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Main Bridge
2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011| 2012

2007
January
Establishment of the HZMB Task Force
The HZMB Task Force led by the NDRC was established. The Task Force recommended that the Boundary Crossing Facilities of each government should be set up within their own respective territories.
October
Inclusion in 10 mega infrastructure projects
In the 2007-08 policy address, the HZMB was included in the ten mega infrastructure projects. We can foster further cross-boundary integration. These infrastructure developments will consolidate Hong Kong's status as a global city and lay a new foundation for our sustained development in the future.

2008
February
The three governments to be responsible for the facilities within their own boundaries
The three governments agreed on the scope of the HZMB Main Bridge project and to be responsible for the construction, operation and maintenance of their own boundary crossing facilities and associated link roads.
August
The three governments to share the construction cost
The three governments agreed to take up the responsibility for the construction of the HZMB Main Bridge. The project cost will be shared according to an agreed principle of Equalization of Benefit to Cost Ratio where Hong Kong will bear 50.2% of the cost, Guangdong 35.1% and Macao 14.7%.
The Mainland (including Central People’s Government support), the HKSAR and the Macao SAR governments will contribute RMB¥7.0 billion, RMB¥6.75 billion and RMB¥1.98 billion respectively to the project cost of the Main Bridge.
The total contributions from the three sides will be RMB 15.73 billion, which is about 42% of the project cost of the Main Bridge. The remaining 58% will be financed by loans.
December
Submission of the HZMB Feasibility Study Report
The HZMB Feasibility Study Report was submitted to Central People’s Government for approval.

2009
March
Commencement of the HZMB Main Bridge preliminary design
Contract of HZMB Main Bridge – preliminary design and site investigation was signed. Commencement Ceremony was held and the preliminary design and site investigation was formally commenced.
April
Bank of China was selected as the leading bank
Bank of China was selected as the leading bank and provided loan commitment letter for fulfilling the requirement for approval of the HZMB feasibility study report.
October
The State Council approved the HZMB Feasibility Study Report
The State Council approved the HZMB Feasibility Study Report.
December
HZMB construction commencement ceremony
Reclamation works for Zhuhai-Macao Boundary Crossing Facilities including necessary reclamation works for the west landing point and toll plaza of the HZMB Main Bridge commenced. The HZMB construction commencement ceremony chaired by Vice-Premier, Mr. Li Keqiang, was held in Zhuhai on 15 December 2009.

2010
January
Submission of the HZMB preliminary design report
The preliminary design for HZMB Main Bridge was submitted to Ministry of Transport for approval.
February
The 3 governments signed the Inter-Governmental Agreement
The 3 governments signed an inter-governmental agreement to specify the partnership arrangements between the three governments as well as their rights and responsibilities in respect of the construction, operation, maintenance and management of the HZMB Main Bridge.
March
Approval of preliminary design for the HZMB Main Bridge
The Ministry of Transport approved the preliminary design for HZMB Main Bridge.
May
Establishment of Joint Works Committee of the Three Governments
Joint Works Committee of the Three Governments was established.
July
Establishment of HZMB Authority
The procedures for registration of the Hong Kong-Zhuahi-Macao Bridge Authority were completed in July 2010.
December
The Design and Build Contract of Tunnel and Artificial Islands of the HZMB Main Bridge
Contract of HZMB Main Bridge – design and build of the tunnel and the artificial islands was signed. The construction of tunnel and artificial islands was formally commenced.

2011
January
Contract of HZMB Main Bridge – detailed design of the communication engineering was signed. The detailed design works were formally commenced.
Contract of HZMB Main Bridge – detailed design of the communication engineering was signed. The detailed design works were formally commenced.
March
Contracts of HZMB Main Bridge – detailed design of bridges were signed. The detailed design works were formally commenced.
Contracts of HZMB Main Bridge – detailed design of bridges were signed. The detailed design works were formally commenced.
June
June 2011 ﹣ Contract of HZMB Main Bridge – Quality Management Consultancy was signed.
Contract of HZMB Main Bridge – Quality Management Consultancy was signed. The quality management services were formally commenced.

2012
April & June
Contracts of HZMB Main Bridge ﹣ Procurement and Fabrication of Steel Box Girders, Construction of Composite Bridges as well as Construction of Substructure of Bridges were signed.
Contracts of HZMB Main Bridge – Procurement and Fabrication of Steel Box Girders, Construction of Composite Bridges as well as Construction of Substructure of Bridges were signed. The construction of bridges was formally commenced.

HKBCF
2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011| 2012 | 2014| 2015

2007
January
Recommendation of "separate locations of BCF mode"
At its meeting on 7 January 2007, the HZMB Task Force recommended that the Boundary Crossing Facilities (BCF) of each government should be set up within their own respective territories.
May
Commissioning of site selection study
Highways Department commissioned a site selection study in May 2007 for the HKBCF. The study, completed in early 2008, has examined various possible sites, including different reclamation options at the eastern and western waters off the Airport Island, reclamation, land formation and hybrid options at San Shek Wan, an Airport Island option, and a reclamation option at Tai Ho. It finally recommended the preferred location of the HKBCF at the waters off the northeast of the Airport Island.

2008
February
Agreement of "separate locations of BCF mode"
As agreed at the HZMB Advance Work Coordination Group (AWCG) meeting on 28 February 2008, the three governments agreed to provide BCF and link roads within their respective territories and adopted the concept of "separate locations of BCF mode". As agreed at the AWCG meeting on 28 February 2008, the three governments agreed to provide BCF and link roads within their respective territories and adopted the concept of "separate locations of BCF mode".
June
Approval of Funding for HKBCF investigation and preliminary design
Funding application for HKBCF investigation and preliminary design was approved by the Finance Committee on 6 June 2008.
July
Commissioning of HKBCF investigation and preliminary design study
Subsequent to the site selection study, Highways Department commissioned a detailed investigation and preliminary design study as well as an Environmental Impact Assessment study for the HKBCF in July 2008.
2008 Q4 to 2009 Q1
Launching of a series of public engagement activities
Highways Department organised a series of public engagement activities to solicit the concerns of local stakeholders associated with the projects. They include focus group meetings, public workshops, in-depth interviews with various stakeholders and meetings with concerned groups and local residents.

2009
2008 Q4 to 2009 Q1
Launching of a series of public engagement activities
Highways Department organised a series of public engagement activities to solicit the concerns of local stakeholders associated with the projects. They included focus group meetings, public workshops, in-depth interviews with various stakeholders and meetings with concerned groups and local residents.
May
Approval of Funding for HKBCF detailed design
Funding application for HKBCF detailed design and associated site investigation was approved by the Finance Committee on 22 May 2009.
June
Gazettal under "Foreshore and Sea-bed (Reclamations) Ordinance" and "Town Planning Ordinance"
Highways Department gazetted the HKBCF project on 12 June 2009 under the "Foreshore and Sea-bed (Reclamations) Ordinance" and "Town Planning Ordinance".
June & August
Submission of Environmental Impact Assessment report
Highways Department submitted the Environmental Impact Assessment report of the project to EPD for approval on 15 June 2009. The report was exhibited for public to comment from 14 Aug 2009 to 12 Sep 2009.
July
Gazettal under "Road (Works, Use and Compensation) Ordinance"
The Highways Department signed a consultancy agreement with Jacobs China Limited (Jacobs) on 16 July 2011 to appoint Jacobs as the Consultant for the ground investigation works for the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge (HZMB) Hong Kong Boundary Crossing Facilities (HKBCF). Jacobs is responsible for the tendering, managing and supervising of the ground investigation contract for the HZMB HKBCF.
August
Gazettal under "Road (Works, Use and Compensation) Ordinance"
Highways Department gazetted the HKBCF project on 7 August 2009 under the "Road (Works, Use and Compensation) Ordinance".
September
Commissioning of detailed design for the reclamation of HKBCF
Highways Department commissioned the detailed design for the reclamation of HKBCF in September 2009.

Contract Signing Ceremony for Reclamation Consultancy for the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Hong Kong Boundary Crossing Facilities
The Highways Department signed a consultancy agreement with Ove Arup & Partners Hong Kong Limited (Arup) on 17 September 2011 to appoint Arup as the Consultant for the reclamation works for the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge (HZMB) Hong Kong Boundary Crossing Facilities (HKBCF). Arup is responsible for the design of the reclamation works and the tendering, managing and supervising of the reclamation works contract for the HZMB HKBCF.

Professional Adviser for the International Design Ideas Competition
The Highways Department appointed Ivanho Architect Limited as the Professional Adviser (PA) for the Competition in September 2009 to prepare the Competition Document, supervise the process of the competition including registration of participants and entries, answering queries and ensure it is conducted in anonymity. PA also assisted the Jury Panel in adjudication but have no vote in deciding the result.

Publicity, Promotion and Related Services Agent for the International Design Ideas Competition
The Highways Department appointed PR Concepts Asia Limited as the Publicity, Promotion and Related Services Agent (PR) for the Competition in September 2009 to organize the promotion activities and related works for Launching Ceremony, Adjudication, Prize Presentation and Roving Exhibitions. PR was also responsible for the set up of the competition website and production of the Competition commemorative book.
October & November
Approval of Environmental Impact Assessment report
The Environmental Protection Department approved the Environmental Impact Assessment report of the project on 23 October 2009 and issued the Environmental Permit on 4 November 2009.
November
Approval of Environmental Impact Assessment report
The Highways Department signed a contract with Fugro Geotechnical Services Limited (Fugro) on 23 November 2009 to appoint Fugro as the Contractor for the ground investigation works for the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge (HZMB) Hong Kong Boundary Crossing Facilities (HKBCF). Fugro is responsible for carrying out the ground investigation works for the HZMB HKBCF.
December
Commissioning of detailed ground investigation for the HKBCF reclamation works
Highways Department commissioned a detailed ground investigation for the HKBCF reclamation works in December 2009.

Launching of HKBCF International Design Ideas Competition
In order to draw creative and sustainable design ideas for designing the new boundary crossing facilities, Highways Department joined with local professional institutes and departments to organize the HZMB HKBCF International Design Ideas Competition. The Design Competition was launched in December 2009 and completed in May 2010.

2010
May
Announcement of results & Prize presentation ceremony of HZMB HKBCF International Design Ideas Competition
Announcement of results & Prize presentation ceremony of HZMB HKBCF International Design Ideas Competition was held on 14 May 2010 at Former Central Police Station, Hollywood Road, Central.
Q2 to Q4
Roving exhibitions of the HKBCF International Design Ideas Competition and HZMB projects
To enable the public to peruse the high quality design entries as well as to understand more about the HZMB projects, the Highways Department has arranged a sharing session with the winners of the open and professional groups on 15 May 2010, as well as a series of roving exhibitions of the entries and the HZMB project details. The roving exhibitions were held from 15 May to 20 December 2010 at 10 different locations in the territory.
August
Finalisation of the Unprecedented Non-Dredge Reclamation Scheme for the HKBCF
The Highways Department is committed to constructing the HZMB projects with environmentally friendly measures as far as practicable. One major achievement is the development of an unprecedented non-dredge scheme for reclaiming the artificial island for the Hong Kong Boundary Crossing Facilities and the southern landfall of the Tuen Mun – Chek Lap Kok Link. After months of hard work and devotion from the project team, the Scheme was finalized and its technical feasibility was endorsed by Prof. John Burland, former Head of the Soil Mechanics Section of Imperial College, London, United Kingdom, upon his independent review. Details of the non-dredge scheme and benefits can be found here.
December
Commissioning of the detailed design for the superstructures and infrastructures of the HKBCF
The Highways Department signed contract with AECOM on 23 December 2010 to commence the detailed design of the superstructures and infrastructures of the HKBCF.

2011
April
Judicial Review judgement was handed down on 18 April
The EIA report and environmental permits of HKBCF and HKLR projects were invalidated due to a court judgement handed down on 18 April 2011.
September
The Court of Appeal allowed EPD's appeal
Although the Court of First Instance ruled on 18 April 2011 quashing EPD's approval of the above EIA report and issuance of the permits, the Court of Appeal allowed EPD/s appeal on 27 September 2011. The concerned EIA report and permits therefore maintain valid.
October
The CE in Council approved the Draft Outline Zoning Plan and authorized the reclamation works
The CE in Council on 18 Oct 2011 approved the Draft Chek Lap Kok Outline Zoning Plan under the Town Planning Ordinance; and authorized the reclamation works for the construction of the HZMB HKBCF under the Foreshore and Sea-bed (Reclamations) Ordinance, as well as the road and reclamation works for the HKBCF, HKLR and TM-CLKL under Roads (Works, Use and Compensation) Ordinance.
November
The LegCo Finance Committee approved the funding for construction of the HZMB HKBCF
The LegCo Finance Committee approved the funding for construction of the HZMB HKBCF on 18 November 2011.

The Reclamation Works Contract was commenced
Highways Department awarded the Contract No. HY/2010/02: Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Hong Kong Boundary Crossing Facilities – Reclamation Works on 18 November 2011 and commenced the works on 30 November 2011. The contract comprises the reclamation of approximately 150 hectares of land for the development of Hong Kong Boundary Crossing Facilities and Tuen Mun-Chek Lap Kok Link (southern landfall).

2012
March
Gazetted the proposed amendment of the road works at the southern portion of the artificial island of the HKBCF under the "Roads (Works, Use and Compensation) Ordinance"
We gazetted on 2 March 2012 the proposed amendment of the road works at the southern portion of the artificial island of the HKBCF under the “Roads (Works, Use and Compensation) Ordinance” (Press Releases and G.N.1151) and proposed to execute the works under section 11(1) of the "Roads (Works, Use and Compensation) Ordinance" (G.N. 3834)

2014
January
Commencement of Works Contract of the Traffic Control and Surveillance System
Contract No. HY/2013/05 ﹣ Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Hong Kong Boundary Crossing Facilities (HKBCF) and Hong Kong Link Road (HKLR), and Tuen Mun – Chek Lap Kok Link (TM-CLKL) Southern Connection – Traffic Control and Surveillance System commenced on 17 January 2014. The works mainly comprise the design, supply and installation of a traffic control and surveillance system for the HKBCF, HKLR and TM-CLKL Southern Connection.
April
Commencement of Works Contract of the Passenger Clearance Building
Contract No. HY/2013/01 – Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Hong Kong Boundary Crossing Facilities (HKBCF) – Passenger Clearance Building commenced on 25 April 2014. The works mainly include construction of Passenger Clearance Building, drop off deck / area, footbridges, and district cooling system, etc. for HKBCF.
May
Contract Signing Ceremony for HKBCF, HKLR and TM-CLKL Southern Connection – Traffic Control and Surveillance System (TCSS)
The Highways Department signed a works contract with JSI-AUTOTOLL JV (JAJV) on 19 May 2014 appointing JAJV as the Contractor to construct the TCSS for the HKBCF, HKLR and TM-CLKL Southern Connection. The system mainly comprises computer systems, communication facilities, variable message signs and other traffic field equipment.
June
Contract Signing Ceremony for Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge (HZMB) Hong Kong Boundary Crossing Facilities (HKBCF) – Passenger Clearance Building
The Highways Department signed a works contract with Leighton – Chun Wo Joint Venture (LCWJV) on 3 June 2014 appointing LCWJV as the Contractor to construct the Passenger Clearance Building for HKBCF. The works mainly include construction of Passenger Clearance Building, drop off deck / area, footbridges, and district cooling system, etc. for HKBCF.
July
Commencement of Works Contract of the Infrastructure Works Stage I (Western Portion)
Contract No. HY/2013/02 – Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Hong Kong Boundary Crossing Facilities (HKBCF) – Infrastructure Works Stage I (Western Portion) commenced on 25 July 2014. The works mainly include construction of the vehicular bridges and at-grade roads at the western portion of HKBCF.

2015
March
Commencement of Works Contract of the Infrastructure Works Stage II (Southern Portion)
Contract No. HY/2013/04 – Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Hong Kong Boundary Crossing Facilities (HKBCF) – Infrastructure Works Stage II (Southern Portion) commenced on 13 March 2015. The works mainly include construction of the vehicular bridges and at-grade roads at the southern portion of HKBCF.
April
Commencement of Works Contract of the Vehicle Clearance Plazas and Ancillary Buildings and Facilities
Contract No. HY/2013/03 “Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Hong Kong Boundary Crossing Facilities (HKBCF) – Vehicle Clearance Plazas and Ancillary Buildings and Facilities” commenced on 10 April 2015. The works mainly include construction of vehicle clearance plazas, ancillary buildings and facilities, vehicular bridges, at-grade roads, drainage, sewerage, water supplies, landscape, utilities and electrical and mechanical works, etc. for HKBCF
August
Commencement of Works Contract of the Automatic Vehicle Clearance Support System
Contract No. HY/2013/06 “Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Hong Kong Boundary Crossing Facilities (HKBCF) –Automatic Vehicle Clearance Support System” commenced on 14 August 2015. The works mainly comprise the design, supply and installation of an automatic vehicle clearance support system for the HKBCF.
December
Commencement of Works Contract of the Gantry Type X-ray Vehicle Inspection System
Contract No. HY/2014/04 "Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Hong Kong Boundary Crossing Facilities – Gantry Type X-ray Vehicle Inspection System" commenced on 31 December 2015. The works mainly include the design, supply, delivery, installation, testing, commissioning and the subsequent maintenance of the Gantry Type X-ray Vehicle Inspection Systems for Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Hong Kong Boundary Crossing Facilities.
Commencement of Works Contract of Remaining Ancillary Buildings and Facilities
Contract No. HY/2014/05 "Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Hong Kong Boundary Crossing Facilities – Remaining Ancillary Buildings and Facilities" commenced on 31 December 2015. The works mainly include the construction of the remaining ancillary buildings and facilities, the associated civil engineering works and landscape works, and supply, and installation of specialized equipment, etc. for Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Hong Kong Boundary Crossing Facilities.

HKLR
2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011| 2012

2008
February
Agreement of "separate locations of BCF mode"
As agreed at the AWCG meeting on 28 February 2008, the three governments agreed to provide BCF and link roads within their respective territories and adopted the concept of "separate locations of BCF mode". The Hong Kong Government is required to provide a link road connecting to HZMB between the HKSAR boundary and the proposed HKBCF. "Hong Kong Section of Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge and Connection with North Lantau Highway" was renamed as "Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Hong Kong Link Road" (HKLR).
2008 Q4 to 2009 Q1
Launching of a series of public engagement activities
Highways Department organised a series of public engagement activities to solicit the concerns of local stakeholders associated with the projects. They include focus group meetings, public workshops, in-depth interviews with various stakeholders and meetings with concerned groups and local residents.

2009
2008 Q4 to 2009 Q1
Launching of a series of public engagement activities
Highways Department organised a series of public engagement activities to solicit the concerns of local stakeholders associated with the projects. They include focus group meetings, public workshops, in-depth interviews with various stakeholders and meetings with concerned groups and local residents.
June
Gazettal under "Town Planning Ordinance"
Highways Department gazetted the HKLR project on 12 June 2009 under the "Town Planning Ordinance".
June & August
Submission of Environmental Impact Assessment report
Highways Department submitted the Environmental Impact Assessment report of the project to EPD for approval on 15 June 2009. The report was exhibited for public to comment from 14 Aug 2009 to 12 Sep 2009.
August
Gazettal under "Road (Works, Use and Compensation) Ordinance"
Highways Department gazetted the HKLR project on 7 August 2009 under the "Road (Works, Use and Compensation) Ordinance".
October to November
Approval of environmental impact assessment report
The Environmental Protection Department approved the environmental impact assessment report of the HKLR project on 23 October 2009 and issued the Environmental Permit on 4 November 2009.

2010
September
Contract Signing Ceremony for Tender and Construction Consultancy of Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Hong Kong Link Road Project
Highways Department organised a series of public engagement activities to solicit the concerns of local stakeholders associated with the projects. They include focus group meetings, public workshops, in-depth interviews with various stakeholders and meetings with concerned groups and local residents.

2011
April
Judicial Review judgement was handed down on 18 April
The EIA report and environmental permits of HKBCF and HKLR projects were invalidated due to a court judgement handed down on 18 April 2011.
July
Contract Signing Ceremony for Ground Investigation Works for Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Related Projects
The Highways Department signed a works contract with Gammon Construction Limited (Gammon) on 29 July 2011 to appoint Gammon to carry out ground investigation works for Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge related projects. The works mainly comprise marine ground investigation including drill holes and in-situ testing and laboratory testing of soil and rock samples.
September
The Court of Appeal allowed EPD's appeal
Although the Court of First Instance ruled on 18 April 2011 quashing EPD's approval of the above EIA report and issuance of the permits, the Court of Appeal allowed EPD/s appeal on 27 September 2011. The concerned EIA report and permits therefore maintain valid.
October
The CE in Council approved the Draft Outline Zoning Plan and authorized the road scheme and reclamation works
The CE in Council on 18 Oct 2011 approved the Draft Chek Lap Kok Outline Zoning Plan under the Town Planning Ordinance; and authorized the reclamation works for the construction of the HZMB HKBCF under the Foreshore and Sea-bed (Reclamations) Ordinance, as well as the road and reclamation works for the HKBCF, HKLR and TM-CLKL under Roads (Works, Use and Compensation) Ordinance.
November
The LegCo Finance Committee approved the funding for the detailed design and construction of the HZMB HKLR
The LegCo Finance Committee approved the funding for the detailed design and construction of the HZMB HKLR on 18 November 2011

2012
May
The Legco Finance Committee approved additional funding
The Legco Finance Committee approved additional funding for the detailed design and construction of the HZMB HKLR on 25 May 2012.
The two contracts of the HKLR commenced.
The two contracts of the HKLR commenced on 31 May 2012


TM-CLKL
2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011| 2012 | 2013 | 2014

2007
July
Confirm the need of TM-CLKL
Transport and Housing Bureau updated the Legislative Council Panel on Transport on the Northwest New Territories (NWNT) Traffic and Infrastructure Review conducted by the Transport Department. According to the findings of the Review, it is necessary to provide a new highway connection between the NWNT and Lantau to cope with the anticipated increase in traffic demand. It was proposed to proceed with detailed investigation and preliminary design of the TM-CLKL to ensure that new transport infrastructure will be made available to cope with the long-term traffic demand in the area.

2008
January
Approval of Funding for TM-CLKL investigation and preliminary design
Funding application for TM-CLKL - investigation and preliminary design was approved by the Finance Committee on 11 January 2008.
May
Commissioning of TM-CLKL investigation and preliminary design study
Highways Department commissioned an investigation and preliminary design study for the TM-CLKL project.
2008 Q4 to 2009 Q1
Launching of a series of public engagement activities
Highways Department organised a series of public engagement activities to solicit the views of local stakeholders associated with the projects. They include focus group meetings, public workshops, in-depth interviews with various stakeholders and meetings with concerned groups and local residents.

2009
2008 Q4 to 2009 Q1
Launching of a series of public engagement activities
Highways Department organised a series of public engagement activities to solicit the views of local stakeholders associated with the projects. They include focus group meetings, public workshops, in-depth interviews with various stakeholders and meetings with concerned groups and local residents.
June
Gazettal under "Town Planning Ordinance"
Highways Department gazetted the TM-CLKL project on 12 June 2009 under the "Town Planning Ordinance".
June & August
Submission of Environmental Impact Assessment report
Highways Department submitted the Environmental Impact Assessment report of the project to EPD for approval on 15 June 2009. The report was exhibited for public to comment from 14 Aug 2009 to 12 Sep 2009.
August
Gazettal under "Roads (Works, Use and Compensation) Ordinance"
Highways Department gazetted the TM-CLKL project on 21 August 2009 under the "Roads (Works, Use and Compensation) Ordinance".
October & November
Approval of Environmental Impact Assessment report
The Environmental Protection Department approved the Environmental Impact Assessment report of the project on 23 October 2009 and issued the Environmental Permit on 4 November 2009.

2010
August
Independent Expert Review on design and construction of sub-sea tunnels
Highways Department commissioned an independent expert review on the geotechnical design and construction of the proposed sub-sea tunnels of TM-CLKL.

2011
October
The CE in Council approved the Draft Outline Zoning Plan and authorized the reclamation works
Highways Department commissioned an independent expert review on the geotechnical design and construction of the proposed sub-sea tunnels of TM-CLKL.
November
Approval of Funding for the TM-CLKL detailed design, site investigation and advance works
The LegCo Finance Committee approved the funding for the detailed design, site investigation and advance works of the TM-CLKL on 18 November 2011.

Commissioning of the detailed design consultancy of the TM-CLKL
Highways Department commissioned the detailed design consultancy for the TM-CLKL on 22 November 2011.
Commencement of Advance Works of TM-CLKL
The Advance Works of TM-CLKL, i.e. the reclamation works of the southern landfall of the sub﹣sea tunnel, together with the reclamation works of HKBCF commenced on 30 November 2011.

2012
May
Commencement of Ground Investigation Works for TM-CLKL
The ground investigation works contract for TM-CLKL commenced on 28 May 2012. The works comprise marine and land ground investigation in the North Lantau and Tuen Mun areas.

2013
June
Approval of Funding for the TM-CLKL – Construction Works
The LegCo Finance Committee approved the funding for the construction works of TM-CLKL on 7 June 2013.
Commencement of Construction Works of TM-CLKL – Southern Connection Viaduct Section
The Contract No. HY/2012/07 ﹣ TM-CLKL – Southern Connection Viaduct Section commenced on 22 June 2013. The works mainly comprise construction of a dual 2﹣lane elevated carriageway between the HZMB HKBCF and North Lantau Highway with associated slip roads.
August
Commencement of Construction Works of TM-CLKL – Northern Connection Sub﹣sea Tunnel Section
The Contract No. HY/2012/08 ﹣ TM-CLKL – Northern Connection Sub﹣sea Tunnel Section commenced on 5 August 2013. The works mainly comprise construction of a dual 2﹣lane sub﹣sea tunnel of about 5 km long between Tuen Mun Area 40 and the HZMB HKBCF and reclamation of about 16.5 ha at Tuen Mun Area 40.

2014
July
Commencement of Construction Works of TM-CLKL – Northern Connection Toll Plaza and Associated Works
The Contract No. HY/2013/12 – TM-CLKL – Northern Connection Toll Plaza and Associated Works commenced on 21 July 2014. The works mainly comprise construction of a toll plaza of approximately 5.4 hectares and associated structures, carriageways and footbridge, as well as modification and realignment of sections of Lung Mun Road and Lung Fu Road at Tuen Mun, and associated works.