SINGAPORE - Some stretches of Upper Aljunied Road will be permanently closed to traffic from Sunday (March 12), while a new re-aligned road will take its place, the Housing and Development Board (HDB) said.
Parts of the existing Upper Aljunied Road will be pedestrianised and a new 700m Bidadari Heritage Walk will be created for the Bidadari housing estate.
"The existing Upper Aljunied Road will be transformed into a Heritage Walk, lined with mature trees and capturing memories of Bidadari's rich heritage," HDB said in a press release on Friday (March 10).
The new Upper Aljunied Road, which will have one more lane in each direction, will be open to traffic on Sunday.
The two sections of the existing Upper Aljunied Road that will be closed are:
- The section between Upper Serangoon Road and Bidadari Park Drive (currently under construction); and
- The section which joins Mount Vernon Road to the realigned Upper Aljunied Road.
The remaining stretch leading to Vernon Park Road and the Mount Vernon Columbarium and funeral parlours will remain open to traffic, and be connected to the new realigned Upper Aljunied Road.
With the road closure, the junction at Upper Serangoon Road and Upper Aljunied Road will be removed, and a new dedicated U-turn provided underneath the Upper Serangoon Road viaduct.
The Heritage Walk will stitch the future Alkaff Lake, south of the existing Upper Aljunied Road, with the Bidadari Park located to the north.
Since November 2015, HDB has launched some 4,800 flats in six new-generation public housing projects in Bidadari.
Another 1,340 units will be offered for sale in May 2017.
Private homes will also be going up in the area, with the launch of a mixed commercial and residential site for tender on March 6.
This first private residential parcel is expected to offer about 825 private homes, HDB said.