20 Nov '11, 12am

Bukit Brown project 'can't wait', says LTA

Bukit Brown project 'can't wait', says LTA

The LTA has said the new road will affect only 5 per cent - or about 5,000 - of the 100,000 graves at Bukit Brown cemetery (above). The remainder will go only in 30 to 40 years, when the area is redeveloped into a residential estate. -- ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN By Christopher Tan, Senior Correspondent The controversial four-lane dual carriageway through Bukit Brown cemetery is slated to be one of two crucial backbones of a road network that will serve the residential estate to be developed there. Although this future estate that spans more than 200ha - bigger than Serangoon and slated to have a mix of private and public housing - will be developed only in 30 to 40 years, the new road is necessary today to bring relief to the increasingly congested Lornie Road. The Land Transport Authority (LTA) said Lornie Road, which forms an outer ring road system designed to allow traf...

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Bukit Brown road project 'can't wait'

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