News: LTA awards $615.9m contract for section of North-South Corridor

Jan 31, 2019

Artist’s impression of the cycling routes along the North-South Corridor. Source: LTA

A $615.9 million contract has been awarded to build a portion of the North-South Corridor (NSC), an expressway that will link Singapore’s central business district (CBD) with the northern towns, revealed the Land Transport Authority (LTA) on Wednesday (30 Jan).

Under the deal, Shanghai Tunnel Engineering Co. (Singapore) has been appointed to build a dual three-lane road tunnel spanning 800 metres that’s situated between Sin Ming Avenue and Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3. The road will also be integrated with the upcoming Teck Ghee MRT station along the Cross Island Line, although the station’s name hasn’t been finalised.

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Apart from building the MRT station box, the company is also responsible for constructing an MRT station box and commuter facilities, such as entrances, escape staircases, pedestrian overhead bridges, sheltered walkways, bus stops and cycling paths in the area.

“Shanghai Tunnel Engineering is an established contractor which had previously completed many railway infrastructure projects with tunnels in Circle Line, Downtown Line and Tuas West Extension,” said the LTA.

At present, the company is involved in building portions of the Thomson-East Coast Line, including several tunnels, as well as three MRT stations – Bayshore, Katong Park and Shenton Way.

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Work on the 800m road tunnel is targeted to start by Q2 2019, while the entire 21.5km NSC is anticipated to be fully completed by 2026.

Furthermore, the Straits Times reported that LTA handed out six contracts in December collectively worth $3.14 billion for building six portions of the North-South Corridor, which is touted as Singapore’s first integrated transport corridor.

The expressway, which is mostly underground, will have dedicated bus and cycling lanes.

Interested in buying a private property along the future North-South Corridor? Check out our step-by-step guide to buying a condo.

 

Romesh Navaratnarajah, Senior Editor at PropertyGuru, edited this story. To contact him about this or other stories, email romesh@propertyguru.com.sg

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