While we are doing the road and rail development projects, we also put our best effort to preserve as many trees as possible. Careful planning is being carried out, even during the early stages of our projects, to minimise the number of affected trees. When it is not possible, we work with the relevant agency to plant new trees.
- Widening of the City-bound Slip Road from the Pan-Island Expressway (PIE) to the East Coast Parkway (ECP) at Changi Flyover
We managed to retain 157 trees within the area when we widened the city-bound slip road from PIE to ECP. To mitigate the impact due to the construction, we made arrangements to plant new trees along the centre median of the ECP before the start of construction works. New trees were also planted progressively upon the completion of road widening works along the slip road.
- Improvements to Traffic Flow at Orchard Link
To help make your journeys in Orchard Link smoother, Grange Road was widened and Orchard Link converted into a one-way street, while a stretch of Somerset Road was closed. To minimise the impact of our works on the greenery in the area, we decided to retain most of the existing drains there. This allowed us to limit the number of trees felled, to just 16 out of the 92 trees in the area.
- Construction of Fort Canning Tunnel
During the construction of the Fort Canning Tunnel, a mining method was favoured over the traditional and cheaper cut-and-cover method, which would have involved the felling of trees. By digging a tunnel through the hill we saved 22 trees.