More parts of the Ulu Pandan Park Connector downstream from the landslide area of the Singapore-Clementi Build to Order site will reopen this weekend.
Boon Lay Way and the section from the Ayer Rajah Expressway to the Commonwealth Avenue West flyover collapsed last Friday in part at the Clementi NorthArc construction site, injuring a passerby, damaging some of the park’s connectors and damaging soil. has moved to Sungei and is now closed. Ulupandan Canal.
Providing this update on Thursday, the Housing Commission said in a Facebook post that the canal has not yet been repaired, leaving the park’s connector and areas immediately upstream of the site at risk of flooding, especially during heavy rains. said.
So far, HDB and contractor Chiu Teng Construction have created a 3.5m wide channel and deployed multiple pumps to improve water flow in the canal.
After completion of emergency measures to stabilize the slope and reduce the risk of flooding, HDB decided to install sheet piles along the stretch of affected park connectors to reinforce and further stabilize the slope. I am planning.
“This will help create a barrier to safely remove displaced soil within the canal. Sheet piling work is expected to begin this weekend and is expected to take at least a month to complete. will be done,” said HDB.
A section of the Park Connector from the accident site upstream to Clementi Road will remain closed for safety reasons due to ongoing and planned restoration work and potential flood risk, he added.
In the meantime, the National Park Commission has said it will work with the National Water Management Agency, PUB, to monitor rain forecasts and water levels in canals and, if necessary, temporarily close park connectors.
As previously reported on Sunday, the HDB said extensive work to rehabilitate slopes and construction sites is expected to take months.
It said this would include fully restoring the canal, restoring damaged sections of the park’s connectors, and rebuilding slopes and retaining walls within the construction site.
“We will continue to closely monitor the structural safety of nearby buildings while restoration work is taking place,” he said.