Pan Island Expressway
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The Pan Island Expressway (Abbreviated as: PIE) is the oldest and longest expressway in Singapore. It is also Singapore's longest road. The expressway runs from the East Coast Parkway near Changi Airport in the east to Tuas in the west and has a total length of 42.8 kilometres (26.6 mi).
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|Part of AH2|
|Length||42.8 km (26.6 mi)|
|History||First section completed in 1969,|
last section completed in 1992
|West end||Tuas (AYE)|
|AYE, KJE, BKE, ORRS (Adam Road), NSC, CTE, KPE, TPE, ECP|
|East end||Changi South (ECP)|
|Regions||Jurong, Bukit Timah, Toa Payoh, Geylang, Bedok, Tampines, Kallang, Tuas, Changi, Bukit Batok, Novena|
Initially conceived by the Public Works Department in the 1960s as part of road expansions for handling rising traffic volumes, work on the PIE commenced in 1964. The first section, Jalan Toa Payoh, was completed by 1969. Construction of the other segments of the expressway were carried out in the 1970s. The initial expressway, from Jalan Boon Lay to the East Coast Parkway, was completed in June 1982. The PIE was then realigned and extended further westward to Tuas between 1991 and 1993. By the 1990s, the expressway was able to handle large amounts of traffic. The expressway and the interchanges along its route were expanded in the 1990s and 2000s to alleviate traffic congestion.