AYE to get 4 new ERP gantries
SINGAPORE – The Land Transport Authority (LTA) will probably be putting in 4 new Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) gantries on the Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE) to handle visitors congestion between Jurong Town Hall Road and North Buona Vista Road in the course of the morning and night peak hours.
Construction of the ERP gantries will begin within the later a part of this yr. The new gantries are anticipated to be accomplished and activated across the center of 2014.
Here are extra particulars from LTA:
Motorists utilizing the stretch of AYE (City) between Jurong Town Hall Road and Clementi Road expertise heavy congestion throughout each the morning and night peak hours on weekdays. Similarly, motorists heading in the other way additionally expertise heavy congestion when utilizing the stretch of AYE (Tuas) between North Buona Vista Road and Clementi Road through the night peak hours on weekdays.
Based on LTA’s visitors monitoring, the visitors speeds on the two places have been persistently under the optimum velocity vary of 45km/h to 65km/h for expressways, and dipping to as little as 35km/h over the previous one-and-a-half years. With growing visitors demand arising from future developments within the space, reminiscent of on the Jurong Gateway, visitors circumstances alongside this hall are anticipated to worsen.
A set of three gantries can be constructed. An ERP gantry can be constructed on AYE (City) earlier than the Clementi Avenue S exit. Two different gantries on slip roads into this stretch of AYE will even be constructed to enrich the primary gantry, at (i) the slip street into AYE (City) from Clementi Avenue S, (ii) the slip street into AYE (City) from Clementi Avenue P.
ERP might be carried out throughout each the morning and night peak hours on weekdays. Motorists utilizing Clementi Avenue S and Clementi Avenue P with out getting into AYE (City) won’t be affected.
Similarly, an ERP gantry can be constructed on AYE (Tuas) earlier than the Clementi Road exit to handle the visitors demand alongside this stretch of AYE (Tuas) in the course of the night peak hours on weekdays. There are at present no plans to activate this gantry in the course of the morning peak hours as visitors speeds throughout this era are usually inside the optimum vary.
LTA will finalise the working hours, in addition to the ERP charges, for the brand new gantries after bearing in mind the newest visitors speeds evaluate previous to implementation. Details might be introduced nearer to the implementation date.
Alternative routes and transport choices
Motorists who want to keep away from paying ERP on this stretch of AYE throughout its working hours can change their time of journey, or make use of other routes, together with the West Coast Highway and the Commonwealth Avenue-Tiong Bahru Road hall.
Motorists also can contemplate switching to public transport. LTA is ramping up public transport options within the west. For occasion, from the third quarter of 2013, Jurong West commuters will be capable of take pleasure in a brand new City Direct bus service throughout peak hours, launched beneath the Bus Service Enhancement Programme. LTA can also be learning the feasibility of an analogous service from Clementi. To ramp up practice capability, thirteen trains will probably be introduced in by 2014 and 28 trains by 2016 so as to add capability to the North-South and East-West Lines. This is over and on prime of the 22 new trains which were added as a part of the Jurong East Modification Project in 2011.