Streets and Roads in Hong Kong
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The following are incomplete lists of expressways, tunnels, bridges, roads, avenues, streets, crescents, squares and bazaars in Hong Kong.

Many roads on the Hong Kong Island conform to the contours of the hill landscape. Some of the roads on the north side of Hong Kong Island and southern Kowloon have a grid-like pattern.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8] The roads are generally designed to British standards. Expressways generally conform to British motorway standards.

Speed limits on all roads are 50 km/h (31 mph), unless indicated otherwise by road signs. Usually, higher speed limits such as 70 and 80 km/h (43 and 50 mph) have been raised to facilitate traffic flow along main roads and trunk roads. On most expressways, speed limits have been raised to 80 km/h and 100 km/h (62 mph) due to the smooth geometry and 110 km/h (68 mph) for North Lantau Highway, while some expressways such as Island Eastern Corridor and Tuen Mun Road have been restricted to 70 km/h because of its long existence and/or geometrical constraints. Typically, the highest speed limit in all tunnels[clarification needed] and suspension bridges is 80 km/h, while for other roads such as toll plaza areas and slip roads that do not lead to other expressways the speed limits are recommended to be reduced to the default 50 km/h speed limit.


Hong Kong's Transport Department is responsible for management of road traffic, regulation of public transport services and operation of major transport infrastructures, while Highways Department is responsible for planning, design, construction and maintenance of the public road system.

Main article: Hong Kong Strategic Route and Exit Number System

In 2004, a new strategic route marking system was put in place, with most existing routes renumbered and exits to key places or to another route also numbered. (For example, a journey from Yau Ma Tei to the airport uses Route 3, taking Exit 5 to join Route 8. It is therefore identified as "3-5-8".) Routes 1 to 3 are cross-harbour north–south routes following the order in which the harbour tunnels were opened. Routes 4, 5, 7 and 8 run east–west, numbered from south to north. Route 9 circumscribes the New Territories. Route 10 runs from western New Territories from Route 9 and bends northward towards and passes the border to Shenzhen. However, the new system has caused some confusion to drivers used to relying on destination signs.

The routes are designated as follows:


There are approximately 158.7 kilometres (98.6 mi) of expressways in Hong Kong. The following list is sorted by length:

Number and Name Length
Speed limit (km/h)
Tuen Mun Road 16.2 kilometres (10.1 mi)[9] 70/80
Hong Kong Link Road 13.2 kilometres (8.2 mi) 100
North Lantau Highway 12.8 kilometres (8.0 mi) 110
Tsing Long Highway 12.5 kilometres (7.8 mi) 80/100
Tolo Highway 11.3 kilometres (7.0 mi) 100
Fanling Highway 10.0 kilometres (6.2 mi) 80/100
Yuen Long Highway 10.0 kilometres (6.2 mi) 80
Island Eastern Corridor 8.6 kilometres (5.3 mi) 70
San Tin Highway 7.9 kilometres (4.9 mi) 100
Hong Kong–Shenzhen Western Corridor 5.5 kilometres (3.4 mi) 100
Kong Sham Western Highway 5.4 kilometres (3.4 mi) 80
West Kowloon Highway 5.1 kilometres (3.2 mi) 100
Tate's Cairn Highway 4.2 kilometres (2.6 mi) 80
Sha Lek Highway 4.2 kilometres (2.6 mi) 80
Tsuen Wan Road 4.1 kilometres (2.5 mi) 70
Lantau Link 4.0 kilometres (2.5 mi) 80
Tsing Kwai Highway 3.5 kilometres (2.2 mi) 80
Sha Tin Road 3.4 kilometres (2.1 mi) 80
Kwun Tong Bypass 3.0 kilometres (1.9 mi) 70/80
Tai Po Road – Sha Tin Section 1.8 kilometres (1.1 mi)[10] 80
Penny's Bay Highway 1.5 kilometres (0.93 mi) 80
Cheung Tsing Highway 1.2 kilometres (0.75 mi) 80

Tunnels, bridges, viaducts, and flyovers

Main article: Tunnels and bridges in Hong Kong

Roads, streets, avenues, lanes, paths, highways, crescents and squares

Hong Kong Island

Eastern District

The Mid-Levels

The Peak

Southern District

Causeway Bay, Central, Happy Valley, Wan Chai, Western District

Kowloon and New Kowloon

South of Boundary Street

North of Boundary Street

New Territories


Kam Tin, Pat Heung and Shek Kong

Kwai Chung

Sai Kung

San Tin

Sha Tau Kok

Sha Tin

Sheung Shui

Tai Po

Tseung Kwan O

Tsing Yi

Tsuen Wan

Tuen Mun

Yau Kom Tau

Yuen Long

Outlying Islands

Chek Lap Kok Airport

Cheung Chau

Note: Cheung Chau is not accessible by vehicle, roads are only used by pedestrians, cyclists and some licensed vehicles.

Lamma Island
Lantau Island

Main article: List of roads in Lantau

Peng Chau

Bus priority

The Transport Department has designated about 22 km (14 mi) of road length as exclusive "bus lanes", out of approximately 2,000 km (1,200 mi) of accessible roads.

Monitoring major roads

The traffic CAM online provides near real-time road conditions for all major road users, as well as facilitating monitoring of traffic. There are about 115 closed-circuit cameras located on the routes to provide monitoring of traffic flow. Congestion is heaviest in Kowloon and along the northern shore of Hong Kong Island, where most cameras are located.

Some example locations:

See also


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  2. ^ Hong Kong Libraries [dead link]
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  5. ^ Hong Kong Libraries [dead link]
  6. ^ Hong Kong Libraries [dead link]
  7. ^ Fujimori, Ryo (2015). "Evolution of urban form in Hong Kong : A study of development controls and high-density housing models". doi:10.5353/th_b5689294 (inactive 12 April 2024). ((cite journal)): Cite journal requires |journal= (help)CS1 maint: DOI inactive as of April 2024 (link)
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  9. ^ "Google Maps". Google Maps.
  10. ^ "Google Maps". Google Maps.