We refer to Mr Wong Sang Hum's letter “Traffic woes in the north” (ST Online, 10 Dec).
Since 2011, we started on road improvement projects to improve the overall connectivity of the road network in the Sengkang/ Seletar/ Yishun area. These include the construction of the new dual-3 lane Sengkang West Road and the new Seletar Aerospace Interchange. When completed in 2014, the new road will provide motorists currently using Jalan Kayu to get to Seletar Aerospace Way with a direct route into the Seletar Aerospace Park. These new road connections will also provide motorists living in Yishun with a direct link to the Tampines Expressway (TPE).
Mr Wong also highlighted the junction at Seletar West Link and Seletar Club Road. The current layout at this junction is a temporary arrangement to facilitate the ongoing construction works. As the junction is relatively small and has tight turning radius that is regularly used by heavy vehicles, it will not be feasible to introduce a left turning arrow. Instead, to alleviate the situation currently experienced at this junction during peak hours, a new road will be constructed to link up Seletar West Link and Yishun Ave 1. This will provide a direct alternative route for traffic heading towards Yishun Ave 1, and will help to alleviate the queues currently experience at the junction of Seletar West Link and Seletar Club Road. Works are already ongoing and we expect to complete the works for the signalisation in about 3 months. In the interim, we will monitor the traffic situation at this junction closely and adjust the green time where necessary.
We thank Mr Wong for his suggestions.
Helen Lim (Ms)
Director, Media Relations & Public Education
Land Transport Authority