Pan Island Expressway

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Pan Island Expressway
Pan Island Expressway is labelled in single red line
Route information
Length: 42.8 km (26.6 mi)
Existed: 1966 – present
History: First section completed in 1969,
last section completed in 1992
Major junctions
West end: Tuas (AYE)
  AYE, KJE, BKE, ORRS (Adam Road), NSE, CTE, KPE, TPE, ECP
East end: Changi South (ECP)
Location
Regions: Jurong, Bukit Timah, Toa Payoh, Eunos, Bedok, Tampines, Kallang, Tuas
Highway system
AH2[1]
Expressways of Singapore
The PIE extension after Nanyang Flyover, looking towards Tuas.

The Pan Island Expressway (Abbreviation: PIE; Chinese: 泛岛高速公路; pinyin: Fàndǎo Gāosù Gōnglù; Tamil: தீவு விரைவுச்சாலை; Malay: Lebuhraya Rentas Pulau) is the oldest and longest of Singapore's expressways. Currently, it is also Singapore's longest road.[2] It extends along the length of the island, connecting Tuas in the west to Singapore Changi Airport in the east. Its length is 42.8 kilometres (26.6 mi).

Construction[edit]

Construction of the PIE started in 1964 and took place in four phases. The first phase involved widening the stretch of Whitley Road from Mount Pleasant Flyover to Thomson Flyover, Jalan Toa Payoh, Jalan Kolam Ayer, and Paya Lebar Way, and replacing all the traffic light junctions on these roads with grade-separated interchanges. Those stretches were completed in 1969. Similarly, a second phase was constructed in 1969 and was completed in 1975 from Whitley Road (Mount Pleasant Flyover) all the way to Jalan Anak Bukit.

Subsequently (third phase), the section from Jalan Eunos to East Coast Parkway, which involved the construction of a new road, started construction in 1976 and thus led to the proposed interchanges, Bedok North Road Interchange, Upper Changi Road East Interchange and the connecting T-interchange at East Coast Parkway. This was completed in 1980. The western end started construction in 1977 to parallel via Jurong Road. The fourth phase, the western end from Jalan Anak Bukit to Corporation Road was completed in 1981. The expressway was 35 kilometres (22 mi) long when completed.

Expansion[edit]

Modification and extension of the western end of the expressway started in 1992 to connect it to the Kranji Expressway which was being built at the time. A new 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) section was built. It forked from the existing PIE at Hong Kah Flyover, intersecting the Kranji Expressway at Tengah Flyover and ending at the Tuas Flyover with the Ayer Rajah Expressway. The 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) section of the old PIE from Hong Kah Flyover to Corporation Road was downgraded to an arterial road and renamed Jurong West Avenue 2.

As the amount of traffic using the KJE and PIE to Jurong Industrial Estate increased, the Land Transport Authority upgraded the stretch of the PIE between Tengah Flyover and Tuas Road to a four-lane dual carriageway from a three-lane dual carriageway. The work started in March 2004 and ended in March 2006.[3]

List of exits[edit]

No. Eastbound exit to road (destinations) Interchange Type No. Westbound exit to road (destinations)
End of expressway (ECP) Changi Flyover Trumpet Start of expressway
1 Changi Airport
No exit Unnamed Semi-directional T 1 Changi South Avenue 3 (Changi Business Park and Singapore Expo)
2 Upper Changi Road North/East, Tampines Expressway (SLE), Changi Village and Pasir Ris Town Upper Changi Flyover Cloverstack 2 Upper Changi Road North/East, Tampines Expressway (TPE), Changi Village and Pasir Ris Town
3B Tampines Street 31/Ave 2 (Tampines New Town) Simei Flyover LILO 3A Simei Road (Simei New Town and Changi General Hospital)
4A Simei Avenue (Simei New Town, Changi General Hospital and Singapore Expo) Tampines South Flyover Cloverturbine 4B Tampines Avenue 5/Central (Tampines New Town) and Temasek Polytechnic
4B Tampines Avenue 5/Central (Tampines New Town) and Temasek Polytechnic
6 Bedok North Ave 3 Bedok Reservoir Flyover SPUI 6 Bedok North Ave 3
8A Bedok North Road (Bedok New Town) Bedok North Flyover Cloverturbine No exit
8B Bedok North Road (Bedok Reservoir Road) and Tampines Ave 10
9 Jalan Eunos, Eunos Crescent, Eunos Link and Still Road Eunos Flyover SPUI (former Diamond) 9 Jalan Eunos, Eunos Crescent, Eunos Link and Still Road
11 Paya Lebar Road, Geylang Road and Airport Road Paya Lebar Flyover SPUI 11 Paya Lebar Road, Geylang Road and Airport Road
13 Kallang Way, Sims Way, Kallang–Paya Lebar Expressway (TPE) Kallang Way Flyover, Kallang Bahru Flyover and Aljunied West Flyover Stack 12 Kallang Bahru, Bendemeer Road, Kallang–Paya Lebar Expressway (ECP)
No exit Woodsville Flyover Diamond 15A Central Expressway (City), (Balestier Road and Moulmein Road)
15 Central Expressway (Braddell Road, Ang Mo Kio, SLE), Upper Serangoon Road, MacPherson Road and Bendemeer Road Whampoa Flyover Stacked turbine 15B Central Expressway (Ang Mo Kio, SLE)
16A Kim Keat Link (Toa Payoh) Kim Keat Flyover Semi-directional T 16 Kim Keat Link (Toa Payoh)
No exit Toa Payoh South Flyover Trumpet 17 Jalan Datoh (Balestier Road), Thomson Road (Newton Road, Moulmein Road), Whitley Road (Catholic Junior College, Thomson Road)
17D Thomson Road (Balestier Road, Marymount Road), Lorong 2 Toa Payoh Thomson Flyover Parclo 17C Thomson Road, Whitley Road (Catholic Junior College)
18 Onraet Road Unnamed Semi-directional T No exit
19 Stevens Road and Bukit Timah Road Mount Pleasant Flyover Trumpet 19 Whitley Road and Stevens Road
20B MacRitchie Reservoir and Lornie Road Adam Flyover Parclo 20A Adam Road and Farrer Road
22 Eng Neo Avenue and Bukit Timah Road Eng Neo Flyover Trumpet 22 Eng Neo Avenue and Bukit Timah Road
24 Bukit Timah Expressway (Woodlands) and Dairy Farm Road Chantek Flyover Trumpet 24 Bukit Timah Expressway (Woodlands) and Dairy Farm Road
26B Upper Bukit Timah Road and Jalan Jurong Kechil Anak Bukit Flyover Diamond 26A Clementi Road, Upper Bukit Timah Road, Jalan Jurong Kechil and Dunearn Road
27 Clementi Avenue 6, Commonwealth Avenue West (Clementi New Town) and AYE) Clementi North Flyover Trumpet 27 Clementi Avenue 6, (Commonwealth Avenue West (Clementi New Town) and AYE)
28 Toh Tuck Avenue, Bukit Batok East Avenue 3 and Old Toh Tuck Road Toh Tuck Flyover Diamond 28 Toh Tuck Avenue, Bukit Batok East Avenue 3 and Old Toh Tuck Road
30 Toh Guan Road (Toh Guan Road East, Jurong East Central) Toh Guan Flyover Semi-directional T 30 Toh Guan Road (Toh Guan Road East, Jurong East Central)
31 Jurong Town Hall Road, Bukit Batok Road (Bukit Batok New Town, Jurong East New Town) Bukit Batok Flyover SPUI 31 Jurong Town Hall Road, Bukit Batok Road (Bukit Batok New Town, Jurong East New Town)
No exit Unnamed Semi-directional T 32 Jurong Canal Road (Jurong East New Town, Jurong West New Town)
34 Jurong West Avenue 2 (Corporation Road) Hong Kah Flyover Diamond 34 Jurong Road, Jurong West Avenue 2 (Corporation Road)
35 Kranji Expressway (Choa Chu Kang, BKE) Tengah Flyover Directional T 35 Kranji Expressway (Choa Chu Kang, BKE)
36 Jalan Bahar (Nanyang Technological University, Jurong West Avenue 3, Jurong West Avenue 5) Bahar Flyover SPUI 36 Jalan Bahar (Nanyang Technological University, Jurong West Avenue 3, Jurong West Avenue 5)
38 Pioneer Road North (Nanyang Technological University, Jurong West Street 91) Nanyang Flyover SPUI 38 Pioneer Road North (Nanyang Technological University, Jurong West Street 91)
40 Upper Jurong Road (Benoi Road), Pasir Laba Road (SAFTI) Pasir Laba Flyover SPUI 40 Upper Jurong Road (Benoi Road), Pasir Laba Road (SAFTI)
Start of expressway Tuas Flyover and Tuas Underpass Stacked roundabout 41 Jalan Ahmad Ibrahim, Ayer Rajah Expressway
End of expressway (Tuas Road)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Asian Highway Database: AH Network in Member Countries – The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
  2. ^ The Book of Singapore Record
  3. ^ "Widening of Pan Island Expressway (PIE)". Land Transport Authority. Retrieved 6 April 2006. 

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