Monday, September 19, 2022

J113 - NTU Bridge is coming down

10 September 2022 - A view of the pedestrian overhead bridge that
connects the North Spine to the National Institute of Education (NIE).
This is looking eastwards.

As part of works for the Nanyang Crescent station located right in the heart of Nanyang Technological University (NTU), a pedestrian overhead bridge connecting the North Spine & National Institute of Education (NIE) has to be removed. The bridge would have been a common sight for many of the students over the years, located right where both public bus routes converge within the university campus. We visited the site on the last day of the bridge's operation.

Saturday, September 17, 2022

J106 - The road has parted

10 September 2022 - An aerial view showing the existing EWL Boon Lay
station, the JRL station site & the newly diverted northbound road.

Following works that commenced a day prior on 9 September, the northbound carriageway of Jurong West Street 64 was diverted on top of the canal running parallel to the roadway. The road diversion will free up space for the construction of the Jurong Region Line (JRL) station which will be located on top of the street, straddling the existing East-West Line (EWL) station and tracks. In this post, we take a look at the changes implemented on 10 September at the site.

Thursday, September 15, 2022

J105 - Piers at Jurong West

10 September 2022 - An aerial view looking westwards. A pier shaft is in
the initial stages of being constructed.

It's been a while since we visited Jurong West station site, so we're making a stop by to check out the progress here. Since our last visit, there is some visible progress by way of piers which are beginning to take shape. One prominent pier column shaft base has been cast and it will be a matter of time before it emerges from the sheet pile pit it is currently in, much like a seedling sprouting.

Monday, September 12, 2022

J108/J109 - Bukit Batok West update

8 September 2022 - Completed pier crosshead mock up at J108 site.

As works pick up along phase 2 of the Jurong Region Line (JRL), we explore how the site near the Bukit Batok West station has changed over time. With some photos dating back to 2020, the changes are fairly obvious as work has come quite a long way from the initial state of site possession.

Friday, September 9, 2022

J106 - Road diversion at Boon Lay

Notice by the contractor regarding road diversion works. Also indicated
on the notice is the location of the JRL Project Information Centre (PIC)
which we had referenced before.

According to the contractor for J106, works to facilitate a road diversion will begin today and complete by tomorrow. This is to allow the space currently taken by Jurong West Street 64 to used for the construction of the Jurong Region Line (JRL) station at Boon Lay. Here's a look back at all the work that has taken place thus far.

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

J102 - Choa Chu Kang West diversions

4 September 2022 - A view westwards of Choa Chu Kang Avenue 3.

Also under contract J102 is neighbouring station Choa Chu Kang West. Located along Choa Chu Kang Avenue 3, works have been on-going to shift the carriageways apart to allow work to commence in the road median. Most of the viaduct piers will be located here, with the exception of a few portal piers (piers that straddle either side of the road and use a horizontal beam in between to support the viaduct). The station will also be located in the road median, offering access to either side of the road via linkbridge - akin to stations like Clementi, Dover, Commonwealth and Queenstown on the East-West Line.

Monday, September 5, 2022

J102 - Choa Chu Kang works progression

4 September 2022 - An aerial view of the station work site.

4 September 2022 - An aerial view of the station and approach track work
sites.

It has been a while since we've come to Choa Chu Kang and things are progressing fairly well. Foundation works are well under way at the station site where 2 new island platforms are being tacked on to the existing station for the Jurong Region Line (JRL) and to facilitate cross-platform transfers to the southbound North-South Line (NSL) track. Further along, work is also underway for the foundations of the piers towards Choa Chu Kang Avenue 3.