Tolo Highway

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Route 9

Tolo Highway
Part of Route 9
Route information
Length: 11.3 km (7.0 mi)
Existed: 1987 – present
Major junctions
East end: Sha Tin (near Ma Liu Shui)
  8 in total;
HK Route2.svg Route 2 at Ma Liu Shui
West end: Tai Po (near Lam Tsuen)
Highway system
Hong Kong Strategic Route and Exit Number System
Tolo Highway in June 2013

Tolo Highway (Chinese: 吐露港公路; pinyin: Tùlùgǎng Gōnglù; Cantonese Yale: tou3 lou6 gong2 gung1 lou6) is a major expressway on Route 9 in Hong Kong. It connects the new towns of Sha Tin and Tai Po in the eastern New Territories, and was constructed in three stages between 1985 and 1987.

The highway diverges from Tai Po Road near Sha Tin Racecourse. The following 7.3 kilometres (4.5 mi) of the road runs on an embankment on the west coast of Tolo Harbour towards Yuen Chau Tsai (Island House). This section is built alongside the East Rail Line. Construction began in March 1999 to expand the section to a dual four-lane carriageway and was finished in August 2003.[1] This section has a speed limit of 100 km/h.

The next section, 5 km (3.1 mi) long, bypasses Tai Po on the hills to its south. This section remains a dual 3-lane carriageway in its original configuration and the road name changes at Lam Kam Interchange where it connects to the Fanling Highway via a viaduct and interchanges with Lam Kam Road, Tai Po Road and Tai Wo West Service Road. This section is currently being upgraded to a dual four-lane carriageway. Construction began in August 2009 and was completed in March 2014.[2] This section has a speed limit of 80 km/h.

Interchanges and junctions[edit]

There are 6 junctions along Tolo Highway: Sha Tin Racecourse, Ma Liu Shui, Science Park, Island House, Tat Wan Road and Tai Po Tai Wo Road.

UK motorway symbol.svg Tolo Highway
District Location km[3][4] Interchange name Exit Destinations[5] Notes
Sha Tin Fo Tan 8.9 UK motorway symbol.svg Tai Po Road — Sha Tin - Sha Tin, Kowloon Southern terminus; Route 9 continues
8.9 3 Sha Tin Racecourse Northbound exit and southbound entrance from and to UK motorway symbol.svg Tai Po Road — Sha Tin
Ma Liu Shui 10.1 3A Route 2 (UK motorway symbol.svg Tate's Cairn Highway) - Ma On Shan, Sha Tin Wai, Kowloon East Southbound exit and northbound entrance only
10.1 4 Chak Cheung Street / Science Park Road - Ma Liu Shui, Ma On Shan; Pak Shek Kok Southbound entrance from Sui Cheung Road
Tai Po Pak Shek Kok 13.4 4A Chong San Road - Pak Shek Kok, Science Park No northbound exit
Tai Po 16.0 Island House 5 Tai Po Road — Yuen Chau Tsai / Yuen Shin Road / Tai Po Tai Wo Road - Tai Po South, Tai Po Industrial Estate, Tai Po Market
17.0 5A Tat Wan Road - Tai Po South Northbound exit and southbound entrance only
Tai Wo 19.5 6 Tai Po Tai Wo Road - Tai Po North, Tai Wo
Lam Tsuen 20.2 UK motorway symbol.svg Fanling Highway - Fanling, Sheung Shui, Yuen Long Northern terminus; Route 9 continues
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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External links[edit]

Tolo Highway
Hong Kong Route 9 Chronology
HK Route9.svg
Preceded by
Tai Po Road — Sha Tin
Tolo Highway Succeeded by
Fanling Highway