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.
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.
Target to achieve readiness for commissioning by end 2017.
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 $12.87 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.
All reclamation filling works under the HKLR project have been completed. The surcharge materials are being removed and permanent seawall construction is in progress. The Scenic Hill Tunnel Hong Kong Bound was broken through in September 2016 while the Zhuhai Bound would be broken through in December 2016. Ventilation Building at West Portal of Scenic Hill Tunnel and Administration Building at Highway Maintenance Area near the tunnel were topped-out in September 2016 and November 2016 respectively. Road works and bridge works beside Airport Road and East Coast Road are making good progress.Road formation works for Hong Kong Link Road mainline are in full swing.
All 725 numbers of large diameter bored piles of the viaduct were completed in October 2015. The construction of the viaduct piers mainly involves the use of precast bridge piers, which is unprecedented in Hong Kong, and the use of precast pile cap shells. All bridge pier construction works were completed in June 2016. The installation works of the precast bridge deck segments for the land viaduct section were completed in early August 2016; while the same for the marine viaduct at Western Waters and Airport Channel are progressing on schedule. A completion ceremony for the stitching of land viaduct was held in August 2016. All 5,714 numbers of precast deck segments (varying from 75 to 225 tonnes) have been cast up and 4,928 numbers have been installed in December 2016.
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:
For the progress of the section between the HKSAR Boundary and Scenic Hill (Contract No. HY/2011/09), please visit the below Contract Website: