Ayer Rajah Expressway

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Ayer Rajah Expressway
Ayer Rajah Expressway is labelled in single yellow line
Route information
Length: 26.5 km (16.5 mi)
Existed: 1983 – present
History: First section completed in 1988,
last section completed in 1998
Major junctions
From: Tuas Checkpoint (Tuas Second Link)
  PIE, ORRS (Portsdown Avenue), CTE, MCE
East end: Keppel (MCE)
Location
Regions: Tuas, Clementi, West Coast, Bukit Merah, Keppel
Highway system
AH143
Expressways of Singapore

The Ayer Rajah Expressway (Abbreviation: AYE; Chinese: 亚逸拉惹高速公路; pinyin: Yàyìlārě Gāosù Gōnglù; Tamil: ஆயர் ராஜா விரவுச்சாலை; Malay: Lebuhraya Ayer Rajah) extends from the western end of the Marina Coastal Expressway in the south of Singapore to Tuas in the west near the Tuas Second Link to Malaysia. Together with the Marina Coastal Expressway and the East Coast Parkway, it forms a second east-west link to complement the role played by the Pan Island Expressway.

History[edit]

Construction on the expressway commenced in 1983, with the first two phases completed by 1988. This section involved the widening of several existing roads along the way, such as Ayer Rajah Road and Upper Ayer Rajah Road, as well as the construction of what was then the longest road viaduct, the Keppel Viaduct, from where the eastern end of the expressway commences. The road extends from Alexandra Road until the Keppel Road. It ends at Teban Flyover along Jurong Town Hall Road.

On 2 January 1998, the expressway was extended to Tuas from the Teban Flyover in conjunction with the opening of the Tuas Second Link to Johor. This construction, which followed the alignment of Jalan Ahmad Ibrahim, involved the expansion of the existing road to match with the width of the rest of the AYE, construction of "filter" roads on both sides of the expressway (which eventually took the name of Jalan Ahmad Ibrahim), and the building of five flyovers and two underpasses. It meets up with the Pan Island Expressway at the Tuas Flyover.

Its eastern end used to be the East Coast Parkway, but the ECP was truncated and the Marina Coastal Expressway has taken over the role, and connects AYE to the KPE and ECP on 29 December 2013.

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List of exits[edit]

No. Eastbound exit to road (destinations) Interchange Type No. Westbound exit to road (destinations)
End of expressway (MCE) Keppel Viaduct Start of expressway
2B Keppel Road 2A Keppel Road
2C Central Expressway (CTE) Radin Mas Flyover No exit
3 Lower Delta Road Lower Delta Flyover Diamond 3 Lower Delta Road
6 Alexandra Road Gillman Flyover Diamond No exit
7A Queensway and Normanton Park Portsdown Flyover Diamond 7A Queensway and Normanton Park
7B Portsdown Road LILO No exit
8 North Buona Vista Road and South Buona Vista Road Buona Vista Flyover Cloverturbine 8 North Buona Vista Road and South Buona Vista Road
9 Clementi Road University Flyover Cloverturbine 9 Clementi Road
10B Clementi Avenue 2 Clementi Flyover LILO 10A Clementi Avenue 2
11 Clementi Avenue 6 Pandan Flyover Trumpet 11 Clementi Avenue 6 and West Coast Way
13 Jurong Town Hall Road Teban Flyover Diamond 13 Jurong Town Hall Road
No exit LILO 14 Penjuru Road
15B Yuan Ching Road LILO No exit
No exit Corporation Flyover Diamond 15A Corporation Road and Jurong Port Road
17 Jalan Boon Lay, Jurong Pier Road, Corporation Road and Jurong Port Road Jurong Hill Flyover Diamond 17 Jalan Boon Lay and Jurong Pier Road
18 First Lok Yang Road, Pioneer Road North and Pioneer Road Pioneer Flyover Stacked roundabout 18 Pioneer Road North and Pioneer Road
20 Benoi Road Benoi Flyover SPUI 20 Benoi Road
22 Tuas Road and Pan-Island Expressway (PIE) Tuas Flyover Stacked roundabout 22 Tuas Road and Pan-Island Expressway (PIE)
24 Tuas West Road Tuas West Underpass 24 Tuas Avenue 8 and Tuas West Road
Start of expressway Tuas Checkpoint Viaduct 26B Tuas West Drive
End of expressway (Second Link)

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