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Expressways of Singapore

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The expressways of Singapore are special roads that allow motorists to travel quickly from one urban area to another. Construction of the system was authorized when construction of the Pan Island Expressway began in 1962. All of them are dual carriageways with grade-separated access. They usually have three to four lanes in each direction, although there are two-lane carriageways at many expressway intersections and five-lane carriageways in some places. There are ten expressways. Studies about the feasibility of additional expressways are ongoing.

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Expressways of Singapore
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Symbol of the Singaporean expressways
Map of the Singaporean expressway network as of 2012
System information
Maintained by Land Transport Authority (LTA)
Length163 km (101 mi)
Highway names
ExpresswaysExpressway AAA (AAA)
System links
Clementi section of the Ayer Rajah Expressway.
The Pan Island Expressway at Toa Payoh. Lines for lane, shoulder and median, as well as lane numbers and an EMAS signboard, are all visible in the photo.
The Bukit Timah Expressway is part of the Asian Highway Network.

Construction on the first expressway, the Pan Island Expressway, started in 1966. As of 2014, there are 163 kilometres (101 mi) of expressways in Singapore.[1]

The Singaporean expressway networks are connected with Malaysian expressway networks via Ayer Rajah Expressway (connects with the Second Link Expressway in Malaysia) and Bukit Timah Expressway (connects with the Johor Bahru Eastern Dispersal Link Expressway via Johor–Singapore Causeway).