A Kung Kok Street is a main route for many buses and mini-buses to/from Ma On Shan area. In response to the comments from members of the Health and Environment Committee of Sha Tin District Council on the proposal made in the feasibility study stage
during the meeting in March 2016 and findings from the further Traffic Impact Assessment conducted, the investigation and design consultant recommended the following mitigation measures to further minimise the traffic impact on this road during construction:
- Temporary access roads and temporary bridge connecting to Ma On Shan Road are proposed (refer to figure below) for use by dump trucks to deliver excavated materials away from the site; and
- Restricting construction vehicles passing through A Kung Kok Street during morning and afternoon peak hours through site management.
Being part of the temporary traffic arrangement, a section of existing footpath and cycle track would be utilized as a haul road for construction vehicles, and temporary diversion of footpath and cycle track are therefore proposed. The existing footpath and cycle track would be re-opened to the public upon completion of the construction work.
The traffic model analysis shows that the expected traffic impacts to the nearby road network would be minimised with the implementation of the proposed mitigation measures.
Proposed Improvement Works to Mui Tsz Lam Road
In order to reduce the traffic impact of the relocation project to the nearby road network at A Kung Kok Street, the proposed main entrance and emergency exit of the relocated STSTW would be located at Mui Tsz Lam Road.
To facilitate the operation of the relocated STSTW and enhance the overall traffic safety, improvement to a section of Mui Tsz Lam Road including construction of a roundabout for the entrance of the relocated STSTW is proposed. (refer to figure below).
Mui Tsz Lam Road will not be completely closed during the construction works. Temporary traffic arrangement would be implemented to minimize the potential traffic impact induced by the construction works.
According to the Traffic Impact Assessment, the traffic impact of the relocated STSTW during operation stage is considered minimal.
The above schemes were presented to Traffic and Transport Committee (T&TC) of Sha Tin District Council on 9 May 2017. T&TC members expressed general support on the proposed schemes.