In response to enquires from The Inside Story, Singapore’s PUB confirmed that on Monday 27 June 2016 the area of the Green Corridor between Holland Road and Commonwealth Avenue will be the first to close as the Murnane Water Pipeline works get underway.
PUB has begun posting signage along the trail to inform users of the upcoming closure.
Last chance to use the complete trail
This weekend, the 25th and 26th of June will be the last chance for users to enjoy cycling, running or walking the entire length of the Green Corridor until the pipeline project is completed. The full-length of the Green Corridor will not be available for use again until the end of 2019.
Following the closure of the section between Holland Road and Commonwealth Avenue on 27 June, the three remaining sections will be closed by 30 September 2016. The PUB will post signage along the trail as the exact closure dates become known.
While the project is underway it appears that travel between the Anak Bukit PIE Flyover and Holland Road will still be possible via an “access path” to be made available. Details regarding the access path are not yet known.
The re-opening of all four sections will take place on a staggered schedule between 2017 and 2019.
The first sections to re-open are Areas 3 and 4 on the map above, North of Commonwealth Avenue. Both are expected to be opened by December 2017.
Area 2 between Jalan Kilang Barat and Commonwealth Avenue is expected to re-open by December 2018.
The last section, Area 1 from Jalan Kilang Barat to Kampong Bahru Road, is expected to reopen by December 2019. It is possible this section will eventually connect with the new Tanjong Pagar MRT Station which will serve the Circle Line.
You may wish to refer to the Green Corridor Pipeline Schedule for Dummies that was published on 27 June 2016.
The PUB recommends that users check the PUB Facebook page for updates regarding the closure dates and other project information.
If you decide to visit the trail this weekend for a final jaunt before the closures, you can expect excellent conditions, based on the my visit last week (5 June).