20 December 2008

Design consultant for the Marina Coastal Expressway appointed

13.1 ha of land reclamation is planned for the Marina Coastal Expressway (MCE).
Artists Impression of Marina Coastal Expressway (MCE) on the LTA website

According to the Land Transport Authority (LTA) website dated 5 Dec 08:
The MCE's total route length includes a 3.6km long road tunnel, two ventilation buildings and 13.1 hectares of land reclamation. It will run through segments of reclaimed land as well as a 420m section that runs below the seabed of Marina Bay.

A total of 13.1 ha of land reclamation will be carried out at Marina East (4 ha) and at Marina Wharf (9.1 ha) to facilitate the building of the MCE. Parts of the MCE will run along reclaimed land.

The MCE is expected to be completed by end 2013.
From the LTA's Alignment Map for the MCE (PDF) the area affected by reclamation is as indicated in this close up in the diagram.
The 4 ha reclamation at Marina East.The 9.1 ha reclamation at Marina Wharf.

Mott MacDonald appointed on Singapore expressway project
Jessica Rowson, New Civil Engineering 18 Dec 08;
Mott MacDonald has been appointed as design consultant for three of the six design and build contracts on the new Marina Coastal Expressway (MCE) in Singapore.

The MCE provides a strategic east- west link between the Kallang-Paya Lebar Expressway (KPE), the East Coast Parkway (ECP) and the Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE), with direct connections to the Marina South and Straits View areas.

The dual five lane expressway has a total length of 5km of which 3.6km will be underground. A total of 13.1 ha of land reclamation will be carried out to build the MCE. The new road will play a strategic role in the long-term growth of Singapore, linking new developments in the Marina bay area to the rest of the island.

Mott MacDonalds country representative for Singapore You Fook-Hin said "Construction could prove to be a challenge as part of the tunnel runs under the seabed 150m from the Marina barrage which needs to be opened at times to allow water to flow out."

Mott MacDonald's project team will provide engineering services for 3km of roads including over 2km of twin-cell box tunnel, two ventilation buildings and slip roads.

Links to more

ECP to be realigned for new Marina Coast Expressway
Channel NewsAsia 27 Jul 07

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