ROUTE 3: PLANNING OF HONG KONG'S NEW EXPRESSWAY TO CHINA. PROCEEDINGS, SIXTH CONFERENCE, ROAD ENGINEERING ASSOCIATION OF ASIA AND AUSTRALASIA, 4-10 MARCH 1990, KUALA LUMPUR, VOLUMES 1 TO 5 AND POST CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

Hong Kong's economy is growing fast and is diversifying. Its position in the region as a centre for commerce, trade and manufacture is increasing rapidly. Its container port serving much of southern China is, in terms of throughput, the largest in the world. City communities for three million of Hong Kong's six million population, a new airport and further container terminals are being developed in the New Territories. Hong Kong's transport system is having to be expanded rapidly to serve the traffic being generated. Route 3 is a strategic route for traffic between China, the northwest New Territories and the main urban areas of Tsuen Wan, Kowloon and Hong Kong Island. It will connect into the developing expressway system of China's Guandong Province. It will serve Hong Kong's Container Port and major industrial areas at Kwai Chung and the new airport and port facilities planned for the west of the territory. The feasibility of the route, which is about 40km long, has been established. It is a difficult route with many natural and man-made constraints to overcome. Multi-lane bored tunnels, long span bridges and immersed tube tunnels are planned. Route 3 is envisaged to require between 6 and 10 traffic lanes in various sections. Because of the intensity of traffic, closely spaced complex interchanges will be required. Some sectors may be subject to toll and possible privatisation. Design and implementation are expected to commence in 1990. For the covering entry of the conference see IRRD 823206. (Author/TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Road Engineering Association of Asia & Australasia

    Office of the Director-General of Public Works
    Kuala Lumpur,   Malaysia 
  • Authors:
    • Butler, D R
  • Publication Date: 1990

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 19 p.
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 2

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  • Accession Number: 00620212
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 31 1992 12:00AM