All 11 works packages under Phase 1 have been launched. Three were launched in 2015 and early 2016; the balance 8 works packages were launched in December 2016.
With all sites having been handed-over by the Government, the contractors have now moved on site to begin construction. Works is progressing satisfactorily.
The main activities on site include site clearance, earthworks (excavation and fill of unsuitable material) and geotechnical works (soft ground treatment and slope stabilization), piling, bridge works and drainage works.
Utilities relocation works (URW) of electricity, water and telecommunication lines is actively being carried out to support the contractors’ work schedule. Most URW activities involve protection or relocation. Some stretches have been completed, and successfully tested and energized.
With construction activities in full swing along the existing 2-lane road, the public may experience inconvenience with lane diversions and slower speed limits. The public is advised to adhere to the traffic management directions and signages.