Details of Project
The MCE's total route length includes a 3.6km long road tunnel, two ventilation buildings and 13.1 hectares of land reclamation. It will run through segments of reclaimed land as well as a 420m section that runs below the seabed of Marina Bay. It also includes 3 interchanges with KPE/ECP, Marina Boulevard and Central Boulevard, and the AYE.
A total of 13.1 ha of land reclamation is being carried out at Marina East (4 ha) and at Marina Wharf (9.1 ha) to facilitate the building of the MCE. Parts of the MCE will run along reclaimed land.
Conversion of Part of the ECP to a Major Arterial Road
As part of the overall land use plan in the Marina Bay area, the MCE will replace part of the ECP at Marina Centre, Bayfront and Central subzones, and allow for this part of the ECP and its adjoining slip roads at Bayfront and Central sub-zones to be realigned, facilitating the seamless development of the Central Business District (CBD). The ECP at Marina South area will be realigned and converted to a major arterial road to serve the Marina Bay area.
In January 2009, LTA awarded the last of six major civil contracts for the construction of the MCE. In addition, LTA has also awarded seven major contracts for the provision of various Electrical & Mechanical (E&M) and Cladding systems required for the road tunnel. In total, 13 major contracts have been awarded. In February 2012, LTA awarded the civil contract to build the at-grade roads in Marina South.
Construction of the tunnel and ventilation building have been completed. Land reclamation at Marina Wharf and Marina East has been completed. Testing and commissioning of systems have been completed. Trial operations are in progress.
The MCE is slated to open on 29 December 2013. The construction of the MCE is part of the government's commitment to improve the Singapore's land transport network in the next 10 to 15 years.