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Pan Island Expressway (PIE)

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Know All About Pan Island Expressway (PIE)

The Pan Island Expressway is Singapore’s longest and oldest expressway. The road is also the longest in Singapore. The 42.8-kilometer-long highway connects Tuas in the west to the East Coast Parkway at Changi Airport in the east (26.6 mi).

The Pan Island Expressway (PIE) was first envisioned by the Public Works Department in the 1960s as a part of road extensions to handle escalating traffic levels, and construction began in 1964. Jalan Toa Payoh, the initial portion, was finished by 1969. In the 1970s, work on the expressway’s remaining sections gets completed. In June 1982, the first highway was finished, connecting Jalan Boon Lay to the East Coast Parkway.

The Pan Island Expressway (PIE) gets rerouted and extended farther west to Tuas between 1991 and 1993. The highway could deal with a lot of traffic by the 1990s. In the 1990s and 2000s, the expressway and the interchanges along its path get enlarged to help with traffic congestion.

Route

The Pan Island Expressway is Singapore’s longest expressway, measuring 42.8 kilometers (26.6 miles). The Tampines Expressway gets traversed by the expressway when it begins at a connection with the East Coast Parkway close to Changi Airport. It then takes a southwesterly bend through Tampines, Bedok, and Geylang. 

After crossing the Kallang-Paya Lebar Expressway and taking a northwesterly bend, it turns west and follows Toa Payoh’s southern border. The highway leaves Toa Payoh along the northern side of Bukit Timah, bending southwest to connect with the Bukit Timah Expressway and then turning west again at Clementi Avenue 6. Before coming to an intersection with the Ayer Rajah Expressway at Tuas Road, the PIE continues along the northern boundaries of Clementi, Jurong East, and Jurong West.

Interchanges

There are 31 vehicle interchanges along the expressway, including those at Pasir Laba, Nanyang, Bahar, Tengah, Hong Kah, Bukit Batok, Toh Guan, Toh Tuck, Clementi North, Anak Bukit, Chantek, Eng Neo, Adam, Mount Pleasant, Thomson, Toa Payoh South, and Kim Keat. And Whampoa, Woodsville, Kallang, Paya Lebar, Eunos, Bedok North, Bedok Reser, The Kheam Hock Road Underpass, Tuas Flyover, Jurong East Flyover, North-South Line, East-West Line, North-East Line, Circle Line, Downtown Line. And Thomson-East Coast Line is among the six rail lines that cross the expressway in addition to the two road bridges, one road underpass, and one road bridge. Also crossing this highway will be the upcoming Jurong Region Line. This freeway passes below the Rail Corridor (formerly the KTM Railway).

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Security Services

Nearby this road is nine police centers (also known as police stations). They are the Jurong West Neighbourhood Police Centre, the Nanyang Neighbourhood Police Centre, the Bukit Batok Neighbourhood Police Centre, the Clementi Neighbourhood Police Centre, the Toa Payoh Neighbourhood Police Centre, the Bedok North Neighbourhood Police Centre, the Tampines Neighbourhood Police Centre, the Changi Neighbourhood Police Centre in Simei, and the Airport Police Division in Changi Airport

This freeway is close to three public hospitals. Ng Teng Fong General Hospital in Jurong East, Tan Tock Seng Hospital in Novena, and Changi General Hospital in Simei are the three.

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