LTA and Or Kim Peow Contractors terminate contract to build PIE viaduct


Work on the road level being done at the Upper Changi Road East viaduct site, on March 21, 2018.
Work on the road level being done at the Upper Changi Road East viaduct site, on March 21, 2018.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - The Land Transport Authority (LTA) and homegrown construction group Or Kim Peow Contractors have "mutually agreed" to terminate the contract to construct the TPE-PIE Changi viaduct.

The LTA said it will now call a new replacement tender later this month, and plans to award this contract by the fourth quarter of 2018.

The indicative completion date for this project is the first half of 2022.

The replacement contractor will be responsible for completing the construction of the viaduct, including the demolition of any structures deemed unsafe.

In the interim, the site will be maintained by an LTA term contractor until the replacement contractor is appointed.

The regulator said it will "continue to work closely with its contractors to ensure that they comply with workplace safety and health requirements".

On May 30, Or Kim Peow Contractors and five people were charged in court for their role in the fatal collapse of the uncompleted viaduct in July last year.

 

The accident killed one worker and injured 10 others. Investigations immediately after the tragedy found cracks at 11 locations on load-bearing corbels at the worksite.