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Expect road congestion due to major construction projects

Published on Sep 26, 2012 10:54 AM
Traffic congestion at the Downtown Line construction site along the Rochor Canal Road and Sungei Road at 7.10pm (both roads are parallel to each other). Photographed 25 September 2012. -- ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN

It may be less than a smooth ride for commuters using roads in Rochor, Newton, Orchard, MacPherson, Geylang and Thomson over the next eight to 10 years.

Construction of five major infrastructural projects will take place over the next decade, and of these, two or more will be converging in these areas from next year until 2022 or so.

These are transport and power projects that involve deep excavations, which means commuters can expect road diversions and traffic disruptions.

The projects are: the Downtown MRT line, Singapore Power's (SP) Transmission Cable Tunnel, the Thomson MRT line, North-South Expressway, and the Eastern Region MRT line.

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