We refer to Mr Thiew Ming Tuck’s letter “ ’Dangerous exit’ along PIE “ (ST, 9 Mar 2013).
To alert motorist to the Clementi Road exit along the Pan Island Expressway (PIE) towards Tuas, we have placed directional and information signs, including overheard signs, well ahead of this exit. These signs are placed as far as 750m ahead to help motorists plan their travel, and switch to the right lane early, if they intend to use the exit. In addition, as part of the on-going PIE widening works, we will be providing a longer deceleration lane on the PIE itself to allow motorists space to decelerate properly before they enter this exit.
Built to provide a direct and fast connection between the western and eastern part of the island, PIE is Singapore’s first and oldest expressway. Its design and layout including its entry and exit points were influenced by planning considerations, developments as well as traffic demand. The exit to Clementi Road from PIE (Tuas) had earlier been designed to be on the right based on traffic demand to allow connection with Upper Bukit Timah Road and Jalan Anak Bukit, while minimising the extent of space required for the exit. Nevertheless, we will continue to monitor the traffic condition and study the feasibility of relocating the exit.
We thank Mr Thiew for his feedback.
Helen Lim (Ms)
Director, Media Relations and Public Education
Land Transport Authority