Temporary traffic and transport arrangements for tram track renewal work in Western District from January 7

Hong Kong (HKSAR) - The Transport Department (TD) today (January 4) reminded the public that temporary traffic and transport arrangements would be implemented on Des Voeux Road West in Sai Wan from January 7 to 21 to facilitate tram track renewal work.

The arrangements include:

* The fast lane of Des Voeux Road West westbound from a point about 35 metres east of its junction with Hill Road to a point about 10 metres east of the same junction will be temporarily closed to all vehicular traffic except trams; and

* The bus stop of Citybus route Nos. 1, 5B and 930A and New World First Bus route Nos. 18, 18P, 43X, 113, 811, 904, 905 and 971 on Des Voeux Road West westbound near Whitty Street will be temporarily relocated backward for about 15 metres.

Motorists are advised to avoid driving to the affected areas.

In case of traffic congestion, motorists should exercise tolerance and patience, and follow the instructions of the Police. People planning to go to the affected area are advised to use public transport as far as possible.

The TD and the Police will closely monitor the traffic situation and implement appropriate measures whenever necessary. Members of public are advised to be alert to the latest traffic news on radio and television.

Details of the special traffic and transport arrangements are now available on the department's website (www.td.gov.hk).

Published on: 2013-01-04

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