Location is First of Three Areas Selected
as Part of Trial to Evaluate Effectiveness of Barriers in Reducing Traffic Noise
Residents living next to the Pan-Island Expressway’s (PIE) Anak Bukit Flyover can expect some relief from road traffic noise when noise barriers along the viaduct are installed by October this year.
2. Anak Bukit Flyover is the first of three locations where noise barriers will be installed as part of a trial to assess the effectiveness of such barriers in reducing road traffic noise. Installation works along the flyover will begin today and is targeted to complete by October 2014.
3. Built to a height of 6m, the noise barriers are expected to reduce the noise generated by traffic plying the Anak Bukit Flyover, which has been widened recently. Please refer to the Annex for an artist’s impression of the noise barriers.
4. Bukit Batok East Grassroots Advisor Mdm Halimah Yacob said the noise barriers will benefit residents living in the area. She added, “I am glad that LTA has been most receptive to our feedback as I was told that this is the first time such noise barriers are built. Whilst the road widening is necessary because of the heavy traffic flow along that stretch of road, the installation of the noise barriers show how working in partnership with the agencies can help to reduce disruptions to residents. I have worked closely with our residents on this issue and I am grateful too for their feedback and support for this project”.
5. Besides Anak Bukit Flyover, noise barriers will be installed along West Coast Highway near Block 44, Telok Blangah Drive, and the new flyover along Braddell Road near Block 138, Bishan Street 12 as part of the trial.
6. The trial implementation of noise barriers are part of LTA’s efforts to mitigate noise levels and improve our living environment as Singapore becomes increasingly built-up and more people live closer to busy roads. These three locations were selected due to their high traffic volumes and noise levels. The Anak Bukit Flyover was chosen to be part of the trial as its widened carriageways are now closer to the adjacent Sherwood Towers. Similarly, when construction of the Braddell Road flyover is completed, its carriageways will be closer to Block 138, Bishan Street 12. As for the West Coast Highway viaduct, it was selected to study the construction methods and constraints involved in the installation of noise barriers on an existing road structure.
7. LTA will monitor the effectiveness of these noise barriers before evaluating if such barriers should be installed at more locations.