Where were the road widening works?
The widening works for the Central Expressway (CTE) between Bukit Timah Road and Yio Chu Kang Road were completed in December 2011.
When were the road widening works carried out?
|Between Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1 to Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3, including the reconstruction of one covered pedestrian overhead bridge with link ways||Q1 2008||Q4 2009|
|Between Bukit Timah Road and Yio Chu Kang Road (in stages)||Q1 2009||Q4 2011|
What did the road widening works involve?
- Widening the existing dual 3-lane carriageway to dual 4-lanes
- Widening 7 existing flyovers
- Constructing a new flyover from CTE (City) to PIE (Changi/Upper Serangoon)
- Constructing a new flyover from CTE (SLE) to Braddell Road
- Widening the slip road flyover from CTE (SLE) to PIE (Changi) from single to double lane
- Widening the bridge over Kallang River
- Upgrading the Braddell Road junction from 4-phase to 3-phase to reduce waiting time at the junction
- Upgrading 3 pedestrian overhead bridges with covers and link ways
- Reconstructing 2 covered pedestrian overhead bridges with link ways
- Constructing covered ramps to pedestrian underpasses
- Relocating 3 Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) gantries
Why was the CTE widened?
As it provides access to towns such as Ang Mo Kio, Hougang, Sengkang, Punggol, Yishun, Sembawang and Woodlands, the CTE is heavily used and operates at full capacity. The widening works will help to ease the current traffic congestion and meet the anticipated increase in traffic as these towns develop further in the next 10-15 years.
How will the road widening works benefit motorists?
With traffic in these areas expected to grow in the next 10 to 15 years, improvements in CTE will:
- increase traffic capacity on CTE with 4 uninterrupted continuous lanes from Bukit Timah Road to Yio Chu Kang Road
- provide a smoother travel experience along the CTE
- offer seamless travelling via flyovers
- enhance commuter facilities with covered pedestrian overhead bridges and ramps