The civil contract for the construction of two Jurong Region Line stations and their associated viaduct has been awarded by the Land Transport Authority (LTA) to China Harbour (Singapore) Engineering Company Pte. Ltd, at a value of S$241 million.
According to a press release by LTA, the scope of the contract includes the design and construction of stations JS9 and JS10, in the vicinity of Enterprise Road and Jalan Tukang, as well as a 1.5km viaduct between the stations, over Jurong Central Park and Jalan Boon Lay.
With regard to the company's experience, LTA highlighted that it has been operating in Singapore for more than 35 years, and has completed rail projects in Macau and Thailand.
It is currently involved in the construction of Siglap station on the Thomson-East Coast Line.
Expected to finish in 2029
Construction of the two stations is expected to begin this month, May 2021, and finish by 2029, LTA added.
Its completion is expected to improve connectivity in the western regions of Singapore by serving areas that do not have direct links to the rail network such as NTU, Jurong Industrial Estate, Jurong Innovation District, Pandan Reservoir and the future Tengah area.
As such, the upcoming Jurong Region Lion stations at Choa Chu Kang, Boon Lay and the Jurong area are expected to add more than 60,000 additional households within a 10-minute walk from a train station.
Here's a map of the upcoming Jurong Region Line:
Top image via LTA