We refer to Mr David Kwok’s letter ‘Ease severe congestion around Chinatown Complex’ (ST Online, 19 Aug 2014).
The Land Transport Authority (LTA) is aware of the traffic situation around Chinatown Complex, and has been working with the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) to enforce against illegal parking in the area.
As for heavy construction vehicles servicing the Thomson-East Coast Line Maxwell station worksite, LTA has located the worksite access gates on South Bridge Road and Neil Road, which are wider, to minimise traffic impact along narrow roads like Banda Street, Spring Street and Sago Lane.
To facilitate smoother traffic flow and pedestrian movements, we will also reconfigure the car park beside Buddha Tooth Relic Temple from November. The work will be completed before Chinese New Year next year. During the construction, clear directional signs will be put up to guide pedestrians to footpaths provided.
Helen Lim (Ms)
Director, Media Relations
Land Transport Authority