The Kallang-Paya Lebar Expressway (Abbreviation: KPE; ; Malay: Lebuhraya Kallang-Paya Lebar) is the third newest of Singapore's network of expressways. The northern and southern sections of the expressway opened first, on 23 June 2007 and 26 October 2007 respectively, with the remaining section fully opened on 20 September 2008.
Connecting the East Coast Parkway and the Tampines Expressway in the north-east, the 6 lane expressway will extend twelve kilometres, with approximately of main cut and cover underground tunnels running some 10 kilometres underground when fully completed. Built at a cost of approximately S$1.8 billion (US$1 billion), it will be the longest subterranean road tunnel in Southeast Asia. The KPE is also believed to be the world's sixth longest underground road project at its time under construction. In all, the dual-carriageway expressway with three lanes in each direction will have eight interchanges, eleven on-ramps, and twelve off-ramps.
The Paya Lebar Section continues from where the Kallang Section leaves off beneath the Kallang River and Pelton Canal past MacPherson Estate, comes to an interchange with Paya Lebar Road, Upper Paya Lebar Road, MacPherson Road and Airport Road, crosses over the Circle MRT Line which was under construction at the same time as the expressway, and continues for almost three and a half kilometres underground beneath Airport Road and the Paya Lebar Airbase, emerges at ground level near Defu Lane 3, goes on an elevated interchange over Tampines Road. It will meet Buangkok Drive at an interchange before continuing towards the existing Tampines Flyover to meet with Tampines Expressway.
|No.||Northbound exit to road (destinations)||Interchange||Type||No.||Southbound exit to road (destinations)|
|Start of expressway||Keppel Viaduct||Trumpet||End of expressway (ECP (AYE))|
|1||East Coast Parkway (Singapore Changi Airport)|
|1||East Coast Parkway||Southbound only|
|2A||Nicoll Highway||Southbound only|
|2B||Pan Island Expressway||Northbound only|
|2C||Sims Avenue||Southbound only|
|3||Pan Island Expressway (Tuas)||Southbound only|
|5||Upper Paya Lebar Road||Northbound only|
|6||Bartley Road East|
|9A||Defu Flyover||Tampines Road|
|9B||U/C||Buangkok Drive||Northbound only|
|10||U/C||Buangkok Drive / Tampines Road||Southbound only|
|11||Tampines Flyover||Tampines Expressway||Northbound only|
The LTA has also put up a tender calling for consultants to develop congestion management systems in the KPE. The call has drawn three submissions. It also rolled out the first dedicated team of Traffic Marshals, with the primary role of rapid deployment to any incident within the tunnels. The annual contract was awarded to Certis CISCO, who would deploy six marshals on motorcycles around the clock in the KPE, to be expanded to 28 motorcycles and three cars across all expressways by end 2008.
In the first week of phase 1 operation 3,400 motorists were caught speeding in the KPE, consisting of 3% of the total traffic which alarmed the Traffic Police. 45 of the speed violators which were in excess of 40km/h received court summons, while others received either a traffic summons or a warning letter from Land Transport Authority.
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