Monday, November 24, 2008

Woodlands Checkpoint sees more traffic

Woodlands checkpoint was designed to handle 35.2 million vehicles a year. And with the integrated resorts and events, such as the APEC 2009 and 2010 Youth Olympics, the volume of traffic looks like it is increasing even more. Last year alone, 38.7 million vehicles passed through the Woodlands checkpoint.

To allow a smoother drive and ease congestion, ICA has decided to add more counters and secondary check lanes to allow faster clearance during peak periods. The old checkpoint will be used to clear departing cargo vehicles. New clearance facilities for motocyclists will also be added. All these will come in phases. Motorchycle lanes will have 70 checkpoints from 50. Extra staff and security will also be needed for these additional counters.