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Highways Department's road improvement works in Tuen Mun and the addition of Hoi Wing Road and Tuen Kung Link Road may affect San Shing Temple

2021-05-04T10:31:36.805Z

The Tuen Chi Tunnel was opened to traffic at the end of last year. The "Tuen Mun West Bypass" that was originally used as a connecting support failed to be implemented. The revised plan is expected to be completed in 2036. The government has predicted that Tuen Mun Road (City Center Section) and Wong Chu Road will be busier ,



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Written by: Huang Weilun

2021-05-04 13:10

Last update date: 2021-05-04 13:10

The Tuen Chi Tunnel was opened to traffic at the end of last year. The "Tuen Mun West Bypass" that was originally used as a connecting support failed to be implemented. The revised plan is expected to be completed in 2036. The government has predicted that Tuen Mun Road (City Center Section) and Wong Chu Road will be busier , In this regard, proposed to improve the road project.

The Highways Department has applied for an environmental impact assessment study brief for the widening and addition of Lung Fu Road, Tuen Mun Road, Wong Chu Road and Hoi Wing Road Links, and plans to build a pair of flyovers or viaduct links to connect Tsing Wan Road and Lung Fu Road , Widen the Tuen Kong/Huangzhu Road connecting road, and add Tuen Mun Road/Hai Wing Road connecting road.

The document revealed that the vicinity of the Hairong Road project is a secondary historical building, Sansheng Temple, and the project may have direct or indirect impacts.

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The document revealed that after the opening of the Tuen Chi Tunnel to traffic, the traffic flow on Tuen Mun Highway (the downtown section) and Wong Chu Road will increase.

The Transport Department previously estimated that the traffic situation on Huangzhu Road will remain at a controllable level until 2026.

In fact, as early as 2007, the government had planned to build the "Tuen Mun West Bypass", which could serve as the connection support for the Tuen Chi Tunnel. However, the plan was not implemented until the end of last year when it was announced as the "Tuen Mun Bypass", which was the fastest It will be completed in 2036.

Many people in the district are worried that the Tuen Chi Tunnel will increase congestion in Tuen Mun. The government has also promised to improve traffic on Lung Fu Road, Wong Chu Road and Hai Wing Road before the bypass is opened to traffic.

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According to the project brief submitted by the Highways Department to the Environmental Protection Department, the project includes the construction of a connecting road between Longfu Road and Qingyun Road south/northbound. The southbound is a 10.3m wide and about 800m long single-lane carriageway; northbound The line is a single lane with a width of 6.3 meters and a length of about 600 meters.

In addition, a 6.3-meter-wide, approximately 550-meter single-lane carriageway will be added to connect the northbound line of Tuen Mun Highway and the westbound line of Hoi Wing Road.

As for the existing Tuen Mun Highway (in the downtown section) and Wong Chu Road link, it will also be widened by 4 to 5 meters and converted to two lanes.

The project is expected to be completed in or before 2031.

The Sansheng Temple Monuments Office near the construction site indicates that there is no need for a cultural relic impact assessment

In terms of project impacts, as it involves clearing the construction site and cutting down trees, it will have a direct impact on the foraging and habitat of birds.

In addition, although there are no sites of archaeological research value within the scope of the project, the Sansheng Temple, a secondary historical building, is adjacent to the boundary of the construction site, and the project may have direct or indirect impacts.

However, as the project is not expected to affect the architectural heritage resources, the Antiquities and Monuments Office has confirmed that the project does not require a heritage impact assessment.

According to information from the Antiquities Advisory Committee, Tuen Mun Sansheng Temple was built by the religious group Puji Hui from 1914 to 1921. It still holds traditional religious ceremonies such as the Buddha's Birthday. It was confirmed as a Grade II historical building at the end of 2009.

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