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About HZMB

Hong Kong Link Road

The Hong Kong Link Road (HKLR) is a connection between the Main Bridge of the Hong Kong - Zhuhai - Macao Bridge (HZMB) and the proposed Hong Kong Boundary Crossing Facilities (HKBCF).

 

The scope of the project involves the construction of the HKLR, which is a dual three-lane road of about 12 kilometres (km) connecting the HZMB Main Bridge at the HKSAR boundary with the proposed HKBCF at the north-eastern side of the Airport Island.It involves tunnels, at-grade roads, seawall and reclamation, and associated facilities.

 

 

Hong Kong Link Road
Hong Kong Link Road

The project includes a dual 3-lane carriageway highway connecting the HZMB Main Bridge at the HKSAR boundary with the HKBCF; and the associated civil, structural, geotechnical, marine, environmental protection, landscaping and drainage works, street lighting, traffic aids (including sign gantries), fire hydrants, traffic control and surveillance system and E&M works.

 

The HKLR comprises a 9.4km long viaduct section going from the HKSAR boundary to Scenic Hill on the Airport Island; follow by a 1km tunnel section to the reclamation formed along the east coast of the Airport Island and a 1.6km long at-grade road section on the reclamation connecting to the HKBCF.

 

The tunnel section of HKLR will pass under Scenic Hill, Airport Road and Airport Railway to minimize the environmental and visual impacts to Tung Chung residents.


The governments of the three places are striving to improve the clearance conditions of the boundary crossing facilities (BCFs). The commissioning date of the HZMB will be reported to the Central authorities and will be announced once confirmed.

The Legislative Council Finance Committee has approved a funding of $25,047.2 million (in MOD prices) for detailed design and construction of the HZMB HKLR.

The Highways Department awarded on 25 May 2012 the two contracts of the Hong Kong Link Road (HKLR) project. Contract HY/2011/03 was awarded to China State Construction Engineering (Hong Kong) Limited (Contract Sum $8.87 billion). It mainly comprises the design and construction of the section of HKLR between Scenic Hill on the Airport Island and the Hong Kong Boundary Crossing Facilities (HKBCF), and roadlinks between the HKBCF and Hong Kong International Airport. It involves tunnels, at-grade roads, seawall and reclamation, and associated facilities. Contract HY/2011/09 was awarded to Dragages-China Harbour-VSL JV (Contract Sum $14.1 billion). It mainly comprises the design and construction of the section of HKLR between the HKSAR Boundary and Scenic Hill, and involves mainly construction of 9.4km dual 3 lanes viaduct works. Both Contracts commenced on 31 May 2012.

 

Following the complete connection of Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge (HZMB) Hong Kong Link Road (HKLR) in mid May 2017, the road surfacing works and road facilities of the about 9.4 km long viaducts, 1 km long Scenic Hill Tunnel, and 1.6 km long at-grade roads along the east coast of the airport were successfully completed in mid January 2018. With the unremitting effort of the engineering team, the site difficulties and challenges faced during the construction of both HKLR viaduct and tunnel sections were resolved one by one for the successful completion of the works.

 

In addition, the load test and the associated analysis of the HKLR viaduct section have also been completed. The HKLR viaduct section is about 9.4 km long from the HKSAR boundary to Scenic Hill on the Airport Island. The load test commenced on the HKLR viaduct section in mid-October 2017 and was carried out on all 230 spans of the 19 bridge structures. The analysis indicated that all the bridge structures of the HKLR viaduct complied with the requirement for the designed loading capacity.

 

The Director of Highways, Mr Daniel Chung, visited the site on January 11 to witness the load test on the last bridge span and receive a briefing by the testing team. Mr Chung expressed his heartfelt thanks to the testing team for arranging and conducting the test days and nights, so that the load test for all 230 spans could be successfully completed within about three months. The testing team explained that the load test was conducted using a convoy of vehicles with a total weight of 380 tonnes (comprising a loaded tractor and trailer with a total weight of about 200 tonnes and six loaded trucks of about 30 tonnes each). After the convoy of vehicles was stationed at each bridge span of the viaduct, the vertical deflection of the viaduct was measured to assess whether the bridge structures all complied with the requirement for the designed loading capacity.

For the progress of the section between Scenic Hill and the Hong Kong Boundary Crossing Facilities (Contract No. HY/2011/03), please visit the below Contract Website:
http://www.hzmb.hklr-03.com/

For the progress of the section between the HKSAR Boundary and Scenic Hill (Contract No. HY/2011/09), please visit the below Contract Website:
http://www.hzmb.hklr09.com/