Tender awarded for four-lane road cutting across Bukit Brown cemetery

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has awarded a tender to build a new road linking Adam Road, the MacRitchie Viaduct and Thomson Road via Bukit Brown Cemetery at a cost of $134.7 million. The winner of the tender is local contractor Swee Hong, which is expected to complete construction by end 2017.

The new dual four-lane road, which was first announced in 2011, is meant to ease peak-hour congestion on Lornie Road and the Pan-Island Expressway.

To make way for the road, public exhumation of affected graves will begin from the fourth quarter of this year. LTA has received 1,263 claims for affected graves.

A Working Committee formed in October 2011 completed the documentation of 4,153 graves that would be affected by or are in the vicinity of the new road. Led by Dr Hui Yew-Foong, the committee will continue to research and document the social history, memories, and rituals associated with Bukit Brown Cemetery, said LTA in a statement on Monday.