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Cutting through the hill to Orchard
A more direct route from Marina Centre to the Orchard area
 
Lin Yanqin
yanqinl@newstoday.com.sg
 
COME year-end, you could drive right through the heart of Fort Canning Hill to get to the Orchard area.
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With the new Fort Canning Tunnel, motorists will be able to enter near where the former National Library used to stand, travel through a 350m-long, three-lane tunnel that cuts right into Fort Canning Hill, and exit at Penang Road, just before Park Mall.
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The existing Canning Rise will continue to run over it, providing access to the park.
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Meanwhile, Stamford Road as you know it will be redirected, cutting through the Singapore Management University towards Prinsep Street — all part of the redevelopment plan for the Bras Basah area.
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Costing nearly $34 million, the tunnel aims to create a more direct flow of traffic from Marina Centre towards the Orchard area, while the realignment of Stamford Road would create a more direct path towards Bras Basah.

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