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North–South Corridor, Singapore

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The North–South Corridor (NSC), originally conceptualised as the North-South Expressway, is an under-construction expressway that will be the 11th of Singapore's network of expressways when completed. The North South Corridor will serve increasing traffic along the north-south corridor that is currently served by the Central Expressway (CTE). The 21 kilometres (13 mi) expressway will cost about S$7–8 billion when fully completed in 2027 as North-South Corridor and will connect the East Coast Parkway (ECP) with the northern parts of Singapore.[1]

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North–South Corridor
Koridor Utara-Selatan (Malay)
南北交通廊道 (Chinese)
வடக்கு-தெற்கு போக்குவரத்து நெடும்பாதை (Tamil)
North–South Expressway is labelled in single violet line
Route information
Length21.5 km (13.4 mi)
HistoryConstruction began in 2018, completion in 2027
Major junctions
North endAdmiralty Road West
Major intersectionsSLE, PIE, CTE, ECP
South endECP, Republic Avenue and Nicoll Highway
Highway system

The NSC will have a total of 16 entrances and 17 exits to connect towns along the north-south corridor—Woodlands, Sembawang, Yishun, Ang Mo Kio, Bishan and Toa Payoh—with the city centre. The NSC will also provide links to existing expressways, including the Seletar Expressway (SLE), Pan-Island Expressway (PIE) and East Coast Parkway (ECP).[2]

According to the Land Transport Authority, the continuous bus lanes along the NSC will be able to reduce bus travelling times from Woodlands, Sembawang, Yishun and Ang Mo Kio to the city by up to 30 minutes through morning and evening peak express bus services, and also make bus connections between residential towns along the NSC faster by allowing intra-town buses to leverage the ramps and bus lanes on the surface, A cycling path along the entire stretch of the highway will link up the Park Connector Networks and dedicated cycling path networks within HDB towns along the entire corridor to the city centre.[3][4]

The North-South Corridor was initially targeted to be ready by 2023. However, due to significant delays in construction, the deadline has been pushed back to 2027.