Demolition of Rochor Centre to start on 26 June: LTA

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The demolition of Rochor Centre will begin next Tuesday (26 June), said the Land Transport Authority (LTA).

Expected to complete by April next year in preparation for the construction of the North-South Corridor (NSC), the demolition of the four residential blocks “will commence from the top floors, with the structure progressively brought down floor-by-floor using machinery”, said the LTA in a press release on Wednesday.

Temporary sheltered walkways have been erected at alternative routes around the site and signage has been placed at public access areas to redirect pedestrians.

“To minimise the impact of noise and dust affecting nearby stakeholders, LTA’s contractor has enclosed the work area with noise barriers and dust screens. A water spraying system will also be used to suppress airborne dust particles during the demolition,” said the LTA.

The LTA added that its contractor will be required to monitor and comply with the permissible noise level stipulated under the prevailing regulations.

“The LTA will continue to work closely with the contractor to monitor and minimise inconvenience to the public,” said the LTA.

Works to construct the section of the NSC near Rochor Centre will follow after the completion of the demolition and site preparatory works, with more information on the tender award for the works to be released “in due course”, said the authority.

The 21.5km NSC, touted as Singapore’s first integrated transport corridor featuring continuous bus lanes and cycling trunk routes, is expected to be completed around 2026.

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