Kwun Tong Bypass

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Kwun Tong Bypass
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Junction between Route 5 and Kwun Tong Bypass near Kowloon Bay
Traditional Chinese 觀塘繞道
Simplified Chinese 观塘绕道

Kwun Tong Bypass is an elevated bypass expressway in Kwun Tong, Kowloon East, Hong Kong with three lanes in each direction and a posted speed limit of 70-80 kilometres per hour. It comprises part of Route 2 and has links to Route 5 and Route 7. It passes next to the boundary of the Kai Tak airport.

The bypass was built to alleviate traffic congestion on Kwun Tong Road of Route 7, to which it is parallel. It bridges Eastern Harbour Crossing (Route 2) and Tseung Kwan O Tunnel (Route 7) at its southeastern end with Tate's Cairn Tunnel (Route 2) and Airport Tunnel (Route 5) at its northwestern end, providing a fast connection across eastern New Kowloon.

The point where the bypass nearly meets the Tseung Kwan O Road (immediately south of the Kwun Tong Magistracy) was originally slated to be the site of a cultural centre for Kwun Tong. Instead, the bypass and an electric substation were built on the site and Kwun Tong still has no cultural centre.[1]

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  1. ^ "Provision of a Cultural Centre in Kwun Tong (UC.FIN.90.86)". Urban Council. 30 June 1986. 

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Preceded by
Lei Yue Mun Road
Hong Kong Route 2
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Kwun Tong Bypass
Succeeded by
Tate's Cairn Tunnel


Coordinates: 22°19′24″N 114°12′55″E / 22.3233°N 114.2154°E / 22.3233; 114.2154