- POSTED: 29 Jul 2014 12:52
- UPDATED: 29 Jul 2014 23:22
ERP rates at some gantries on MCE and ECP will be cut from next Monday, while four new gantries on the AYE will begin operation, the LTA announces.
SINGAPORE: Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) rates will be lowered at four gantries at the Marina Coastal Expressway (MCE) and the East Coast Parkway (ECP) from Aug 4, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) said in its latest quarterly review of traffic conditions on Tuesday (July 29).
Motorists who pass through two gantries along the ECP towards the city and Kallang-Paya Lebar Expressway (KPE) slip road will no longer have to pay fees between 7.30am and 8am. The current fee is S$1 for each gantry.
Those passing through the two gantries on the west-bound MCE before the Maxwell Road exit and on the slip road to Marina Coastal Drive will see a reduction of S$1 from 8.30am to 9am. The current fee is $3 for each gantry.
From Aug 4, new ERP gantries along the Ayer-Rajah Expressway (AYE) will begin operation, LTA said. The transport authority noted that traffic speeds at the stretches between Jurong Town Hall Road and North Buona Vista Road continue to fall below the optimal speed range of 45 kmh to 65 kmh for expressways.
Motorists passing through one of three gantries on the city-bound AYE – after Jurong Town Hall, on Clementi Ave 6 and Clementi Ave 2 slip roads – will have to pay S$2 between 7.30am and 9am, and S$1 between 6pm and 7pm.
Those heading towards Tuas on the AYE after the North Buona Vista exit will have to pay S$1 from 6pm to 6.30pm, and S$2 from 6.30pm to 7pm.
The next ERP review will take place in November this year, the LTA said.