Hiram’s Highway is the only principal road linking Sai Kung to Kowloon East and Tseung Kwan O. To
improve the traffic conditions in Sai Kung, the Government is now planning to implement improvement works on Hiram’s Highways. The improvement works will be implemented in 2 stages, including Hiram’s Highway Improvement Stage 1 (from Clear Water Bay to Marina Cove) which is under construction, and Hiram’s Highway Improvement Stage 2 (from Marina Cove to Sha Ha) which is under investigation.
Improve Highway Design
The existing Hiram’s Highway was designed based on old design standard. The lack of ancillary facilities also results in inconvenience to road users, for example:
Relieve Traffic Congestion
- Narrow Carriageway
- Insufficient Pedestrian Crossing Facility
- Sharp Bends and Insufficient Sight Distance
- Insufficient Layby
Hiram’s Highway is the only principal road linking Sai Kung to Kowloon East and Tseung Kwan O. There is traffic congestion along some sections of the road during peak hours on weekdays and on the weekend. In the event of traffic accident or other emergencies, fully closure of carriageway may be required, which will seriously affect the daily life of the local residents. Moreover, due to the narrow carriageway, when there is road maintenance or utility works, road closure will be required. It will inevitably cause adverse traffic impact.
Cope with Development of Sai Kung District
According to the Outline Zoning Plans of Sai Kung districts, there will be an increase in population due to planned developments. In addtion, a number of leisure and tourist attractions in Sai Kung (including Hong Kong Global Geopark of China) will attract tourists visiting Sai Kung, generating related traffic demands.
Improvement of Hiram’s Highway
To imporve highway design, relieve the traffice congestion, and to cope with the development of Sai Kung, the Government is planning to carry out improvement works on Hiram’s Highway. Highways Department commissioned the
Hiram’s Highway Improvement Stage 1 to enhance a section of Hiram’s Highway from Clear Water Bay Road to Marina Cove to a dual 2-lane carriageway. The works contract of
Hiram’s Highway Improvement Stage 1 commenced in early 2016 and is planned for completion in end 2020.
Hiram’s Highway Improvement Stage 2 will continue to improve the section of Hiram’s Highway from Marina Cove to Sai Kung Town. This will strengthen the connectivity between Sai Kung and the urban areas.