A new slip road connecting Halus Link with the Tampines Expressway (TPE) will open on Nov 28.

This road will help ease traffic along Punggol East.

Overview of the expansion of KPE / TPE Interchange. PHOTO: LAND TRANSPORT AUTHORITY

Traffic signs to guide motorists will be put up in the area.

The opening of the road marks the completion of the expanded interchange between the Kallang-Paya Lebar Expressway (KPE) and TPE, which was opened over six stages from November 2018.

The LTA said the interchange will benefit Punggol residents by improving connectivity between the KPE and TPE, and Punggol Central, Pasir Ris Industrial Drive 1 and Lorong Halus.

LTA added, that since the progressive opening of the roads from 2018, traffic conditions have improved at TPE between Punggol Way and KPE, and the existing access points of Punggol town through Punggol Road and Punggol East.

The expanded interchange was initially scheduled to be completed by June next year.

The initial phase of the expansion comprised the construction of roads, three vehicular bridges crossing Sungei Serangoon and Sungei Blukar, a flyover across the TPE and other associated ramps and drainage works.

The second phase involved the construction of one vehicular bridge crossing Sungei Serangoon, one flyover each across the KPE and TPE, a road extension from Lorong Halus to Pasir Ris Industrial Drive 1, and associated ramps and drainage works.

Punggol resident Ang Chee Tiong, 55, welcomed the opening of the new slip road. 

The facility engineer said he currently drives to TPE via the Punggol Road exit en route to his workplace in Tuas. But the heavy traffic during the morning peak hours means that he will have to wait for three rounds of traffic light change before he can get onto the expressway.

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