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All You Need To Know About ) Tampines Expressway (TPE)

The Pan Island Expressway (PIE) is close to Singapore Changi Airport in the east, and the Central Expressway (CTE) and Seletar Expressway (SLE). These located in the north of the island are connected the Tampines Expressway (TPE) runs along the northern edge of Singapore.

History

In the 1980s highway was built in tandem with Tampines New Town’s growth. For the initial stretch of the highway requested on February 22, 1986. The existing sections of Tampines Road widened beginning on August 5, 1986. On September 30, 1987, the PIE to Elias Road segment of the expressway officially inaugurated of Tampines Expressway (TPE). Sembawang Construction Hock Lian Seng Engineering contract second phase of the expressway November 19, 1987. Construction on Phase 2 of the highway, which runs westward from Elias Road to Lorong Halus, started on December 24 and was completed on May 30, 1989.

To service the more recent residential communities of Sengkang and Punggol and create a continuous expressway link between the island’s northern and eastern regions expansions, to the west connecting the TPE with the CTE and SLE were built in the 1990s. Most of the Lorong Lumut, Lorong Halus Village, Cheng Lim Farmway, Jalan Kayu Village, Lorong Andong, Lorong Anchak, and Boh Sua Tian Road were acquired by these extensions. The Public Works Department started building the Punggol Flyover on August 30, 1992. The contract to expand the TPE to Seletar granted to a local business on April 13, 1993. Koh Brothers Building and Civil Engineering Contractor Pte Ltd. received a $38.9 million contract from the Public Works Department on June 30, 1994.

By the end of November, Punggol-KPE and TPE Connection will open.

Last Monday, October 15, the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office Ng Chee Meng, published a social media post revealing that the new road would be finished earlier than expected, by late November of this year.

The road project is a component of the 2015-started expansion strategy for the KPE and TPE intersection. Construction of highways, three vehicle bridges avoiding Sungei Serangoon and Sungei Blukar, and a new flyover over the TPE included in the project. Another road project schedule built connecting Punggol Central to Pasir Ris Industrial Drive 1 was announced in 2016.

KPE/TPE Interchange Expansion’s completion

Press releases On November 16, 2020, the Tampines Expressway (TPE) slip road will connect to the Kallang-Paya Lebar Expressway (KPE), which will improve Punggol Town’s road connectivity and traffic flow. With the inauguration of a new slip road on November 28, 2020, residents of Punggol town will have an alternative route option between Punggol Central and Tampines Expressway (Central Expressway/Seletar Expressway) (TPE (CTE/SLE)) (Saturday). The proposed slip road will aid in reducing the current traffic along Punggol East as it connects Halus Link with TPE (CTE/SLE).

The Kallang-Paya Lebar Expressway and the Tampines Expressway (KPE/TPE) Interchange’s two-phase extension is now complete (please refer to Annex A for details of the two phases). LTA Traffic News will emit radio announcements informing drivers of these changes. Closer to the opening date, directional and informational traffic signs will also be installed in the area to lead drivers along the new road. For a summary of the KPE/TPE interchange expansion, please see Annex B. (new slip road).

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