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Route 3

Truckers laud opening of fast link to port

A route linking Sha Tin to the airport came one step closer to completion when a section between Sha Tin and Cheung Sha Wan opened yesterday - but without making much impact initially on traffic flow in the area.

Saturday, 22 March, 2008, 12:00am

Car driver sought after 110 hurt in four-coach pile-up

A total of 110 people were injured yesterday when four coaches crashed into each other in the rush hour in Kwai Chung - believed to be Hong Kong's biggest single accident toll in 20 years.

Police were last night searching for the driver of a Mercedes-Benz who allegedly sped off after his vehicle and one of the coaches collided at about 8.15am outside Princess Margaret Hospital.

16 Mar 2002 - 12:00am

Legco rejects funding for Route 10

Funding for design of the $22 billion Route 10 superhighway was rejected by legislators yesterday, but transport officials insisted the controversial project was not dead and buried.

9 Mar 2002 - 12:00am

Villagers object to Route 10 evictions

Residents of a Tuen Mun village have hit out at the Government's Route 10 project, which goes before the Legislative Council's Finance Committee for approval of crucial funding today.

The head of Fuk Hang Chuen in Lam Tei has written to Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa voicing opposition to the $22 billion project.

8 Mar 2002 - 12:00am

Official projections do not have enviable track record

The letter from the Secretary for Transport Nicholas Ng (South China Morning Post, January 29) concerning Route 10 shows the Government's determination to build roads in the face of reasonable challenges to their logic, especially as so many changes have occurred since the Second Comprehensive Transport Study identified the need for an additional north-south link in 1993.

4 Feb 2002 - 12:00am

Tried hard to minimise environmental impact

We refer to the letter from M. Douglas headlined, 'Hooray for the highway, but where's the park?' (South China Morning Post, June 3).

We appreciate your reader's concern and would like to explain the efforts we have taken to protect the environment.

26 Jun 1998 - 12:00am

Highway project reaches end of road

Completion of the Country Park section of Route 3 forms a major part in the Government's strategic road network plan, providing direct access between Hong Kong Island and Kowloon to the northwest New Territories.

25 May 1998 - 12:00am

Four groups to bid for Route 9 study

Four consultancy groups have been selected by the Highways Department to bid for a detailed feasibility study into plans to build the $7 billion Route 9 expressway between Kowloon and Tsing Yi island.

The eight-kilometre combined bridge and tunnel link will bypass the Kwai Chung section of Route 3, which is expected to reach saturation by 2006, according to traffic planners.

30 Jun 1997 - 12:00am

Tsing Yi to become real estate drawcard

IN the future Tsing Yi is going to be a centre of the Hong Kong residential property universe.

There is not much now on Tsing Yi except for a lot of industrial space.

22 Jan 1996 - 12:00am

Green victory over highway route

GREEN groups have scored a partial victory after government road engineers adjusted plans for Route 3 to protect Country Park wetland areas near Au Tau in the New Territories.

4 Aug 1995 - 12:00am

Bridge construction to begin

WORK on the construction of the Ting Kau Bridge - a crucial element in the Route 3 highway linking Tsing Yi and the New Territories - will begin this month.

The Government announced yesterday that a $1.738 billion contract had been awarded to a consortium of companies and that work was due for completion by mid-1997.

24 Aug 1994 - 12:00am

Ting Kau gets bridge contract

THE Government has awarded a $1.73 billion contract to joint venture Ting Kau Contractors for the design and construction of the Ting Kau bridge and approach viaduct section of Route 3.

24 Aug 1994 - 12:00am

Top bids for bridge job

SEVEN groups of contractors and design consultants are to submit tenders today for a $3.5 billion contract to design and build the Ting Kau bridge, a key part of the Route 3 highway linking Tsing Yi and the New Territories.

Some of the world's top firms are competing for the job, which is the largest design and building project ever planned by the Highways Department.

20 May 1994 - 12:00am

Tunnellers break through ahead of schedule

POLISH and Chinese tunnellers, who have spent a year working towards each other, met under Tsing Yi's central ridge yesterday, breaking through the west-bound tube of the Cheung Ching road tunnel two months ahead of schedule.

10 May 1994 - 12:00am

Dragages will foot party bill

FRENCH contractor Dragages has agreed to pay for a $100,000 party to celebrate a key landmark in the airport development programme.

The firm had resisted attempts by the New Airport Projects Co-ordination Office to get it to pay the entire cost of the event, which will mark thebreakthrough of the pilot tunnel on the Cheung Ching road tunnel at Tsing Yi.

15 Apr 1994 - 12:00am