Sai Sha Road

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Sai Sha Road
Sai Sha Road.jpg
Section of Sai Sha Road near Symphony Bay
Native name西
Former name(s)Nai Chung Access Road
LocationNew Territories, Hong Kong
Construction
Construction startLate 1970s
InaugurationOctober 27, 1988; 30 years ago (1988-10-27)

Sai Sha Road (Chinese: 西沙路) is a main road connecting Sai Kung and Ma On Shan. It begins at the roundabout at Mak Pin, Sai Kung and passes through Three Fathoms Cove and Shap Sze Heung before traversing the new town of Ma On Shan and Wu Kai Sha and ending at Hang Tak Street in Kam Ying Court.

The MTR Ma On Shan Line track section between Heng On Station and Wu Kai Sha Station is placed directly above Sai Sha Road. Other than MTR stations, several estates lie next to the road. The length of the road is approximately 11.2 km. Despite the road having close to no slope, it includes many bends.

History[edit]

Construction of the road began in the late 1970s. It originally stretched from Tai Mong Tsai to Nai Chung, hence the original name of the road was Nai Chung Access Road. In 1986, its name was altered to Sai Sha Road and has retained this name since then. Two years later, it was open to traffic, with the connection between Sha Tin New Town and Ma On Shan finally complete.

Transportation[edit]

Buses

The Kowloon Motor Bus bus routes 99, 99R and 299X serve the Sai Sha Road. Other bus routes serving Ma On Shan often pass through the Sai Sha Road as well.