The Central Kowloon Route is a 4.7km highway that will include a 3.9km tunnel designed to drastically shorten travel time between Kai Tak and West Kowloon to only 5 minutes from 30. As the tunnel is built at the bedrock level, no private buildings will be affected or expropriated for the project. Funding was approved in 2017 and construction is expected to continue until 2025.
Yau Ma Tei West
The route will end with a large interchange to the West Kowloon Highway in Yau Ma Tei. Part of Hoi Wang Road north of the high-speed train station has been diverted to facilitate construction, with a landscaped deck expected to hang above the street to reduce the environmental impact.
Yau Ma Tei East
A number of public facilities need to be demolished to make way for a cut-and-cover tunnel along here.
The Yau Ma Tei Carpark Building will be demolished in late 2020 to make way for construction. The Gascoigne Road Flyover actually traverses through the building, a fairly unique scene in the city that will disappear.
While parts of the car park and office building have already closed, December 31, 2020 was the last day of operations for the carpark's remaining 4 floors.
By late December 2021, demolition of the parking lot was well under way.