Woodlands checkpoint during pick hour (Photo by Nashriq Mohd from Shutterstock.com)

ICA: Traffic flow through Woodlands and Tuas expected to be heavy during Good Friday

Traffic flow through the land checkpoints at Woodlands and Tuas is expected to be heavy in the lead-up to and during the Good Friday weekend, from Thursday (18 April) to Sunday (21 April).

The Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) added in a press release on Friday (12 April) that the traffic is expected to be particularly heavy between 18 and 19 April and advised travellers who will use the land checkpoints during these periods to expect delays and adjust their travel plans where necessary.

ICA remind travellers not to carry prohibited items such as firecrackers, “Pop-Pop” or chewing gum.

“If travellers are carrying dutiable or controlled items such as eggs, meat products and potted plants, they should proactively make declarations to our officers prior to checks,” it noted.

Source: ICA.

ICA said that it has observed many instances of queue-cutting at both land checkpoints during peak periods.

“We advise against this as it can cause severe congestion and compromise motorists’ safety,” it said.

It also reminds motorists to observe traffic rules, maintain lane discipline at all times and cooperate with checkpoint officers to ensure a safe environment at the checkpoints.

Before embarking on the journeys, ICA also advised motorists to check the prevailing traffic situation at Woodlands and Tuas Checkpoints through the One Motoring website or via the Expressway Monitoring & Advisory System (EMAS) installed along the BKE and AYE respectively.

Motorists can also check the ICA’s Facebook page for updates on the traffic situation at both land checkpoints, the authority added.