New Seletar flyover and Sengkang West Road improve road links

SINGAPORE - A new flyover along with adjacent roads has opened in Seletar on Saturday, offering motorists greater connectivity to major expressways and the aerospace hub.

Seletar Aerospace Flyover and the new roads opened on Saturday morning and will support an expected growth in traffic in the area, which includes the aerospace hub and the upcoming Sengkang West Industrial Area.

The dual three-lane flyover provides direct connections to the Central Expressway (CTE), Seletar Expressway (SLE) and Tampines Expressway (TPE). It is also linked to Jalan Kayu.

Connecting to the flyover is new road - Sengkang West Road - that allows motorists travelling from Yio Chu Kang to travel directly to the TPE.

Drivers had to take a circuitous trip through Jalan Kayu to do this. The new route is expected to ease traffic congestion along the one-lane Jalan Kayu, which was built in the 1920s.

Also, motorists heading to Seletar Aerospace Park from the expressway can use a new road - Seletar Aerospace Way - via the new flyover.

The entire stretch of Seletar Aerospace Flyover, Seletar Aerospace Way and Sengkang West Road is about 3km.

The $80-million project started in the second quarter of 2011. It is one of a number of road projects in the area, including an alternative road link between Yishun and the CTE which opened in January.

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