Joint Release by Singapore Civil Defence Force & Land Transport Authority - Temporary Closure of Central Expressway Tunnels For Emergency Exercise

News Releases 22 Nov 2012 CTE tunnel emergency exercise

           The Central Expressway (CTE) tunnels will be temporarily closed to traffic in both directions on Sunday, 25 November 2012, from 12 midnight to 5.30am. This is to facilitate an emergency exercise to be jointly conducted by the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) and the Land Transport Authority (LTA) during these hours.

2.       This joint exercise is part of an ongoing effort by the SCDF and the LTA to enhance the operational readiness of its emergency responders, and the coordination between the two agencies in dealing with emergencies in the CTE tunnels.

3.       Motorists are advised to use the following alternative routes:

Towards the Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE)


Closure Location

Alternative Route


Kampong Java Tunnel entrance

Use slip road into Cavenagh Road towards Newton Circus


Merchant Road to CTE

Use Merchant Road towards Chin Swee Road

Towards the Seletar Expressway (SLE)


Closure Location

Alternative Route


Chin Swee Tunnel entrance

Use slip road into Outram Road


Outram Road to CTE

Use Chin Swee Road towards Havelock Road


Upper Cross Street to CTE

Use Upper Cross Street towards Clemenceau Avenue


Cairnhill Circle to CTE

Use Clemenceau Avenue North towards Newton Circus


Kramat Road to CTE

Use Buyong Road towards Cavenagh Road

4.      Motorists are advised to avoid the above roads and are reminded not to stop or park their vehicle illegally.  Vehicles found parking and causing obstruction will be towed away.

5.      Motorists are encouraged to use the proposed alternative routes and plan their journeys carefully to minimise inconvenience. We seek the public’s co-operation and advise all motorists to follow directional signs displayed and the directions of the officers on duty. 

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