LTA awards $954m in North-South Corridor construction contracts

An artist's impression of the North-South corridor. (GRAPHIC: LTA)

SINGAPORE — The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has awarded three contracts worth a total of $954.1 million for the construction of the North-South Corridor (NSC) viaduct between Sungei Seletar and Admiralty Road.

Works on these deals, which are the last of the 14 NSC building contracts to be awarded, will begin in the first quarter of next year, said the LTA in a news release on Monday (16 December).

First contact goes to consortium

The first contract was awarded to a consortium comprising Wai Fong Construction, China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation Branch Office Singapore and China Railway 11 Bureau Group Corporation (Singapore Branch). Worth $365.9 million, the group will be in charge of designing and building a 3.1km section of the viaduct between Sungei Seletar and Yishun Avenue 5.

Wai Fong Construction is currently involved in the building of several Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) MRT stations and tunnels. The company also built the Downtown Line Stage 3 (DTL3) Xilin station and tunnel.

Meanwhile, China Railway 11 Bureau Group Corp (Singapore Branch) was recently awarded the contract to build the Jurong Region Line’s Tengah Depot and two of its stations.

The second and third contracts, worth $588.2 million in total, were awarded to Hyundai Engineering & Construction. Work on these deals will involve the design and construction of a 4.5km section of the viaduct located between Yishun Avenue 5 and Admiralty Road West.

Prior works done by the company include the construction of the DTL3 Macpherson Station, several North East Line (NEL) stations and the NEL Sengkang depot.

Due to be completed in 2026, the NSC is a 21.5km road project aimed to better connect the northern and central parts of Singapore.

“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,” said LTA, adding that it will also benefit cyclists by providing them with dedicated cycling trunk routes into the city.

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