The Marina Coastal Expressway
(MCE) is a motorway presently (August 2012) under construction on the southern part of Singapore
. It connects the Keppel Viaduct
in the west with the Kallang-Paya Lebar Expressway, at the interchange with the East Coast Parkway
, in the east. Construction began in 2008. When it was completed at the end of 2013, it became the shortest expressway in the country, with a length of just 5 km (3 mi). However, it is also the most expensive expressway in Singapore, as the total cost is estimated at S$4.1 billion, much more than the S$1.74 billion spent on the Kallang-Paya Lebar Expressway
The Marina Coastal Expressway is a dual carriageway expressway. It has ten lanes, with five in each direction. 3.5 km (2.2 mi) of the expressway is underground. This includes a 420-meter stretch under the Straits of Singapore, just 150 m from the Marina Barrage
, a particular challenge to engineers due to the high volume and water pressure expected whenever the barrage discharges.
The expressway provides an artery connecting the eastern and western part of Singapore to the New Downtown area being developed south of the present Central Business District. Places accessed include the Marina South Pier
and the proposed Marina Cruise Centre.
Among the roads forming
Location of Marina Coastal Expressway on map
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