Saturday, May 31, 2008

Houses At Cornwall Gardens Road Monitored For Cracks

Source : Channel NewsAsia, 30 May 2008

Channel NewsAsia understands that the Land Transport Authority (LTA) is monitoring some cracks in the houses at Cornwall Gardens Road, where there was a big cave-in last week.

Contractors are doing minor works to ensure that the houses in the area are safe.

LTA, which reopened one lane on Friday, has back-filled the entire road.

Residents living directly opposite the major dent had to move out for two days because the cave-in had cut their water supply and Internet connection.

No one was injured, but the road had to be temporarily closed to traffic, after part of the road caved in on Saturday.

LTA said the crater measured 8 metres by 7 metres, and was 3 metres deep. It is just above a tunnel boring machine where tunnelling works for Circle Line 4 are being carried out.

The area is located between the future Holland and Farrer Road MRT stations. - CNA/ms

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