Maxwell Road to have direct access to MCE; new roads to MCE from Sept 28

Motorists travelling from the Tanjong Pagar area will be able to make use of a new direct connection from Maxwell Road to get onto the Marina Coastal Expressway. -- PHOTO: ST FILE
Motorists travelling from the Tanjong Pagar area will be able to make use of a new direct connection from Maxwell Road to get onto the Marina Coastal Expressway. -- PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - The maze which motorists navigate in Marina South today will give way to a simpler and more user-friendly network when the Land Transport Authority completes its nine-month realignment work following the opening of the Marina Coastal Expressway (MCE) last December.

From 5am on Sunday, Sept 28, there will be new roads that form a more direct connection between the MCE and various parts of the city centre, including the Tanjong Pagar and Marina Bay areas.

Motorists travelling from the Tanjong Pagar area (Anson Road, Maxwell Road and Shenton Way) can make use of a new direct connection from Maxwell Road to get onto the MCE towards the Kallang-Paya Lebar Expressway (KPE) and East Coast Parkway.

The existing slip road from MCE Exit 1 will also be realigned to form a straighter link to Maxwell Road. A stretch of slip road between Maxwell Road and Central Boulevard will also be removed.

For motorists travelling from MCE Exits 2 and 3 towards Shenton Way and Bayfront Avenue, they can expect a smoother connection with the straightening of Central Boulevard. As part of the road changes, Bayfront Avenue will be extended to the Marina Bay MRT station to provide better connectivity.

More videos on the various road changes can be found on the LTA's YouTube page here

Bus route will also be modified. Services 106, 133, 400 and 402 will be re-routed. The existing bus stop along Central Boulevard (towards MCE) in front of Marina Bay Financial Centre will be removed.

The four affected bus services calling at this bus stop will be re-routed to a bus stop along Marina Boulevard.

In the opposite direction, two bus stops along Central Boulevard (towards Shenton Way) and Marina Station Road respectively, will be removed. Bus services 97, 106, 133, 400, 402, 502 and 513 which currently call at these bus stops will now stop at a new bus stop located after the junction of Central Boulevard and Bayfront Avenue.