SINGAPORE: A new temporary road connecting Punggol East to the Kallang-Paya Lebar Expressway (KPE) has been completed and will open on Saturday (Mar 26) at 3pm, said the Land Transport Authority (LTA).
In a press release on Wednesday, LTA said the new single-lane road spans across Sungei Serangoon and will provide motorists from the area with a more direct link to KPE. This will benefit nearby executive condo residents such as those from The Terrace EC, Treasure Crest, Waterwoods EC, Amore EC, Bellewaters EC and The Vales EC.
In order to maintain smooth traffic flow, the temporary road will only serve vehicles with a height of up to 2.4 metres and an unladen weight of 2,500kg, it added.
Heavy vehicles, which exceed the height and weight limit, are not allowed to access the temporary road. and should only use Punggol Road and Punggol Way to access the expressway from Punggol Town, LTA said.
The new temporary road is part of the LTA’s advance works to expand the KPE/Tampines Expressway (TPE) interchange, which includes the construction of a new link road to Punggol Central.
The scope of works include the construction of three new vehicular bridges crossing Sungei Serangoon and Sungei Blukar, a new flyover across TPE, along with other associated ramps and drainage works, LTA said.
“When completed in the third quarter of 2019, the new link road will provide a more direct link to and from the KPE, thereby redistributing some of the traffic from the existing access points of Punggol Town and alleviating the congestion motorists experience when entering the TPE between Punggol Way and KPE,” the agency said.