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ERP RESUME ON CTE IN MORNING AND EVENING TO MANAGE CONGESTION

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According to the Land Transport Authority (LTA) they have completed the second review of Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) rates.

The following is the LTA media release

As economic activities gradually resume, traffic volume has been increasing as more people return to workplaces and schools.

Based on LTA’s monitoring of traffic conditions from end June to early July 2020, traffic speeds have remained optimal on all arterial roads and most expressways, except for some time periods on the Central Expressway (CTE). As more people travel to and from their workplaces, traffic volume has begun to build up again during weekday peak hours. This has resulted in localised congestion at specific locations along the CTE during the morning and evening peak periods.

To manage congestion on the CTE during peak periods, ERP rates of $1.00 will apply with effect from 27 July 2020 at specific gantries on the CTE during the following time periods:

Time periodCurrent ERP Rates*Change in Rates*ERP Rates* w.e.f. 
27 July 2020
Southbound CTE before Braddell Road
8:00 – 8:30$0.00Increase by $1.00$1.00
8:30 – 9:00$0.00Increase by $1.00$1.00
Northbound CTE after PIE – Set of 2 gantries
18:00 – 18:30$0.00Increase by $1.00$1.00
18:30 – 19:00$0.00Increase by $1.00$1.00


* ERP rate per Passenger Car Unit (PCU)

ERP rates at all other time periods on the CTE, as well as at all other gantries will remain at $0 until the next ERP rate review.

LTA will continue to monitor traffic speeds and congestion levels closely. As earlier announced, LTA will adjust the frequency of ERP rate reviews depending on the ground situation. From the next review cycle onwards, ERP rate reviews will be conducted once every five weeks. The outcome of the next ERP rate review will be announced in the fourth week of August 2020, and the appropriate ERP rates, if any, will take effect from 31 August 2020.