The Land Transport Authority (LTA) will embark on two new road projects to improve overall road connectivity and capacity in this area.
LTA will expand the existing interchange that connects Central Expressway (CTE), Tampines Expressway (TPE) and Seletar Expressway (SLE) to improve connectivity between Yishun Town, the new Seletar Aerospace Park (SAP) and the expressway network.
As part of this expansion project, four new vehicular flyovers will be constructed.
In addition, five new road connections will also be created to improve the connectivity between the expressway and the road network namely:
(i) From Seletar West Link to CTE;
(ii) From CTE to Seletar West Link;
(iii) From Seletar West Link to Yio Chu Kang Road;
(iv) From Yio Chu Kang Road to Seletar West Link; and
(v) From TPE (Westbound) to Seletar West Link
A new road will also be built between TPE and Yishun Avenue 6.
As part of this new road link, a new dual two-lane road will be constructed between Yishun Avenue 6 and 1 and a stretch of Yishun Avenue 1 will be remarked from dual one-lane to dual two-lanes.
The existing Seletar West Link will be widened from dual one-lane to dual three-lanes.
A Yishun resident said the changes along Yishun Avenue 1 may not ease the parking problems near the Yishun dam.
"The lanes there are often congested because people park at the side of the road to visit Yishun dam. Hopefully they can build proper parking lots for people to park," said Judy Teo, 37, executive.
When the two new road projects are completed, motorists can look forward to better connectivity and faster travelling time between the three connecting expressways, Yishun Town and SAP, LTA said.
Motorists travelling from Yishun Town to the CTE can save up to 10 minutes. The completion of the new road link will also improve traffic conditions along Lentor Avenue and Yishun Avenue 2.
Engineer Sam Lee who travels to work from Woodlands to Yio Chu Kang said the changes will not affect or improve his travelling time.
"The changes are more for those who travel to work at industrial area in Seletar," Lee said.
Both projects are targeted for completion by 2015.