Bukit Timah Expressway
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Lebuhraya Bukit Timah
புக்கிட் தீமா விரைவுச்சாலை
Bukit Timah Expressway is labelled in single green line
|Length||10 km (10 mi)|
|History||Completed in 1986|
|North end||Woodlands Checkpoint (Johor–Singapore Causeway)|
|SLE, KJE, PIE|
|South end||Bukit Timah (PIE)|
|Regions||Woodlands, Bukit Panjang, Bukit Timah|
|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. It was opened in December 1985.
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.
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
|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)|
- "Work on PIE link with Mandai begins". Singapore Monitor. 17 May 1983. Retrieved 27 November 2017 – via NewspaperSG.
- "Shorter drive to Johore Baru". Business Times. 5 December 1985. Retrieved 27 November 2017 – via NewspaperSG.
- "Land Transport Authority - What's New :: Content". 2007-10-08. Archived from the original on 2007-10-08. Retrieved 2017-11-27.
- Traffic cameras monitoring the BKE
- LTA press release on the partial widening of the BKE
- Media related to Bukit Timah Expressway at Wikimedia Commons
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