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Noise barriers at Anak Bukit Flyover ready by October

The flyover is first of three locations where the noise barriers will be installed to assess if these are effective in reducing road traffic noise, says the Land Transport Authority (LTA).

SINGAPORE: Noise barriers will be installed at Anak Bukit Flyover from Tuesday (Aug 12), and should bring some respite for residents living nearby from road traffic noise, said the Land Transport Authority (LTA).

The barriers, built to a height of 6 metres, are expected to reduce the noise generated by traffic plying the Anak Bukit Flyover, which was widened recently. The installation is expected to be completed by this October, LTA added in its statement.

Commenting on the initiative, Bukit Batok East Grassroots Advisor Halimah Yacob said: "I am glad that LTA has been most receptive to our feedback as I was told that this is the first time such noise barriers are built.

"Whilst the road widening is necessary because of the heavy traffic flow along that stretch of road, the installation of the noise barriers show how working in partnership with the agencies can help to reduce disruptions to residents."

The location is the first of three where noise barriers will be installed, as LTA assesses the effectiveness of such barriers in reducing road traffic noise. The other two locations are along West Coast Highway near Block 44, Telok Blangah Drive, and the new flyover along Braddell Road near Block 138, Bishan Street 12, it said.

"The trial implementation of noise barriers are part of LTA’s efforts to mitigate noise levels and improve our living environment as Singapore becomes increasingly built-up and more people live closer to busy roads," said LTA.