Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) has awarded two civil contracts totalling S$1.16bn to construct the tunnel and commuter facilities, including pedestrian overhead bridges, bus stops, sheltered walkways, and cycling paths for two sections of the North-South Corridor (NSC); between Toa Payoh Rise and Marymount Lane as well as between Kampong Java Road and Suffolk Walk. Works on these contracts are expected to begin by end-2018.
The construction of a section of the NSC tunnel between Toa Payoh Rise and Marymount Lane has been awarded to Samsung C&T Corporation at a contract sum of S$602.6M. Samsung C&T Corporation will design and construct a 1.37km section of the tunnel with one exit ramp.
The construction of a section of the NSC tunnel between Kampong Java Road and Suffolk Walk has been awarded to Leighton Contractors (Asia) Limited (Singapore Branch) and Yongnam Engineering & Construction (Private) Limited Joint Venture (Leighton-Yongnam JV) at a contract sum of S$553.8M.
Leighton-Yongnam JV will design and construct a 0.64 km section of tunnel with an entry ramp and an exit ramp between Kampong Java Road and Suffolk Walk. The contract also includes the provision of commuter facilities and the widening of Rochor Canal.
The 21.5km NSC is Singapore’s first integrated transport corridor, featuring continuous bus lanes and at-grade cycling trunk routes, to serve public bus commuters, cyclists and pedestrians, in line with our car-lite vision. The NSC is expected to be completed in 2026.