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Heavy Construction Projects in Singapore


As the population of Singapore grows, so does its transportation infrastructure. In order to keep up with this increasing demand, several major construction projects are underway. These include:

Marina Coastal Expressway (MCE)

The Marina Coastal Expressway (MCE) is a new highway that runs from the AYE, past the Marina Bay Sands hotel, and eventually to the PIE. The MCE was built as part of Singapore’s infrastructure improvements in preparation for its hosting of the 2008 Summer Olympics. The MCE serves as an extension of the existing East Coast Parkway and will provide motorists with direct access between these two highways without having to first use one or more other routes.

Circle Line (CCL 6)

The Circle Line (CCL 6) is the sixth line in Singapore’s metro system, and will be an underground route connecting existing lines. It will extend from Toa Payoh and Marymount stations on the Downtown Line to Serangoon Station on the North-East Line via HarbourFront and Keppel stations, linking them all together.

The new line will add critical missing links in Singapore’s public transport network: it will complete a major missing part of the city-wide public transport system by providing direct rail access between areas already well-connected by other MRT lines such as Kallang/Geylang, Bugis and Chinatown; it will provide another cross island connection between existing lines at many key locations so that commuters can travel directly between these areas without having first to travel across town along busy roads; finally it also provides a much needed link between Sentosa Island and other parts of Singapore via HarbourFront station which should improve commuting options for many residents living there

Jurong Region Line (JRL)

This is one of the largest MRT lines to be built in Singapore, and it will connect two areas that are not connected by rail.

The Jurong Region Line (JRL) is a new line that will connect Jurong East and Jurong West. It will have a total of 13 stations – 5 underground stations and 8 elevated stations. When complete, it will be the first Mass Rapid Transit line to be built in Jurong East as well as the fourth on-island line after CCL, DT11 and Sengkang-Punggol LRT Line (SPL).

Tuas West Extension (TWE)

The Tuas West Extension (TWE) is a 6.9km extension of the East Coast Parkway (ECP). The TWE will connect to the TWE and also provide access to Tuas South and Tuas Link.

Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL)

  • The Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) is a 57km fully automated rapid transit line being built in Singapore. It will be the first fully automated line in Singapore and its opening date is expected to be 2024.
  • The TEL will have 35 stations with an underground alignment for about four kilometres between Tanjong Rhu and Upper Changi, as well as an elevated alignment for about 53 kilometres between Woodlands North and Sungei Bedok. In addition, there will be two connections to the North-South Line at Bishan and Tanah Merah MRT stations respectively.

Singapore is growing and expanding through the construction of new highways and railroads.

As a small island, Singapore has limited space for new development. The government is working hard to keep up with the growing population by building new infrastructure such as highways and railroads. These projects will help Singapore keep up with the rest of the world and make it an even more attractive place to live and work.

Port of Singapore, Singapore
Port of Singapore, Singapore


As you can see, there are many heavy construction projects that are happening throughout Singapore. Many of these projects will not only help to improve transportation in our country, but also create jobs and economic growth.

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Karen LeBlanc

Karen LeBlanc is a travel host and writer with a popular travel show, The Design Tourist, and a companion lifestyle blog. As a widely published travel journalist and content creator, Karen is a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association. She also serves as the Design and Travel editor of the national lifestyle magazine, LaPalme. Karen believes that every destination has a story to tell through its local art, architecture, culture, and craft. This immersive creative exploration begins with authentic accommodations where the narrative of place unfolds through art, accessories, accouterments, furnishings, fixtures, and food. 

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