LegCo Public Works Subcommittee visits Heung Yuen Wai Highway (with photos)

The following is issued on behalf of the Legislative Council Secretariat:

     The Legislative Council Public Works Subcommittee visited the Heung Yuen Wai Highway, connecting the Liantang/Heung Yuen Wai Boundary Control Point with the Fanling Highway, today (May 21) to learn about the latest progress of construction and the preparation work for the commissioning of the Highway.

     Members first visited the 4.8 km-long Lung Shan Tunnel, the longest land-based road tunnel in Hong Kong, of Heung Yuen Wai Highway and received a briefing from representatives of the Civil Engineering and Development Department and Transport Department on the construction of the Heung Yuen Wai Highway and Lung Shan Tunnel as well as the traffic arrangements upon their commissioning. Members learnt that after the commissioning of the Highway, the traffic in North District and the Eastern cross-boundary traffic would be improved.

     Members then travelled through the Lung Shan Tunnel and Cheung Shan Tunnel and visited the viaduct of Heung Yuen Wai Highway. Members were briefed on the Liantang/Heung Yuen Wai Boundary Control Point project and its latest development to better understand the facilities of the new boundary control point as well as the cross-boundary and local transport arrangements upon commissioning.

     The Subcommittee considered a funding proposal on "Liantang/Heung Yuen Wai Boundary Control Point and associated works – site formation and infrastructure works" in the 2014-2015 session. At the invitation of the Government, this visit aims at understanding the latest progress of the project. The Heung Yuen Wai Highway will open from Sunday (May 26).

     Members participating in the visit included the Chairman of the Subcommittee, Dr Lo Wai-kwok; Subcommittee members Mr Ma Fung-kwok and Mr Lau Kwok-fan; and non-Subcommittee member Ms Yung Hoi-yan.

Ends/Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Issued at HKT 18:30