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Extension of special arrangements for Highways Department
     To align with the Government's announcement that special work arrangements for government departments will be extended to reduce the risk of novel coronavirus in the community, the Highways Department announced today (February 8) the provision of basic and limited public services will continue until further notice, including processing of excavation permit applications for excavation works on public roads and parts of the non-emergency road repair works.
     The Highways Department will continue to provide necessary and emergency public road repair services including daily inspections of expressways and emergency road repairs. It will also arrange for its contractors to continue to enhance the cleansing work for the handrails of footbridges, subways and escalators, as well as the buttons of lifts, under the department's purview.
     The Reporting Centre of the Highways Department will maintain operation to handle road repair matters. For any suggestions, enquiries or complaints on the services, members of the public may continue to call the 24-hour hotline 2926 4111 or call 1823.
Ends/Saturday, February 8, 2020
Issued at HKT 11:58
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