ERP rates at some gantries on AYE and CTE to rise by $1 from 12 April: LTA

Staff Writer, Singapore
·Editorial Team
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Motorists commute along the Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE) (PHOTO:AFP via Getty Images)

SINGAPORE — The Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) rates at certain gantries at certain stretches on the Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE) and Central Expressway (CTE) will be increased by $1 from 12 April amid increasing traffic volume with progressive easing of safe management measures, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) said on Monday (5 April).

“Specifically, it has been observed that there appears to be a structural change in morning peak hour traffic. Instead of very high traffic volumes concentrated in a short window, we see heavy traffic across a longer duration, from 7am to 10am,” the LTA said in a statement.

To manage congestion at these locations and further spread out traffic volume, ERP rates will be adjusted at the following gantries on the AYE and CTE during the specified time periods:

Electronic Road Pricing hikes along AYE, CTE from 12 April. (TABLE: Land Transport Authority)
Electronic Road Pricing hikes along AYE, CTE from 12 April. (TABLE: Land Transport Authority)

Following the adjustment, ERP will be charged at 12 gantries, compared to 77 gantries pre-COVID, with the highest ERP rate of $3 as compared to $6 pre-COVID.

Based on LTA’s monitoring of traffic conditions in February and March, traffic speeds have remained generally optimal on all arterial roads, including those within the Central Business District. Hence, ERP charges will remain at $0 at these locations until the next review.

Traffic speeds have also remained generally optimal on most expressways. There continue to be no ERP charges on other expressways and arterial roads.

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