Route 9 (Hong Kong)

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Route 9

Route 9
Shing Mun Tunnels, Shing Mun Tunnel Road, Tai Po Road, Tolo Highway, Fanling Highway, San Tin Highway, Yuen Long Highway, Tuen Mun Road, Cheung Pei Shan Road
Route 9 coloured red
Route information
Maintained by Highways Department
Length 70.6 km (43.9 mi)
Existed 1977 (Tuen Mun Road) – present
Major junctions
Beltway around New Territories
From Shing Mun Tunnels toll plaza near Wo Yi Hop
  Route 8 in Sha Tin Town Centre
Route 1 in Fo Tan
Route 2 in Ma Liu Shui
Route 3 near Au Tau
Route 10 near Lam Tei
Route 3 near Ting Kau
Route 5 near Chai Wan Kok
To Shing Mun Tunnels toll plaza near Wo Yi Hop
Location
Districts Tsuen Wan, Sha Tin, Tai Po, North, Yuen Long, Tuen Mun
Highway system

Hong Kong Strategic Route and Exit Number System

Route 8 Route 10

Route 9 (Chinese: 九號幹綫), Hong Kong is one of the strategic trunk roads, mostly in the form of a motorway, circumnavigating the New Territories. The route is also known as the New Territories Circular Road (新界環迴公路). Starting from the Shing Mun Tunnels, Route 9 links (moving in an anti-clockwise direction) Sha Tin, Tai Po, Fanling, Sheung Shui, Yuen Long, Tuen Mun and Tsuen Wan.

History[edit]

Route 9 was established after a shake-up of the route number system in January 2004, replacing the old system which had been used since 1974.

Route description[edit]

Like other strategic routes in Hong Kong, Route 9 consists of several sections.

The section from Tsuen Wan to Sha Tin is derived from the former Route 5, which includes the Shing Mun Tunnels and most of the Tai Po Road - Sha Tin Section. This section was opened in 1990.

Route 9 then runs in a northerly direction via the remaining portion of Tai Po Road - Sha Tin until the Racecourse Interchange, where it continues via the 12.3 km-long Tolo Highway (opened in 1985) to Lam Kam Road Interchange, to the north of Tai Po. The widening of Tolo Highway between Ma Liu Shui and Tai Po to a dual 3-lane motorway was completed in 2003.[1] It is built to full British motorway standards (3/4 lanes and a hard shoulder). The Tolo Highway continues as another dual 3-lane expressway, Fanling Highway, which was completed in three stages between 1985 and 1987, running due north and north-west, connecting Tai Po North and Pak Shek Au, near San Tin.

At San Tin Interchange near Lok Ma Chau, Route 9 turns south towards Au Tau, near Yuen Long onto an expressway known as the San Tin Highway. After interchanging with Route 3, Route 9 runs along the Yuen Long Highway to Lam Tei Interchange, followed by Tuen Mun Road, all the way to Tsuen Wan.

At Tsuen Wan, the section of Route 9 linking Chai Wan Kok and Shek Wai Kok was opened on 8 February 2007. Traffic then continues its way back to the Shing Mun Tunnels via the new road and the existing Cheung Pei Shan Road.

Exits and interchanges[edit]

HK Route9.svg Route 9
District Location km[n 1] Exit Destinations[4] Notes
Cheung Pei Shan Road
Kwai Tsing Shek Wai Kok 0.0 Route 9 (Cheung Pei Shan Road) - Tsuen Wan, Kwai Chung Clockwise-direction terminus
Shing Mun Tunnel Road
Sha Tin Shing Mun 0.4–
3.1
HK Tunnel.svg Shing Mun Tunnels
Tai Wai 4.3 1 Tai Po Road — Tai Wai - Tai Wai Clockwise exit and anticlockwise entrance only
Sha Tin 5.5 Route 8 (Tsing Sha Highway) - Kowloon West Anticlockwise exit and clockwise entrance only
5.6 Tai Po Road — Tai Wai - Tai Wai Exit permanently closed on June 8 2014.[5] From 2012, was only accessible through clockwise entrance of exit 2. Clockwise exit only
Hong Kong road sign (Expressway Ends).svg Tai Po Road — Sha Tin
Sha Tin Sha Tin 6.1 2 Sha Tin Rural Committee Road - Sha Tin Town Centre
Fo Tan 6.9 2A Fo Tan Road / Lok King Street - Fo Tan Anticlockwise exit and clockwise entrance only
UK motorway symbol.svg Tai Po Road — Sha Tin
Sha Tin Fo Tan 7.6 2B Route 1 (UK motorway symbol.svg Sha Tin Road) - Sha Tin Wai, Kowloon Central Anticlockwise exit and clockwise entrance only
8.2 2C Yuen Wo Road - Penfold Park Clockwise exit and entrance only
8.5 2D Tai Po Road — Sha Tin - Chinese University, Kau To Shan (zh), Tai Po Kau Anticlockwise exit and clockwise entrance only. Entrance from Tai Po Road — Ma Liu Shui
8.9 3 Sha Tin Racecourse Anticlockwise exit and clockwise entrance from and to UK motorway symbol.svg Tolo Highway
UK motorway symbol.svg Tolo Highway
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 Clockwise exit and anticlockwise entrance only
10.1 4 Chak Cheung Street / Science Park Road - Ma Liu Shui, Ma On Shan; Pak Shek Kok Clockwise entrance from Sui Cheung Road
Tai Po Pak Shek Kok 13.4 4A Chong San Road - Pak Shek Kok, Science Park No anticlockwise exit
Tai Po 16.0 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 Anticlockwise exit and clockwise entrance only
Tai Wo 19.5 6 Tai Po Tai Wo Road - Tai Po North, Tai Wo
UK motorway symbol.svg Fanling Highway
Tai Po Lam Tsuen 20.8 7 Lam Kam Road (zh)  / Tai Po Road — Tai Wo / Tai Wo Service Road West / Hong Lok Yuen Road - Shek Kong, Tai Po North, Hong Lok Yuen (zh)
Kau Lung Hang 23.5 7A Tai Wo Service Road East - Kau Lung Hang (zh) Clockwise exit and entrance only
North Fanling 23.9 7B Pak Wo Road - Wo Hop Shek Anticlockwise exit and clockwise entrance only. Entrance from Jockey Club Road
24.1 7C Pak Wo Road - Fanling, Sha Tau Kok Anticlockwise exit and clockwise entrance only. Entrance from Jockey Club Road
Sheung Shui 26.1 8 So Kwun Po Road - Fanling, Sheung Shui
26.9 9 Fan Kam Road (zh) / Po Shek Wu Road - Sheung Shui, Kwu Tung, Shek Kong, Man Kam To
Kwu Tung 29.9 9A Castle Peak Road — Chau Tau / Kwu Tung Road - Kwu Tung, Chau Tau Anticlockwise exit and clockwise exit only
UK motorway symbol.svg San Tin Highway
Yuen Long Kwu Tung 31.3 10 San Sham Road / Castle Peak Road — San Tin / Castle Peak Road — Chau Tau / Kwu Tung Road - Shenzhen, Lok Ma Chau, San Tin, Kwu Tung This exit has two additional exit ramps; see San Tin Highway for more information. Anticlockwise exits and clockwise entrance from and to UK motorway symbol.svg Fanling Highway
Mai Po 33.3 10A Mai Po Lung Road / Shek Wu Wai Road - Mai Po, San Tin Clockwise exit and anticlockwise entrance only
Ngau Tam Mei 36.2 11 Fairview Park Boulevard / Castle Peak Road — Tam Mi / San Tam Road - Fairview Park, San Tin, Ngau Tam Mei, Kam Tin
UK motorway symbol.svg Yuen Long Highway
Yuen Long Au Tau 38.8 12 Route 3 (UK motorway symbol.svg Tsing Long Highway) - Tsuen Wan, Tsing Yi, Kowloon, Lantau
Shap Pat Heung 39.7 13 Castle Peak Road — Yuen Long - Tai Tong, Yuen Long Anticlockwise exit and clockwise entrance only. Connected to the other half of exit 13
41.3 Shap Pat Heung Road - Tai Tong, Yuen Long, Kam Tin Clockwise exit and anticlockwise entrance only. Connected to the other half of exit 13
Hung Shui Kiu 43.1 14 Long Tin Road - Tin Shui Wai East
44.6 15 Hung Tin Road - Tin Shui Wai West, Hung Shui Kiu
Tuen Mun Lam Tei 46.6 16 Route 10 (UK motorway symbol.svg Kong Sham Western Highway) - Ha Tsuen, Shekou
47.8 17 Castle Peak Road — Lam Tei / Castle Peak Road — Lingnan / Tsing Lun Road - Lam Tei, Lingnan University Anticlockwise entrance accessible only from connection at exit 16 from exit ramp to entrance ramp
Hong Kong road sign (Expressway Ends).svg Tuen Mun Road
Tuen Mun San Hui 49.1 18 Tsing Tin Road - Tai Hing
49.5 19 San Tak Street - San Hui Clockwise exit and entrance only. Entrance from Yuk Hong Street
49.9 Pui To Road (zh) - Tuen Mun Town Centre Anticlockwise exit and clockwise entrance only
Tuen Mun Town Centre 50.2 20 Tuen Fat Road - Tuen Mun Town Centre Service road parallel to Tuen Hi Road. Anticlockwise exit and entrance only
50.7 Tuen Hi Road - Tuen Mun Town Centre Service road parallel to Tuen Fat Road. Clockwise exit and entrance only
50.9 20A Tuen Hing Road - Tuen Mun Town Centre Clockwise exit and anticlockwise entrance only
UK motorway symbol.svg Tuen Mun Road
Tuen Mun Tuen Mun South 51.2 21 Wong Chu Road - Tuen Mun South
Tai Lam 56.2 22 Castle Peak Road — Tai Lam, Castle Peak Road — New Tai Lam - Tai Lam, So Kwun Wat, Tsing Lung Tau
Tsuen Wan Sham Tseng 61.7 23 Castle Peak Road — Sham Tseng - Sham Tseng
Ting Kau 62.6 24 Route 3 (UK motorway symbol.svg Ting Kau Bridge) - Tsing Yi, Kowloon, Lantau Anticlockwise exit and clockwise entrance only
63.9 Route 3 (UK motorway symbol.svg Tsing Long Highway) - Yuen Long, Lok Ma Chau, Shenzhen Clockwise exit and anticlockwise entrance only
Chai Wan Kok 66.7 24A Route 5 (UK motorway symbol.svg Tsuen Wan Road) - Tsuen Wan, Kwai Chung, Kowloon Anticlockwise exit and clockwise entrance only
Cheung Pei Shan Road
Tsuen Wan Chai Wan Kok 67.4 24C Castle Peak Road — Tsuen Wan - Tsuen Wan No clockwise exit
Tai Wo Hau 68.8 25 Route Twisk / Tai Ho Road North (zh) / Texaco Road North (zh) / Wai Tsuen Road - Tsuen Wan, Tai Wo Hau, Kam Tin
Kwai Tsing Shek Wai Kok 70.3 25A Wo Yi Hop Road (zh) / Sam Tung Uk Road / Cheung Shan Estate Road East - Shek Wai Kok, Wo Yi Hop (zh), Shing Mun, Kwai Chung
70.8 Route 9 (Cheung Pei Shan Road) - Sha Tin, Tai Po Anticlockwise-direction terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Rounded to the nearest 110th of a kilometre[2][3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Widening of Tolo Highway between Island House Interchange and Ma Liu Shui Interchange". Highways Department of the Hong Kong Government. Retrieved 2 August 2012.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  2. ^ "Open Source Routing Machine". Retrieved 29 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "Google Maps Street View". Google. Retrieved 29 March 2014. 
  4. ^ "Route Diagram - Route 1". Transport Department of the Government of Hong Kong. Retrieved 29 March 2014. 
  5. ^ "OpenStreetMap | Way: Tai Po Road — Sha Tin (32559376)". OpenStreetMap. Archived from the original on 1 June 2014. Retrieved 1 June 2014. 

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