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
Regions:Seletar, 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.

History[edit]

Concurrent to the development of Tampines New Town, the expressway began construction in the 1980s.[1] 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.[2]

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.[3]

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.[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 (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))

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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