Updated: 12/12/2013 02:09

Speed limit on MCE - 80 km/h



The Marina Coastal Expressway tunnel. The expressway will open on December 29.

The Marina Coastal Expressway tunnel. The expressway will open on December 29. (Photo: Dylan Loh, CN

The Land Transport Authority, LTA, says the speed limit for the Marina Coastal Expressway (MCE) will be set at 80km/h when it opens on the 29th of December. 

It has also completed a review of the speed limit on the Kallang-Paya Lebar Expressway (KPE) and will revise the speed limit upwards to 80 km/h from 70 km/h, in line with the limit for the MCE. 

At the same time, LTA will implement additional safety measures along the tight bends on the KPE to enhance safety. 

These measures include reflective strips on tunnel walls, bend alignment lane markings as well as vibraline markings, to help guide motorists safely along the critical bends. 

The 70km/h speed limit will however remain near the Upper Paya Lebar Road exit and the Airport Road entrance due to a tight bend. 

Signs and speed limit markings will be painted on the road surface to remind motorists to observe the lower speed limit of 70km/h along this bend. 

The new speed limit on KPE will apply from the 29th of December, when MCE opens. 

As part the preparation for the MCE opening, a joint emergency exercise was conducted this morning by the LTA together with the Singapore Civil Defence Force and the Police to test the operational readiness of the various public agencies during an emergency that takes place in the tunnel.

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