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Highways in Singapore


In order to move in and around Singapore, unique roads are there in Singapore. These are the highways or expressways. Almost all the expressways or highways are divided by a barrier at the centre and separated at different heights.

There are three roads or lanes in every direction. But there are also divided highways consisting of two lanes or four lanes. Presently there are 8 highways or expressways in Singapore. The Kallang-Paya Lebar Expressway is being constructed at present and future plans are being made for additional ones.

The Pan Island Expressway construction was being started around 1966 and the Seletar Expressway is the most current one being finished. Singapore possesses 150 km long of expressways. The roads of Singapore are 3000km long. The Major Arterial Roads are around 575 km long the Collector Roads are 405 km long and 2014 km is the length of Local Access Roads. So the total length of road is 3144 km.

The highways or expressways of Singapore are determined by the acronyms which are three-lettered:

ECP: The ECP links the city of Singapore to the Changi International Airport
AYE: The Ayer Rajah Expressway links the City Central to the west
CTE: The Central Expressway connects the north to the City Central South
PIE : The Pan Island Expressway is the foremost and the longest of the expressways covering the whole island from the east to the west.
KPE: The Kallang/Paya Lebar Expressway consisting of 9 km of tunnels , is 12 km long and extends from south to Tampines Expressway (northeast).
BKE: The Bukit Timah Expressway connects the south to the north
SLE : The Seletar Expressway connects the north to the northeast
TPE : The Tampines Expressway connects the east to the northeast
KJE: The Kranji Expressway connects the west to the north

The Expressways of Singapore are connected by the slip roads while changing from one road to the other. It makes easy for all to change their routes with ease. There is no need for the traffic signals. They are being used on the most commonly used roads. SPUI, Trumpet and Diamond are the commonest of highway intersections. The highways do not allow the pedestrians, learner drivers and the bicycles. With the old speed limit of 80 km/h, the usual speed limit of 90 km/h is maintained on the highways. The surface of the road is made up of asphalt. The Expressway Monitoring and Advisory System, which is computer-operated, is activated on the highways of Singapore to screen traffic movements. It is of great help to the Land Transport Authority in spotting accidents and alerting the public of any kind of danger.

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