SGD616-million contract awarded for North–South Corridor

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has awarded a SGD615.9 million contract for the construction of the North–South Corridor to Shanghai Tunnel Engineering Co (Singapore).

The a 21.5-kilometre expressway, which is largely underground, will connect towns in the north of Singapore to the city centre.

In line with the government’s car-lite vision, Singapore’s first integrated transport corridor will feature continuous bus lanes and cycling trunk routes, Channel News Asia reports.

Works are expected to begin by the second quarter of 2019 and be completed by 2026.

As part of the contract, Shanghai Tunnel Engineering will construct an 800-metre-long road tunnel, an MRT station box (for a future station), and commuter facilities, such as pedestrian overhead bridges, entrances, escape staircases, sheltered walkways, bus stops and cycling paths.

The road tunnel, featuring a pair of three-lane roads, will be integrated with the planned Teck Ghee station on the future Cross Island Line.

Shanghai Tunnel Engineering has previously completed railway infrastructure projects with tunnels in Circle Line, Downtown Line and Tuas West Extension. It is also currently involved in the construction of tunnels for the Thomson-East Coast Line, as reported by Straits Times— Construction+ Online