The Straits Times
Published on Oct 23, 2012

Expect heavy traffic at checkpoints over Hari Raya Haji period


TRAFFIC at the Woodlands and Tuas checkpoints will be heavy over the upcoming Hari Raya Haji period, so travellers should plan their journeys to minimise delays, the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority advised today.

Those leaving Singapore via these checkpoints between Thursday and Sunday can help ease congestion by: Maintaining lane discipline; forming car pools; using the automated clearance lanes in the bus halls if they are Singaporeans issued with the BioPass or registered with the National Registration Office and using public transport.

Travellers can check on the prevailing traffic situation by consulting the Expressway Monitoring and Advisory System of the Land Transport Authority (LTA). These electronic information boards are installed along the Ayer Rajah Expressway for travellers using the Woodlands Checkpoint, and the Bukit Timah Expressway for those using the Tuas Checkpoint.

Motorists may also call the traffic information hotline on 6863-0117, listen to TrafficWatch on the radio, or visit the LTA's One Motoring website at