Kallang-Paya Lebar Expressway (KPE)

Kallang Paya Lebar Expressway

What is the KPE?

Opened to traffic on 20 September 2008, the 12 km Kallang-Paya Lebar Expressway (KPE) is Singapore’s ninth expressway. Costing S$1.7 billion to build, it includes:

  • 9 km of cut-and-cover underground tunnels
  • 6 traffic lanes
  • 8 interchanges and 6 ventilation buildings

With 75% of the expressway underground, we introduced several measures to ensure road safety for drivers:

  • A KPE Operations Control Centre monitors the traffic 24 hours a day leveraging on various systems like automatic incident-detection cameras that pick up unusual situations, e.g. stopped vehicle along main carriageway
  • State-of-the-art fibre-optic heat detectors to detect fire and air monitoring sensors to monitor tunnel air temperature and carbon monoxide levels, and activate fire alarms and tunnel ventilation system, if necessary.
  • A speed limit of 70 km/hour to lower the risk of accidents in the tunnels.

Where is the KPE?

Map of KPE

The KPE starts from East Coast Parkway (ECP) in the south, crossing under the Geylang River, Nicoll Highway, Mountbatten Road, Geylang Road, Sims Avenue and the Pan Island Expressway (PIE).

The route continues from Aljunied Road and Upper Paya Lebar/Paya Lebar Road before following Airport Road past the Paya Lebar Air Base to connect to Tampines Expressway (TPE) in the north-east.

The Marina Coastal Expressway (MCE) connects KPE from ECP to the Ayer Rajah Expressway via Marina South.

Where are the entrances to KPE?

North Bound Entrances

  • Exit 14 – of East Coast Parkway (ECP) – ECP(Changi)
  • Exit 14 – of East Coast Parkway (ECP) – ECP(City)
  • Nicoll Highway twds Guillemard Rd
  • Sims Way twds PIE(Tuas)
  • Sims Ave
  • Exit 13 – of Pan Island Expressway (PIE) – PIE(Changi) / Kallang Way/ Sims Ave
  • Airport Rd
  • Tampines Rd

South Bound Entrances

  • Exit 6 – of Tampines Expressway (TPE) – TPE(SLE)
  • Exit 7 – of Tampines Expressway (TPE) – TPE(PIE)
  • Buangkok Dr
  • Tampines Rd
  • Airport Rd
  • Exit 12 – of Pan Island Expressway (PIE) – PIE(Tuas) / Kallang Bahru / Bendemeer Rd
  • Exit 13 – of Pan Island Expressway (PIE) – PIE(Changi) / Kallang Way/ Sims Ave

Where are the exits from KPE?

North Bound Exits

  • Exit 2B – Pan-Island Expressway (PIE) – PIE(Tuas) & PIE(Changi)
  • Exit 5 – Upper Paya Lebar Rd
  • Exit 6 – Bartley Road East
  • Exit 9A – Tampines Road
  • Exit 9B – Buangkok Drive
  • Exit 11 – Tampines Expressway (TPE) – TPE(SLE) & TPE(PIE)

South Bound Exits

  • Exit 10 – Buangkok Drive (Tampines Road)
  • Exit 9A – Tampines Road
  • Exit 6 – Airport Road
  • Exit 3 – Pan-Island Expressway (PIE) – PIE(Tuas)
  • Exit 2C – Sims Avenue
  • Exit 2A – Nicoll Highway
  • Exit 1A – East Coast Parkway (ECP) – ECP(Changi) & Sheares Ave

How will motorists benefit from KPE?

KPE reduces journey time in the north-eastern part of the island by up to 25% and improves connectivity among 3 main expressways i.e. ECP, PIE and TPE.

Did you know

KPE is the longest underground expressway in Southeast Asia. Digital speed cameras dot the underground tunnels and operate 24/7.


Locations of KPE Gantries
KPE Tunnel Safety Information - English (PDF)
KPE Tunnel Safety Information – Chinese (PDF)
KPE Tunnel Safety Information – Malay (PDF)
KPE Tunnel Safety Information – Tamil (PDF)