deep Bay Link in 2007. It has been in service for more than thirty years. Reconstructing the road will minimize repair works, hence disturbance to road users. In addition, the road was designed and constructed in the mid-seventies. There is a need to bring the road up to the current standards as far as practicable.

Area of works under Reconstruction and Improvement of Tuen Mun Road – Eastern Section inclusively covers east of Tsing Lung Tau Bridge.

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Old January 4th, 2010, 06:11 PM   #93
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Tsing Sha Highway fully open to traffic as last section completed
21 December 2009
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The highway connecting Tsing Yi and Sha Tin is now fully open to traffic, after Stonecutters Bridge entered service yesterday.

The HK$3.7 billion bridge, an alternative route cutting journey times between the airport and the northeastern New Territories, was opened together with Nam Wan Tunnel at Tsing Yi. Both are toll-free.

The opening of the bridge and tunnel, forming the section that spans the Rambler Channel separating Tsing Yi and western Kowloon, completes the Tsing Sha Highway.

Another section of the highway, linking Sha Tin to Cheung Sha Wan in western Kowloon, was opened in March. That section comprises three tunnels and altogether charges drivers HK$8 for all types of vehicles.

The Tsing Sha Highway was built to provide more options for travelling around Sha Tin, western Kowloon and Lantau. With the bridge in service, the journey time between Sha Tin and the airport is expected to be reduced to 35 minutes.

Four Citybus airport routes, which start from Island South, Island East and Kowloon East, are expected to save five to 10 minutes by taking the bridge instead of another highway via Kwai Chung. The world's second-longest cable-stayed bridge, it ran HK$1 billion over budget.

Yiu Ka-chun, vice-chairman of Sha Tin District Council's traffic and transport committee, said there were only two bus routes now using the toll-charging tunnels of the highway.

"Few Sha Tin residents benefit from the new highway," Yiu said. "It seems private car and truck drivers are the main users. Bus companies should be encouraged to use the tunnels."

The new highway will also provide a more direct route between the airport and container terminals Nos8 and 9 at Stonecutters Island and Tsing Yi.

Philip Pearce, managing director for Greater China of industrial-property group Goodman Asia, said demand and rental rates for warehouse and distribution centres in Tsing Yi would rise significantly.

He said a new warehouse built there by his company had attracted two logistics operators to pre-lease half of the space.
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What is he Hong Kong criteria for blue / green signs?
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What is he Hong Kong criteria for blue / green signs?
Not sure if there are any, as I see both on the highways.
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Blue is for non-expressway guide sign, and green is for expressway guide.

There are also yellow for temporary use, white for destination/attraction, and black for trunk road exit.
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Tenders invited for tunnel works of Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter Section for Central-Wan Chai Bypass Project
Friday, January 15, 2010
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The Highways Department invited tenders for tunnel works of the Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter Section for the Central-Wan Chai Bypass Project (Contract No: HY/2009/15) today (January 15).

Under the invitation of tender gazetted today, the works mainly comprise:

(i) Construction of the tunnel structure in the ex-Wan Chai Public Cargo Working Area (ex-PCWA) and Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter (CBTS) including the associated temporary reclamation and subsequent removal of the temporary reclamation after completion of the tunnel structure;

(ii) Construction of mined tunnel beneath existing Cross Harbour Tunnel;

(iii) Construction of foundations for the East Ventilation Building, together with the East Ventilation Adit along the eastern breakwater of CBTS;

(iv) Associated drainage and sewerage works; and

(v) Rearrangement of moorings within CBTS.

The works are expected to commence in June 2010 and to be completed in December 2015.

The Major Works Project Management Office of the Highways Department has appointed AECOM Asia Company Limited to design and supervise the construction works. Interested contractors may obtain the tender forms and other particulars from AECOM Asia Company Limited at 12th Floor, Grand Central Plaza, Tower 2, 138 Sha Tin Rural Committee Road, Sha Tin, New Territories, Hong Kong.

Tender submissions should be placed in the Government Secretariat Tender Box located at the lift lobby on the lower ground floor of the Central Government Offices (East Wing), 20 Lower Albert Road, Hong Kong. Submission of tenders will close at noon on April 9, 2010 (Friday).

For enquiries, please call 2605 6262.

he Central–Wan Chai Bypass and Island Eastern Corridor Link form part of an east-west strategic route along the north shore of Hong Kong Island. Upon the completion of the project, the traffic congestion along the existing Gloucester Road - Harcourt Road - Connaught Road Central corridor will be alleviated.
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Blue is for non-expressway guide sign, and green is for expressway guide.

There are also yellow for temporary use, white for destination/attraction, and black for trunk road exit.
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Fall in traffic leads to call for rethink on highway widening
12 April 2010
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The government has been urged to review the HK$4.48 billion plan to widen the Tolo Highway, with questions being asked about why the project should go ahead at a time when traffic flow has fallen.

Transport department figures show the average daily traffic on two sections of the 20-year-old highway dropped by more than one-fifth in the five years to 2008.

A green group challenged the plan, saying it would lead to the felling of more than 10,000 trees - one-third of them already cut down when work began in August.

Green Sense project manager Gabrielle Ho Ka-po said it was unnecessary to widen the entire highway between the Island House Interchange, or Yuen Chau Tsai, and Fanling.

"The gist of the problem actually lies with the two bottlenecks near Yuen Chau Tsai and the Lam Kam Road Interchange," she said. "As long as these two places are widened, the rest of the three-lane highway is able to cope with an average of 94,000 vehicles per day."

A census in 2008 showed the average daily traffic on the section between Yuen Chau Tsai and Tai Wo Road had fallen by 21.8 per cent to 75,000 vehicles in 2008 compared to 2003, and traffic dropped by 19.5 per cent to 82,000 vehicles for the section between Tai Wo Road and Lam Kam Road over the same period.

Democratic Party lawmaker Wong Sing-chi said the government had again missed the time where a project could yield the biggest benefit. "The opening of the Shenzhen Bay Bridge in 2007 has already helped divert some cross-border vehicles from the Tolo Highway, while the opening of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge in a few years will offer drivers yet another option."

The scheme to add an extra lane along a 5.7-kilometre section of the highway has been on the drawing board since 1998. It was put on hold in 2003, however, when economic activity plunged because of Sars and was revived in 2007.

The Fanling Highway - part of Route 9 linking the Tolo Highway to Lok Ma Chau - will also be widened in the second stage. There is no fixed starting date yet but Green Sense called for the plan to be suspended for further review. The improvement work on the Tolo Highway is expected to be completed in 2013.

Tai Po district councillor Wong Pik-kiu said it was "tunnel vision" to drop the plan just because traffic declined over a brief period. "The highway's morning peak-hour traffic has never really dropped much over the years, and with new government planning in the northeast of the New Territories, and more borders about to open around the clock, demand on the highway is bound to grow," she said.

The Highways Department projected serious congestion by 2016 if the improvement work was not carried out, but Ho said the government always overestimated traffic flow for infrastructure projects.
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