Lantau Link

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Route 8

Lantau Link
Part of Route 8
Route information
Maintained by Highways Department
Length: 4.0 km (2.5 mi)
Existed: 1997 – present
Major junctions
East end: Tsing Yi
  3;
HK Route3.svg Route 3 at Tsing Yi
West end: Lantau (near Tsing Chau Tsai)
Highway system
Hong Kong Strategic Route and Exit Number System
Lantau Link
Traditional Chinese 青嶼幹線
Simplified Chinese 青屿干线
Lantau Link toll plaza at Tsing Chau Tsai, on Lantau Island.
The Lantau Link crossing the island of Ma Wan. From left to right: Tsing Ma Bridge, Ma Wan Viaduct (on the island) and Kap Shui Mun Bridge.

The Lantau Link, formerly known as the Lantau Fixed Crossing,[1] is a roadway linking Hong Kong International Airport to the urban areas in Hong Kong. It was officially opened on 27 April 1997, and it opened to traffic on 22 May the same year.[1]

Infrastructure[edit]

The Lantau Link is 3.5 kilometres (2.2 mi) long and consists of:

Link is split into two traffic levels; the upper level is an open, 3-lane divided highway, while the lower level is a double-track railway line used by the MTR Airport Express and Tung Chung Line and also contains two single-lane roads for emergency use in both directions. The speed limit is 80 kilometres per hour (50 mph) on the upper level and 50 kilometres per hour (31 mph) on the lower level. In normal situations, the lower level is not used except in special circumstances such as strong wind or serious accidents which could lead to the closure of the upper level. The lower level is not connected to Ma Wan.

The Lantau Link is (for now) the only land passageway connecting Lantau and other parts of Hong Kong; a second link via Tuen Mun (which will be part of Route 10 and constructed in conjunction with the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge) is under construction and should be ready for use in 2018.

Near the Tsing Yi end of the Lantau Link is the cable-stayed Ting Kau Bridge, and the Cheung Tsing and Nam Wan Tunnels, the latter of which leads to the Stonecutters Bridge.

Interchanges[edit]

Lantau Link HK Route8.svg
Inbound exits Exit number Lantau-bound exits
End Lantau Link
continues as Tsing Sha Highway HK Route8.svg
- Start Lantau Link
Cheung Tsing Highway HK Route3.svg
Container Terminals 1-7, Kowloon, Hong Kong
4A no exit
Tsing Long Highway HK Route3.svg
Yuen Long, Tuen Mun
4B no exit
Tsing Ma Bridge
Ma Wan Viaduct
no exit 4C Ma Wan Road
Ma Wan
enter by permit only
Kap Shui Mun Bridge
Start Lantau Link - End Lantau Link
continues as North Lantau Highway HK Route8.svg

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Preceded by
Tsing Sha Highway
Hong Kong Route 8
HK Route8.svg
Lantau Link
Succeeded by
North Lantau Highway