SINGAPORE — Motor vehicle users travelling past three gantries on the Central Expressway (CTE) during morning and evening peak hours will have to pay an extra dollar in Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) fees come end-August.
The Land Transport Authority (LTA) said on Tuesday (25 August) that the adjustment was made to manage congestion during peak periods, following the completion of its third review of ERP rates since the lifting of the circuit breaker measures on 2 June.
“Based on the LTA’s monitoring of traffic conditions from early to mid-August, traffic speeds have remained optimal on all arterial roads and most expressways, except for some time periods on the CTE,” the authority added.
“As more people travel to and from their workplaces, traffic volume has continued to build up during weekday peak hours. This has led to localised congestion at specific locations along the CTE during the morning and evening peak periods.”
Users travelling on the CTE in the southbound direction between 7.30am and 8am to the Pan-Island Expressway (PIE) Changi and Serangoon Road will have to pay a $1 fee.
Those who are going on the CTE in the northbound direction after the PIE past a set of two gantries between 6pm and 6.30pm, and between 6.30pm and 7pm will also have to pay a $2 fee.
Meanwhile, the ERP rate for the gantry before Braddell Road along the southbound direction on the CTE remains unchanged at $1 from 8am to 9am.
“The LTA will continue to monitor traffic speeds and congestion levels closely,” the authority said.
The outcome of the next ERP rate review will be announced five weeks later in end-September and take effect from 5 October.
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