Upon the gradual completion of new residential housing developments, the population of Tseung Kwan O District will be increased. This will aggravate the traffic load of Tseung Kwan O District. We therefore need to construct the Cross Bay Link to meet the anticipated traffic demand.
The Cross Bay Link will also improve the traffic conditions within Tseung Kwan O and relieve the extra traffic load to be brought about by the future development of the district. After completion of the project, some existing traffic can use Cross Bay Link together with Tseung Kwan O – Lam Tin Tunnel in lieu of routing through Tseung Kwan O Road.
At present, Wan Po Road is the only road linking the southeastern part of Tseung Kwan O to the other areas. Upon commissioning of the Cross Bay Link, it will provide an alternative access to the southeast Tseung Kwan O and therefore effectively increase the reliability of the road network serving this area. Moreover, external traffic to and from the southeast industrial area of Tseung Kwan O will be able to get around Tseung Kwan O town centre and connect to Kowloon via Tseung Kwan O – Lam Tin Tunnel, thus minimizing the potential traffic and environmental impacts in Tseung Kwan O.
Cross Bay Link will be designed as a feature bridge across Tseung Kwan O Bay and become a landmark of Tseung Kwan O.