Photo of road construction from dywidag

Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) yesterday (Dec 6) gave an update on the construction of Braddell Flyover, stating the completion will be delayed for more than a year to 2017 Q1 from the original end-2015 deadline.

In 2012, the LTA awarded the S$29 million project to Hexagroup with a completion date of end-2015. However, Hexagroup went bankrupt in 2015 and the company is now in solvency. LTA has apparently paid Hexagroup an undisclosed sum for the project running up to 2015.

In 2015, LTA called for a second tender to continue the flyover work, this time, with a completion date by end-2016. Construction company, Feng Ming Construction, won with a S$29.9 million bid but is not able to complete the project in time, and has instead requested to increase the deadline to the first quarter of 2017 (March 2017).

The project when completed will ease traffic along the overcrowded Toa Payoh Lorong 6, allowing vehicles heading towards Bartley Road and Paya Lebar have a quicker route to the Braddell underpass.