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Old March 15th, 2008, 08:47 PM   #21
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Ngong Shuen Chau Viaduct
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Old March 15th, 2008, 09:00 PM   #22
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wow, that's really massive. But it seems to be in an industrial area.
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Old March 15th, 2008, 09:23 PM   #23
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wow, that's really massive. But it seems to be in an industrial area.
1 of the endpoints of the viaduct is the container port area. The other side of it is the residential suburb of Shatin. Eventually, there'll be a massive bridge that will connect it to the highways leading to the airport.
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Old March 15th, 2008, 10:27 PM   #24
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Spectacular.
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Old March 15th, 2008, 11:01 PM   #25
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Impressive roads!

Are they tolled?

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1 of the endpoints of the viaduct is the container port area. The other side of it is the residential suburb of Shatin. Eventually, there'll be a massive bridge that will connect it to the highways leading to the airport.
You mean the Stonecutters Bridge!?
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=221134
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Old March 16th, 2008, 05:48 AM   #26
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Impressive roads!

Are they tolled?
Parts of the roads shown in my posts yesterday are tolled, such as the Eagle's Nest Tunnel.

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Old March 21st, 2008, 03:06 PM   #27
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Route 8 Sha Tin to Cheung Sha Wan Section Opens Today!

The following YouTube Clip shows how does it look like for this section, posted by happycsman. It took from the HK Heritage Museum in Sha Tin to Aqua Marine (a private housing estate) in Cheung Sha Wan.

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Old November 30th, 2008, 05:09 AM   #28
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Nam Wan Tunnel & West Tsing Yi Viaduct
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Old November 30th, 2008, 09:48 AM   #29
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wow... somehow i missed this topic...
amazing highways...
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Old December 16th, 2008, 06:40 PM   #30
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Old December 17th, 2008, 09:12 AM   #31
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Highway will drive up firm's headcount
5 December 2008
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The government is accelerating the launch of infrastructure projects in various districts, hoping to give the moribund economy a boost and stimulate the grim employment market.

Gammon Construction has made a head start with a HK$2.82 billion project, recently awarded by the Highways Department, to upgrade the eastern section of Tuen Mun Road until 2013.

According to Kong Shui-sun, the company's contracts manager, the project involves reconstruction and re-alignment of the eastern section of Tuen Mun Road between Tsuen Wan and Tsing Lung Tau to meet expressway standards, and improvement work will include the widening of the traffic lanes to ease traffic flow during peak hours.

The company expects some challenges during the construction process. One of them is to maintain normal traffic flow and ensure the operation of the busy Tuen Mun highway will not get bogged down at each phase of the construction.

The project will be carried out in three stages, including the widening of the seaside section of the west bound highway, work related to the hillside section of the east bound highway and final alignment.

Mr Kong said: "Inevitably there will be foreseeable hindrances when we conduct geotechnical work in the area, such as widening the viaduct to maintain good traffic flow, which has to be done at the steep hill terrain between Tuen Mun Road and Castle Peak Road.

"But we will adopt appropriate traffic control, safety and environmental management systems to ensure that the project will be delivered smoothly, safely and in an environmentally sustainable manner."

After the upgrade, widened highway lanes will greatly improve the overall traffic volume and efficiency, with additional hard shoulders for broken down vehicles that could have otherwise blocked the lanes.

The improvement work is expected to eliminate the impact of traffic accidents on other road users and allow emergency vehicles to reach the scene more quickly. The noise level will be significantly reduced after installation of noise barriers covering the sections of Angler's Beach, Sham Tseng, Yau Kom Tau and Tsuen Wan.

"The traffic conditions will greatly improve in both directions of Tuen Mun and Tsuen Wan, particularly during peak hours," Mr Kong said.

He said Gammon would oversee other projects, such as the associated environmental mitigation measures, drainage, slope maintenance and landscaping.

"We expect to create 450 new jobs next year and another 500 in the lead up to the project's completion in 2013. These jobs will involve engineering and consultation positions."

Gammon's recent highway projects include the Hong Kong-Shenzhen Western Corridor as well as the northern section of Deep Bay Link.
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Old December 17th, 2008, 10:19 AM   #32
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Why is there a crossover for this road? Is this crossover for transitioning traffic from the left side (Hong Kong) to the right side (Mainland China)?
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Old December 17th, 2008, 06:07 PM   #33
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Why is there a crossover for this road? Is this crossover for transitioning traffic from the left side (Hong Kong) to the right side (Mainland China)?
Here is the map :


Do you mean the middle way that sinks and disappears? This is not the border area, so it's likely a service road.
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Old December 17th, 2008, 08:46 PM   #34
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It is awesome highway

and the new bridge part of highway i guess, is more awesome
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Old December 18th, 2008, 05:00 PM   #35
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Why is there a crossover for this road? Is this crossover for transitioning traffic from the left side (Hong Kong) to the right side (Mainland China)?
I just think the crossover is to allow the constrolled use of the left lane for onward traffic and vise versa in case of accidents, roadworks and other instances of road blockage.
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Why is there a crossover for this road? Is this crossover for transitioning traffic from the left side (Hong Kong) to the right side (Mainland China)?
The crossover is to allow traffic to transit from one tunnel to the other if the one tunnel is closed for any reason. It is a typical operation to close one tunnel overnight for maintenance purpose when traffic is light on the roadway. Instead of two/three lane for one travel direction, only one lane will be provided if one tunnel is used for dual directional services. The crossover can either works from left to right or from right to left.
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Old January 24th, 2009, 04:15 AM   #37
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Old January 24th, 2009, 06:20 PM   #38
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Gazette Published on Friday, 23/1/2009 No. 4 Vol. 13 - Government Notice - Tendering
Reconstruction and improvement of Tuen Mun Road--Sam Shing Hui Section
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Do any roads cross the border between left-side driving HK and right-side driving China?

If so, do drivers from either side get confused after crossing the border and drive on the wrong side of the road?
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