Tampines Expressway

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Tampines Expressway
Lebuhraya Tampines
தெம்பினீஸ் விரைவுச்சாலை
Tampines Expressway is labelled in single light blue line
Route information
Length14 km (8.7 mi)
HistoryFirst section completed in June 1989,
last section completed in August 1996
Major junctions
West endSeletar (CTE, SLE)
Major intersectionsCTE, SLE, PIE, KPE
East endChangi (PIE)
RegionsSeletar, Sengkang, Punggol, Hougang, Pasir Ris, Tampines, Changi
Highway system

The Tampines Expressway (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.


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]

Exit Destinations Notes
Pan Island Expressway (Changi Airport)
1A Changi North Crescent, Changi North Industrial Park Eastbound exit only
1 Upper Changi Road North, Upper Changi Road East, Pan Island Expressway (Tuas), Bedok Town Eastbound exit and westbound entrance only
2 Tampines Avenue 7, Loyang Avenue, Pasir Ris Town, Changi Village
3C Pasir Ris Drive 8, Pasir Ris Drive 1, Elias Road, Tampines Avenue 12 Signed as Exits 3A (Tampines Avenue 12) and 3B (Pasir Ris Drive 1, Elias Road) westbound
4 Elias Road Eastbound exit and entrance only
4 Tampines Link Westbound exit and entrance only
5 Tampines Avenue 10, Pasir Ris Drive 12
6 Kallang–Paya Lebar Expressway (East Coast Parkway), Halus Link, Lorong Halus, Punggol Central Signed as Exit 7 (KPE (ECP) and Tampines Road) and Exit 7A (Halus Link, Lorong Halus, Punggol Central) westbound
9 Punggol Road
10 Sengkang East Road, Punggol Way
11 Seletar Link Westbound exit and entrance only, eastbound exit and entrance under construction.[4]
12 Jalan Kayu, Seletar Aerospace Way, Sengkang West Road
13 Central Expressway (City), Yio Chu Kang Road Westbound exit and eastbound entrance only
14 Seletar West Link, Yishun Avenue 1 Western terminus of expressway, continues onto Seletar Expressway
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi



  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.
  4. ^ "New road connection to Seletar Link". lta.gov.sg. Land Transport Auhority. Retrieved 1 January 2022.

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