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All lanes of Shek O Road reopen (with photos)

       The Highways Department (HyD) today (February 29) said that the two-lane traffic arrangement at Shek O Road near Lan Nai Wan was fully resumed at around 5pm this afternoon.
      The section of carriageway concerned subsided with one traffic lane that was seriously damaged due to landslides during severe rainstorms on September 8 last year, leading to full closure of traffic lanes for emergency repairs. Upon completion of emergency repair works, one traffic lane was reopened on the night of September 9. The HyD subsequently commenced emergency slope stabilisation works with a view to resuming two-lane traffic at the soonest.

      The HyD has completed the emergency slope stabilisation works necessary for reopening the other traffic lane, which include installation of 31 mini piles of length ranging from about nine to 12 metres with concrete capping beams on top of them. The HyD has also completed drainage improvement works at the road section concerned, including the provision of an additional drainage channel, improvement works of adjacent catchpits and drainage clearance works to further strengthen the drainage capacity of the road concerned against inclement weather, thereby enhancing the safety of carriageway.

      A bus trial run has been successfully conducted at the road section and the two-lane traffic arrangement at Shek O Road was resumed today.

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Ends/Thursday, February 29, 2024