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Lantau Link

Route 8

Lantau Link
Part of Route 8
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Route information
Length: 4.0 km (2.5 mi)
Existed: 1998 – present
Major junctions
East end: Tsing Yi
  3;
22px Route 3 at Tsing Yi
West end: Lantau (near Tsing Chau Tsai)
Highway system
Hong Kong Strategic Route and Exit Number System
Lantau Link
Traditional Chinese 青嶼幹線
Simplified Chinese 青屿干线
File:Hong Kong Bay.jpg
The Lantau Link crossing the island of Ma Wan. From left to right: Tsing Ma Bridge, Ma Wan Viaduct (on the island) and Kap Shui Mun Bridge.

The Lantau Link, formerly known as the Lantau Fixed Crossing,[1] is a roadway linking Hong Kong International Airport to the urban areas in Hong Kong. It was officially opened on 27 April 1997, and it opened to traffic on 22 May the same year.[1]

Infrastructure

The Lantau Link is Script error: No such module "convert". long and carries a railway as well as roads.[1] It comprises

The Lantau Link is the only land passageway connecting Lantau and other parts of Hong Kong. The Link is split into upper and lower level for traffic. The upper level is an open, 3-lane divided highway, while the lower level has the track for the MTR Airport Express and Tung Chung Line and two single-lane roads for emergency use in both directions. The speed limit is Script error: No such module "convert". on the upper level and Script error: No such module "convert". on the lower level.

In normal situations, the lower level is not open. It is opened only in special circumstances such as strong wind or serious accidents which lead to the closure of the upper level. The lower level is not connected to Ma Wan.

Near the end of the Lantau Link is the cable-stayed Ting Kau Bridge.

Interchanges

Lantau Link 25px
Eastbound exits Exit number Westbound exits
20px continues as Tsing Sha Highway
End Lantau Link 20px Start Lantau Link 20px
NORTH WEST TSING YI INTERCHANGE
Tsuen Wan, Kwai Chung, Kowloon, Sai Ying Pun, Central
Cheung Tsing Highway 20px
4A no exit
NORTH WEST TSING YI INTERCHANGE
Yuen Long, Tuen Mun
Tsing Long Highway 20px
4B no exit
Tsing Ma Bridge
Ma Wan Viaduct
Ma Wan
Ma Wan Road
with authorized permit only
4C Ma Wan
Ma Wan Road
with authorized permit only
Kap Shui Mun Bridge
Start Lantau Link 20px End Lantau Link 20px
continues on as North Lantau Highway 20px

See also

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Lantau Link
Preceded by
Tsing Sha Highway
Lantau Link Succeeded by
North Lantau Highway