East Coast Parkway (ECP)Expressways in Singapore - Did You Know?
What would you get if all the lanes of the expressways in Singapore were placed end to end? A stretch of road that's long enough to go around Singapore six times!
There are a total of eight expressways in Singapore - Pan Island Expressway (PIE), Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE), East Coast Parkway (ECP), Central Expressway (CTE), Tampines Expressway (TPE), Seletar Expressway (SLE), Bukit Timah Expressway (BKE) and Kranji Expressway (KJE). With a total distance of 148km, the expressways provide uninterrupted high-speed travel for motorists.
The Land Transport Authority (LTA) recognises that it is important to get to one's destination fast using the shortest route possible. To provide a comprehensive and efficient land transport system, the LTA will, among other things, continue to expand the road network. And, expressways will form the backbone of the road network in Singapore.
The PIE, measuring 41km, is the longest expressway in Singapore and it provides a direct link for motorists travelling from the east to the west of Singapore. In contrast, the KJE is the shortest, with a distance of 8.4km.
The family of expressways in Singapore will see a new addition soon. To cater to the rapid developments along the northeast corridor, the Kallang-Paya Lebar Expressway has been planned. At a cost of approximately $1.6 billion, the 12km expressway will be the most expensive one to date and will include 9km of tunnels, 3km of flyovers, and at grade roads. Construction is scheduled to begin in late 2001. When it's completed in 2006, the expressway network will cover a total distance of 160km.
Article adapted from Journeys Mar/Apr 2001, a publication of the Land Transport Authority
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Central Expressway (CTE)
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