Hiram’s Highway Improvement Stage 2

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.

Reasons for implementing the Hiram’s Highway Improvement Stage 2

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:

Narrow Carriageway
Insufficient Pedestrian Crossing Facility
Sharp Bends and Insufficient Sight Distance
Insufficient Layby
Relieve Traffic Congestion

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.

Your views on the Hiram’s Highway Improvement Stage 2 project are welcome. We hope to know more about the public’s expectations and foster mutual understanding with the public on the project through the upcoming public engaement and consultation activities. We are going to conduct an exhibition and a public forum in early October 2016 and end October 2016 respectively to enable the public to understand the project and to express their views. Details are as follows:

Public Forum – Adverse Weather Arrangement
In case Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No.8 or above is hoisted or Black Rainstorm Warning Signal is issued by the Hong Kong Observatory 2 hours before the public forum (i.e. 12:00 pm), the activity will be cancelled and will be rescheduled to the same time on 29 October 2016 at the same venue. Enquiry Tel.2859 5666

Sai Kung Hiram’s Highway
Sai Kung Hiram’s Highway
Sai Kung Hiram’s Highway
Sai Kung Hiram’s Highway
Sai Kung Hiram’s Highway
Sai Kung Hiram’s Highway
Sai Kung Hiram’s Highway
Sai Kung Hiram’s Highway

Source: Meinhardt Infrastructure and Environment Limited (Design and Construction)

Hiram’s Highway Improvement Stage 2 under planning

Preliminary design and investigation works are in progress to improve the section of road from Marina Cove to the south of Sha Ha.
The proposed improvement works will increase the road capacity to cope with the future traffic demand arising from the continuous development of Sai Kung area and to enhance road safety.

Source: highways Department

Sai Kung Car Parks

1 Chui Tong Road, Sai Kung
Hourly (per hour)
Mon-Fri (Excl.PH) $15
Sat/Sun/PH $20

Max Park
Calculated from time of entry until 24:00 on the same day
Mon-Fri (Excl.PH) $75

16 Chan Man Street, Sai Kung
Hourly (per hour)
Mon-Thu (Excl.PH) $30
Fri/Sat/Sun & PH $34

22-40 Fuk Man Road & Chan Man Street, Sai Kung
Hourly (per 1/2 hour)
Mon-Thu (Excl.PH) $15
Fri/Sat/Sun & PH $17
Max Park
Calculated from time of entry until 24:00 on the same day
Mon-Thu (Excl.PH) $140

Kau Sai Chau Public Car Park (Wai Man Road)

Monday-Friday: $10
Weekends: $14

Hiram’s Highway Improvement Stage 1

To improve two sections of Hiram’s Highway between Clear Water Bay Road and Pak Wai, the existing Ho Chung Road and Luk Mei Tsuen Road.

The proposed improvement works will relieve the traffic congestion on the road section near Marina Cove, enhance the safety of the road section and improve the local access to Ho Chung and Luk Mei Tsuen.

Construction Commencement Date: Mar 2016
Anticipated Commissioning Date: End 2020

Hiram’s Highway Sai Kung
Hiram’s Highway Sai Kung

Source: Highway Department