North-South Corridor expected to be completed around 2026

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SINGAPORE - The North-South Corridor (NSC), which connects towns in the northern region to the city centre, is expected to be completed around 2026.

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) said in a statement on April 28 that it will be calling for several tenders for the construction of the 21.5km expressway, which will commence in 2017.

It will be Singapore's first integrated transport corridor featuring continuous bus lanes and cycling trunk routes.

The NSC is expected to reduce bus travelling times from Woodlands, Sembawang, Yishun and Ang Mo Kio to the city by up to 30 minutes, and also make bus connections between residential towns along the NSC faster.

A cycling trunk route will also link up Park Connector Networks and the dedicated cycling path networks within HDB towns along the entire corridor to the city centre.

"The NSC underpins our commitment towards a car-lite Singapore, by optimising our land transport infrastructure to better meet the needs of all Singaporeans," said Mr Chew Men Leong, LTA chief executive.

Preparatory works for the construction of the NSC have already been carried out along the corridor.

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