Commissioner for Transport Rosanna Law Shuk-pui (second left); Principal Transport Officer (Management) Albert Ho Kwan-hang (first left); Chief Traffic Engineer (New Territories East) Wong Kwok-leung (second right); and Acting Chief Engineer (Smart Mobility) George Fong Shung-kit (first right), of the Transport Department hold a briefing on May 25, 2023 to introduce the implementation of the HKeToll at Lion Rock Tunnel starting 5 am on Sunday. (PHOTO / HKSAR GOVERNMENT)
HONG KONG – The HKeToll will be implemented at Lion Rock Tunnel this Sunday, the Transport Department reminded the public on Thursday.
Motorists can drive through the toll plaza starting 5 am without having to stop or queue at toll booths for payments. All manual toll booths and Autotoll lanes will be cancelled, the department said in a statement.
As of May 24, more than 740,000 vehicle tags had been issued, accounting for over 91 percent of licensed vehicles in Hong Kong, of which about 80 percent of vehicle owners had opened HKeToll accounts, it added.
To tie in with the implementation of the HKeToll, temporary traffic arrangements will be implemented in phases in the vicinity of Lion Rock Tunnel starting from 10 pm on Saturday
To tie in with the implementation of the HKeToll, temporary traffic arrangements will be implemented in phases in the vicinity of Lion Rock Tunnel starting from 10 pm on Saturday.
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The department said both directions of Lion Rock Tunnel and the slip roads leading to Lion Rock Tunnel on both-bounds of Lung Cheung Road will be closed from 4:30 am to 5 am on Sunday to facilitate the closure of the toll booth facilities and amend traffic signs and road markings.
Five overnight bus routes–N170, N182, N271, N281 and N373–and six overnight New Territories green minibus routes–61S, 63S, 65S, 501S, 616S and 805S–will be diverted.
The department also reminded the public that vehicle owners who have used the Tsing Sha Control Area (Eagle's Nest Tunnel, Sha Tin Heights Tunnel and Tai Wai Tunnel) without paying the toll after the implementation of the HKeToll must pay the toll within 14 business days after passing through the tunnel.
The vehicle owner should immediately log on to the HKeToll website (hketoll.gov.hk) or mobile app to check and pay the outstanding toll, either by credit card, by following the instructions to generate a QR code to either pay via the Faster Payment System or at 7-Eleven convenience stores by cash, the department said.
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Payments of outstanding tolls can also be made at the four customer service centers and four service outlets, it said.
Late payments will incur a surcharge of HK$175 ($22.34) while the maximum penalty for evading tolls is a fine of HK$5,000 (per trip) and the non-renewal of the license of the vehicle.