Route 8 (Hong Kong)

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Route 8

Route 8
Tsing Sha Highway (Sha Tin T3, Tai Wai Tunnel, Sha Tin Heights Tunnel, Eagle's Nest Tunnel, Lai Chi Kok Viaduct, Stonecutters Bridge, Nam Wan Tunnel), Lantau Link (Tsing Ma Bridge, Ma Wan Viaduct, Kap Shui Mun Bridge), North Lantau Highway
Route 8 coloured red
Route information
Part of AH368
Maintained by Highways Department
Length: 33.1 km (20.6 mi)
32.6 kilometres (20.3 mi) eastbound
Existed: 1997 – present
Major junctions
East end: Route 9 in Sha Tin Town Centre
  Route 7 near Lai Chi Kok
Route 3 in Cheung Sha Wan
Route 3 in Tsing Yi
Penny's Bay Highway near Sunny Bay/Yam O
West end: Airport Road near Hong Kong International Airport
Location
Districts: Sha Tin, Sham Shui Po, Kwai Tsing, Tsuen Wan, Islands
Highway system

Hong Kong Strategic Route and Exit Number System

Route 7 Route 9
Knitting bridges interchange of Route 8 and Route 3 at the border of Cheung Sha Wan and Lai Chi Kok

Route 8 (Chinese: 八號幹線) of Hong Kong is a dual 3-lane carriageway expressway that links Lantau Island, Tsing Yi Island, Cheung Sha Wan in West Kowloon, and Sha Tin in the southeast New Territories of Hong Kong. It is a combination of many sections.

The section from Lantau to Tsing Yi is made up of the existing North Lantau Highway and Lantau Link, which opened in 1997. Route 8 becomes Airport Road at Chek Lap Kok.

The section between Tsing Yi and Cheung Sha Wan, formerly known as Route 9, is a 7.6-kilometre (4.7 mi) dual 3-lane expressway. This section consists of the Stonecutters Bridge, which spans the Rambler Channel from Stonecutters Island and links with the Lantau Link through the Nam Wan Tunnel and West Tsing Yi viaduct and was opened on 20 December 2009. This section provides traffic with a more direct route to the Lantau Link, particularly vehicles from Tsim Sha Tsui and Western Harbour Crossing, previously vehicles had to use Route 3 (Cheung Tsing Bridge and Cheung Tsing Tunnel).

The remaining section links Cheung Sha Wan and Tai Wai, formerly known as Route 16. It is composed of the Eagle's Nest Tunnel and Sha Tin Heights Tunnel, totalling 6.7 kilometres (4.2 mi) in length and connecting Route 9 at its Sha Tin terminus. It was opened on 21 March 2008.[1][2]

Areas passed through by Route 8 include Hong Kong International Airport, Tung Chung, Hong Kong Disneyland, Ma Wan, Tsing Yi, West Kowloon, and Sha Tin.

Route 8 also connects with Route 3, Route 7, and Route 9.

Observed roads and exits[edit]

Westbound towards Chek Lap Kok Eastbound towards Sha Tin
Exit Destination Exit Destination
Sha Tin (intersection with Route 9)
Tsing Sha Highway
1 Mei Tin Road

Tai Wai

1 Mei Tin Road

Tai Wai, Route 9 clockwise to Tsuen Wan via Shing Mun Tunnels

1A Tai Po Road

Sham Shui Po, Mong Kok

Tai Wai Tunnel
1B Che Kung Miu Road

Hin Tin, Ma On Shan

Sha Tin Heights Tunnel
Eagle's Nest Tunnel
Lai Chi Kok Viaduct
1C Ching Cheung Road (westbound)

Route 7 westbound to Kwai Chung

2A Lai Wan Interchange

Cheung Sha Wan and Hong Kong (West) (Route 3 southbound)

2B West Kowlooon Highway

Route 3 southbound to Tsim Sha Tsui and Hong Kong

2C Container Port Road South

Stonecutters Island

2D Container Port Road South

Stonecutters Island

Stonecutters Bridge
3 Tsing Yi Road

Tsing Yi, Container Terminal 9

3 Tsing Yi Road

Tsing Yi, Container Terminal 9

Nam Wan Tunnel
3A Ting Kau Bridge

Route 3 northbound to Yuen Long via Tai Lam Tunnel

4A Cheung Tsing Tunnel

Route 3 southbound to Hong Kong West, Kowloon, Tsuen Wan and Kwai Chung

4B Ting Kau Bridge

Route 3 northbound to Yuen Long via Tai Lam Tunnel

Tsing Ma Bridge
4C Ma Wan Road

Ma Wan (with authorized permit only)

Kap Shui Mun Bridge
North Lantau Highway
5 Penny's Bay Highway

Disneyland and Sunny Bay

5 Penny's Bay Highway

Disneyland and Sunny Bay

6 Siu Ho Wan Depot 6 Siu Ho Wan Depot
6A Yu Tung Road

Tung Chung Town Centre

6B Tung Chung Waterfront Road

Tung Chung North

Hong Kong International Airport

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "八號幹線沙田至長沙灣通車". Mingpao. 2008-03-21. 
  2. ^ "Route 8 between Cheung Sha Wan and Sha Tin". Highways Department. Retrieved 2008-02-18. 

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