What is The North-South corridor?
The North-South Expressway—originally conceived as a 21.5km expressway to connect towns in the North to the city centre—is being redesigned as North-South Corridor to better enable cycling and walking. The NSC will be Singapore’s first integrated transport corridor featuring continuous bus lanes and cycling trunk routes.
The dedicated bus lanes for express bus services will reduce travelling time from Woodlands, Sembawang, Yishun and Ang Mo Kio to the city by up to 30mins and also make bus connections between residential towns along the NSC faster.
Along the surface, cyclists can look forward to cycling into the city via a dedicated cycling path—a trunk route to link the cycling network along the NSC—that will link up to Park Connector Networks and the dedicated cycling path networks within HDB towns along the entire corridor to the city centre.
LTA will be calling tenders for the construction of the 21.5km North-South Corridor. Preparatory works for the construction have been carried out. Major construction works will start in 2017 after the civil contracts are awarded, and the new NSC is expected to be completed around 2026.