Monday, November 26, 2018

Easing traffic jams in Punggol, new link road opens on Nov 25

PHOTO: An artist's impression of a new link road connecting Punggol Central to Kallang-Paya Lebar Expressway (KPE) and Tampines Expressway (TPE). The road is set to open on Nov 25, 2018.
Source: Hwa Seng Builder Pte Ltd
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SINGAPORE — Punggol residents will get some respite from daily traffic congestion along busy sections of the neighbourhood, with a new link road connecting Punggol Central to Kallang-Paya Lebar Expressway (KPE) and Tampines Expressway (TPE) to open on Nov 25, almost a year ahead of schedule.


New road linking Punggol to KPE, TPE opens ahead of schedule
PHOTO: New road linking Punggol to KPE, TPE opens ahead of schedule
It opens a year ahead of schedule, easing severe traffic jams for motorists. Punggol residents now have a new route to get onto the Kallang-Paya Lebar Expressway (KPE) and the Tampines Expressway (TPE), easing the severe traffic jams just to get onto the expressways.
The works are part of a 💲185 million expansion of the KPE-TPE intersection aimed at easing traffic congestion on the TPE as well as the network of roads that leads out of the north-east town.
TNP Photo: Khalid Baba
Picture posted by Jolene Ang, The New Paper on 26 November 2018 at 06:00 am - Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean (centre) and other MPs for Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC at the road opening.

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Some 400 residents were at the road opening yesterday.
PHOTO: Some 400 residents were at the road opening yesterday. The new extension to the existing Punggol Central road was welcomed by Punggol residents who faced congestion every day during peak periods.
ST Photo: Khalid Baba
Picture posted by Jolene Ang, The Straits Times on 26 November 2018

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Part of a two-phase expansion of the KPE/TPE interchange, the new road will provide an alternative route from Punggol Central to the two expressways, said the Land Transport Authority (LTA) in a press release on Thursday (Nov 8).

It will also help alleviate traffic congestion along Punggol East and the Punggol East Flyover, and along Punggol Road and Punggol Way via TPE (towards Pan-Island Expressway, PIE), as motorists travel from Punggol Town to KPE (towards East Coast Parkway, ECP) and TPE (PIE) during the morning rush hour.



Part of a two-phase expansion of the KPE/TPE interchange, the new road will provide an alternative route from Punggol Central to the two expressways, said the Land Transport Authority (LTA) in a press release on Thursday (Nov 8).
PHOTO: Part of a two-phase expansion of the KPE/TPE interchange, the new road will provide an alternative route from Punggol Central to the two expressways, said the Land Transport Authority (LTA) in a press release on Thursday (Nov 8).
Picture posted by everythingpunggol on 23 September 2017 - Punggol Central to Pasir Ris Bridge to Lorong Halus and Halus link, to KPE/TPE (see dark green path, across Sungei Serangoon/PCN to Lorong Halus Wetland)
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During the evening peak hour, motorists returning home can bypass TPE (towards Seletar Expressway, SLE) and Punggol Road and Punggol Way to get to Punggol Central by using the new link road.

The first phase of the interchange expansion is expected to be fully completed by the second quarter of 2019, ahead of the original estimated date in the third quater of 2019, said the LTA. The project includes the construction of roads, three new vehicular bridges crossing Sungei Serangoon and Sungei Blukar, a new flyover across TPE, other associated ramps and drainage works.



The first phase of the interchange expansion is expected to be fully completed by the second quarter of 2019, ahead of the original estimated date in the third quater of 2019, said the LTA.

PHOTO: The first phase of the interchange expansion is expected to be fully completed by the second quarter of 2019, ahead of the original estimated date in the third quater of 2019, said the LTA. The project includes the construction of roads, three new vehicular bridges crossing Sungei Serangoon and Sungei Blukar, a new flyover across TPE, other associated ramps and drainage works.
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Use of technologies such as virtual design and construction, building information modelling, and precast construction helped to mitigate safety risks, minimise impact to the environment, and increase time and manpower savings, said the LTA. This enabled the early completion of the new link road, and the technologies will be applied to the remaining phases of the project “to ensure continued efficiency and safety”.

Mr Yap Boon Leong, group director of road and commuter infrastructure development in LTA, said that the technologies allowed the project team to “reduce labour-intensive works, speed up our road construction process and streamline operations”.



The new road connecting Punggol Central to the Kallang-Paya Lebar Expressway and the Tampines Expressway had originally been slated to open in the third quarter of next year.
PHOTO: The new road connecting Punggol Central to the Kallang-Paya Lebar Expressway and the Tampines Expressway had originally been slated to open in the third quarter of next year.
ST Photo: Khalid Baba
Picture posted by Jolene Ang, The Straits Times on 26 November 2018

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New road connecting Punggol to TPE and KPE opens, a year ahead of schedule
PHOTO: New road connecting Punggol to TPE and KPE opens, a year ahead of schedule
Picture posted by Eugenia Lim @EugeniaLimCNA, Channel NewsAsia on 25 November 2018 at 06:11PM

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The second-phase expansion of the KPE/TPE interchange is expected to be completed by the second quarter of 2021. It involves the construction of one vehicular bridge across Sungei Serangoon, new vehicular flyovers across TPE and KPE, a new road from Lorong Halus to Pasir Ris Industrial Drive 1, and associated drainage work.

The authority said that the fully completed KPE/TPE interchange will provide a more direct link to and from KPE, which will help alleviate traffic congestion at TPE between Punggol Way and KPE, and the access points of Punggol Town. It will also meet future traffic demands from developments in the area.

ROAD CHANGES IN PUNGGOL:
Three slip roads will be decommissioned from Nov 25, 4pm.

Temporary road linking Punggol East to KPE (ECP)

Section of link road from TPE Exit 7 leading to Lorong Halus

Slip road from KPE (TPE) exit to Lorong Halus

 

ROAD CHANGES IN PUNGGOL:
PHOTO: ROAD CHANGES IN PUNGGOL:
Three slip roads will be decommissioned from Nov 25, 4pm.
Temporary road linking Punggol East to KPE (ECP)
Section of link road from TPE Exit 7 leading to Lorong Halus
Slip road from KPE (TPE) exit to Lorong Halus
Source of Image: LTA
Picture posted by Eugenia Lim @EugeniaLimCNA, Channel NewsAsia on 25 November 2018 at 06:11PM - Map showing a new link road connecting Punggol Central to the Tampines Expressway (TPE) and the Kallang-Paya Lebar Expressway (KPE).

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A new 1km temporary slip road (opened 2 years ago) that connects motorists in Punggol directly to the KPE was opened on Saturday.
PHOTO: A new 1km temporary slip road (opened 2 years ago) that connects motorists in Punggol directly to the KPE was opened on Saturday. This slip road will be decommissioned from 25 November 2018, 4pm.
ST PHOTO: LAU FOOK KONG - New road to ease travel between Punggol and Pasir Ris towns
Picture posted by Adrian Lim, Transport Correspondent, The Straits Times on 26 March 2016 at 8:31 pm SGT

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Temporary road linking Punggol East to KPE (ECP)
PHOTO: Temporary road linking Punggol East to KPE (ECP)
Three slip roads will be decommissioned from Nov 25, 4pm.
Temporary Slip road connection to Pasir Ris and Kallang-Paya Lebar Expressway (KPE)
Picture posted by everythingpunggol on 23 September 2017

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The greenery surrounding Sungei Serangoon, Punggol Promenade Riverside Walk offers romantic spots for many loving activities, like walking and running.
PHOTO: The greenery surrounding Sungei Serangoon, Punggol Promenade Riverside Walk offers romantic spots for many loving activities, like walking and running. The Park Connector Networks (PCN) that runs beside the river starts from Hougang Avenue 3, 7 and ends at Coney Island (alternatively known as Pulau Serangoon), and into Serangoon Harbour at the North-Eastern Singapore.
Picture posted by Dreamstime on 07 February 2008 - Couples in love sitting on the bench

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 Sungei Serangoon has a wide variety of habitats, including coastal forests, grasslands, and mangroves - quiet spots just minutes from the busy town.
PHOTO: Sungei Serangoon has a wide variety of habitats, including coastal forests, grasslands, and mangroves - quiet spots just minutes from the busy town. The Park Connector Networks (PCN) have shelters and toilets maintained by Nparks (National Parks Board) dedicated to transforming Singapore into a biophilic City in a Garden and to create the best living environment.
Picture posted by Dreamstime on 07 February 2008 - Couples in love sitting on the bench giving massages

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Coney Island (alternatively known as Pulau Serangoon) has its partially hidden beach beside its greenery, and quiet environment with mother nature.
PHOTO: Coney Island (alternatively known as Pulau Serangoon) has its partially hidden beach beside its greenery, and quiet environment with mother nature. Beware of monkeys (and its business), and wild boars (uncastrated domestic male pigs).
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By Today, Monday, 08 November 2018



Reference
[1] Today, Easing traffic jams in Punggol, new link road opens on Nov 25, posted on Monday, 08 November 2018, https://www.todayonline.com/singapore/easing-traffic-jams-punggol-new-link-road-opens-nov-25