Govt apologises over tollbooth congestion, increases capacity
Traffic at the Lantau Link tollbooths has returned to normal after yesterday’s chaotic opening day.
Acting Transport Commissioner Macella Lee has apologised over the congestion and has added extra booths at the toll plaza.
Traffic backed up as far as Tsuen Wan and the Tai Lam Tunnel on the first day of the two-way toll, introduced ahead of the opening of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge in the coming months.
In a press conference after visiting the site yesterday, Lee acknowledged there was room for improvement in preparation for the switch to two-way tolls. RTHK reported.
“The way the barriers are put and the traffic signs for the motorists can also be improved,” she said. Lee said the department has also increased the number of booths to six, from the four that operated in the morning.
The Transport Department said it would closely monitor traffic around the tollbooths.
Traffic cams at the Lantau Link Plaza and Kap Shui Mun bridge this morning showed no sign of congestion.