The contract, which is worth about US$15m (£9.6m), will see Aecom providing multidisciplinary services covering mechanical, electrical, plumbing, structural, fire engineering, geotechnical, environmental and transportation planning.
The 13.4-mile expressway will run parallel to the country’s Central Expressway, connecting towns along the north-south corridor with the city centre. The proposed expressway is expected to relieve the traffic load on the heavily used Central Expressway, as well as nearby major arterial roads. According to the Land Transport Authority of Singapore, it is anticipated that the expressway will save commuters from the northern towns up to 30% of their current commuting times during peak hours.
“We are delighted to play a key role in the North-South Expressway project,” said Aecom chairman and chief executive pfficer John Dionisio. “By participating in this important project, Aecom will be able to utilise our integrated capabilities to contribute to the continued advancement of Singapore’s infrastructure.”