The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge is ready for testing ahead of its forecast opening date in May.
Officials from the three cities agreed at a meeting in Zhuhai on Tuesday to go ahead with joint trials on the 30-kilometre main bridge, HK01 reported.
Touted as the world’s longest sea bridge and including a 6.7-kilometre tunnel, it has been under construction across the Pearl River mouth since 2009.
The bridge was due to open in 2016, but has been delayed by a series of engineering problems and accidents. Ten workers have died on the Hong Kong segment of the project.
A lab technician has been jailed for eight months for falsifying test results on bridge concrete, while three contractors have been found guilty over a 2014 accident that killed one workers and injured four others.
The other key elements of the HK$120 billion Hong Kong end of the project – an 11-kilometre viaduct and link road along the north Lantau coast, and the border crossing facilities on Chek Lap Kok – have also been completed.
However, the nine-kilometre tunnel and freeway link between Chek Lap Kok and Tuen Mun will not open until at least 2020.