New and enhanced electronic signboards on roads and expressways from Nov 2

Motorists can look forward to new electronic signboards on major roads and expressways from Nov 2. -- PHOTO: ST FILE
Motorists can look forward to new electronic signboards on major roads and expressways from Nov 2. -- PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Motorists can look forward to new electronic signboards on major roads and expressways from Nov 2.

Around 70 Expressway Monitoring and Advisory System (EMAS) signboards on the Central Expressway (CTE) and East Coast Parkway (ECP) have been upgraded to display both text and graphics, which drivers can read more easily.

Before entering the two expressways, motorists will also get colour-coded travel time information from these signboards.

Another 70 new electronic signboards, called the EMAS Arterial Variable Message Signs (AVMS), have also been installed on four major road corridors.

Drivers in the east will see the new signboards on two stretches: between Geylang Road, Changi Road, Sims Avenue, Sims Avenue East, New Upper Changi Road and Upper Changi Road East; and between Mounbatten Road, East Coast Road, Upper East Coast Road, Bedok Road and Xilin Avenue.

In the west, the two road corridors are between West Coast Highway,Jalan Buroh and Pioneer Road; and Upper Jurong Road, Boon Lay Way, Commonwealth Avenue West and Commonwealth Avenue.

The Land Transport Authority said on Wednesday that upgrading work for EMAS signboards on the other expressways should be completed by 2017.