SINGAPORE: Traffic on the new Marina Coastal Expressway (MCE) was light and smooth during the morning and evening peak hours on Thursday, the first work day of the new year.
Motorists travelling from the Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE) to the MCE and into Central Boulevard were able to move steadily.
Westbound traffic from the East Coast Parkway (ECP) into Central Boulevard also did not face any problems.
The Land Transport Authority (LTA) said traffic volume using the MCE and adjoining roads was about 80 to 90 per cent of that during a typical day.
On Monday, traffic on some parts of the MCE was heavy, with bottlenecks in exits to Central Boulevard.
The LTA has made adjustments to ease traffic by widening Central Boulevard from two to four lanes.
More electronic signs have also been put up to guide motorists.
The LTA will continue to deploy traffic wardens to help direct motorists and to adjust traffic light timing to facilitate traffic flow.
It added that traffic conditions will be monitored closely and it seek motorists' cooperation and understanding as adjustments are made to the new expressway and road configuration - CNA/xq/ec
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