Tuen Mun -Chek Lap Kok Link
The TM-CLKL comprises a 9 km long dual 2-lane carriageway between Tuen Mun South and North Lantau, and is divided into two major sections: Southern Connection and Northern Connection.
Southern Connection will connect NLH at Tai Ho and the HKBCF via land viaducts of about 1.9 km long and sea viaducts of 1.6 km long while Northern Connection will link the HKBCF and Tuen Mun Area 40 by a sub-sea tunnel of about 5 km long crossing the Urmston Road (please visit Project Uniqueness page for more details) and daylighting at a 16.5 ha reclamation just east of Tuen Mun River Trade Terminal. The alignment then runs on elevated structure over Lung Mun Road, through the toll plaza in Tuen Mun Area 46, and finally connects Lung Mun Road and Lung Fu Road near Butterfly Beach via slip roads and a roundabout.
In view of the mega scale of the project involving complex technical problem including tunnel boring below sea bed, close proximity to the HKIA, construction over important navigation channel, strategic road and railway, etc., various challenges and risks will be encountered during the implementation of the works.
As in the press release announced by Highways Department (HyD) on 31 October 2016, according to the original plan, the completion time of the Southern Connection of TM-CLKL was to tie in with the commissioning of the Main Bridge of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge whereas the Northern Connection was targeted for completion in end 2018. However, due to technical difficulties encountered, the construction programme is very tight. It is believed that the above target completion date cannot be met. The HyD is closely monitoring the work progress to overcome the technical difficulties, and will endeavour to catch up with the progress, and is carrying out a comprehensive review on the commissioning date for the TM-CLKL.
The Legislative Council Finance Committee has approved a funding of $1,909.6 million (in MOD prices) for detailed design, site investigation and advance works of the TM-CLKL, and a funding of $44,798.4 million (in MOD prices) for construction works.
We gazetted the Draft Chek Lap Kok Outline Zoning Plan under the “Town Planning Ordinance” (Press Releases and G.N. 3600) on 12 June 2009 and gazetted the proposed road works for TM-CLKL under the “Roads (Works, Use and Compensation) Ordinance” (Press Releases and G.N. 5157) on 21 August 2009.
The Environmental Protection Department approved the environmental impact assessment report of the TM-CLKL project on 23 October 2009 and issued the Environmental Permit on 4 November 2009.
The Chief Executive in Council approved the Draft Chek Lap Kok Outline Zoning Plan under the “Town Planning Ordinance” on 18 October 2011 and authorised the road works of the TM-CLKL without modification under the “Roads (Works, Use and Compensation) Ordinance”.
The LegCo Finance Committee approved the funding for the detailed design, site investigation and advance works on 18 November 2011 and the funding for the construction works on 7 June 2013.
The detailed design of TM-CLKL commenced in November 2011.
Ground Investigation Works for the TM-CLKL (Contract No. HY/2012/04) was awarded on 21 May 2012 and completed on 30 November 2013.
TM-CLKL – Southern Connection Viaduct Section (Contract No. HY/2012/07) was awarded on 13 June 2013 and commenced on 22 June 2013.
TM-CLKL – Northern Connection Sub-sea Tunnel Section (Contract No. HY/2012/08) was awarded on 26 July 2013 and commenced on 5 August 2013.
TM-CLKL – Northern Connection Toll Plaza and Associated Works (Contract No. HY/2013/12) was awarded on 14 July 2014 and commenced on 21 July 2014.
Tenders for TM-CLKL – Northern Connection Tunnel Buildings, Electrical and Mechanical Works (Contract No. HY/2014/17) were closed on 5 August 2016.
The works of TM-CLKL are currently in full swing. For the Southern Connection, construction of piers for marine viaducts and land viaducts at North Lantau was mostly completed while erection of precast deck segments for the viaducts is also in progress.
As for the Northern Connection, the phase I reclamation works and the associated excavation works for the tunnel section thereat are completed. Construction of north ventilation shaft and excavation works underneath the sea bed by Tunnel Boring Machines (TBMs) for the sub-sea tunnel section are currently in progress. Construction of cross passages between tunnel tubes by mini-TBM has also commenced. In Tuen Mun Area 46, erection of precast beams for construction of toll plaza deck is completed. Site formation, construction of piers for land viaduct and footbridge, retaining walls and vehicular underpass are also in progress.
For the progress of the TM-CLKL – Southern Connection Viaduct Section (Contract No. HY/2012/07), please visit the below Contract Website below:
For the progress of the TM-CLKL – Northern Connection Sub-sea Tunnel Section (Contract No. HY/2012/08), please visit the below Contract Website below:
For the progress of the TM-CLKL – Northern Connection Toll Plaza (Contract No. HY/2013/12), please visit the Contract Website below: