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Site Visit to Contract No. HY/2009/03 - Design and Build of Traffic Improvements to Tuen Mun Road Town Centre Section

Date, time & venue 
2011-09-03;9:30am to 12:00pm;HY/2009/03 CRE office and Site of Tuen Mun Road – Town Centre Section

Project Highlight

 

Tuen Mun Road has been opened to traffic since 1978 and was one of Hong Kong's first high speed roads. The Design and Build of Traffic Improvements to Tuen Mun Road – Town Centre Section Project aims to improve traffic condition by widen about 1.5km of carriageway. This is also the very first large scale public project in Hong Kong which involves the installation of ‘eco-noise barrier’. Associated works include the construction of a single lane vehicular bridge and reconstruction of existing footbridges and junction improvement works.

To enhance communication with the public and effectively address public concerns about the Tuen Mun Road project, a Community Liaison Centre (CLC) for the Reconstruction and Improvement of Tuen Mun Road has been set up and opened to public in July 2010. At the CLC, the information related to TMR project is available with illustration by display boards, models and video slides.

In this visit, participants will have an opportunity to get a close up view on site for mini and pre-bored H-pile construction for noise barriers/enclosures and footbridge respectively, temporary footbridge and trial panel of the vertical green for the noise barriers/enclosures; and to have a thorough understanding of other Tuen Mun Road projects by visiting the Community Liaison Centre.

 

 

Rundown

 

9:30 – 10:00   Presentation of the project by AECOM Resident Site Staff, Q & A

10:00 – 10:45  Visit the Community Liaison Centre of Tuen Mun Road project

10:45 – 11:45  Site tour of Town Centre Section (including footbridge and noise barrier / enclosure foundation works, etc.)

11:45 – 12:00  Travel to CRE Office and dismiss

 

Safety Equipment

 

Participants should bring along their own safety shoes and safety helmets.





Report

By Ir Alan WONG

 

The captioned visit organized by the CV Division was successfully held on 3 September 2011. 

 

With the growing use of Tuen Mun Road as a major cross-border thoroughfare, Tuen Mun Road - Town Centre Section is anticipated to be a traffic bottleneck in the coming years.  This Project “HY/2009/03 - Design and Build of Traffic Improvements Tuen Mun Road Town Centre Section” aims to improve traffic condition by widening the 1.5 km long road from a dual 2-lane carriageway to a dual 3-lane carriageway. 

 

This project is also the very first large scale public project in Hong Kong which involves the installation of ‘eco-noise barrier’. Other associated works include the construction of a single lane vehicular bridge, reconstruction of the existing footbridges and junction improvement works.  

 

This Project commenced in February 2010 and is due for completion by the end of 2013.  The design and build Contractor for this Contract is China Harbour Engineering Co.Ltd. and the supervising officer is AECOM Asia Co. Ltd.  The contract sum is estimated at HK$ 1,550 million.

 

The visit began with an excellence presentation by Mr. Barry Hui and Mr. Charles Tsui, the respective Resident Engineer and Assistant Resident Engineer of HY/2009/03 AECOM CRE Office.  Participants got an overview on the scope of works, current construction works, and challenges and solutions of this project and in particular the proposed green roof and vertical green walls for the noise barriers / enclosures. 

 

To enhance the communication with the public and to effectively address public concerns about the Tuen Mun Road project, a Community Liaison Centre (CLC) for the Improvement of Tuen Mun Road project has been set up and opened to public in July 2010.  Participants had an opportunity to visit the CLC, where all the related information for Tuen Mun Road Project was illustrated on leaflets, display boards and models.  

 

After visiting the CLC, the participants had an opportunity to visit the construction site where Mr. Hui and Mr. Tsui introduced to us the construction of mini-piles and pre-bored H-piles for noise barriers and footbridges. During the visit, Mr. Hui also explained the method of construction of re-provisioned footbridge erection.

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