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Highways Department Technical Circulars

 

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1986

HyDTC No. Title of Circular File Type
6/86

Division of Responsibilities for Drainage Works between Highways Department and Civil Engineering Services Department

(Note : DSD has taken up the responsibilities of CESD under this Technical Circular except for the area within the boundary of Kai Tak Airport which shall continue to be the responsibility of CESD).

PDF Format

 

1988

HyDTC No. Title of Circular File Type
9/88

Improvement to Skid Resistance on In-Service Roads

- Superseded by HyD TC No.5/2009

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1989

HyDTC No. Title of Circular File Type
5/89

Use of Lean Concrete Roadbase for Flexible Pavements

- Superseded by HyD Guidance Notes RD/GN/17

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1990

HyDTC No. Title of Circular File Type
3/90

Minimum cover Requirement for Underground Services

PDF Format

 

1991

HyDTC No. Title of Circular File Type
3/91

Submission of draft PWSC papers for Upgrading of projects to Category A or for increase in approved estimate of a project in Category A

- Superseded by HyD TC No.4/2005

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5/91

Expressway Legislation

- Superseded by HyD TC No.3/2005

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1992

HyDTC No. Title of Circular File Type
2/92

Guidelines on the adoption of road lighting design based on B.S. 5489 Part 2 (1987) (Conventional Road Lighting Design Manual)

- Obsoleted as per HyD TC No. 1/2007

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1993

HyDTC No. Title of Circular File Type
3/93

Subscription Television

- Obsoleted as per HyD TC No. 1/2005

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5/93

Amendments of Guidance Notes on Pavement Design (RD/GN/017)

- Superseded by HyD Guidance Notes RD/GN/17

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1994

HyDTC No. Title of Circular File Type
4/94

Structures Design Manual for Highways and Railways

- Obsoleted as per HyD TC No.1/2003

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5/94

Testing of OPC, PFA and PPFAC by the Public Works Central Laboratory

- Superseded by HyD TC No.5/2010

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7/94

Road Note 6 (94 Version) — Road Pavement Drainage

- Superseded by HyD Guidance Notes RD/GN/35

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8/94

Approval of Special Conditions of Contract

- Superseded by HyD TC No. 1/2008

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13/94 Procedure for Recovery of Cost for Work in Private Streets and Access Roads under the Building Ordinance, Cap 123 PDF Format

 

1995

HyDTC No. Title of Circular File Type
3/95

Running Surfaces of Bridge Decks

- Superseded by HyD TC No. 11/2001

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4/95 Requirement to detect underground utilities before excavation PDF Format
5/95

Inclusion of Computer Facilities in Works Contracts

- Supersedes by ETWB TCW No.12/2004

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1996

HyDTC No. Title of Circular File Type
3/96 Allocation of Contract Numbers PDF Format
4/96

Code of Practice for the Lighting, Signing and Guarding of Road Works Third Issue, January 1996

- Superseded by HyD TC No. 11/2006

-
5/96

Term Contracts Committee

- Superseded by HyD TC No. 4/2006

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1997


HyDTC No. Title of Circular File Type
2/97

Administration of Geographic Information System (GIS)

- Obsoleted as per HyD TC No. 4/2009

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4/97

Display Board for Apparently Unattended Road Works

- Obsoleted as per HyD TC No. 1/2007

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5/97

Provision of Lifts for the Disable to Grade Separated Pedestrian Facilities

- Superseded by TBTC No. 2/2000

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6/97

Unit Costs for Highway Works

PDF Format
7/97

Design of Highway Structures

- Superseded by HyD TC No.2/2008

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8/97

Standard Front Cover of Contract Documents

PDF Format
9/97

Temporary Road Markings

- Superseded by HyD TC No.9/2010

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10/97

Highways Standard Drawings

- Superseded by HyD TC No.2/2006

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11/97

Employment of Term Contractors for Works not exceeding $20,000 in value charged to Non-recurrent votes

- Superseded by HyD TC No.5/2002

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12/97 Comments on Outline Zoning Plans and Outline Development Plans PDF Format
13/97 Requirement to provide Full Ducting System for Public Lighting Installation PDF Format
14/97

As-constructed Drawings for Highway Structures

- Superseded by HyD TC No.2/2003

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15/97

Maintenance of Highways Structures

- Superseded by HyD TC No. 1/2008

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17/97

Referral of Variations, Claims and Assessment of Extension of Contract Period by in-house Engineers

- Superseded by HyD TC No.6/2002

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18/97 Subpoenas Served on Government Officers PDF Format
19/97

Highways Department Road Notes

- Superseded by HyD TC No.10/2006

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20/97

Acquisition of Computer Facilities and Services

- Superseded by HyD TC No. 3/2003

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22/97 Procedures of Approval of Mix Design for Bituminous Materials PDF Format
24/97

Tsing Yi Island

- Obsoleted as per HyD TC No.1/2003

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25/97

Guidelines for Taking Over Footbridges and Subways for Maintenance

- Superseded by HyD TC No. 10/2009

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26/97 Reply to Enquiry relating to Private Developments PDF Format
29/97 Road Studs for Trunk Roads and Primary Distributors PDF Format
30/97 The Engineer for the Contract PDF Format
32/97

Funding of Slope-related Remedial Works on Unallocated Government Land

- Superseded by HyD TC No. 7/2010

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1998

HyDTC No. Title of Circular File Type
2/98

Acquiring Equipment and Facilities under Works Contracts for the Engineer's Use

- Superseded by HyD TC No. 3/2007

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3/98

Processing of Application for Excavation Permits (other than Tsing Ma Control Area)

- Obsoleted as per HyD TC No. 1/2005

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4/98

Authority to Increase Contract Sums

- Obsoleted as per HyD TC No.1/2003

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6/98

Visibility of Directional Signs

- Superseded by HYD TC No.10/2001

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1999

HyDTC No. Title of Circular File Type
2/99

Computerized Information Management

- Superseded by HYD TC No 7/2009

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3/99 Design and Maintenance of Private streets PDF Format
4/99

Guidelines and Technical Approval Procedures for Road Works Funded under Block Allocation Subhead 6100TX

- Superseded by HYD TC No 5/2005

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5/99

Use of Non-Standard Pavings on Public Footways

PDF Format
6/99 Approval for publishing and presenting Technical Paper, Visual Material, etc PDF Format
7/99

Guidelines in Handling Applications from Utility Companies for Installations inside Government Road Tunnels

- Superseded by HYD TC No 14/2009

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2000

HyDTC No. Title of Circular
File Type
2/2000

Fire Mains and Hydrants on New Trunk Roads and Elevated Highway Structures

- Superseded by HYD TC No 4/2010

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3/2000

Administrative Protection for Proposed Railway Routes

PDF Format
5/2000

Control in the Use of Shotcrete (Sprayed Concrete) in Slope Works

- Superseded by per HYD TC No. 2/2010

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6/2000

Tsing Ma Control Area

- Obsoleted as per HYD TC No. 1/2009

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2001

HyDTC No. Title of Circular File Type
2/2001

Vetting Committee on Project Estimates and Consultants' Performance Appraisal

- Superseded by HyD TC No. 4/2003

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3/2001

Reporting of Notifiable Accidents/Serious Incidents on Highways Department Works Sites

- Superseded by HYD TC No. 3/2009

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4/2001

Liaison with Labour Department and Marine Department on Construction Site Safety Matters

- Superseded by HyD TC No. 1/2008

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5/2001

Red and Pink Routes, Public Transport Sensitive Routes and Routes to Vulnerable Areas-Emergency Procedures

The above circular shall be read in conjunction with the updated drawings below.

PDF Format
6/2001

Departmental Liaison Agent with Land Information Centre, Lands Department for the Supply of Digital Maps and Land Boundaries

- Superseded by HyD TC No. 3/2004

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7/2001

Clearing of Rubbish and Control of Rodents on Construction Sites

- Superseded by HyD TC No. 1/2008

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8/2001

Guidelines on Qualification and Experience Requirements of Contractor's Surveyor in Highway Projects

- Superseded by HyD TC No. 5/2003

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9/2001

Use of 100 mm Cubes for Compliance Testing of Concrete (for concrete with maximum aggregate size not exceeding 20 mm)

- Superseded by HyD TC No. 1/2008


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10/2001

Visibility of Directional Signs

PDF Format
11/2001 Running Surfaces of Bridge Decks PDF Format

 

2002

HyDTC No. Title of Circular File Type
1/2002

Review of Technical Circulars

- Superseded by HyD TC No. 1/2003

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2/2002

Consultation Strategy on Large Scale or Sensitive Infrastructure Development

PDF Format
3/2002 Guidelines on Issue of Small Value Works Orders PDF Format
4/2002

Tender Procedures for Works Contracts and Consultancy Agreements

- Superseded by HyD TC No. 7/2005

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5/2002

Authority to Issue Works Orders Chargeable to Recurrent and Non-recurrent Votes and for Works Executed on Private Account

PDF Format
6/2002

Referral of Variations, Claims and Assessment of Extension of Contract Period by In-house Engineers

- Superseded by HyD TC No. 8/2010

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7/2002

Administration of Design and Build Contracts

PDF Format

 

2003

HyDTC No. Title of Circular File Type
1/2003

Review of Technical Circulars

- Superseded by HyD TC No. 1/2004

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2/2003

As-constructed Drawings and Design Calculations for Highway Structures

PDF Format
3/2003

Acquisition of Computer Facilities and Services

- Superseded by HyD TC No. 6/2009

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4/2003

Vetting Committee on Project Estimates and Consultants’Performance Appraisal (PECPA)

- Superseded by HyD TC No. 8/2009 & 9/2009

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5/2003 Guidelines on Qualification and Experience Requirements of Contractor's Surveyor in Highway Projects PDF Format
6/2003

Use of Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement in the Roadbase

- Superseded by HyD TC No. 1/2008

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7/2003

Management of Construction and Demolition (C&D) Material including Rock

PDF Format
8/2003
Planned Road Works on Red and Pink Routes

English Version

中文版本

PDF Format
9/2003

Preservation of Granite Kerbs

PDF Format

 

2004

HyDTC No. Title of Circular File Type
1/2004

Review of Technical Circulars

Superseded by HyD TC No. 1/2005

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2/2004

Quality Supervision and Assurance for Piling Works

Superseded by HyD TC No. 4/2007

-
3/2004

Departmental Liaison Agent with Land Information Centre, Lands Departmentfor the Supply of Digital Topographic Map, Land Boundary, Geographic and Photogrammetric Data

- Superseded by HyD TC No. 4/2008

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2005

HyDTC No. Title of Circular File Type
1/2005

Review of Technical Circulars

- Superseded by HyD TC No. 1/2006

-
2/2005

Particular Specification Clauses for Maintenance of Lighting, Signing and Guarding Equipment

PDF Format
3/2005

Expressway Legislation

- Superseded by HyD TC No. 12/2009

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4/2005

Public Works Subcommittee (PWSC) Submission

- Superseded by HyD TC No. 13/2009

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5/2005

Guidelines and Technical Approval Procedures for Road Works Funded under Block Allocation Subhead 6100TX

- Superseded by HyD TC No. 2/2007

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7/2005

Tender Procedures for Works Contracts and Consultancy Agreements

- Superseded by HyD TC No. 11/2009

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2006

HyDTC No. Title of Circular File Type
1/2006

Review of Technical Circulars

- Superseded by HyD TC No. 1/2007

-
2/2006

Highways Standard Drawings

PDF Format
4/2006

Committees for Highway Maintenance and District Administration

PDF Format
6/2006

Proper Control to Avoid Over-commitment of Capital Works Projects

PDF Format
7/2006

Independent Vetting of Tree Works under the Maintenance of Highways Department

- Superseded by HyD TC No. 3/2008

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10/2006

Highways Department Road Notes

PDF Format
11/2006

Code of Practice for the Lighting, Signing and Guarding of Road Works Fourth Issue, 2006

PDF Format

 

2007

HyDTC No. Title of Circular File
1/2007

Review of Technical Circulars

- Superseded by HyD TC No. 1/2008

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2/2007

Guidelines and Technical Approval Procedures for Road Works Funded under Block Allocation Subhead 6100TX

PDF Format
3/2007

Acquiring Equipment and Facilities under Works Contracts for the Engineer's Use

PDF Format
4/2007

Quality Supervision and Assurance for Piling Works

PDF Format

 

2008

HyDTC No. Title of Circular File Type
1/2008

Review of Technical Circulars

- Superseded by HYD TC No. 1/2009

-
2/2008

Design of Highway Structures

- Superseded by HyD TC No. 2/2009

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3/2008

Independent Vetting of Tree Works under the Maintenance of Highways Department

PDF Format
4/2008

Departmental Liaison Agent with Land Information Centre, Lands Department for the Supply of Digital Topographic Map, Land Boundary, Geographic and Photogrammetric Data

- Superseded by HyD TC No. 3/2010

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2009

HyDTC No. Title of Circular File Type
1/2009

Review of Technical Circulars

- Superseded by HyD TC No. 1/2010

-
2/2009 Design of Highway Structures PDF Format
3/2009

Reporting of Notifiable Accidents / Serious Incidents on Highways Department Works Sites

PDF Format
4/2009 Administration of Geographic Information System (GIS) PDF Format
5/2009 Improvement to Skid Resistance on In-Service Roads PDF Format
6/2009 Acquisition of Computer Facilities and Services PDF Format
7/2009 Information Technology Management PDF Format
8/2009

Vetting Committee on Project Estimates (VCOPE)

PDF Format
9/2009

Consultants Review Committee (CRC)

- To be read in conjunction with DEVB TC(W) No. 2/2009 and its subsequent revisions

PDF Format
10/2009

Guidelines for Taking Over Footbridges and Subways for Maintenance

PDF Format
11/2009

Tender Procedures for Works Contracts and Consultancy Agreements

PDF Format
12/2009

Expressway Legislation

PDF Format
13/2009

Public Works Subcommittee (PWSC) Submission

- Superseded by HyD TC No. 6/2010

-
14/2009

Guidelines in Handling Applications from Utility Companies for Installation inside Government Road Tunnels

PDF Format

 

2010

HyDTC No. Title of Circular File Type

1/2010

Review of Technical Circulars PDF Format
2/2010

Control in the Use of Shotcrete (Sprayed Concrete) in Slope Works

PDF Format
3/2010

Departmental Liaison Agent with Land Information Centre, Lands Department for the Supply of Digital Topographic Map, Land Boundary, Geographic and Photogrammetric Data

PDF Format

4/2010

Fire Mains and Hydrants on New Trunk Roads and Elevated Highway Structures

PDF Format
5/2010

Testing of OPC, PFA and PPFAC by the Public Works Central Laboratory

PDF Format
6/2010

Public Works Subcommittee (PWSC) Submission

PDF Format
7/2010

Funding of Slope-related Remedial Works on Unallocated Government Land

PDF Format
8/2010

Approval and Referral of Variations and Claims for Additional Payment/Extension of Time for Completion of Works in In-house Works Contracts

PDF Format
9/2010 Temporary Road Markings PDF Format
10/2010 Handing Over of Sites on completion of Works
- (Obsolete)
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11/2010 Authority to Approve the Employment of Dispute Resolution
Advisors (DRA)

PDF Format

 

2011

HyDTC No. Title of Circular File Type

 

2012

HyDTC No. Title of Circular File Type

2/2012

Committee on Contractors Safety Performance PDF Format

2013

HyDTC No. Title of Circular File Type

2/2013

Departmental Liaison Agent for the Supply of Digital Map Data and LiDAR Data

 

PDF Format