NEW UTILITIES = NEW ROADWORKS

Torque (Singapore) - - CONTENTS -

ROY CHONG  Be­cause we de­signed our roads to in­clude un­der­ground pipes, ca­blings, sewage sys­tems, etc. [Torque web­site story: Sin­ga­pore has too many roadworks].

It’s worst for those who live near or next to a PUB sub­sta­tion, be­cause as each new de­vel­op­ment is car­ried out, there will be roadworks to lay a utilities ca­ble – for ex­am­ple, along Choa Chu Kang Road op­po­site PUB’s Jalan Teck Whye sub­sta­tion.

Torque Your ob­ser­va­tion is valid, and it pro­vides fur­ther anec­do­tal ev­i­dence that 10,000 road open­ings (the tech­ni­cal term for roadworks) a year in Sin­ga­pore, which has about 3500 kilo­me­tres of roads, ap­pear to be an in­or­di­nately high num­ber.

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