After delay, work starts to redevelop part of Old Upper Thomson Road

A 3km stretch of Old Upper Thomson Road is being converted into a one-way street to accommodate a new park connector.
A 3km stretch of Old Upper Thomson Road is being converted into a one-way street to accommodate a new park connector.ST PHOTO: BENJAMIN SEETOR

Work has begun on converting a venue for the original Singapore grand prix to cater to more leisurely pursuits.

The National Parks Board (NParks) is turning a 3km stretch of Old Upper Thomson Road - a winding two-way road where racing cars roared in the 1960s and early 1970s - into a one-way street to accommodate a new park connector. Still a favourite haunt for driving enthusiasts looking for thrills, the tree-lined serpentine stretch will soon adopt a permanently slower pace.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on July 29, 2018, with the headline 'After delay, work starts to redevelop part of Old Upper Thomson Road'. Subscribe