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Gammon Construction wins £195M Hong Kong highway widening project

Hong Kong contractor Gammon Construction, in which Balfour Beatty has a 50% shareholding, has been awarded a HK$2.4bn (£195M) contract for the widening of the Tolo and Fanling Highways in Hong Kong for theHKSAR (Hong Kong Special Administrative Region) Highways Department.

The 40-month contract, due to commence in late February 2010, will involve the widening of a 3.5km long section of the Tolo and Fanling Highways between Ma Wo and Tai Hang.  The works will alleviate traffic congestion and meet future demand by widening the existing dual three-lane carriageways to dual four-lane carriageways.

The project scope includes modification or demolition of five existing bridges and the construction of eight vehicular bridges including all associated interchanges and utilities.  The contract includes a 12-month maintenance period of the widened road.

Balfour Beatty Chief Executive, Ian Tyler, said: “We are delighted to have been awarded this contract to enhance Hong Kong’s infrastructure in the North-East New Territories and look forward to delivering a high-quality, safe and environmentally responsible construction service.”

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