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Singapore: Preparation for construction of North-South Corridor to start

Staff Writer |
The demolition of Rochor Centre in Singapore will commence on 26 June and is set for completion by April 2019, announced the Land Transport Authority (LTA). This is in preparation for the construction of the North-South Corridor (NSC).

The North–South Corridor, originally conceptualised as the North-South Expressway, will be the 11th of Singapore's network of expressways when completed.

The demolition of the iconic rainbow-coloured estate will start from the top floors, with the structure progressively brought down floor-by-floor using machinery.

“For the convenience of pedestrians during the works, temporary sheltered walkways have been erected at alternative routes around the site. There are also signages at public access areas to redirect pedestrians,” said LTA.

It noted that the work area was enclosed by the contractor with dust screens and noise barriers to minimise the impact of dust and noise. A water spraying system will “also be used to suppress airborne dust particles during the demolition”.

It also requires the contractor to monitor and comply with the permissible noise level stipulated under the prevailing regulations.

“LTA will continue to work closely with the contractor to monitor and minimise inconvenience to the public,” it said.

Works to construct the section of NSC near Rochor Centre will follow after the completion of the demolition works and site preparatory works, LTA added.

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