Tampines Expressway is labelled in single light blue line
|Length||14 km (9 mi)|
|History||First section completed in June 1989,|
last section completed in August 1996
|West end||Seletar (CTE, SLE)|
|CTE, SLE, PIE, KPE|
|East end||Changi (PIE)|
|Regions:||Seletar, Sengkang, Punggol, Hougang, Pasir Ris, Tampines, Changi|
|Expressways of Singapore|
The Tampines Expressway (Abbreviation: TPE) is a highway in the north-eastern fringe of Singapore, joining the Pan Island Expressway (PIE) near Singapore Changi Airport in the east with the Central Expressway (CTE) and Seletar Expressway (SLE) in the north of the island.
Concurrent to the development of Tampines New Town, the expressway began construction in the 1980s. On 22 February 1986, tenders were called for the first part of the expressway. Work began on 5 August 1986 and is widening the existing portions of Tampines Road. The first part of the expressway, stretching from the PIE to Elias Road, was opened on 30 September 1987.
On 24 December 1987, the phase 2 of the extension, from Elias Road to Lorong Halus, began construction and was opened on 30 May 1989. They were awarded to Sembawang Construction and Hock Lian Seng Engineering on 19 November 1987.
Later extensions north-west were made to connect the TPE with the CTE and SLE so as to serve the newer residential areas of Sengkang and Punggol and provide a continuous expressway link between the northern and eastern parts of the island. It acquired much of Lorong Lumut, Lorong Halus Village, Cheng Lim Farmway, Jalan Kayu Village, Lorong Andong, Lorong Anchak and Boh Sua Tian Road. On 30 August 1992, the Public Works Department started construction of Punggol Flyover. On 13 April 1993, the local firm had won tender to build the TPE-Seletar link. On 30 June 1994, the Public Works Department has awarded a $38.9 million contract for the construction of a road junction interchange as part of the Tampines Expressway project to Koh Brothers Building and Civil Engineering Contractor Pte Ltd. The expressway was opened in August 1996 after the Lorong Halus junction was completed.
With the construction of the Seletar Expressway flyover, part of the highway from Yio Chu Kang Road to Lentor Avenue will be closed in 21 to 23 February 1995.
In 1998, two new viaducts and a loop connecting the TPE and PIE were constructed to shorten the distance for motorists travelling from Pasir Ris and Tampines to Changi Airport.
List of exits
|No.||Eastbound exit to road (destinations)||Interchange||Type||No.||Westbound exit to road (destinations)|
|End of expressway (Changi North Crescent) and (PIE(Changi Airport))||Upper Changi I/C||Cloverstack||Start of expressway|
|1||Upper Changi Road North, Upper Changi Road East, PIE, Bedok Town|
|2||Tampines Avenue 7, Loyang Avenue, Pasir Ris Town and Changi Village||Loyang I/C||SPUI||2||Loyang Avenue, Changi Village, Pasir Ris Town and Tampines Avenue 7|
|3C||Pasir Ris Drive 8 and Tampines Avenue 12||Pasir Ris I/C||Parclo||3A||Tampines Avenue 12|
|3B||Elias Road and Pasir Ris Drive 1|
|4||Elias Road||LILO||4||Tampines Link|
|5||Tampines Avenue 10 and Pasir Ris Drive 12||Api Api I/C||SPUI||5||Tampines Avenue 10 and Pasir Ris Drive 12|
|7||Halus Link, Lorong Halus, Punggol Central||Lorong Halus I/C||Trumpet||6||Kallang–Paya Lebar Expressway, Halus Link, Lorong Halus, Punggol Central|
|7A||Kallang–Paya Lebar Expressway|
|9||Punggol Road||Punggol I/C||Diamond||9||Punggol Road|
|10||Sengkang East Road and Punggol Way||Punggol West I/C||Diamond||10||Sengkang East Road and Punggol Way|
|11||Seletar Link||Seletar Link I/C||Semi-directional T||No exit|
Proposed exit to Sengkang West towards Buangkok Drive extension and Yio Chu Kang Road
|No exit||Jalan Kayu I/C||Diamond||12||Piccadilly Circus, Jalan Kayu, Sengkang West Avenue and Sengkang West Road|
|12||Sengkang West Road, Seletar Aerospace Way and Jalan Kayu||Seletar Aerospace I/C||SPUI||13||CTE (City) and Yio Chu Kang Road|
|Start of expressway||Seletar I/C||Directional T||14||Seletar West Link and Yishun Avenue 1|
|End of expressway (SLE, BKE(Woodlands))|
- "TAMPINES EXPRESSWAY (TPE)". Land Transport Authority. Retrieved 11 June 2017.
- "Part of Tampines Expressway opens". The Straits Times. 30 September 1987.
- "Tampines expressway". The Business Times. 30 May 1989.
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