All clear despite end of long weekend

Traffic at the Causeway in the direction of Woodlands last night was lighter than anticipated. In a travel advisory issued by Singapore's Immigration and Checkpoints Authority last Monday, it had warned of heavier traffic flow at the Causeway and the

Traffic at the Causeway in the direction of Woodlands last night was lighter than anticipated. In a travel advisory issued by Singapore’s Immigration and Checkpoints Authority last Monday, it had warned of heavier traffic flow at the Causeway and the Second Link in Tuas due to the Good Friday long weekend.

However, a check by The Straits Times at the Causeway yesterday evening found that traffic was relatively smooth. Data from Web application Causewayjam.com, which uses information from Google, showed that the wait to clear immigration at the Causeway was around 24 to 37 minutes at about 5.30pm, and between 48 and 73 minutes at around 7.50pm.

Traffic at the Tuas Checkpoint was slightly heavier. At about 7.15pm, the wait was 65 to 95 minutes. It improved to 54 to 84 minutes at 8.35pm.

The situation last night was better than last Thursday, the eve of Good Friday. At 5pm that day, heavy traffic towards Johor at the Causeway and Second Link led to jams of up to two hours.

ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 28, 2016, with the headline 'All clear despite end of long weekend'. Print Edition | Subscribe