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Smooth conditions on MCE during peak hours, no design flaws: LTA

Published on Jan 15, 2014 3:43 PM
 
Traffic on the westbound Marina Coastal Expressway (MCE), near the Central Boulevard exit, at 9.25am on Jan 6, 2014. Traffic conditions on the MCE and its adjoining road network have been generally smooth during peak hours since its opening apart from the morning of Dec 30, said the Land Transport Authority on Wednesday, Jan 15, 2014. -- ST FILE PHOTO: MARK CHEONG

Traffic conditions on the Marina Coastal Expressway (MCE) and its adjoining road network have been generally smooth during peak hours since its opening apart from the morning of Dec 30, said the Land Transport Authority (LTA) on Wednesday.

LTA deputy chief executive Chua Chong Kheng provided an update of traffic conditions on the new expressway, some two weeks after it opened on Dec 29 last year.

Addressing notions that motorists may still be avoiding the new expressway, Mr Chua noted that peak hour traffic volumes on the MCE and East Coast Parkway (ECP) are at the levels seen on the ECP in October last year.

"The current smooth traffic conditions are not the result of motorists still avoiding the MCE and adjoining roads," he said.

 
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