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Facts About Marina Coastal Expressway

The Marina Coastal Expressway (MCE) is finally completed and fully operational! MCE opened to the public on December 29, 2013. The LTA (Land Transport Authority) noted a smooth flow of traffic with the opening of the MCE. Now the motorists can travel to Marina downtown easily. LTA also noted a slowdown along the Marina and Central Boulevard because there were confused motorists. But motorists got by easily.


If you want to know more about MCE, you can refer to this:

  • MCE Joins Other Expressways

MCE is the newest, deepest and the widest underground expressway here in Singapore. It finally joined the ECP (East Coast Parkway), KPE (Kallang-Paya Lebar Expressway) and AYE (Ayer Rajah Expressway).KPE has three lanes in every direction while MCE, ECP and AYE have five lanes.

  • MCE Cost

The road is about five kilometres and the government incurred $4.3 B to complete this one. But despite of its cost, MCE is the shortest of all expressways here. It was announced that every kilometre costs S860 million. It is considered the costliest of all expressways here in Singapore.

  • Structure

The cost speaks of its structure. MCE has a laser technology that permits not more than 2mm of wave/meter. The technology is compared to the Formula One Circuit road at Marina Bay. Apart from that, MCE is equipped with laser technology that permits not more than 2mm of waves per minute. It is designed to cope with fire. It has tubes that take care of the leaks. MCE is also equipped with deluge system that dispenses water.

The people have waited for this for almost five years. The time has come and many people are happy. Motorists will surely travel easier and smoother with the help of MCE.


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