Bukit Timah Expressway

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Bukit Timah Expressway

武吉知马高速公路
Bukit Timah Expressway is labelled in single green line
Route information
Part of
Length: 10 km (10 mi)
Existed: 1983 – present
History: Completed in 1986
Major junctions
North end: Woodlands Checkpoint (Johor–Singapore Causeway)
  SLE, KJE, PIE
South end: Bukit Timah (PIE)
Highway system
Expressways of Singapore

The Bukit Timah Expressway (abbreviation: BKE; Chinese: 武吉知马高速公路; pinyin: Wǔjízhīmǎ Gāosù Gōnglù; Tamil: புக்கிட் தீமா விரைவுச்சாலை; Malay: Lebuhraya Bukit Timah) is a highway in Singapore that starts at the Pan Island Expressway in Bukit Timah and travels north to the Woodlands Checkpoint and the Johor–Singapore Causeway.

History[edit]

Construction began in 1983 and required the new roads to connect such as Bukit Panjang. New interchanges at Mandai Road and Woodlands Road were also added as well. Kampong roads were demolished such as Jalan Kwok Min, Lorong Kingkit and Lorong Garpu.

Before the Kranji Expressway was completed, BKE was the shortest expressway in Singapore, at about 10 km (6.2 mi). This expressway is a six-lane dual carriageway, with three lanes on either side. In 2003, the LTA began work to convert a section of the expressway, from the intersection with the Kranji Expressway to that with the Seletar Expressway, into a four-lane dual carriageway. This was completed in mid-2005.

Bukit Timah Expressway in northbound direction to Johor Bahru.
Bukit Timah Expressway, looking south towards the PIE.

Features[edit]

The Bukit Timah Satellite Earth Station is located near the Chantek flyover.

The huge fence of Kranji-Marsiling MRT tracks can be found along Woodlands Avenue 3.

List of exits[edit]

No. Northbound exit to road (destinations) Interchange Type No. Southbound exit to road (destinations)
Start of expressway Chantek I/C Trumpet End of expressway (PIE (Tuas))
1 Pan Island Expressway (Singapore Changi Airport)
2 Dairy Farm Road Dairy Farm I/C Diamond 2 Dairy Farm Road
3 Bukit Panjang Road Bukit Panjang I/C Trumpet 3 Bukit Panjang Road
5 Kranji Expressway (KJE) Gali Batu I/C Trumpet 5 Kranji Expressway (KJE)
7 Mandai Road Mandai I/C Diamond 7 Mandai Road
8 Seletar Expressway and Turf Club Avenue Turf Club I/C Double Trumpet 9 Seletar Expressway and Turf Club Avenue
10A Woodlands Avenue 3 Woodlands I/C Diamond No exit
10B Woodlands Road and Woodlands Centre Road Woodlands Checkpoint I/C Start of expressway
End of expressway (Woodlands Checkpoint)

See also[edit]

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