LTA apologises for overnight construction works that kept Ang Mo Kio residents awake

Submitted by Stomper Sam

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The Land Transport Authority (LTA) apologised to residents in Ang Mo Kio affected by the noise caused by construction works at the upcoming Mayflower MRT Station in a statement to Stomp.

Stomper Sam informed Stomp that his sleep was disrupted by the noise impacted from the works in the early hours of Aug 24.

"The construction works were still going on at 5.38am along Ang Mo Kio Avenue 4 just right outside my sleeping room," he said.

"At 6.51am, they were still going and not showing any signs of stopping.

"It's so unfair to all the residents here who can't sleep peacefully."

In response to a Stomp query, an LTA spokesman said:

"Overnight works were carried out from 23rd August late night to 7am the next day for the construction of a taxi stand and pick up/drop-off point shelter at the upcoming Mayflower Station along the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL).  

"This has been completed.

"To minimise the impact on commuters and motorists along Ang Mo Kio Ave 4, works that night could only commence after trunk bus services ended at around midnight.

To manage the noise impact from works, LTA made use of low noise-emittance machinery, as well as noise monitoring devices to ensure that noise levels were kept within National Environment Agency (NEA) permissible limits. 

"Despite these measures, we understand that some residents were affected by the overnight construction. 

"We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience that was caused.

"We will continue to engage and seek nearby residents’ understanding ahead of the remaining construction works for TEL Mayflower station."