The speed limit on the Marina Coastal Expressway (MCE) will be set at 80km/h when it opens on 29 December. On the same day, the speed limit on the Kallang-Paya Lebar Expressway (KPE) will be revised, from the current 70km/h to 80km/h, to be in line with the MCE.
However, the Land Transport Authority said the 70km/h speed limit will be retained near the Upper Paya Lebar Road (north bound) exit and the Airport Road (south bound) entrance due to the tighter geometry of one bend (affecting both carriageways).
Signs and speed limit markings will be painted on the road surface to remind motorists of the lower speed limit along this bend.
Separately, as part of the preparation for the MCE opening, a joint emergency exercise was held on Wednesday morning by LTA, SCDF and SPF to test the operational readiness of the various public agencies during an emergency in the tunnel.
The exercise also aims to improve the operational readiness of emergency responders, and to enhance cooperation between the agencies.