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 Tseung Kwan O – Lam Tin Tunnel to meet the traffic demand arising from the anticipated population increase.
The Tseung Kwan O – Lam Tin Tunnel will also improve the traffic conditions within Kwun Tong District and relieve the extra traffic load to be brought about by the future development of the district. After completion of the project, part of the existing traffic between Tseung Kwan O and Eastern Harbour Crossing can use the Tseung Kwan O – Lam Tin Tunnel without routing through Tseung Kwan O Road and Lei Yue Mun Road etc. of the Kwun Tong District.