Problems & Solutions

Environmentally Friendly Noise Measures

Some existing roads are close to dwellings and are causing noise disturbances to nearby residents at night. However, retrofitting noise barriers/enclosures or providing low noise road surfaces on existing roads may not be practicable. Therefore, non-engineering solutions such as traffic management and pedestrian schemes, if found practicable, could be used to help to relief the traffic noise problem in the locality.

Traffic Management Scheme

A traffic management scheme is being implemented in four areas to ban certain types of vehicles from using some streets at night to reduce traffic noise.

Name of Street Class of Vehicle Affected
Lai King Hill Road Length exceeding 11m (except buses) 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. [effective 1 June 1995]
Chuk Yau Road Gross Vehicle Weight exceeding 23 tonnes 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. [effective 18 March 1999]
Tsing Fung Street Flyover Gross Vehicle Weight exceeding 5.5 tonnes (except franchised buses) 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. [effective 14 January 2000]
Texaco Road Flyover Franchised buses Mid-night to 6 a.m. [effective 4 July 2005]

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