List of streets and roads in Hong Kong

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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.

Routes[edit]

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[edit]

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

Number and Name Length
(km)
HK Route9.svg Tuen Mun Road 16.2 kilometres (10.1 mi)[1]
HK Route8.svg North Lantau Highway 12.8 kilometres (8.0 mi)
HK Route3.svg Tsing Long Highway 12.5 kilometres (7.8 mi)
HK Route9.svg Tolo Highway 11.3 kilometres (7.0 mi)
HK Route9.svg Fanling Highway 10.0 kilometres (6.2 mi)
HK Route9.svg Yuen Long Highway 10.0 kilometres (6.2 mi)
HK Route4.svg Island Eastern Corridor 8.6 kilometres (5.3 mi)
HK Route9.svg San Tin Highway 7.9 kilometres (4.9 mi)
HK Route10.svg Hong Kong–Shenzhen Western Corridor 5.5 kilometres (3.4 mi)
HK Route10.svg Kong Sham Western Highway 5.4 kilometres (3.4 mi)
HK Route3.svg West Kowloon Highway 5.1 kilometres (3.2 mi)
HK Route2.svg Tate's Cairn Highway 4.2 kilometres (2.6 mi)
Sha Lek Highway 4.2 kilometres (2.6 mi)
HK Route5.svg Tsuen Wan Road 4.1 kilometres (2.5 mi)
HK Route8.svg Lantau Link 4.0 kilometres (2.5 mi)
HK Route3.svg Tsing Kwai Highway 3.5 kilometres (2.2 mi)
HK Route1.svg Sha Tin Road 3.4 kilometres (2.1 mi)
HK Route2.svg Kwun Tong Bypass 3.0 kilometres (1.9 mi)
HK Route9.svg Tai Po Road - Sha Tin Section 1.8 kilometres (1.1 mi)[2]
Penny's Bay Highway 1.5 kilometres (0.93 mi)
Sha Tin Wai Road 1.4 kilometres (0.87 mi)
HK Route3.svg Cheung Tsing Highway 1.2 kilometres (0.75 mi)

Tunnels[edit]

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[edit]

Flyovers[edit]

    • This list is not complete.

Viaducts[edit]

Roads, avenues, streets, bazaars, squares, crescents[edit]

Bus priority[edit]

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[edit]

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

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