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The First Vehicular Tunnel in Hong Kong - Lion Rock Tunnel

The Lion Rock Tunnel was first considered by the Waterworks Office, Public Works Department, with the primary intention of providing an economical route for conveying water from the Sha Tin filters of the Plover Cove Water Supply Scheme to the urban areas of Kowloon. In late 1960 the then proposed tunnel cross-section was enlarged to provide space for a road link between Kowloon and Sha Tin. The first tube of the tunnel was opened to traffic in 1967 and the second tube was completed in 1978. The length of the tunnel is 1.4km.

Today, there are more than 15 road tunnels in Hong Kong. The total length of which is close to 30km.