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Written Reply by Minister for Transport Ong Ye Kung to Parliamentary Question on Update on Feasibility Study of Implementing Noise Mitigation Measures Along Pan-Island Expressway Adjacent to HDB Blocks in Bukit Batok SMC

04 Sep 2020 In Parliament

Mr Murali Pillai asked the Minister for Transport whether he can provide an update on LTA's decision announced on 6 January 2020 to study the feasibility of implementing noise mitigation measures along the stretch of the Pan-Island Expressway running adjacent to the HDB blocks in Bukit Batok SMC.

Reply by Minister for Transport Ong Ye Kung:

1.     The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has been studying the feasibility of various noise mitigation measures for this stretch of the Pan-Island Expressway (PIE). Trials have shown that low-noise pavement mix for at-grade sections of expressways are more effective in reducing noise for residents than vertical noise barriers.

2.     LTA will explore the feasibility of incorporating the low-noise pavement mix at a suitable juncture. We seek the Member and residents' understanding and patience in the meantime. LTA remains committed to mitigating the impact of traffic noise and improving the quality of living for residents living near expressways.