TODAY: PUB schedules 10 major drainage projects for 2012

Public Utilities Board (PUB) have lined up 10 major drainage improvement projects next year. Please see below for the  full story, as featured in TODAY.

PUB schedules 10 major drainage projects for 2012

SINGAPORE – The national water agency PUB has scheduled 10 major drainage projects for next year. Eight of the projects will commence in the first quarter of 2012.

Five of the projects involve expanding the roadside drains at the following flood-prone areas:

– South Bridge Road, North Canal Road, Upper Hokien Street and Upper Pickering Street

– Bencoolen Street, Prinsep Street and Rochor Road (from Waterloo Street to Bencoolen Street)

– Admiralty Road West and Neo Pee Teck Lane

– First Lok Yang Road

– Arab Street and Rochor Canal Road

PUB will also improve drainage in three other projects at non-flood prone areas:

– Road raising at Jalan Dusun, Jalan Datoh and Jalan Raja Udang

– Expansion of drains at Shanghai Road and Wee Nam Road

– Expansion of drains at Outram Road and Tiong Bahru Road

The works will commence in the first quarter of next year and are expected to be completed in 2013.

The two projects which will commence in the second quarter of 2012 are the Bukit Timah First Diversion Canal (Bukit Timah Road to Holland Plain) and Drainage works at the junction of Hillcrest Road and Dunearn Road.

Apart from the new projects, PUB currently has 26 drainage projects being carried out at different parts of Singapore. These include six projects which commence in this month at areas such as Owen Road, Bishan Street 21, Goodman Road, Dakota Crescent and Changi Road, Lorong 102 to 106.

The drainage projects also include expansion works at several canals. They include the Bukit Timah Canal (from Maple Avenue to Jalan Kampong Chantek), Geylang River (from Guillemard Road to Dunman Road), Rochor Canal (from Jalan Besar to Crawford Street) and Alexandra Canal (from Zion Road to Kim Seng Road). These projects will be progressively completed between 2012 and 2015.

Among the drainage improvement works already completed this year to alleviate flooding in flood-prone areas are works at Lincoln Road/Surrey Road as well as upgrading to the following outlet drains: Jalan Haji Alias, Lorong L Telok Kurau, Jurong Port Road, Bayshore Road, Kelantan Road, Spottiswoode Park and MacPherson Road (Lorong Bakar Batu).

Image taken from Hannaford

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