Southbound mainline bridge of Road T3 in Sha Tin completed

The Civil Engineering and Development Department (CEDD) has completed the construction of the southbound mainline bridge of Road T3 in Tai Wai, a significant milestone of the project.

Speaking at the completion ceremony today (November 23), the Director of Civil Engineering and Development, Mr John Chai said the Road T3 project was one of the government projects to continuously improve the road networks in Sha Tin.

"The Road T3 serves as an essential link to Route 8 in Sha Tin and provides a high-speed road connecting Sha Tin with the urban area and the airport. With Road T3, the traffic pressure on the existing link roads between Sha Tin and Kowloon will be greatly relieved. The whole Road T3 project is expected to complete in 2007," he said.

The Road T3 southbound bridge will be open to traffic at 11am tomorrow (November 24). With the opening of the southbound mainline bridge, traffic conditions on Tai Po Road in Tai Wai area will be improved.

To tie in with the remaining construction works of Road T3, temporary traffic and transport arrangements will be implemented accordingly.

Also attending the completion ceremony today were Chairman of Sha Tin District Council Mr Wai Kwok-hung and Sha Tin District Officer, Mr Philip Chan Kwan-yee.

End/Wednesday, November 23, 2005