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CKR is a 4.7 km-long dual 3-lane trunk road, with 3.9 km-long tunnel. The CKR would become a key component of the strategic road network in Hong Kong after commissioning.

Central Kowloon Route (CKR) will connect the Yau Ma Tei Interchange with the road network in Kowloon Bay and Kai Tak Development. It can divert traffic away from the major east-west corridors in Kowloon; thus will effectively relieve the existing congestion problems and cater for traffic generated by future developments. Furthermore, the major part of CKR is formed by tunnel. It can help reducing air pollution brought by traffic congestion. With CKR, we estimate that the journey time between Yau Ma Tei and Kowloon Bay during peak hours will take around 5 minutes, saving about 25 minutes in comparison with the journey time without the CKR.

In response to the public concerns raised during the Phase 1 Public Engagement exercise, the design of Central Kowloon Route (CKR) has several features. On environmental aspect, we will build landscaped decks and noise enclosures/barriers at appropriate locations and will provide more greening to improve the surrounding environment. From conservation aspect, the recommended alignment can preserve the historic buildings of the Yau Ma Tei Police Station. We can also allow the continuation of the Temple Street night market activities during the construction stage of CKR. Affected public facilities will be re-provided in advance to minimise the impacts to the public services. The extent of the temporary reclamation for the construction of underwater tunnel in the seabed of Kowloon Bay will be kept minimum.

As majority of the tunnel will be constructed deep into the underground bedrock stratum to avoid conflicts with the foundations of the buildings along the recommended alignment, the Central Kowloon Route project will not involve any resumption/clearance of private buildings nor removal of any households.

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