Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE)
Guide About Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE)
The Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE) runs from the Marina Coastal Expressway’s western terminus in the southern part of Singapore to Tuas in the west, close to the Tuas Second Link to Malaysia. To supplement the function of the Pan Island Expressway, it joins the Marina Coastal Expressway and the East Coast Parkway to create a second east-west link. Following the opening of MCE, ECP and Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE) get no longer connected as of December 29, 2013.
The Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE) first two phases of construction, which started in 1983, were finished by 1988. This segment involves extending numerous nearby existing highways, including Ayer Rajah Road and Upper Ayer Rajah Road, as well as building the Keppel Viaduct, at the time the world’s longest road viaduct, where the expressway’s eastern terminus begins. The route continues till it reaches Keppel Road from Alexandra Road. Along Jurong Town Hall Road, it concludes Teban Flyover.
The previous Jalan Ahmad Ibrahim gets enlarged and incorporated into the Ayer Rajah Expressway, inaugurated on November 8, 1997, with work starting on December 5, 1993, from Tuas West Drive to Jurong Town Hall Road. In connection with January 2, 1998, completion of the Tuas Second Link to Johor, the expressway gets extended from the Teban Flyover to Tuas. The existing road had to get expanded during this construction, which adhered to Jalan Ahmad Ibrahim’s alignment, to match the width of the remaining AYE. Five flyovers and two underpasses were built, as well as “filter” lanes on both sides of the expressway (later known as Jalan Ahmad Ibrahim). The Pan Island Expressway connects with it at the Tuas Flyover.
The AYE served as a major thoroughfare for bus services; the Largest EMAS signboard gets located between Penjuru Road and Clementi Avenue 6. And the disused EMAS signboard gets located between Lower Delta Road and Keppel Road between Clementi Road and North Buona Vista Road between Tuas West Drive and Alexandra Road.
Because it is the sole expressway that links to Second Link, the AYE, which runs between Tuas West Drive and the Pan Island Expressway, is an ideal thoroughfare for traffic from Johor Bahru. Between Alexandra and Tanjong Pagar West stations, the AYE travels through the region formerly known as the Overground and runs through Jurong.
There are 17 vehicle interchanges on the expressway, including the Radin Mas, Lower Delta, Gillman, Portsdown, Bouna Vista, University, Clementi, Pandan, Teban, Corporation, Jurong Hill, Pioneer, Benoi, Tuas Flyovers, and Tuas West Underpass, as well as the Keppel & Tuas Checkpoint Viaducts. The Kampong Bahru, Henderson, College Link Flyovers, and Tuas Underpasses are among the 3rd road bridges and 1st road underpasses that cross the highway. The highway gets crossed by the former KTM Jurong Freight railway line.
Three police stations or centers get located close to this expressway: the Cantonment Police Complex in Outram, the Queenstown Neighbourhood Police Center in Alexandra, and the Clementi Neighbourhood Police Center in Clementi.
This highway is close to four public hospitals: Ng Teng Fong General Hospital in Jurong East, National University Hospital in Queenstown, Alexandra Hospital in Alexandra, and Singapore General Hospital in Outram.
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