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Updated: 04/18/2014 16:23 | By Channel NewsAsia

Heavy traffic towards JB at Woodlands Checkpoint

Heavy traffic towards JB at Woodlands Checkpoint

Heavy traffic towards JB at Woodlands Checkpoint

SINGAPORE: Traffic from Singapore towards Johor Bahru at Woodlands Checkpoint was heavy on Friday as travellers headed to Malaysia for the long weekend.

However, traffic to Singapore from Johor Bahru was light.

The tailback at the Singapore-Johor Bahru Causeway stretched along the entire one-kilometre link bridge.

There was also congestion along Woodlands Road and Bukit Timah Expressway.

Long queues were also seen for travellers taking public transport to Malaysia.

Many people who were stuck in the traffic jam chose to walk across the link bridge instead.

The congestion is something travellers are all too familiar with, especially during a long weekend.

Motorist Anuar Manap said: "Maybe they should add extra lanes on the Causeway, and the exit point should have at least two lanes because currently (there is) only one lane - the three to four lanes all merge into one."

Traffic arriving in Singapore is expected to be heavy on Sunday, at the end of the long weekend, when Singaporeans return home.

To avoid a surge of vehicles seeking clearance at the checkpoints, the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority advised travellers to adjust their travel plans, if possible.

Motorist Tan Song Ghee has decided to travel during non-peak hours: "For me, maybe we will start at 4 in the morning. So, I have to travel during odd hours."  - CNA/xq

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