This quarter is scheduled to commence the construction of another four Jurong Region Line (JRL) MRT stations serving the Technological University of Nanyang and the industry area of the JTC Corporation.Two civilian contracts valued at $263 million each were awarded yesterday by the Land Transport Agency (LTA).
The contracts are for the design of the four stations and the corresponding viaducts.This forms part of the third phase of the JRL scheduled for completion in 2029.
Two of the stations, Jurong Hill and Jurong Pier, are supposed to serve the Jurong Pier Road Industrial Area.
The other two will be located on the campus of the NTU, Nanyang Gateway and Nanyang Crescent.The new stations will help to save travel time once they have been completed.
A joint venture between local company SCB Building Construction and China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (singapore branch) or CCECC was entered into with the first contract to encompass Jurong Hill and Jurong Pier stations.
The LTA said that SCB had participated in upgrading Tuas Depot, had completed work to upgrade and alter railway facility in the Thomson-East Coast Line and was a subcontractor for Tuas Crescent station and viaduct construction on the Tuas West Enlargement.Nanyang Gateway and Nanyang Crescent Stations and a 1.4 km viaduct between these two stations are covered by the second contract.
Hwa Seng Builder, a local construction company which previously participated in several road and highway projects, was awarded the prize.
The 24 km JRL is now open in phases from 2027 to 2029, originally scheduled to become operational from 2026.
Source: The Straits Times