Singapore's Land Transport Authority (LTA) said on Monday that a new one-way tunnel, connecting Sentosa Island directly to Lower Delta Road and Keppel Road, will be inaugurated on 27 April. The new tunnel is expected to reduce the traffic congestion at the intersections at Sentosa Gateway, Telok Blangah Road, Kampong Bahru Road and Lower Delta Road during peak hours.
The new tunnel, which will be opened at 10 am on the said date, can only be accessed by cars and motorcycles as it has a height constraint of 3.5m. This is mostly because of its close proximity with the North-East Line MRT tunnels and the West Coast Highway viaduct foundations.
The authority will also be putting up warning signs and height restriction beams to prevent buses and goods vehicles from entering, reported Channel News Asia. These vehicles need to continue using the existing roads towards Telok Blangah Road.
LTA also said that briefings will be held and direct mailers will be sent to stakeholders.
The statutory board under the Ministry of Transport of Singapore Government also advised motorists to pay attention to traffic signs, within and outside of the tunnel, to help them navigate to their destinations.