Land Transport Authority
ER459 – Proposed New Road between Tanah Merah Coast Road and Aviation Park Road
In view of the development works for Changi Airport Runway 3 and the new Terminal 5, Changi Coast Road was closed and replaced by a new dual three-lane extension of existing Tanah Merah Coast Road.
As part of this extension works, a new vehicular bridge was constructed across a creek and retaining structures were built to restrict the movement of earth as the new carriageways are located next to the eastern coastline of Changi East.
The extended Tanah Merah Coast Road also features the first-of-its-kind on-road cycling lane in Singapore. Various measures have been put in place to ensure the safety of cyclists, such as demarcation of cycling lane from the vehicular carriageway with markings of cyclist logos, directional arrows and rasied profile chevron as well as denotation of transition zone with red transverse markings and solar light studs.
In conjunction, a new park connector running along this extended road was created, linking the existing park connectors between East Coast Park and Aviation Park Road. Several shelters were erected along this new park connector too.
The application of precast rigid pavement in this project, which was unprecedented in Singapore, resulted in increased productivity and improvement in road surface quality.