AECOM selected for Hong Kong link road
By Lucy Barnard24 August 2023
The Hong Kong government has selected infrastructure consulting firm AECOM to build a new road linking Lantau Island and Tsing Yi Island aimed at increasing capacity and accommodating future traffic demand from the Northern Metropolis development.
AECOM said that the Tsing Yi – Lantau Link (TYLL), connecting the proposed North Lantau Interchange and Tsing Yi Connection, will provide an alternative route to the existing Lantau Link road for vehicles commuting between the city’s North West New Territories (NWNT) and its urban areas.
The new road, comprising two long-span bridges crossing Ma Wan Fairway and Kap Shui Mun Fairway, together with Route 11 and other relevant major roads, will form a network of strategic roads to improve the conditions of traffic in and near the NWNT while also increasing the route options for the commuter traffic on Lantau Island and surrounding urban areas.
Under the terms of the contract, AECOM will coordinate civil and geotechnical engineering, landscaping, road and drainage systems, electrical and mechanical engineering, traffic control and surveillance systems, roadside equipment, and environmental mitigation measures to deliver design and project supervision for the long-span bridges.
AECOM said the TYLL is expected to be commissioned in phases through 2033.
In May 2023, AECOM announced was selected by the HKSAR Government Highways Department for investigation, design and consultancy on the project.
“We are excited to leverage our world class technical excellence in delivering innovative, technology-enabled long-span and specialty bridge solutions on this impactful project. This work builds on our extensive experience in roadway projects and will further strengthen the resilience of Hong Kong’s road network,” said Ian Chung, chief executive of AECOM’s Asia region.