NEW UTILITIES = NEW ROADWORKS
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.