North-South Corridor Project on track for completion in 2026
The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has awarded three civil contracts for the construction of the North-South Corridor (NSC) viaduct between Sungei Seletar and Admiralty Road West, at a total value of $954.1 million (refer to Annex A for the locations). Works on these contracts are expected to begin in 1Q 2020. With the award of these contracts, all 14 civil contracts to build the NSC have been awarded.
Benefits of the North-South Corridor
2 Slated for completion in 2026, the NSC is a mega road project spanning 21.5km to better connect the North and Central parts of Singapore. This will benefit motorists, commuters and businesses in towns like Woodlands, Sembawang, Yishun, Ang Mo Kio, Bishan and Toa Payoh through faster and smoother journeys. When completed, the NSC will help to relieve increasing traffic along Singapore’s north-south transportation corridor. By intersecting with existing expressways like the Seletar Expressway (SLE), Pan Island Expressway (PIE) and East Coast Parkway (ECP), the NSC also helps to redistribute traffic flow and improve the overall resilience of the road network.
3 The NSC has been specially designed to support our car-lite vision by also catering to the commuting needs of non-motorists. Beyond being just a major expressway, the NSC will also be our longest Transit Priority Corridor (TPC) with dedicated and continuous bus lanes and bus signal priority. Taken together, these features will help to save bus commuters an average of 10 to 15 minutes of travel time on each trip and enhance their overall commuting experience. The NSC will also benefit cyclists through dedicated cycling trunk routes into the city. These will link with the Park Connector Network and the local cycling path within HDB towns along the entire corridor.
NSC Viaduct between Sungei Seletar and Yishun Avenue 5
4 Of the three contracts awarded by LTA today, the first was awarded to a consortium comprising Wai Fong Construction Pte Ltd, China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation Branch Office Singapore and China Railway 11 Bureau Group Corporation (Singapore Branch) at a value of $365.9 million.
5 The consortium will be responsible for the design and construction of a 3.1km section of the viaduct located between Sungei Seletar and Yishun Avenue 5 (refer to Annex B for the location of this section).
6 Members of the consortium are established contractors with strong track records. Wai Fong Construction is currently involved in the construction of several Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) stations and tunnels. They also constructed the Downtown Line Stage 3 (DTL3) Xilin station and tunnel. China Railway 11 Bureau Group Corporation (Singapore Branch) was recently awarded the contract to construct the Jurong Region Line’s Tengah Depot and two of its stations.
NSC Viaduct between Yishun Avenue 5 and Admiralty Road West
7 The second and third contracts, at a combined value of $588.2 million, were awarded to Hyundai Engineering & Construction Co. Ltd.
8 Hyundai Engineering & Construction Co. Ltd will be responsible for the design and construction of a 4.5km section of the viaduct located between Yishun Avenue 5 and Admiralty Road West (refer to Annex C for the location of this section). It was involved in the construction of the DTL3 Macpherson Station, several North East Line (NEL) stations and the NEL Sengkang depot.