Hong Kong – Gammon Construction has been awarded a HKD 6.2bn (USD 790M) contract by the Hon Kong Highways Department to construct the Kai Tak West Section of the Central Kowloon Route in Hong Kong.
The Kai Tak West Section contract includes the construction of a 370m-long underwater tunnel and the associated temporary reclamation in Kowloon Bay of about 3ha, a 160m-long cut and cover tunnel in Ma Tau Kok as well as a 125m-long depressed road and 170m-long underpass in Kai Tak Development.
The contract forms part of the overall Central Kowloon Route, a 4.7km-long dual three-lane strategic trunk road in Central Kowloon that will relieve congestion in Central Kowloon’s road network.
In delivering the project Gammon announced that it “will be maximising the use of modularisation for elements of the works, while its piling technology will be used to construct the temporary wall for excavation works. This proposal has also reduced the temporary reclamation area required and provided some environmental benefits”.
Work on the Kai Tak West Section contract is due to start in January this year and is expected to be completed by 2025. A workforce of 400 will be engaged at its peak construction period.