Staving off threat of rising sea levels

Nicoll Drive, which hugs the eastern coastline, is being raised by up to 80cm, in anticipation of rising sea levels brought on by climate change. The elevation of the 1km, two-lane dual carriageway is the first road-raising project of its kind in Sin
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Nicoll Drive, which hugs the eastern coastline, is being raised by up to 80cm, in anticipation of rising sea levels brought on by climate change. The elevation of the 1km, two-lane dual carriageway is the first road-raising project of its kind in Singapore. The Land Transport Authority said the works will be completed by the middle of the year. Scientists have warned that rising sea levels will have an adverse impact on Singapore's coastlines.

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Nicoll Drive being raised to stave off rising seas

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 19, 2016, with the headline 'Staving off threat of rising sea levels'. Print Edition | Subscribe