In order to maintain our roads and to ensure smooth traffic flow, there are road projects carried out around Singapore from time to time.
Flyover at Mediapolis and Expunction of Portion of Portsdown Road
JTC Corporation (JTC) has constructed a new flyover at the Mediapolis precinct in one-north. The flyover, which will be opened on 12 May 2019, 12.30am, connects Portsdown Avenue and the Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE) to facilitate vehicular traffic flow in and out of one-north. The affected portion of Portsdown Road will be expunged upon the opening of the flyover as pictured below.
For more details, please refer to the press release.
The Land Transport Authority (LTA) announced the full alignment for the 21.5km long North-South Expressway (NSE) which spans between Admiralty Road West and East Coast Parkway on 15 November 2011. LTA has also completed the detailed planning, engineering and alignment studies for both northern and southern segments
NSE TO MEET GROWTH IN TRAVEL DEMAND
The construction of NSE will benefit residents living in the north and north-eastern sectors of Singapore as it caters to the expected growth in traffic demand generated by new developments there. Running parallel to the Central Expressway (CTE), NSE will help to alleviate the traffic load on the heavily-utilised expressway, as well as on the nearby major arterial roads such as Thomson Road and Marymount Road.
When completed, NSE will be Singapore's eleventh expressway. The new expressway will have a total of 16 in-ramps and 17 out-ramps to connect towns along the north-south corridor - Woodlands, Sembawang, Yishun, Ang Mo Kio, Bishan and Toa Payoh - with the city centre. NSE will also intersect and provide links to existing expressways, including the Seletar Expressway, the Pan-Island Expressway and the East Coast Parkway, to improve the overall connectivity of the road network.
On 28 April 2016, LTA announced NSE will be transformed to Singapore’s first integrated transport corridor featuring continuous bus lanes and cycling trunk routes. The NSE is officially being called “North-South Corridor” (NSC).
Advance works for NSC started in 2013 and major construction works will start in 2017.
Full Alignment Map of NSC [183 KB]
Last reviewed: Nov 2016
Upgrading of Upper Bukit Timah Road and Jalan Anak Bukit
The project involves the construction of a new city-bound carriageway along Upper Bukit Timah Road between Jalan Jurong Kechil and Clementi Road (towards Dunearn Road) with a bus lane. This will allow the re-routing of bus services along this stretch of Upper Bukit Timah Road so as to enhance the bus connectivity to the new Beauty World MRT Station.
Stretches of Jalan Anak Bukit and Jalan Jurong Kechil will also be widened to enhance the reliability of bus services and serve new developments in the area. In addition, cycling tracks and covered linkways will be provided in the vicinity to enhance first and last mile connectivity to the MRT Station.
Expected Completion Date: 3rd Quarter 2019
Contractor: Feng Ming Construction Pte Ltd
Viaduct from TPE to PIE (Westbound) and Upper Changi Road East
The project involves the construction of a one way 2-lane viaduct from TPE(Changi) to PIE(Westbound) and Upper Changi Road East including the re-alignment of this stretch of TPE and PIE.
When completed, the viaduct will provide a direct route for motorists travelling from TPE(Changi) to PIE(Westbound) and Upper Changi Road East, bypassing the current heavy traffic conditions experienced along this stretch of TPE(Changi) between Loyang Flyover and Upper Changi Flyover and the existing signalised junctions at Loyang Ave / Tampines Ave 7 and Upper Changi Road North / Upper Changi Road East.
LTA & Or Kim Peow Contractors (Pte) Ltd mutually agreed to terminate the contract on 6 July 2018. LTA will call a new replacement tender and plans to award this contract by the fourth quarter 2018.
Expected Completion Date: The indicative completion date is the first half of 2022.
Expansion of KPE/TPE Interchange and New Link Roads to Punggol Central and Pasir Ris
This project involves the expansion of KPE/TPE Interchange and construction of new link roads to Punggol Central and Pasir Ris. The works include construction of vehicular bridges, flyovers, slip roads, piled roadway and drainage works.
Contractor: Hwa Seng Builder Pte Ltd.
This project when completed by 2Q 2021, will provide residents living in Punggol and Pasir Ris with another direct route to/from KPE and TPE. It will alleviate the traffic congestion at TPE between Punggol Way and KPE as well as the existing access points of Punggol town. It will also meet future traffic demands from developments in the area.
On 25 November 2018 , the new link roads connecting Punggol Central to KPE and TPE(PIE) were opened to traffic.
On 30 March 2019, a new slip road from TPE(SLE) Exit 6 to Halus Link towards Lorong Halus and Punggol Central were opened to traffic.
Subsequently, on 18 May 2019, another new slip road from TPE(PIE) Exit 7 to Halus Link towards Lorong Halus and Punggol Central were also opened to traffic.
The construction works in progress include:
a) a new slip road from KPE(TPE) to TPE(SLE);
b) a new slip road from Halus Link to TPE(SLE); and
c) extension of the link road from Lorong Halus to Pasir Ris Industrial Drive 1, which completes the link between Punggol Central and Pasir Ris Town.
Viaduct From Tampines Expressway (TPE) Changi to Pan Island Expressway (PIE) westbound and Upper Changi Road East
The one way 2-lane viaduct will provide a direct route for motorists, bypassing the current heavy traffic conditions experienced along the stretch of TPE(Changi) between Loyang Flyover and Upper Changi Flyover, and the existing signalised junctions at Loyang Ave/Tampines Ave 7 and Upper Changi Road North/Upper Changi Road East.
Expected completion date: 1st quarter of 2020
Contractor: Kim Peow Contractors Pte Ltd
Flyover from Seletar West Link to SLE
The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has completed and opened the new one-lane flyover from Seletar West Link to Seletar Expressway (SLE) (Westbound) to traffic on 18 August 2018 at 6.00am.
The new flyover will provide more travel option between Seletar Aerospace Park/Yishun Town and SLE towards Woodlands/BKE. Motorists can travel to SLE(BKE)/Woodlands directly from Seletar West Link and bypass Seletar Aerospace Flyover.
Senja / Kranji Expressway (KJE) Interchange
The project involves the construction of a new road interchange at Senja / Kranji Expressway (KJE) interchange.
When completed, this new road interchange will provide direct connection from Senja Road to both bounds of KJE and greater accessibility for motorists travelling to and from Senja and Bukit Panjang area.
Expected Completion Date: 1st Quarter 2022
Widening Of Tampines Avenue 7 From TPE to Tampines Street 34
The project involves the widening of Tampines Ave 7 between TPE and Tampines St 34 from dual 2-lane to dual 3-lane carriageway, extension of existing pedestrian overhead bridge and reconstruction of bus shelters and linkway.
When completed, the widened road will help to alleviate the traffic congestion along this stretch of the road. Connectivity for pedestrians, cyclists and bus commuters using the new bus shelters will also be improved.
Expected Completion Date: 3rd Quarter 2020
Contractor: Sing Tec Development Pte Ltd
Works At Balmoral Road / Bukit Timah Road Junction And Newton Circus
The scope of works includes the improvement works at Balmoral Road / Bukit Timah Road and Newton Circus. Addition of 4 U-turn facilities along the respective junctions; lane widening and construction of sheltered walkways, bus shelters and drains.
When completed, it will improve the traffic flow along the corridor, enhancing travel experience for both motorist and commuters.
Expected Completion Date: 3rd Quarter 2020.
Contractor: Megastone Holdings Pte Ltd
Location Plan & Progress Photo:
Commuter and Road Infrastructure Works At Woodlands Ave 1 / Ave 2 And Woodlands Ave 5 / Ave 12
The project involves the widening of junction approaches of Woodlands Ave 1 / Woodlands Ave 2 and Woodlands Ave 12 / Woodlands Ave 5 and the construction of a cycling path along Woodlands Ave 1 to link up existing park connector and the upcoming cycling path network.
When completed, it will enhance the capacity of both junctions to support the projected traffic volume arising from the new and extensive developments from commercial, office and industrial with expected completion by 2025.
Expected Completion Date: 1st Quarter 2020
Contractor: CHC Construction Pte Ltd
Construction of Vehicular Underpass at PIE Exit 26A
The project involves the construction of a new vehicular underpass at PIE Exit 26A, and as part of the works, the existing slip road at Exit 26A will be removed and relocated upstream.
In addition, Hua Guan Ave (Part) will be realigned and widened to a standard dual 1-lane road.
When completed, motorists will be able to exit the expressway using the left lane, thereby improving overall traffic flow for this stretch of the PIE.
Expected Completed Date: 4th Quarter 2021.
Contractor: Megastone Holdings Pte Ltd
Enhancement of Tampines Avenue 10 Between Tampines Avenue 5 and Tampines Expressway
The project involves the widening of Tampines Avenue 10 to dual 4-lane with a bus lane in each direction.
When completed, it will ensure the reliability of bus services due to the new developments in the area.
Expected Completion Date: 1st Quarter 2022
Contractor: Samwoh Corporation Pte Ltd
The Lornie Highway (Southbound)
New Southbound Lornie Highway to Open on 28 October 2018
The southbound section of the Lornie Highway has been completed and will be open to traffic on 28 October 2018 (Sunday). This section of Lornie Highway is parallel to Lornie Road and facilitates traffic flow from the existing Thomson Road/Lornie Road towards the Pan Island Expressway (PIE)/Adam Road/Farrer Road.
A new vehicular underpass constructed near the entrance of the highway will allow motorists to access the residential area along Lornie Road, while a temporary road connection near Sime Road has been constructed to connect traffic from the existing southbound Lornie Road to southbound Lornie Highway (Please refer to Annex A for details of the new southbound Lornie Highway and changes in the area’s road connections).
Upcoming road changes
With the opening of southbound Lornie Highway, motorists heading towards PIE, Adam Road and Farrer Road are advised to use the new Lornie Highway to reach their destinations. The existing southbound four-lane Lornie Road will progressively be downgraded to two lanes from 28 October 2018. The new Lornie Highway, when fully completed, will help to ease congestion along Lornie Road and the PIE, and cater to expected growth in future traffic demand.
Bus route adjustments
Bus Services 52, 74, 93, 852 and 855, which currently ply Lornie Road (towards Adam Road), will be adjusted to ply the new southbound Lornie Highway, while Bus Services 157 and 165 will continue to ply Lornie Road. The existing bus stop along southbound Lornie Road opposite Singapore Island Country Club (SICC) will also be relocated to the southbound Lornie Highway before Kheam Hock Road (towards Adam Road/ Bukit Timah Road). There are no bus route changes at present for the seven bus services that ply along the northbound Lornie Road (towards Thomson Road/ Braddell Road). Please refer to Annex B for details of the bus route adjustments.
More information on road changes
Motorists are advised to plan their routes in advance. Traffic signs will be available on site to help motorists navigate to their destinations. To familiarise motorists with the new road network, LTA is producing a series of videos showing the routes they can take when travelling in the area. The videos will be available on LTA’s website (www.lta.gov.sg) and YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/LTAsingapore) approximately one week before the opening, from 22 October 2018.
The public can also refer to maps that will be published in the newspapers and listen to radio messages broadcast on LTA Traffic News before the opening of the new highway.
The northbound Lornie Highway towards MacRitchie Viaduct will be completed in phases, with the entire stretch expected to complete in the first-quarter of 2019. Detailed route changes of the surrounding areas will be shared closer to the opening date of northbound Lornie Highway.
LTA will continue to work closely with the contractor to ensure that the works are kept on schedule, and that inconveniences to nearby residents and motorists are kept to a minimum.
 On 28 October 2018 (Sunday), public buses that ply the new southbound Lornie Highway will begin service from 530am, while motorists travelling towards PIE/Adam Road/Farrer Road will be able to use the new southbound Lornie Highway from 3am.
 Bus stop code 41169
The Lornie Highway (Northbound)
New Northbound Lornie Highway
A new Sime underpass and the new Northbound Lornie Highway will progressively open in two phases in March and April 2019 respectively. The phased approach was adopted given the expected increase in traffic flow from end March to early April due to the Qing Ming Festival.
Opening of New Sime Underpass
One bound of the Sime Underpass has been opened to traffic on 24 March 2019 (Sunday). It will connect motorists from Lornie Road (southbound) to Lornie Highway (southbound) and Kheam Hock Road. With this direct connection, the temporary road connection from Sime Road and the signalised junction along Lornie Highway (southbound) has been removed. Please refer to the map in Annex A for more details.
Full Opening of Lornie Highway
The northbound Lornie Highway towards MacRitchie Viaduct, Adam Underpass and the remaining bound of Sime Underpass will open at 3am on 19 April 2019 (Friday). The Adam Underpass will allow motorists from PIE (Tuas) heading towards PIE (Changi) to have a seamless connection onto Lornie Highway (northbound) towards MacRitchie Viaduct, while the remaining bound of Sime Underpass will bring traffic from Kheam Hock Road towards Lornie Road (northbound). Together with the southbound Lornie Highway that was opened in October 2018, the new Lornie Highway and underpasses will improve traffic flow along Lornie Road and the PIE, and cater to expected growth in future traffic demand. Please refer to the map in Annex B for more details.
With the opening of the northbound Lornie Highway, a new bus stop will be constructed along the new access road to Sime Road estate. After completing the bus stop, 5 out of the 7 current existing bus services (52, 74, 93, 852, 855) that are currently plying Lornie Road would then ply on the new northbound Lornie Highway. The change in the bus routes is expected by 3Q 2019.
Widening of Tampines Road between Kallang-Paya Lebar Expressway and Tampines Ave 10
The project involves the widening of Tampines Road between Kallang-Paya Lebar Expressway (KPE) and Tampines Avenue 10 from 1-lane to 3-lane in both directions.
When completed, it will enhance the overall road network accessibility for the on-going developments in the vicinity.
Expected Completion Date: 1st Quarter 2022
Contractor: Eng Lam Contractors Co (Pte) Ltd
Commuter & Road Infrastructure Works at Bedok North Ave 1 between Bedok North Street 1 and New Upper Changi Road
The project involves the widening a section of Bedok North Ave 1 between Bedok North St 1 and New Upper Changi Rd from dual 2-lane to dual 3-lane carriageway, construction of new retaining walls, covered linkways and cycling tracks.
When completed, the widened road will help to alleviate the traffic congestion along this stretch of road. Connectivity for pedestrians and cyclists will also be improved.
Expected Completion Date: 3rd Quarter 2021
Contractor: Jin Choon Civil Engineering Pte Ltd
Road works at Tanah Merah Coast Road
The project involves the realignment of a 3km section of the existing Tanah Merah Coast Road between Changi Lodge 2 and RSS Singapura Changi Naval Base as part of the works to support the developments at Changi East.
Expected Completion Date: 3rd Quarter 2021
Contractor: Chan & Chan Engineering Pte Ltd
Earthworks at Lim Chu Kang area
The project involves earthworks at Lim Chu Kang Area to prepare the ground for the subsequent realignment of Lim Chu Kang Road. This is in support of the expansion of Tengah Air Base to facilitate the relocation of Paya Lebar Air Base.
Expected Completion Date: 1st Quarter 2021
Contractor: Huationg Contractor Pte Ltd