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Published on Feb 20, 2013
 

ERP gantries at Nicoll Highway, Crawford Street to be relocated by mid-April

 
 

The Land Transport Authority will relocate the existing Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) gantries at Nicoll Highway and Crawford Street by mid-April, as part of adjustments to the Bugis-Marina Centre cordon. It will also remove the existing gantry at Republic Boulevard.

In a statement on Wednesday, the authority said the adjustment will allow motorists to access the East Coast Parkway (ECP) via Nicoll Highway and pay one less ERP charge on weekday mornings. Motorists that take this route are currently charged twice.

After the adjustment, motorists will still have to pay ERP charges at the Ophir Road slip road into the ECP, which is currently priced at $0.50 from 8am to 9am.

Works to relocate the gantries will begin from Thursday and should be completed by mid April. During this period, motorists will see two separate ERP gantries at the two locations, but the relocated gantries will only come into operation after the existing gantries are decommissioned. Signs will also be placed near the gantries to remind motorists of the switchover.