14 Feb '11, 12pm

LTA to consider building NSE in phases

LTA to consider building NSE in phases

SINGAPORE: The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has said it will consider building the North South Expressway in phases, where feasible. This comes after MP for Ang Mo Kio GRC Lee Bee Wah suggested in Parliament that portions closest to residential areas be completed first, with the aim of minimising disruption to residents over what is estimated to be a seven-year project. Another issue was whether parts of the expressway near homes could be built as full tunnels, to ease traffic and noise disruption after the expressway is completed. Transport Minister Raymond Lim replied that while the expressway was designed as a full tunnel in highly urbanised areas, this was not always possible because large plots of land about 15,000 square metres, or about two football fields, are needed for the required ventilation buildings. Besides having to compete with other land uses, Mr Lim sa...

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