A proposed border crossing in the northeastern New Territories is likely to cut through the largest village in the area, and residents are not happy. Government papers show a proposed route running through Ping Yeung village, a 300-year-old settlement in Ta Kwu Ling, North district, the villagers say. The road would connect to the future crossing at Heung Yuen Wai, and elsewhere, residents at Chuk Yuen village will be relocated to make space for the control tower. The 10km trunk road, using a viaduct and tunnels, would link the city's sixth crossing with the Tolo Highway, government officials said last month when they announced the plan. 'My father, my sister and I are worried we'll be living under an elevated highway,' said Frank Chan Shung-fai, chairman of Ta Kwu Ling district rural committee. Villagers were also worried that the highway would bring air and noise pollution, affecting three ancestral halls and fung shui woodlands, he added. The village, dominated by the Chan clan, is home to 500 people. Sorais Lee Kwan Siu-kuen, chief planner of the Planning Department, said a detailed study would begin in April and that the road's course had not yet been decided. Officials would heed villagers' views and try to avoid affecting villages, she said. The crossing will cost HK$9.6 billion and is to be in use by 2018. The government will seek funding this year.