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26th January 2022 – (Hong Kong) Police will implement crowd safety management measures and special traffic arrangements at Mong Kok Flower Market Road area between 27th January (Thursday) and 1st February (Tuesday), 2022 to ensure smooth traffic flow and public safety. Police reminded members of the public to observe regulations on the prohibition of group gatherings and wearing of masks in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

A. Crowd safety management measures

 A large number of people is expected to visit the Flower Market area before the Lunar New Year. Depending on actual crowd condition, the Police will implement crowd management measures in the area including Flower Market Road, Yuen Ngai Street, Yuen Po Street and the adjacent Prince Edward Road West service road, Sai Yee Street, Fa Yuen Street and Playing Field Road. Members of the public are advised to exercise tolerance and patience and take heed of instructions of the Police on site.

B. Road closure and traffic diversions

 The following roads will be closed from 8am on 27th January until 8am on 1st February:

– Flower Market Road;
– Yuen Ngai Street;
– Yuen Po Street; and
– Prince Edward Road West service road.

     Vehicles with valid permit can access the above roads daily from 00.01am to 5pm for loading/unloading.

 During the road closure period, traffic along westbound Prince Edward Road West cannot turn right to northbound Sai Yee Street. Affected vehicles will be diverted via northbound Tung Choi Street, Playing Field Road / Boundary Street, Fa Yuen Street, and Prince Edward Road West service road.

Subject to the prevailing traffic situation, the following roads will be closed from 8am on 27th January or anytime when necessary until 8am on 1st February:

– Sai Yee Street between Prince Edward Road West and Boundary Street;
– Fa Yuen Street between Prince Edward Road West and Boundary Street;
– Playing Field Road between Tung Choi Street and Sai Yee Street; and
– Prince Edward Road West service road between Nathan Road and Sai Yee Street.

Traffic along westbound Prince Edward Road West near junction of Nathan Road cannot make U-turn to Prince Edward Road West service road during the period.

C. Suspension of parking spaces

The parking spaces at the following locations will be suspended from 8am on 27th January until 8am on 1st February:

– The metered parking spaces on Fa Yuen Street between Prince Edward Road West service road and Boundary Street;
– The meter parking spaces on Tung Choi Street between Prince Edward Road West service road and Boundary Street;
– The meter parking spaces on Playing Field Road between Tung Choi Street and Sai Yee Street;
– The motorcycle parking spaces on Tung Choi Street near Playing Field Road;
– The motorcycle parking spaces on Playing Field Road between Fa Yuen Street and Tung Choi Street;
– The motorcycles parking spaces under Prince Edward Road West flyover between Tung Choi Street and Sai Yee Street; and
– The disabled parking spaces on Fa Yuen Street near Boundary Street.

 The disabled parking spaces on Playing Field Road near Tung Choi Street will be suspended from 8am on 31st January until 8am on 1st February.

 Vehicles found illegally parked within the precinct of the special traffic arrangements will be ticketed or towed away without prior warning.

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

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