Sunday 30 November 2014

Spring Street Closes

Spring Street which serves as an in-going lane to Kreta Ayer Heights, will be temporarily closed from tomorrow onwards. As the road sits directly above the future Maxwell Station, the closure is necessary so that ERSS, excavation, casting works and movement of rigs and materials can be carried out swiftly with minimal disruption to the project.

The road will be reinstated towards the end of Q4 2018 when the station is expected to have been backfilled. During this interim, motorists will have to use Banda Street as a sole option of entering Kreta Ayer Heights. This is the second road closure under the T223 project following Dickenson Hill.

Rebars for the Diaphragm Wall lying on the site
Closed Spring St beside the completed T223 Site office

Wednesday 26 November 2014

Piling at ULS

Coring and piling works have commenced at the Upper Thomson Launch Shaft (ULS) over the past month. At the site, 2 BG40s rigs and a mobile crane have progressively arrived while 4 pairs of bentonite silos have been erected. The permanent-temporary walkway pavements and site access around the launch shaft have also been fully done up by Sato Kogyo. The launch shaft is on track to be done up by the middle of next year and subsequently see its first Slurry TBM being launched out towards the end of 2015.

The photos consolidated in this update were taken on Oct 27, Nov 11 and Nov 26.

New site access to the south of ULS
Timelapse every 15 days

Sunday 9 November 2014

Woodlands Avenue 1 Diverts

The third traffic diversion under T205 has been implemented over at Woodlands South this morning. This diversion shifts the existing southbound Avenue 1 closer to Christchurch Secondary, alongside the already-diverted northbound road which had been earlier implemented on Oct 6.

With both carriageways of Avenue 1 fully diverted, D-walling works for the north perimeter of the station will commence in full swing from now. A subsequent diversion of Avenue 1 to the north can be expected in 6 months for the d-walling works on the south perimeter. Upon completion of the ERSS we expect excavation works to begin by the first half of 2016.

New southbound carriageway diverted to the left. The station box will be located beneath the former road.