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Marina expressway to be ready by year-end

Published on May 17, 2013 7:12 AM
The Marina Coastal Expressway (above) can replace the ECP as the main route for motorists travelling across various expressways. -- PHOTO: LAND TRANSPORT AUTHORITY

Finishing touches are being applied on the Marina Coastal Expressway (MCE), which is on track to open by the end of this year.

All structural works have been completed on the 5km, $4.3 billion highway, including a 420m undersea tunnel.

The bulk of electrical and mechanical systems has been installed and contractors have begun testing and commissioning those systems, a process that will take about five months.

This update on Singapore's 10th expressway was given by Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew after he visited the MCE control centre yesterday. It will be a key link connecting expressways in the east and west, he said.

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