Friday, July 25, 2008

Cross Road Viaduct

I find it a tad both amazing and unbelievable that LTA is actually building a temporary viaduct above Cross Street to facilitate the construction of the new Downtown Line (DTL) to connect Chinatown and Marina South. This viaduct would serve to alleviate potential traffic congestion during the DTL construction along Cross Street.

When the DTL is completed in 2013, the roads will be reinstated and this viaduct will be demolished.

The viaduct will be completed and opened to motorists in the 4th quarter of 2008.

I have to concur that to force traffic along Cross Street during the DTL's construction is not easy. It's not easy for both the motorists driving along Cross Street and for the people involved in the construction of the DTL.

But to actually build a temporary viaduct above Cross Street and to smash it into bits when the DTL's construction is complete, sounds rather wasteful too. Why can't LTA keep the viaduct so as to give motorists the choice of driving along the reinstated Cross Street or on the viaduct above it? Just like the Telok Blangah Road viaduct.


Blogger Lunch is Served! said...

Yep... your tax dollars at work :)

Friday, July 25, 2008 at 11:52:00 PM GMT+8  
Blogger Mockingbird said...

Ha, ha, ha...! :D i don't make that much to contribute that kind of tax dollars. Just a small drop in an ocean of tax dollars ;p

Monday, July 28, 2008 at 10:53:00 AM GMT+8  

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