Tsing Yi North Coastal Road - another key access to airport


Construction of the Tsing Yi North Coastal Road (TYNCR) will commence later this month following the signing of a $775.6 million construction contract between the Highways Department and Gammon Construction Limited.

The 2.2-kilometre long dual two-lane carriageway will start at Tsing Tsuen Road and run westward along north Tsing Yi to connect with North West Tsing Yi Interchange.

Associated slip roads and link roads, a sub-control centre, four pedestrian subways as well as noise mitigation facilities will also be built.

A spokesman for the department said: "The commissioning of the new airport in July last year has generated a substantial amount of traffic between Lantau and Tsuen Wan areas, routing through north Tsing Yi.

"The traffic volume will continue to grow with the gradual completion of developments in Tung Chung and Tai Ho on Lantau.

"Upon completion in late 2001, TYNCR will form part of the principal access to the Hong Kong International Airport at Chek Lap Kok and meet the continuous growth of traffic demand arising from the airport and new town developments on Lantau."

The spokesman also pointed out that TYNCR would help improve the overall traffic condition on Tsing Yi.

"It will divert the through traffic between Lantau and Tsuen Wan areas away from the local at-grade traffic in north Tsing Yi," he added.

Construction of the project is one month ahead of the schedule and will create jobs for 420 people.

End/Monday, February 8, 1999