Tampines Expressway

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Tampines Expressway
Lebuhraya Tampines
淡滨尼高速公路
தெம்பினீஸ் விரைவுச்சாலை
Tampines Expressway is labelled in single light blue line
Route information
Length14 km (9 mi)
HistoryFirst section completed in June 1989,
last section completed in August 1996
Major junctions
West endSeletar (CTE, SLE)
 CTE, SLE, PIE, KPE
East endChangi (PIE)
Location
RegionsSeletar, Sengkang, Punggol, Hougang, Pasir Ris, Tampines, Changi
Highway system
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.

Service 858, Premium Services 734, 740 and 768 are the only bus services that plies through the entire route of Tampines Expressway.

History[edit]

The expressway was constructed alongside the development of Tampines New Town in the 1980s.[1] On 22 February 1986, tenders were called for the first section of the expressway. Work began on 5 August 1986 to widen the existing portions of Tampines Road. The first section of the expressway, stretching from the PIE to Elias Road, opened on 30 September 1987.[2]

On 19 November 1987, the contracts for the second phase of the expressway were awarded to Sembawang Construction and Hock Lian Seng Engineering. Phase 2 of the expressway, stretching westward from Elias Road to Lorong Halus, began construction on 24 December 1987 and opened on 30 May 1989.[3]

In the 1990s, extensions towards the west were made to connect the TPE with the CTE and SLE 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. These extensions 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 began construction of Punggol Flyover. On 13 April 1993, a local firm was awarded the tender to extend the TPE to Seletar. On 30 June 1994, the Public Works Department awarded a $38.9 million contract to Koh Brothers Building and Civil Engineering Contractor Pte Ltd for the construction of the Lorong Halus road interchange. The expressway was completed in August 1996 after the Lorong Halus interchange was completed.

In 1998, two new viaducts and a loop connecting the TPE and PIE were constructed to reduce travelling times between Pasir Ris, Tampines and Changi Airport.[1]

Tampines Expressway from Jalan Kayu Flyover.

List of exits[edit]

No. Eastbound exit to road (destinations) Interchange Type No. Westbound exit to road (destinations)
End of expressway (PIE (Changi Airport)) Upper Changi I/C Semi-Directional T Start of expressway
1A Changi North Crescent and Changi North Industrial Park LILO No exit
1 Upper Changi Road North, Upper Changi Road East, PIE, Bedok Town Upper Changi I/C Cloverstack
Future exit to PIE (Tuas) and Upper Changi Road East Loyang I/C Semi-Directional T
2 Tampines Avenue 7, Loyang Avenue, Pasir Ris Town and Changi Village 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
7A KPE (ECP) and Tampines Road Lorong Halus I/C Trumpet 6 KPE (ECP), Halus Link, Lorong Halus, Punggol Central
7 Halus Link, Lorong Halus, Punggol Central Directional T No exit
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 Future exit to Seletar Link and Sengkang West
No exit Jalan Kayu I/C Diamond 12 Jalan Kayu, Seletar Aerospace Way 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))

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "TAMPINES EXPRESSWAY (TPE)". Land Transport Authority. Retrieved 11 June 2017.
  2. ^ "Part of Tampines Expressway opens". The Straits Times. 30 September 1987.
  3. ^ "Tampines expressway". The Business Times. 30 May 1989.

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