The construction of HYWH has commenced since 2013. During the different stage of the project, the project team set up specific working target for each stage, achieved the milestones step by step, and eventually completed the project smoothly.

2018.12.29
THE OPENING OF THE SHA TAU KOK ROAD INTERCHANGE

The aerial view of the Sha Tau Kok Road Interchange

2018.12.29
THE OPENING OF THE PING YEUNG INTERCHANGE

The opening of the Ping Yeung Interchange

2018.11.07
CONTRACT 2: ROBY 850 DRILLING ROBOT Awarded the “SAFETY INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR”

Mr. Victor Au-yeung and Mr.Xavier Monin, the representatives from Dragages Hong Kong received the award at “ITA Tunnelling and Underground Space Awards 2018”

2018.04.27
THE BREAKTHROUGH CEREMONY OF THE NORTHBOUND TBM SECTION OF LUNG SHAN TUNNEL

The photo of the representatives from CEDD, AECOM and Dragages Hong Kong at the ceremony

2018.03.14
THE FINAL PRECAST SEGMENT INSTALLATION CEREMONY OF THE SHA TAU KOK ROAD TO LIN MA HANG ROAD MAIN VIDAUCT

THE FINAL PRECAST SEGMENT INSTALLATION CEREMONY OF THE SHA TAU KOK ROAD TO LIN MA HANG ROAD MAIN VIDAUCT

Connection of viaduct completes under Liantang/Heung Yuen Wai Boundary Control Point project

The linking up of the main viaduct running from Sha Tau Kok Road to Lin Ma Hang Road under the Liantang/Heung Yuen Wai Boundary Control Point (BCP) project officially completed today (March 14), which means that Sha Tau Kok Road is now fully connected to the new BCP via the trunk part of this new connecting road.

The main viaduct, running from Sha Tau Kok Road to Lin Ma Hang Road, is 3.3 kilometres in length. It connects the Liantang/Heung Yuen Wai BCP in the north and the Lung Shan Tunnel as well as the Fanling Highway Interchange in the south. Comprising four sections, the viaduct was assembled from 2 864 gigantic precast segments which ranged from about 2.5 m to 2.9m in length and were 17m in width and 2.5m in height. Each precast segment weighed about 40 to 77 tons, equivalent to the weight of two to four double-decker buses. Most parts of the viaduct were constructed by using crawler cranes to lift the precast segments for assembly, which could in turn greatly reduce noise impact and the extent as well as duration of road closure.

Press Release: Connection of viaduct completes under Liantang/Heung Yuen Wai Boundary Control Point project

2018.01.18
THE FINAL PRECAST SEGMENTS INSTALLATION CEREMONY OF THE FANLING HIGHWAY VIADUCT

The photo of the representatives from the CEDD, AECOM and Chun Wo Development Holdings Limited in the ceremony

2017.12.07
CONTRACT 2: AWARD OF “GLOBAL TUNNELLING TEAM OF THE YEAR” FROM NEW CIVIL ENGINEER

Representatives from Dragages Hong Kong received the award in ‘NCE Tunnelling Festival 2017 Global Tunnelling Team of The Year’ organised by the New Civil Engineer

2017.11.15
CONTRACT 2: “TELEMACH CUTTER HEAD DISC ROBOTIC CHANGING SYSTEM” Awarded the “SAFETY INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR”

Representatives from Dragages Hong Kong received the award in ITA Tunnelling and Underground Space Award 2017

2017.07.06
THE BREAKTHROUGH CEREMONY OF THE CHEUNG SHAN TUNNEL

Photo taken of the representatives from CEDD, AECOM and CHINA ROAD AND BRIDGE CORPORATION

2017.03.01
THE BREAK THROUGH CEREMONY OF THE SOUTH BOUND TBM SECTION OF LUNG SHAN TUNNEL

Southbound tube of Lung Shan Tunnel (Tunnel Boring Machine Section) under Liantang/Heung Yuen Wai Boundary Control Point project breaks through

The Liantang/Heung Yuen Wai Boundary Control Point (BCP) project entered a new chapter today (March 1) with a successful breakthrough at the southbound tube of the Lung Shan Tunnel (Tunnel Boring Machine Section).

Officiating at the breakthrough ceremony, the Permanent Secretary for Development (Works), Mr Hon Chi-keung, said that the Liantang/Heung Yuen Wai BCP project is one of the major projects of co-operation among Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau in the National 12th Five-Year Plan. The BCP will be the seventh land-based crossing between Hong Kong and Shenzhen. Together with its connecting road, the new BCP will significantly reduce the travelling time between Hong Kong and eastern Guangdong, Fujian and Jiangxi. This will not only make a better connection between the economic hinterland of Hong Kong and the Mainland, but also further reinforce the status of Hong Kong in the Pearl River Delta regional development. In addition, the connecting road will improve significantly the road network in North District, including Sha Tau Kok and Ta Kwu Ling, facilitating the development of the district.

"All the contracts related to the connecting road have fully commenced. Construction of the Fanling Highway Interchange and the Lung Shan Tunnel has achieved encouraging results with over 60 per cent and 40 per cent of works completed respectively," Mr Hon said.

About 4.8 kilometres in length, the Lung Shan Tunnel is the main section of the connecting road to the new BCP. Upon completion, it will be the longest twin-tube road tunnel in Hong Kong. The tunnel is divided into two sections, i.e. the Tunnel Boring Machine Section between Loi Tung and Lau Shui Heung and the Drill-and-blast Section between the Fanling Highway and Lau Shui Heung, which are about 2.8km and 2km and under construction concurrently employing a tunnel boring machine and blasting methods respectively.

The tunnel boring works for the southbound tube commenced in November 2015 and lasted 16 months. A number of engineering techniques were adopted for the first time in Hong Kong, including the adoption of Hong Kong's largest earth pressure balanced tunnel boring machine with a diameter of 14.1 metres, to tackle the challenges of excavating the geological area with multiple faults and mixed ground conditions. 

Moreover, the tunnel boring machine is equipped with state-of-the-art systems designed by the contractor for real-time cutter disc wear measurement and automatic replacement of worn cutter discs in a timely manner, reducing the need for manual inspections and repairs, thereby enhancing the safety and efficiency of works substantially.

Other officiating guests at the ceremony included the Director of Civil Engineering and Development, Mr Lam Sai-hung; the Chairman of the North District Council, Mr So Sai-chi; the Chairman of the North District Council's Traffic and Transport Committee and Legislative Council member Mr Lau Kwok-fan; and the Chairman of the Tai Po District Council's Traffic and Transport Committee, Dr Lau Chee-sing.

Press Release: Southbound tube of Lung Shan Tunnel (Tunnel Boring Machine Section) under Liantang/Heung Yuen Wai Boundary Control Point project breaks through

2016.04.26
THE LAUNCHING CEREMONY OF THE CROSS BOUNDARY VIADUCT

Photo taken of former Secretary for Development, Mr. Paul Chan, representatives from CEDD, AECOM and Kwan On-Richwell-SCG Joint Venture

2016.02.03
CONTRACT 7: CROSS BOUNDARY VIADUCT CONTRACT SIGNING CEREMONY

Photo taken of representatives from CEDD, AECOM and Kwan On-Richwell-SCG Joint Venture

2015.12.14
CONTRACT 6: LAUNCHING CEREMMONY

Photo taken of representatives from CEDD, AECOM and CRBC-CEC-KADEN Joint Venture

2015.08.31
THE LAUNCHING CEREMONY OF TBMIN LONG SHAN TUNNEL

Photo taken of former Secretary for Development, Mr.Paul Chan, representatives from CEDD, AECOM and Dragages Hong Kong in front of the TBM

2015.06.12
CONTRACT 6: THE CONTRACT SIGNING CEREMONY OF THE SHA TAU KOK ROAD TO LIN MA HANG ROAD INTERCHANGE

CEDD awards contract for Liantang/Heung Yuen Wai Boundary Control Point project

The Civil Engineering and Development Department (CEDD) today (June 12) awarded a contract for construction of a road connecting the Liantang/Heung Yuen Wai Boundary Control Point (BCP) and the proposed Sha Tau Kok Road Interchange. The $6,518-million contract is the last of the four major civil engineering contracts awarded under the BCP project.

The contract mainly comprises the construction of a 4.6 kilometre (km) dual two-lane connecting road covering about 0.6km of at-grade roads, 3.3km of viaducts and a 0.7km tunnel. The works are scheduled to commence this month for completion by the end of 2018. The BCP project aims to develop a new BCP in Heung Yuen Wai with an 11km dual two-lane connecting road that will link the BCP to Fanling Highway. The BCP will be the seventh land crossing between Shenzhen and Hong Kong. It will provide efficient access to the eastern part of Guangdong and the adjacent provinces, thereby greatly facilitating future regional co-operation and development. The connecting road will also provide convenient access to the local road networks and future developments in the North District (including the Queen's Hill), hence improving the overall transport network in the adjoining areas.

Press Release: CEDD awards contract for Liantang/Heung Yuen Wai Boundary Control Point project

2015.02.07
NAMING COMPETITION FOR TBM FOR LONG SHAN TUNNEL

The Vice President of Heung Yee Kuk Mr. Daniel LAM Wai-keung (right) presents the award to the winner of the competition, Wong Yin from Ta Kwu Ling Ling Yin Public School

2013.12.15
CONTRACT 2: THE CONTRACT SIGNING CEREMONY OF LUNG SHAN TUNNEL AND ASSOCIATED BUILDINGS

Photo taken of the representatives from CEDD and Dragages Hong Kong

2013.07.02
CONTRACT 3: THE CONTRACT SIGNING CEREMONYOF THE FANLING HIGHWAY INTERCHANGE

CEDD awards contract for connecting road of Liantang/Heung Yuen Wai Boundary Control Point project

The Civil Engineering and Development Department (CEDD) today (July 2) awarded a $2,545-million contract for construction of an interchange at Fanling Highway near Kiu Tau and ancillary works for the Liantang/Heung Yuen Wai Boundary Control Point (BCP) project. This is the second of the four main civil engineering contracts awarded under the BCP project.

The contract mainly comprises the construction of an interchange at Fanling Highway with four link roads near Kiu Tau as part of the connecting road of the BCP, as well as the widening of a section of about one-kilometre-long of Fanling Highway near the proposed interchange. Construction of the interchange is scheduled to commence this month for completion in early 2018 to cater for the opening of the BCP.

The BCP project aims to develop a new BCP in Ta Kwu Ling and an 11-kilometre dual two-lane connecting road that will link the BCP to Fanling Highway. The BCP will be the seventh land crossing between Shenzhen and Hong Kong. It will provide efficient access to the eastern part of Guangdong and the adjacent provinces, and facilitate future regional co-operation and development. The connecting road will also provide convenient access to the local road network and future developments in the North District, hence improving the overall transport network in the adjoining areas.

Press Release: CEDD awards contract for connecting road of Liantang/Heung Yuen Wai Boundary Control Point project

Permanent Secretary for Development officiates at opening of Heung Yuen Wai Highway

The Permanent Secretary for Development (Works), Mr Lam Sai-hung, officiated at the Heung Yuen Wai Highway Opening Ceremony today (May 24). The Heung Yuen Wai Highway will open to the public at 8am on May 26.

With a total length of about 11 kilometres, the Heung Yuen Wai Highway connects the Heung Yuen Wai Boundary Control Point, which is now under construction, to the Fanling Highway near Kau Lung Hang. With four interchanges along the highway, the Heung Yuen Wai Highway comprises the 4.8km Lung Shan Tunnel, the 0.7km Cheung Shan Tunnel and 5.5km of viaducts and at-grade roads. The Lung Shan Tunnel is the longest land road tunnel in Hong Kong.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Mr Lam paid tribute to the project team for completing this major transport infrastructure by overcoming difficulties and challenges in the course of construction, and introducing state-of-the–art engineering technology to enhance efficiency in construction and minimise impacts on the environment.

He said that, upon the opening of the Heung Yuen Wai Highway, residents in North District and drivers may take this highway to reach the Fanling Highway for accessing Sheung Shui, Tai Po and Kowloon. The highway can improve the traffic in North District and, in particular, alleviate the busy traffic conditions in the area around Sha Tau Kok Road. The highway can greatly facilitate long-term economic and social development in North District.

With effect from May 26, the section of the Heung Yuen Wai Highway between the Fanling Highway Interchange and the Lin Ma Hang Road Interchange will be open to the public. Upon completion of the Heung Yuen Wai Boundary Control Point, the highway will seamlessly connect the boundary control point, providing efficient cross-boundary access between Hong Kong and eastern Shenzhen, Huizhou and eastern Guangdong, enhancing the "one-hour living circle" in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area. For the details and driving guide of the Heung Yuen Wai Highway, please refer to www.hywh.hk.

Other officiating guests included the Director of Civil Engineering and Development, Mr Ricky Lau, and the Commissioner for Transport, Ms Mable Chan.

[Press Release] Permanent Secretary for Development officiates at opening of Heung Yuen Wai Highway

The aerial view of the Sha Tau Kok Road Interchange

The opening of the Ping Yeung Interchange

Mr. Victor Au-yeung and Mr.Xavier Monin, the representatives from Dragages Hong Kong received the award at “ITA Tunnelling and Underground Space Awards 2018”

The photo of the representatives from CEDD, AECOM and Dragages Hong Kong at the ceremony

THE FINAL PRECAST SEGMENT INSTALLATION CEREMONY OF THE SHA TAU KOK ROAD TO LIN MA HANG ROAD MAIN VIDAUCT

Connection of viaduct completes under Liantang/Heung Yuen Wai Boundary Control Point project

The linking up of the main viaduct running from Sha Tau Kok Road to Lin Ma Hang Road under the Liantang/Heung Yuen Wai Boundary Control Point (BCP) project officially completed today (March 14), which means that Sha Tau Kok Road is now fully connected to the new BCP via the trunk part of this new connecting road.

The main viaduct, running from Sha Tau Kok Road to Lin Ma Hang Road, is 3.3 kilometres in length. It connects the Liantang/Heung Yuen Wai BCP in the north and the Lung Shan Tunnel as well as the Fanling Highway Interchange in the south. Comprising four sections, the viaduct was assembled from 2 864 gigantic precast segments which ranged from about 2.5 m to 2.9m in length and were 17m in width and 2.5m in height. Each precast segment weighed about 40 to 77 tons, equivalent to the weight of two to four double-decker buses. Most parts of the viaduct were constructed by using crawler cranes to lift the precast segments for assembly, which could in turn greatly reduce noise impact and the extent as well as duration of road closure.

Press Release: Connection of viaduct completes under Liantang/Heung Yuen Wai Boundary Control Point project

The photo of the representatives from the CEDD, AECOM and Chun Wo Development Holdings Limited in the ceremony

Representatives from Dragages Hong Kong received the award in ‘NCE Tunnelling Festival 2017 Global Tunnelling Team of The Year’ organised by the New Civil Engineer

Representatives from Dragages Hong Kong received the award in ITA Tunnelling and Underground Space Award 2017

Photo taken of the representatives from CEDD, AECOM and CHINA ROAD AND BRIDGE CORPORATION

Southbound tube of Lung Shan Tunnel (Tunnel Boring Machine Section) under Liantang/Heung Yuen Wai Boundary Control Point project breaks through

The Liantang/Heung Yuen Wai Boundary Control Point (BCP) project entered a new chapter today (March 1) with a successful breakthrough at the southbound tube of the Lung Shan Tunnel (Tunnel Boring Machine Section).

Officiating at the breakthrough ceremony, the Permanent Secretary for Development (Works), Mr Hon Chi-keung, said that the Liantang/Heung Yuen Wai BCP project is one of the major projects of co-operation among Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau in the National 12th Five-Year Plan. The BCP will be the seventh land-based crossing between Hong Kong and Shenzhen. Together with its connecting road, the new BCP will significantly reduce the travelling time between Hong Kong and eastern Guangdong, Fujian and Jiangxi. This will not only make a better connection between the economic hinterland of Hong Kong and the Mainland, but also further reinforce the status of Hong Kong in the Pearl River Delta regional development. In addition, the connecting road will improve significantly the road network in North District, including Sha Tau Kok and Ta Kwu Ling, facilitating the development of the district.

"All the contracts related to the connecting road have fully commenced. Construction of the Fanling Highway Interchange and the Lung Shan Tunnel has achieved encouraging results with over 60 per cent and 40 per cent of works completed respectively," Mr Hon said.

About 4.8 kilometres in length, the Lung Shan Tunnel is the main section of the connecting road to the new BCP. Upon completion, it will be the longest twin-tube road tunnel in Hong Kong. The tunnel is divided into two sections, i.e. the Tunnel Boring Machine Section between Loi Tung and Lau Shui Heung and the Drill-and-blast Section between the Fanling Highway and Lau Shui Heung, which are about 2.8km and 2km and under construction concurrently employing a tunnel boring machine and blasting methods respectively.

The tunnel boring works for the southbound tube commenced in November 2015 and lasted 16 months. A number of engineering techniques were adopted for the first time in Hong Kong, including the adoption of Hong Kong's largest earth pressure balanced tunnel boring machine with a diameter of 14.1 metres, to tackle the challenges of excavating the geological area with multiple faults and mixed ground conditions. 

Moreover, the tunnel boring machine is equipped with state-of-the-art systems designed by the contractor for real-time cutter disc wear measurement and automatic replacement of worn cutter discs in a timely manner, reducing the need for manual inspections and repairs, thereby enhancing the safety and efficiency of works substantially.

Other officiating guests at the ceremony included the Director of Civil Engineering and Development, Mr Lam Sai-hung; the Chairman of the North District Council, Mr So Sai-chi; the Chairman of the North District Council's Traffic and Transport Committee and Legislative Council member Mr Lau Kwok-fan; and the Chairman of the Tai Po District Council's Traffic and Transport Committee, Dr Lau Chee-sing.

Press Release: Southbound tube of Lung Shan Tunnel (Tunnel Boring Machine Section) under Liantang/Heung Yuen Wai Boundary Control Point project breaks through

Photo taken of representatives from CEDD, AECOM and Siemens Limited

Traffic Control and Surveillance System Contract Signing Ceremony

Photo taken of former Secretary for Development, Mr. Paul Chan, representatives from CEDD, AECOM and Kwan On-Richwell-SCG Joint Venture

Photo taken of representatives from CEDD, AECOM and Kwan On-Richwell-SCG Joint Venture

Photo taken of representatives from CEDD, AECOM and CRBC-CEC-KADEN Joint Venture

Photo taken of former Secretary for Development, Mr.Paul Chan, representatives from CEDD, AECOM and Dragages Hong Kong in front of the TBM

CEDD awards contract for Liantang/Heung Yuen Wai Boundary Control Point project

The Civil Engineering and Development Department (CEDD) today (June 12) awarded a contract for construction of a road connecting the Liantang/Heung Yuen Wai Boundary Control Point (BCP) and the proposed Sha Tau Kok Road Interchange. The $6,518-million contract is the last of the four major civil engineering contracts awarded under the BCP project.

The contract mainly comprises the construction of a 4.6 kilometre (km) dual two-lane connecting road covering about 0.6km of at-grade roads, 3.3km of viaducts and a 0.7km tunnel. The works are scheduled to commence this month for completion by the end of 2018. The BCP project aims to develop a new BCP in Heung Yuen Wai with an 11km dual two-lane connecting road that will link the BCP to Fanling Highway. The BCP will be the seventh land crossing between Shenzhen and Hong Kong. It will provide efficient access to the eastern part of Guangdong and the adjacent provinces, thereby greatly facilitating future regional co-operation and development. The connecting road will also provide convenient access to the local road networks and future developments in the North District (including the Queen's Hill), hence improving the overall transport network in the adjoining areas.

Press Release: CEDD awards contract for Liantang/Heung Yuen Wai Boundary Control Point project

The Vice President of Heung Yee Kuk Mr. Daniel LAM Wai-keung (right) presents the award to the winner of the competition, Wong Yin from Ta Kwu Ling Ling Yin Public School

Photo taken of the representatives from CEDD and Dragages Hong Kong

CEDD awards contract for connecting road of Liantang/Heung Yuen Wai Boundary Control Point project

The Civil Engineering and Development Department (CEDD) today (July 2) awarded a $2,545-million contract for construction of an interchange at Fanling Highway near Kiu Tau and ancillary works for the Liantang/Heung Yuen Wai Boundary Control Point (BCP) project. This is the second of the four main civil engineering contracts awarded under the BCP project.

The contract mainly comprises the construction of an interchange at Fanling Highway with four link roads near Kiu Tau as part of the connecting road of the BCP, as well as the widening of a section of about one-kilometre-long of Fanling Highway near the proposed interchange. Construction of the interchange is scheduled to commence this month for completion in early 2018 to cater for the opening of the BCP.

The BCP project aims to develop a new BCP in Ta Kwu Ling and an 11-kilometre dual two-lane connecting road that will link the BCP to Fanling Highway. The BCP will be the seventh land crossing between Shenzhen and Hong Kong. It will provide efficient access to the eastern part of Guangdong and the adjacent provinces, and facilitate future regional co-operation and development. The connecting road will also provide convenient access to the local road network and future developments in the North District, hence improving the overall transport network in the adjoining areas.

Press Release: CEDD awards contract for connecting road of Liantang/Heung Yuen Wai Boundary Control Point project

Project Milestones

The construction of Heung Yuen Wai Highway (HYWH) has commenced since 2013. The project team has set up specific working targets for each stage, reached the milestones step by step, and eventually completed the project.

2019.05.24
OPENING CEREMONY

Permanent Secretary for Development officiates at opening of Heung Yuen Wai Highway

The Permanent Secretary for Development (Works), Mr Lam Sai-hung, officiated at the Heung Yuen Wai Highway Opening Ceremony today (May 24). The Heung Yuen Wai Highway will open to the public at 8am on May 26.

With a total length of about 11 kilometres, the Heung Yuen Wai Highway connects the Heung Yuen Wai Boundary Control Point, which is now under construction, to the Fanling Highway near Kau Lung Hang. With four interchanges along the highway, the Heung Yuen Wai Highway comprises the 4.8km Lung Shan Tunnel, the 0.7km Cheung Shan Tunnel and 5.5km of viaducts and at-grade roads. The Lung Shan Tunnel is the longest land road tunnel in Hong Kong.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Mr Lam paid tribute to the project team for completing this major transport infrastructure by overcoming difficulties and challenges in the course of construction, and introducing state-of-the–art engineering technology to enhance efficiency in construction and minimise impacts on the environment.

He said that, upon the opening of the Heung Yuen Wai Highway, residents in North District and drivers may take this highway to reach the Fanling Highway for accessing Sheung Shui, Tai Po and Kowloon. The highway can improve the traffic in North District and, in particular, alleviate the busy traffic conditions in the area around Sha Tau Kok Road. The highway can greatly facilitate long-term economic and social development in North District.

With effect from May 26, the section of the Heung Yuen Wai Highway between the Fanling Highway Interchange and the Lin Ma Hang Road Interchange will be open to the public. Upon completion of the Heung Yuen Wai Boundary Control Point, the highway will seamlessly connect the boundary control point, providing efficient cross-boundary access between Hong Kong and eastern Shenzhen, Huizhou and eastern Guangdong, enhancing the "one-hour living circle" in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area. For the details and driving guide of the Heung Yuen Wai Highway, please refer to www.hywh.hk.

Other officiating guests included the Director of Civil Engineering and Development, Mr Ricky Lau, and the Commissioner for Transport, Ms Mable Chan.

[Press Release] Permanent Secretary for Development officiates at opening of Heung Yuen Wai Highway

2018.12.29
THE OPENING OF THE SHA TAU KOK ROAD INTERCHANGE

The aerial view of the Sha Tau Kok Road Interchange

2018.12.29
THE OPENING OF THE PING YEUNG INTERCHANGE

The opening of the Ping Yeung Interchange

2018.11.07
CONTRACT 2: ROBY 850 DRILLING ROBOT Awarded the “SAFETY INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR”

Mr. Victor Au-yeung and Mr.Xavier Monin, the representatives from Dragages Hong Kong received the award at “ITA Tunnelling and Underground Space Awards 2018”

2018.04.27
THE BREAKTHROUGH CEREMONY OF THE NORTHBOUND TBM SECTION OF LUNG SHAN TUNNEL

The photo of the representatives from CEDD, AECOM and Dragages Hong Kong at the ceremony

2018.03.14
THE FINAL PRECAST SEGMENTS INSTALLATION CEREMONY OF THE SHA TAU KOK ROAD TO LING MA HANG MAIN VIDAUCT

THE FINAL PRECAST SEGMENT INSTALLATION CEREMONY OF THE SHA TAU KOK ROAD TO LIN MA HANG ROAD MAIN VIDAUCT

Connection of viaduct completes under Liantang/Heung Yuen Wai Boundary Control Point project

The linking up of the main viaduct running from Sha Tau Kok Road to Lin Ma Hang Road under the Liantang/Heung Yuen Wai Boundary Control Point (BCP) project officially completed today (March 14), which means that Sha Tau Kok Road is now fully connected to the new BCP via the trunk part of this new connecting road.

The main viaduct, running from Sha Tau Kok Road to Lin Ma Hang Road, is 3.3 kilometres in length. It connects the Liantang/Heung Yuen Wai BCP in the north and the Lung Shan Tunnel as well as the Fanling Highway Interchange in the south. Comprising four sections, the viaduct was assembled from 2 864 gigantic precast segments which ranged from about 2.5 m to 2.9m in length and were 17m in width and 2.5m in height. Each precast segment weighed about 40 to 77 tons, equivalent to the weight of two to four double-decker buses. Most parts of the viaduct were constructed by using crawler cranes to lift the precast segments for assembly, which could in turn greatly reduce noise impact and the extent as well as duration of road closure.

Press Release: Connection of viaduct completes under Liantang/Heung Yuen Wai Boundary Control Point project

2018.01.18
THE FINAL PRECAST SEGMENTS INSTALLATION CEREMONY OF THE FANLING HIGHWAY VIADUCT

The photo of the representatives from the CEDD, AECOM and Chun Wo Development Holdings Limited in the ceremony

2017.12.07
CONTRACT 2: AWARD OF “GLOBAL TUNNELLING TEAM OF THE YEAR” FROM NEW CIVIL ENGINEER

Representatives from Dragages Hong Kong received the award in ‘NCE Tunnelling Festival 2017 Global Tunnelling Team of The Year’ organised by the New Civil Engineer

2017.11.15
CONTRACT 2: “TELEMACH CUTTER HEAD DISC ROBOTIC CHANGING SYSTEM” Awarded the “SAFETY INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR”

Representatives from Dragages Hong Kong received the award in ITA Tunnelling and Underground Space Award 2017

2017.07.06
THE BREAKTHROUGH CEREMONY OF THE CHEUNG SHAN TUNNEL

Photo taken of the representatives from CEDD, AECOM and CHINA ROAD AND BRIDGE CORPORATION

2017.03.01
THE BREAK THROUGH CEREMONY OF THE SOUTH BOUND TBM SECTION OF LUNG SHAN TUNNEL

Southbound tube of Lung Shan Tunnel (Tunnel Boring Machine Section) under Liantang/Heung Yuen Wai Boundary Control Point project breaks through

The Liantang/Heung Yuen Wai Boundary Control Point (BCP) project entered a new chapter today (March 1) with a successful breakthrough at the southbound tube of the Lung Shan Tunnel (Tunnel Boring Machine Section).

Officiating at the breakthrough ceremony, the Permanent Secretary for Development (Works), Mr Hon Chi-keung, said that the Liantang/Heung Yuen Wai BCP project is one of the major projects of co-operation among Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau in the National 12th Five-Year Plan. The BCP will be the seventh land-based crossing between Hong Kong and Shenzhen. Together with its connecting road, the new BCP will significantly reduce the travelling time between Hong Kong and eastern Guangdong, Fujian and Jiangxi. This will not only make a better connection between the economic hinterland of Hong Kong and the Mainland, but also further reinforce the status of Hong Kong in the Pearl River Delta regional development. In addition, the connecting road will improve significantly the road network in North District, including Sha Tau Kok and Ta Kwu Ling, facilitating the development of the district.

"All the contracts related to the connecting road have fully commenced. Construction of the Fanling Highway Interchange and the Lung Shan Tunnel has achieved encouraging results with over 60 per cent and 40 per cent of works completed respectively," Mr Hon said.

About 4.8 kilometres in length, the Lung Shan Tunnel is the main section of the connecting road to the new BCP. Upon completion, it will be the longest twin-tube road tunnel in Hong Kong. The tunnel is divided into two sections, i.e. the Tunnel Boring Machine Section between Loi Tung and Lau Shui Heung and the Drill-and-blast Section between the Fanling Highway and Lau Shui Heung, which are about 2.8km and 2km and under construction concurrently employing a tunnel boring machine and blasting methods respectively.

The tunnel boring works for the southbound tube commenced in November 2015 and lasted 16 months. A number of engineering techniques were adopted for the first time in Hong Kong, including the adoption of Hong Kong's largest earth pressure balanced tunnel boring machine with a diameter of 14.1 metres, to tackle the challenges of excavating the geological area with multiple faults and mixed ground conditions. 

Moreover, the tunnel boring machine is equipped with state-of-the-art systems designed by the contractor for real-time cutter disc wear measurement and automatic replacement of worn cutter discs in a timely manner, reducing the need for manual inspections and repairs, thereby enhancing the safety and efficiency of works substantially.

Other officiating guests at the ceremony included the Director of Civil Engineering and Development, Mr Lam Sai-hung; the Chairman of the North District Council, Mr So Sai-chi; the Chairman of the North District Council's Traffic and Transport Committee and Legislative Council member Mr Lau Kwok-fan; and the Chairman of the Tai Po District Council's Traffic and Transport Committee, Dr Lau Chee-sing.

Press Release: Southbound tube of Lung Shan Tunnel (Tunnel Boring Machine Section) under Liantang/Heung Yuen Wai Boundary Control Point project breaks through

2016.05.05
Contract 4: Traffic Control and Surveillance System Contract Signing Ceremony

Photo taken of representatives from CEDD, AECOM and Siemens Limited

Traffic Control and Surveillance System Contract Signing Ceremony

2016.04.26
THE LAUNCHING CEREMONY OF THE CROSS BOUNDARY VIADUCT

Photo taken of former Secretary for Development, Mr. Paul Chan, representatives from CEDD, AECOM and Kwan On-Richwell-SCG Joint Venture

2016.02.03
CONTRACT 7: CROSS BOUNDARY VIADUCT CONTRACT SIGNING CEREMONY

Photo taken of representatives from CEDD, AECOM and Kwan On-Richwell-SCG Joint Venture

2015.12.14
CONTRACT 6: LAUNCHING CEREMMONY

Photo taken of representatives from CEDD, AECOM and CRBC-CEC-KADEN Joint Venture

2015.08.31
THE LAUNCHING CEREMONY OF TBMIN LONG SHAN TUNNEL

Photo taken of former Secretary for Development, Mr.Paul Chan, representatives from CEDD, AECOM and Dragages Hong Kong in front of the TBM

2015.06.12
CONTRACT 6: THE CONTRACT SIGNING CEREMONY OF THE SHA TAU KOK ROAD TO LIN MA HANG ROAD INTERCHANGE

CEDD awards contract for Liantang/Heung Yuen Wai Boundary Control Point project

The Civil Engineering and Development Department (CEDD) today (June 12) awarded a contract for construction of a road connecting the Liantang/Heung Yuen Wai Boundary Control Point (BCP) and the proposed Sha Tau Kok Road Interchange. The $6,518-million contract is the last of the four major civil engineering contracts awarded under the BCP project.

The contract mainly comprises the construction of a 4.6 kilometre (km) dual two-lane connecting road covering about 0.6km of at-grade roads, 3.3km of viaducts and a 0.7km tunnel. The works are scheduled to commence this month for completion by the end of 2018. The BCP project aims to develop a new BCP in Heung Yuen Wai with an 11km dual two-lane connecting road that will link the BCP to Fanling Highway. The BCP will be the seventh land crossing between Shenzhen and Hong Kong. It will provide efficient access to the eastern part of Guangdong and the adjacent provinces, thereby greatly facilitating future regional co-operation and development. The connecting road will also provide convenient access to the local road networks and future developments in the North District (including the Queen's Hill), hence improving the overall transport network in the adjoining areas.

Press Release: CEDD awards contract for Liantang/Heung Yuen Wai Boundary Control Point project

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NAMING COMPETITION FOR TBM FOR LONG SHAN TUNNEL

The Vice President of Heung Yee Kuk Mr. Daniel LAM Wai-keung (right) presents the award to the winner of the competition, Wong Yin from Ta Kwu Ling Ling Yin Public School

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CONTRACT 2: THE CONTRACT SIGNING CEREMONY OF LUNG SHAN TUNNEL AND ASSOCIATED BUILDINGS

Photo taken of the representatives from CEDD and Dragages Hong Kong

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CONTRACT 3: THE CONTRACT SIGNING CEREMONYOF THE FANLING HIGHWAY INTERCHANGE

CEDD awards contract for connecting road of Liantang/Heung Yuen Wai Boundary Control Point project

The Civil Engineering and Development Department (CEDD) today (July 2) awarded a $2,545-million contract for construction of an interchange at Fanling Highway near Kiu Tau and ancillary works for the Liantang/Heung Yuen Wai Boundary Control Point (BCP) project. This is the second of the four main civil engineering contracts awarded under the BCP project.

The contract mainly comprises the construction of an interchange at Fanling Highway with four link roads near Kiu Tau as part of the connecting road of the BCP, as well as the widening of a section of about one-kilometre-long of Fanling Highway near the proposed interchange. Construction of the interchange is scheduled to commence this month for completion in early 2018 to cater for the opening of the BCP.

The BCP project aims to develop a new BCP in Ta Kwu Ling and an 11-kilometre dual two-lane connecting road that will link the BCP to Fanling Highway. The BCP will be the seventh land crossing between Shenzhen and Hong Kong. It will provide efficient access to the eastern part of Guangdong and the adjacent provinces, and facilitate future regional co-operation and development. The connecting road will also provide convenient access to the local road network and future developments in the North District, hence improving the overall transport network in the adjoining areas.

Press Release: CEDD awards contract for connecting road of Liantang/Heung Yuen Wai Boundary Control Point project