SINGAPORE: Construction work for Maju MRT station on the upcoming Cross Island Line (CRL) is set to start in the second quarter of this year, with traffic diversions expected.
The new underground station is along Clementi Road, near the Singapore Institute of Management, Singapore University of Social Sciences and Ngee Ann Polytechnic.
The CRL is Singapore’s eighth MRT line.
Passenger service for phase 2 of the MRT line, which comprises six underground stations including Maju, is expected to start in 2032.
The Land Transport Authority (LTA) said on Wednesday (Jan 31) that the construction work for Maju station is expected to be “challenging”, with undulating terrain and mixed ground conditions at the location.
“For safety and ground stability, earth retaining and stabilising structures will be implemented before excavation and construction works for station structures commence,” said the authority.
Traffic and utilities diversions will be carried out in phases during the works, LTA added.
As the construction will take place near Clementi Forest, LTA had earlier conducted an Environmental Impact Assessment.
It included engagements with nature groups on the potential biodiversity issues and proposed measures to manage the environmental impact of works.
LTA said it will continue to engage nature groups and other stakeholders to keep them up to date with the construction progress and mitigation measures.
“These measures include establishing a flora and fauna monitoring and management programme, as well as regular inspections of hoardings, drains and earth control measures,” it added.