Hong Kong National Day public holiday

Hong Kong's National Day is celebrated every October 1 to mark the founding of the People's Republic of China on October 1, 1949.

It is celebrated throughout Hong Kong, mainland China and Macau.

Festivities include a flag raising ceremonies, parades and fireworks in the evening.

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The National Day holiday is usually part of a "Golden Week" of days off in mainland China.

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government has issued details about crowd safety management measures for those planning to watch the fireworks on Victoria Harbour.

The full list of road closures and traffic diversions is as follows:

Kowloon
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Crowd safety management measures in Tsim Sha Tsui
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Police will implement crowd safety management measures in Yau Tsim District and Hung Hom Waterfront Promenade, including pedestrianising roads at Tsim Sha Tsui and Hung Hom Waterfront Promenade in phases.

Depending on the prevailing crowd situation, Police will implement safety measures within the pedestrianised area including the closure of pedestrian subways and putting up barriers. One-way flow will be carried out on overcrowded areas such as footbridges and in the vicinity of the waterfront promenade.

When the vicinities of the Hong Kong Culture Centre Complex, former Kowloon-Canton Railway Clock Tower and the Avenue of Stars are saturated, spectators should go to Tsim Sha Tsui East or other areas.

There are a number of construction works at the vicinity of Salisbury Garden and the construction site along Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui MTR Station Exit A1 at Nathan Road near Haiphong Road, Tsim Sha Tsui MTR Station Exit D1 at Nathan Road near Carnarvon Road, the construction site of Express Railway at Lin Cheung Road, and the construction site of West Kowloon Cultural District at Austin Road West. Spectators are advised not to approach areas with road works and not to attempt to climb or lean against the hoarding or fence.

Spectators should follow Police advice and pay attention to notice and loudspeaker broadcasts on site.

Road closure and traffic diversions
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A. Phase One (from 7pm onwards)

The following roads will be closed:

1. Hung Hom Bypass between Salisbury Road and Hung Hom Road;
2. Princess Margaret Road Link between Metropolis Drive and Hung Hom Bypass;
3. Westbound Salisbury Road between Cheong Wan Road and Kowloon Park Drive, as well as its elevated road;
4. Eastbound Salisbury Road between Kowloon Park Drive and Science Museum Road;
5. U-turn slip-road outside New World Millennium Hong Kong Hotel leading from eastbound Salisbury Road to westbound Salisbury Road;
6. Mody Lane;
7. Hong Wan Path;
8. Canton Road between Kowloon Park Drive and Salisbury Road;
9. Kowloon Park Drive and Salisbury Road between Star Ferry Pier and Kowloon Park Drive will be restricted for the use of franchised buses and green minibuses (GMBs) only;
10. Ashley Road;
11. Hankow Road;
12. Lock Road;
13. Northbound Nathan Road between Bowring Street and Salisbury Road;
14. Southbound Nathan Road between Granville Road and Salisbury Road;
15. Carnarvon Road between Nathan Road and Granville Road;
16. Bristol Avenue;
17. Hanoi Road;
18. Hart Avenue;
19. Minden Row;
20. Blenheim Avenue;
21. Middle Road;
22. Hau Fook Street;
23. Cameron Lane;
24. Cameron Road;
25. Prat Avenue;
26. Humphreys Avenue;
27. Peking Road;
28. Haiphong Road;
29. Mody Road between Chatham Road South and Nathan Road;
30. Westbound Mody Road between Chatham Road South and Science Museum Road;
31. Minden Avenue;
32. Northbound Chatham Road South between Granville Road and Salisbury Road;
33. Southbound Chatham Road South between Mody Road and Salisbury Road;
34. Granville Road between Chatham Road South and Science Museum Road will be re-routed to one-way eastbound and restricted for the use of franchised buses and GMBs only;
35. Granville Square;
36. Science Museum Path;
37. Unnamed access road between Austin Road West and West Kowloon Waterfront Promenade; and
38. Ichang Street.

The following traffic diversions will be implemented:

1. Vehicles along southbound Hung Hom Road will be directed to Cheong Tung Road South roundabout via Hung Hom Bypass;
2. Vehicles along eastbound Metropolis Drive cannot turn right to southbound Princess Margaret Road Link;
3. Vehicles along southbound Princess Margaret Road Link will be diverted to turn right to westbound Metropolis Drive;
4. Vehicles along eastbound Mody Road cannot enter Mody Lane;
5. Franchised buses along southbound Nathan Road will be diverted to turn right to either westbound Public Square Street or westbound Jordan Road;
6. Granville Road between Nathan Road and Carnarvon Road will be re-routed to one-way eastbound;
7. Franchised buses along southbound Chatham Road South will be diverted to turn left to eastbound Granville Road;
8. Vehicles along southbound Canton Road will be diverted to U-turn to northbound Canton Road outside China Hong Kong City;
9. Vehicles along northbound Kowloon Park Drive cannot turn to southbound Canton Road;
10. Vehicles along southbound Nathan Road will be diverted to turn left to eastbound Granville Road;
11. Vehicles along southbound Chatham Road South cannot turn right to westbound Cameron Road;
12. Vehicles along southbound Chatham Road South will be diverted to turn left to eastbound Mody Road;
13. Vehicles along Science Museum Road cannot turn to westbound Mody Road;
14. Vehicles along Hong Tat Path cannot turn to Science Museum Path;
15. Vehicles along Science Museum Road cannot turn to Granville Road;
16. Vehicles along westbound Salisbury Road near Cheong Wan Road will be diverted to Tsim Sha Tsui East direction;
17. Vehicles along southbound Chatham Road South cannot turn left to eastbound Granville Road and restricted for the use of franchised buses and GMBs only;
18. Vehicles along eastbound Granville Road will be diverted to turn left to northbound Chatham Road South;
19. Vehicles along eastbound Salisbury Road will be diverted to turn left to northbound Kowloon Park Drive; and
20. Vehicles along northbound Kowloon Park Drive cannot turn right to Peking Road.

B. Phase Two (from 7.30pm onwards)

The following roads will be closed:

1. Kowloon Park Drive;
2. Salisbury Road between Canton Road and Kowloon Park Drive; and
3. Star Ferry Bus Terminus.

The following traffic diversions will be implemented:

All franchised buses and GMBs cannot enter southbound Kowloon Park Drive.

C. Phase Three (from 8pm onwards)

The following roads will be closed:

1. Austin Road West between Canton Road and Nga Cheung Road;
2. Nga Cheung Road flyover between podium level Private Road (North) of Kowloon Station and its exit on Austin Road West;
3. Lin Cheung Road between Jordan Road and Austin Road West;
4. Nga Cheung Road between ground level Station Perimeter Road (South) and Austin Road West;
5. Kin Wan Street;
6. Wui Man Road between Austin Road West and Wui Cheung Road; and
7. Westbound Wui Cheung Road between Canton Road and Wui Man Road.

The following traffic diversions will be implemented:

1. Vehicles along westbound Austin Road cannot enter Austin Road West;
2. Vehicles along southbound Nga Cheung Road will be diverted to turn left to eastbound Station Perimeter Road (South);
3. Vehicles along westbound Station Perimeter Road (South) will be diverted to turn right to northbound Nga Cheung Road;
4. Vehicles along southbound Nga Cheung Road flyover will be diverted to turn left to eastbound podium level Private Road (North) of Kowloon Station;
5. Vehicles along westbound podium level Private Road (North) of Kowloon Station will be diverted to turn right to northbound Nga Cheung Road flyover;
6. Vehicles along southbound D1A(S) will be diverted to turn left to eastbound Wui Cheung Road;
7. Vehicles along Hung Luen Road cannot turn to Kin Wan Street; and
8. Vehicles along northbound Canton Road cannot turn left to Austin Road West; and
9. Vehicles along Canton Road cannot turn to Wui Cheung Road.

D. Phase Four (from 9pm onwards)

The following roads will be closed:

1. Northbound Nathan Road between Jordan Road and Bowring Street;
2. Southbound Nathan Road between Jordan Road and Granville Road;
3. Pine Tree Hill Road;
4. Carnarvon Road between Kimberley Road and Granville Road;
5. Shun Yee Street;
6. Granville Circuit;
7. Northbound Chatham Road South between Observatory Road and Granville Road;
8. Bowring Street between Pilkem Street and Nathan Road;
9. Tak Shing Street between Nathan Road and Tak Hing Street;
10. Hillwood Road;
11. Kimberley Road between Nathan Road and Observatory Road;
12. Kimberley Street;
13. Granville Road between Nathan Road and Chatham Road South;
14. Southbound Chatham Road South between Cheong Wan Road and Mody Road. Franchised buses and GMBs must turn left to Granville Road;
15. Eastbound Mody Road between Chatham Road South and Science Museum Road; and
16. Mody Square.

The following traffic diversions will be implemented:

1. Vehicles along southbound Nathan Road will be diverted to turn right to westbound Jordan Road;
2. Vehicles along westbound Jordan Road cannot turn left to southbound Nathan Road;
3. Vehicles along westbound Austin Road and southbound Cox’s Road cannot turn to Pine Tree Hill Road;
4. Vehicles along Observatory Road cannot turn to westbound Kimberley Street;
5. Vehicles along westbound Cheong Wan Road cannot turn left to southbound Chatham Road South;
6. Vehicles along southbound Chatham Road South will be diverted to westbound Austin Road or eastbound Cheong Wan Road;
7. Vehicles along northbound Pilkem Street cannot turn right to eastbound Bowring Street; and
8. Vehicles along eastbound Bowring Street will be diverted to northbound Pilkem Street.

E. Hotel access

The vehicular access to and from hotels in the affected areas will not be allowed during the period of road closure.

F. Car park access

Car parks in the affected areas will be closed at the same time when the respective phase of road closure commences and will remain closed as long as the road closure is effective.

G. On-street parking

With effect from 3pm to midnight on October 1, all on-street parking spaces in the southern area of Tsim Sha Tsui (south of Austin Road and Cheong Wan Road) will be suspended. All illegally parked vehicles will be towed away.

Hong Kong Island
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A. Road closure and traffic diversions before the display

Central
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The slip road leading from Garden Road to the office of World Wild Fund for Nature Hong Kong outside Peak Tram Lower Terminus will be closed from 5pm to 11pm, except for franchised buses and taxis.

From 7.30pm onwards:

Wan Chai
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The following roads will be closed:

1. Eastbound Fenwick Pier Street;
2. Lung King Street;
3. Northbound Fenwick Street between Gloucester Road and Harbour Road;
4. Eastbound Harbour Road between Fenwick Street and Tonnochy Road;
5. Expo Drive;
6. Expo Drive Central;
7. Expo Drive East;
8. Convention Avenue;
9. Fleming Road flyover;
10. Fleming Road between Harbour Road and Convention Avenue;
11. Tonnochy Road between eastbound Harbour Road and Hung Hing Road;
12. Southbound Tonnochy Road between eastbound Harbour Road and Gloucester Road;
13. Marsh Road between Gloucester Road and Hung Hing Road;
14. Marsh Road flyover;
15. Hung Hing Road;
16. Hung Hing Road flyover;
17. Wan Shing Street;
18. Wan Ying Street;
19. The access road at eastbound Victoria Park Road leading to Causeway Bay Promenade;
20. Harbour Drive; and
21. Lung Wui Road.

From 8pm onwards:

Peak area
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1. The uphill section of Stubbs Road beyond Stubbs Road roundabout will be closed to all goods vehicles with a gross weight exceeding 5.5 tonnes;
2. All uphill traffic along Peak Road towards Harlech Road, Lugard Road and Mount Austin Road will be diverted downhill via the slip road beside the car park entry at the Peak Galleria, except for local residents’ vehicles or vehicles with permits;
3. Lay-bys along Stubbs Road between Peak Road and Stubbs Road roundabout, and Magazine Gap Road between Peak Road and May Road will be suspended;
4. Northbound Peak Road beyond the car park entry at the Peak Galleria will be closed, except for local residents’ vehicles; and
5. Barker Road will be closed, except for local residents’ vehicles.

Central
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The following roads will be closed:

1. Yiu Sing Street;
2. Star Ferry Concourse;
3. Loading and unloading area outside Central Ferry Pier, 7, 8 and 9;
4. Chung Kong Road between Shun Tak Centre and Rumsey Street;
5. Man Kwong Street;
6. Man Chiu Street;
7. Man Fai Street; and
8. Man Yiu Street between Man Kwong Street and Man Po Street.

From 8.45pm onwards:

Wan Chai
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The following roads will be closed:

1. Tonnochy Road flyover;
2. Northbound Tonnochy Road between Gloucester Road and Harbour Road;
3. Westbound Harbour Road;
4. Westbound Fenwick Pier Street;
5. Fenwick Pier Street flyover; and
6. Fleming Road and southbound Fenwick Street between Gloucester Road and Harbour Road.

B. Road closure and traffic diversions during the display

From 8.55pm onwards:

Traffic on westbound Island Eastern Corridor between Victoria Park Road and Man Hong Street will be diverted, except for franchised buses:
1. Vehicles travelling along westbound Island Eastern Corridor will be diverted to Man Hong Street; and
2. Slip roads leading to westbound Island Eastern Corridor from Healthy Street Central and Tong Shui Road will be closed.

C. Arrangements after the fireworks display

To facilitate the dispersal of the crowd after the fireworks display, the following roads will be closed 15 minutes before the completion of the display:

1. Fleming Road between Gloucester Road and Hennessy Road;
2. Lockhart Road and Jaffe Road between Percival Street and Luard Road;
3. O’Brien Road;
4. Stewart Road;
5. Tonnochy Road and Marsh Road between Gloucester Road and Lockhart Road; and
6. Canal Road West and Canal Road East between Gloucester Road and Hennessy Road.

D. Suspension of parking spaces

1. All parking spaces on the slip road outside Peak Tram Lower Terminus will be suspended from 3pm to 11pm;
2. All parking spaces on the following locations will be suspended from 5pm to 11pm:
(a) Lung King Street;
(b) Hung Hing Road;
(c) Expo Drive East;
(d) Lung Wui Road;
(e) Gloucester Road service road;
(f) Canal Road East;
(g) Tonnochy Road;
(h) Stewart Road between Jaffe Road and Gloucester Road service road;
(i) The northern kerbside lane of Jaffe Road between Fleming Road and Stewart Road;
(j) Marsh Road between Hennessy Road and Lockhart Road;
(k) Jaffe Road and Lockhart Road between Percival Street and Luard Road; and
3. All parking meters at Victoria Peak Garden and Mount Austin Road will be suspended from 7pm to 11pm.

E. Suspension of car parks

Vehicles parked in car parks within the above closed areas will not be permitted to leave the car parks during the road closure until the roads are re-opened for traffic. The car parks on westbound Gloucester Road between Paterson Street and Percival Street will be closed at short notice if necessary.

Actual implementation of the traffic arrangements will be made depending on traffic and crowd conditions in the areas. Motorists are advised to exercise tolerance and patience and take heed of instructions of the Police on site.

 

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