There is currently only one lane for Pan-Island Expressway (PIE) traffic to enter the Central Expressway (CTE) heading towards the Seletar Expressway (SLE).
Long tailbacks are a common sight on the PIE heading towards Tuas.
The culprit is the upslope just before the entrance to the CTE (SLE), where goods and heavy vehicles have difficulty accelerating through.
Faster vehicles cannot overtake as the single-lane entrance is too near the apex of the slope and there is no visibility of the traffic situation to assess safe merging back into the lane.
By having two lanes at the entrance, faster vehicles can confidently bypass the slower vehicles along the slope.
There is sufficient road shoulder and chevron space to accommodate this proposal. Both lanes can then safely merge along the long acceleration zone alongside the CTE.
Could the Land Transport Authority consider this proposal?
Yoong Fung Yan