24 Jan '11, 10am

Road-raising works at Orchard Road 8% completed

Road-raising works at Orchard Road 8% completed

SINGAPORE : National water agency PUB said road-raising works, a flood-preventive measure, for Orchard Road are eight per cent completed. It added that it is still on track to meet the completion deadline in June. It is business as usual along Orchard Road in the daytime, but when the shopping district goes to sleep, roadworks begin. Contractors have been asked to work from midnight to 6 am to minimise disruptions to traffic. On top of that, works were halted during the festive periods. Senior director of PUB, Yap Kheng Guan, said: "Work is planned in a way that even in those limited hours that we have, if we have to forgo those hours to make sure that the atmosphere is not in any way diluted, we will do so. "And after Chinese New Year, if there are any special events, we will then make way for these events to take place, even if it means sacrificing those working hours." ...

Full article: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews...

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