Ayer Rajah Expressway

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Ayer Rajah Expressway
Lebuhraya Ayer Rajah
ஆயர் ராஜா விரவுச்சாலை
Ayer Rajah Expressway is labelled in single yellow line
Route information
Part of AH143
Length26.5 km (16.5 mi)
HistoryFirst section completed in 1988,
last section completed in 1998
Major junctions
West endTuas Checkpoint (Tuas Second Link)
Major intersectionsPIE, ORRS (Portsdown Avenue), CTE, MCE
East endKeppel (MCE)
RegionsTuas, Clementi, West Coast, Bukit Merah, Keppel
Highway system

The Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE) extends from the western end of the Marina Coastal Expressway in the south of Singapore[1][2][3][4] to Tuas in the west near the Tuas Second Link to Malaysia. Together with the Marina Coastal Expressway and the East Coast Parkway, it forms a second east-west link to complement the role played by the Pan Island Expressway.

As from 29 December 2013, ECP and AYE are no longer linked together after MCE was opened.


Construction on the expressway commenced in 1983, with the first two phases completed by 1988. This section involved the widening of several existing roads along the way, such as Ayer Rajah Road and Upper Ayer Rajah Road, as well as the construction of what was then the longest road viaduct, the Keppel Viaduct, from where the eastern end of the expressway commences. The road extends from Alexandra Road until the Keppel Road. It ends at Teban Flyover along Jurong Town Hall Road.

With the construction beginning from 5 December 1993, the existing Jalan Ahmad Ibrahim from Tuas West Drive to Jurong Town Hall Road was widened and merged into Ayer Rajah Expressway which was opened on 18 November 1997. The expressway was extended to Tuas from the Teban Flyover in conjunction with the opening of the Tuas Second Link to Johor on 2 January 1998. This construction, which followed the alignment of Jalan Ahmad Ibrahim, involved the expansion of the existing road to match with the width of the rest of the AYE, construction of "filter" roads on both sides of the expressway (which eventually took the name of Jalan Ahmad Ibrahim), and the building of five flyovers and two underpasses. It meets up with the Pan Island Expressway at the Tuas Flyover.

Its eastern end used to be the East Coast Parkway, but the ECP was truncated and the Marina Coastal Expressway has taken over the role, and connects AYE to the KPE and ECP on 29 December 2013.


List of exits[edit]

No. Eastbound exit to road (destinations) Interchange Type No. Westbound exit to road (destinations)
End of expressway (MCE) Keppel Viaduct Start of expressway
2B Keppel Road 2A West Coast Highway & Telok Blangah Road
2C Central Expressway (CTE) Radin Mas I/C No exit
3 Lower Delta Road Lower Delta I/C Diamond 3 Lower Delta Road
6 Alexandra Road Gillman I/C Diamond No exit
No exit Portsdown I/C Diamond 7A Queensway and Normanton Park
7B Queensway, Portsdown Flyover and one-north Avenue Diamond No exit
8 North Buona Vista Road and South Buona Vista Road Buona Vista I/C Parclo 8 North Buona Vista Road and South Buona Vista Road
9 Clementi Road University I/C Parclo B4 9 Clementi Road
10B Clementi Avenue 2 Clementi I/C LILO 10A Clementi Avenue 2
11 Clementi Avenue 6 Pandan I/C Trumpet 11 Clementi Avenue 6 and West Coast Way
13 Jurong Town Hall Road Teban I/C Diamond 13 Jurong Town Hall Road
No exit LILO 14 Penjuru Road
15B Yuan Ching Road LILO No exit
No exit Corporation I/C Diamond 15A Corporation Road and Jurong Port Road
17 Jalan Boon Lay, Jurong Pier Road, Corporation Road and Jurong Port Road Jurong Hill I/C Diamond 17 Jalan Boon Lay and Jurong Pier Road
18 First Lok Yang Road, Pioneer Road North and Pioneer Road Pioneer I/C Stacked roundabout 18 Pioneer Road North and Pioneer Road
20 Benoi Road Benoi I/C SPUI 20 Benoi Road
22 Tuas Road and Pan-Island Expressway (PIE) Tuas I/C Stacked roundabout 22 Tuas Road and Pan-Island Expressway (PIE)
26A Tuas West Road Tuas West Underpass 24 Tuas Avenue 8 and Tuas West Road
Start of expressway Tuas Link I/C 26B Tuas West Drive
End of expressway (Second Link)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Speech By Mr Raymond Lim At The Visit To LTA's Intelligent Transport Systems Centre (ITSC) on 27 July 2007". MOT. 27 July 2007. Archived from the original on 4 September 2020. Retrieved 25 January 2020.
  2. ^ "Government Approves the Construction of MCE". LTA. 27 July 2007. Archived from the original on 18 August 2007. Retrieved 1 August 2019.
  3. ^ "Marina expressway to be ready by year-end". The Straits Times. Archived from the original on 8 June 2013. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  4. ^ "Singapore's first undersea road—Marina Coastal Expressway—set to open on Dec 29". The Straits Times. 13 November 2013. Archived from the original on 27 February 2014. Retrieved 13 November 2013.

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