Bukit Timah Expressway

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Bukit Timah Expressway
Lebuhraya Bukit Timah
புக்கிட் தீமா விரைவுச்சாலை
Bukit Timah Expressway is labelled in single green line
Route information
Part of
Length10 km (10 mi)
HistoryCompleted in 1986
Major junctions
North endWoodlands Checkpoint (Johor–Singapore Causeway)
South endBukit Timah (PIE)
RegionsWoodlands, Bukit Panjang, Bukit Timah
Highway system
Expressways of Singapore

The Bukit Timah Expressway (abbreviation: BKE) 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 in Woodlands.


On 22 May 1982, tenders were called to build the expressway and construction began thereafter. Construction of the expressway began in 1983 and it was built in two stages, the first stage from Woodlands to Mandai Road and the second from Mandai Road to the Pan-Island Expressway. Due to the hilly nature of the Bukit Timah area the second stage of the expressway went through, explosives were used to clear the area for construction. During the construction, the new road, Bukit Panjang Road was opened from BKE all the way to Woodlands Road, and 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. The small section of Jalan Kwok Min remains and Singapore Armed Forces took over the Jalan Kwok Min area since 1997.[1] It was opened in December 1985.[2]

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 an eight-lane dual carriageway with four lanes on either side; This was completed in mid-2005.[3]


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]

Bukit Timah Expressway in northbound direction to Johor Bahru.
Bukit Timah Expressway, looking south towards the PIE.
No. Northbound exit to road (destinations) Interchange Type No. Southbound exit to road (destinations) Notes
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 Seagull 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) Gali Batu flyover has a BMX Pump Track underneath it.
7 Mandai Road Mandai I/C Diamond 7 Mandai Road
8 Seletar Expressway and Turf Club Avenue Woodlands South I/C 4-leg Trumpet 9 Seletar Expressway and Turf Club Avenue One of the two 4-leg Trumpet Interchanges in Singapore, the other being Tanah Merah Flyover.
10A Woodlands Avenue 3 Woodlands I/C SPUI No exit
10B Woodlands Road and Woodlands Centre Road Woodlands Checkpoint I/C Start of expressway
End of expressway (Woodlands Checkpoint)


  1. ^ "Work on PIE link with Mandai begins". Singapore Monitor. 17 May 1983. Retrieved 27 November 2017 – via NewspaperSG.
  2. ^ "Shorter drive to Johore Baru". Business Times. 5 December 1985. Retrieved 27 November 2017 – via NewspaperSG.
  3. ^ "Land Transport Authority - What's New :: Content". 2007-10-08. Archived from the original on 2007-10-08. Retrieved 2017-11-27.

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