West Kowloon Corridor

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West Kowloon Corridor
HK YMT Kan Su Street Jade Hawker Bazaar view Yaumatei Carpark Building road bridge 2.JPG
An overhead viaduct carries route 5 through a parking garage in Yau Ma Tei
Traditional Chinese西九龍走廊
Simplified Chinese西九龙走廊

West Kowloon Corridor (Chinese: 西九龍走廊; Cantonese Yale: sai1 gau2 lung4 jau2 long4) is part of Route 5 in Hong Kong. Bypassing existing surface roads in West Kowloon, it connects Lai Chi Kok Road in Cheung Sha Wan with the Gascoigne Road Flyover near Yau Ma Tei.

The highway was built in 4 phases:

To make way for the new Fu Cheong Estate, the off-slips at the old terminus on Yen Chow Street were demolished; they have yet to be replaced.

Many red public minibus routes which serve between New Territories West (Yuen Long, Tuen Mun, Tsuen Wan or Kwai Chung) and Kowloon South (Mong Kok or Jordan Road) or Hong Kong Island are routed via West Kowloon Corridor so as to provide faster routes to Mong Kok, Yau Ma Tei and Jordan to avoid traffic congestion in Sham Shui Po.


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Coordinates: 22°19′15″N 114°09′46″E / 22.3207°N 114.1628°E / 22.3207; 114.1628

Preceded by
Chatham Road North
Hong Kong Route 5
HK Route5.svg
West Kowloon Corridor
Succeeded by
Lai Chi Kok Road