Clear Water Bay Road

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Clear Water Bay Road
The Starting Point of Clear Water Bay Road.JPG
The Start of Clear Water Bay Road in Ngau Chi Wan.
Length 14.2 km (8.8 mi)
South end Clear Water Bay Country Park
Major
junctions
Hiram's Highway
North end Lung Cheung Road
Construction
Completion 1932

Clear Water Bay Road (Chinese: 清水灣道) is a major road from a complex interchange in Ngau Chi Wan to a dead end in Clear Water Bay, Sai Kung District. It also is a route to Sai Kung Town and Tseung Kwan O via Hang Hau Road and Hiram's Highway respectively. An expressway deviation, New Clear Water Bay Road (新清水灣道), bypasses a steep, winding, 1 in 6 alignment of Clear Water Bay Road near Shun Lee and Fei Ngo Shan.

In 1932, Clear Water Bay Road began from Kowloon City. In 1963, part of the road was renamed Choi Hung Road and Prince Edward Road East.

Description[edit]

The Flyover

Clear Water Bay Road begins at Ngau Chi Wan at the junction with Lung Cheung Road, Prince Edward Road East and Kwun Tong Road near MTR Choi Hung Station. It then is bypassed by the newer the deviation, running past Choi Wan Estate and Fei Ngo Shan south of Kowloon Peak and reaches Cha Liu Au (茶寮凹). It then merges with the new road then continues as a four-lane expressway east to Tseng Lan Shue, Pak Shek Wo and Pik Uk and runs downhill to Tai Po Tsai and The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. There is an interchange to Sai Kung with the Hiram's Highway. It continues southward toward the Clear Water Bay Peninsula and junctions Ying Yip Road and Hang Hau Road (to Tseung Kwan O) at a complex roundabout near Silverstrand. The road continues south-east to Sheung Sze Wan, and reaches Tai Au Mun. The road ends south in Tai Hang Tun (大坑墩).

New Clear Water Bay Road[edit]

New Clear Water Bay Road is an expressway deviation of Clear Water Bay Road in Kowloon near Choi Wan Estate and Shun Lee Estate. For the section below Kowloon Peak, Clear Water Road is very steep and reaches the ratio of 1 in 6 It is difficult for buses ascending the incline. With the ever-increasing usage of the road due to population increases and the establishment of a country park in Sai Kung, the Hong Kong Government decided to build a new expressway diverging from the junction near Choi Wan Estate, then junctions with Shun Lee Tsuen Road at Shun Lee, then loops back over itself to climb the steep hill and then rejoins the original road at the junction with Anderson Road near Cha Liu Au. The new road was completed in 1980. The loop flyover runs from the hill north of Jordan Valley to Kowloon Peak, and it was the highest bridge in Hong Kong at that time.

Intersections[edit]

District Location km[1] mi Destinations Notes
Sai Kung 0.0 0.0 Clear Water Bay Country Park Cul-de-sac
1.3 0.81 Lung Ha Wan Road
1.4 0.87 Tai Au Mun Road Roundabout
1.7 1.1 Sheung Sze Wan Road
1.9 1.2 Ha Yeung San Tsuen Road
2.2 1.4 Leung Fai Tin Lower Road
2.3 1.4 Leang Fai Tin Upper Road
2.5 1.6 Ha Yeung Road
3.0 1.9 Pak To Avenue
3.5 2.2 Pan Lo Wan Road
4.2 2.6 Hang Hau Wing Lung Road
4.9 3.0 Mang Kung Uk Road
Hang Hau 5.1 3.2 Pik Sha Road
5.4 3.4 Silver Cape Road
5.8 3.6 Hang Hau Road / Ying Yip Road / Silverstrand Beach Road Roundabout
6.7 4.2 A Kung Wan Road
7.0 4.3 Ngan Ying Road
8.0 5.0 University Avenue
8.2–
8.6
5.1–
5.3
Hiram's Highway Directional-T interchange
Pik Uk 9.7 6.0 Razor Hill Road
10.0 6.2 Pak Shek Toi Road Westbound only
Tseng Lan Shue 10.4 6.5 Pak Shek Wo Shan Tsuen Road
10.5 6.5 Ka Shue Road Eastbound only
10.6 6.6 Kam Shue Road Westbound only
11.1 6.9 Tan Shan Road Eastbound only
Sai KungKwun Tong
district border
Jordan Valley 11.9 7.4 On Sau Road
12.1 7.5 New Clear Water Bay Road
12.3 7.6 Fei Ngo Shan Road
Kwun TongWong Tai Sin
district border
12.6 7.8 New Clear Water Bay Road Westbound lane to eastbound New Clear Water Bay Road
13.0 8.1 Jat's Incline
Wong Tai Sin Ngau Chi Wan 13.3 8.3 Fung Shing Street
Kwun TongWong Tai Sin
district border
13.7 8.5 New Clear Water Bay Road
Wong Tai Sin 14.2 8.8 Lung Cheung Road to Route 7
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

Coordinates: 22°20′04″N 114°13′47″E / 22.33456°N 114.22966°E / 22.33456; 114.22966

References[edit]

  1. ^ Google (9 May 2016). "Clear Water Bay Road" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 9 May 2016.