Resorts World at Sentosa builds S$80m bridge to ease visitor traffic

Resorts World at Sentosa has started work on a new vehicular bridge which costs S$80 million.

The new bridge is aimed at easing visitor traffic as over 15 million of them are expected to visit the Resort when it opens in early 2010.

The 710-metre, 3-lane bridge will run parallel to the existing causeway which connects Sentosa to the mainland.

And when completed in September 2009, both will be merged.

To help alleviate congestion near the Telok Blangah junction, existing admission booths will be relocated by Sentosa Leisure Group within the island, along Gateway Avenue.

By April, Gateway Avenue will be diverted to make way for the development of RWS.

From the vehicular bridge, drivers will then coast along Gateway Avenue, before the road fans out into seven lanes. Lanes and traffic directions are still being finalised.

The winning bid went to McConnell Dowell, an Australian-based engineering and construction company.

Resorts World at Sentosa said this is the first vehicular bridge of this scale to built by a private developer in Singapore. -CNA/vm

Source : Channel NewsAsia – 24 Jan 2008

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