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35 minutes peak-time drive to city 'worst from Bukit Timah': Survey

Published on Oct 12, 2013 8:13 AM
 
Construction work for the Downtown Line's King Albert Park MRT station. Bukit Timah residents face the worst drive to and from work in the city centre, a survey has found. -- ST FILE PHOTO: NURIA LING

Bukit Timah residents face the worst drive to and from work in the city centre, a survey has found.

Drivers who leave for work between 7am and 9am spend an average of 35 minutes on congested roads, double the time it takes when the roads are clear.

"It's exactly true, it's really really congested," said Bukit Timah resident Marlene Teo, 36, a dentist. "I work in town so I have to leave earlier for work and try to come back early around 6pm to beat the traffic."

Residents like her blame the slow drive on extensive construction work and a concentration of schools in the area.

Peak-hour choke points in Bukit Timah area

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