Route Twisk

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Route Twisk
Tai Mo Shan Road turn-off on Route Twisk. MacLehose Trail Stage 8 runs along this road.
Route information
Length: 11.5 km (7.1 mi)
Existed: Late 1940s – present
Restrictions: No vehicles over 10 metres[1]
Major junctions
From: Tsuen Kam Interchange
  Tai Mo Shan Road
To: Lam Kam Road
Route Twisk
Traditional Chinese 荃錦公路
Simplified Chinese 荃锦公路

Route Twisk is a steep and tortuous dual-lane road in Hong Kong, linking Tsuen Wan and Pat Heung via Shek Kong. It joins Kam Tin Road and Lam Kam Road north in Kam Tin, and ends in the Tsuen Kam Interchange south in Tsuen Wan.

Its name came from a misprint of its name in a construction project document Route TW/SK, meaning a road linking Tsuen Wan and Shek Kong. An alternative interpretation is Tsuen Wan Into Shek Kong.[citation needed]

It is the only link to Tai Mo Shan Road, the road leading to Tai Mo Shan, the highest peak in Hong Kong. The last section of Stage 8 of the MacLehose Trail runs along Tai Mo Shan Road. Opposite this intersection is a car park, and the starting point of Stage 9 of the trail, which continues in a westerly direction. Because the road is steep with many bends, vehicles longer than 10 metres are prohibited.[1]

History[edit]

In late 1940's, Route Twisk was built for military use.[2] In early 1960s, Hong Kong Government sought successfully to acquire the road from the British forces and opened it to the public on 25 May 1961.[citation needed]

The road ended in Castle Peak Road in Tsuen Wan originally. It was shortened to Tsuen Kam Interchange for the construction of MTR Tsuen Wan Line.

Major intersections[edit]

District Location km[3] Mile Destinations Notes
Tsuen Wan Tsuen Wan 0.00 0.00 Route 9 (Cheung Pei San Road) / Tai Ho Road North / Texaco Road North Roundabout; Also known as Tsuen Kam Interchange
Tsuen Wan
Yuen Long District line
Tai Mo Shan 6.2 3.9 Tai Mo Shan Road
Yuen Long Tai Lam 11.5 7.1 Kam Tin Road / Lam Kam Road Roundabout
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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External links[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing