Novena underpasses to make way for North-South Corridor construction

Two underpasses at Novena, including the one linking Novena Square (above) to Revenue House (in background), will be demolished to make way for the upcoming North-South Corridor.
Two underpasses at Novena, including the one linking Novena Square (above) to Revenue House (in background), will be demolished to make way for the upcoming North-South Corridor.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Two underpasses in the Novena area will be demolished to make way for the construction work on the upcoming North-South Corridor, which is expected to begin in 2017.

One underpass links the Velocity@Novena Square shopping mall to Revenue House, while the other links the Novena MRT station to Goldhill Shopping Centre.

A spokesman for the Land Transport Authority (LTA) confirmed that the underpasses would be affected by construction work.

"LTA is studying various options to reconstruct the underpass as part of the upcoming project," he said, adding that LTA was still in the "preliminary stage" of the study and would provide more details when available.

Chinese daily Lianhe Zaobao reported on Wednesday (June 22) that the two underpasses would be demolished to make way for the construction of the expressway.

It was announced in January that the 21.5km-long North-South Corridor, originally slated as a vehicular expressway, would be Singapore's first integrated transport corridor, featuring dedicated bus lanes as well as cycling and pedestrian paths.

The North-South Corridor is expected to be completed in 2026.