The development of Hillview Avenue
Hillview Avenue was a cul-de-sac built in 1951 as an access to the new Princess Elizabeth Estate. This access road, starting at the junction with Upper Bukit Timah Road, was originally called Princess Elizabeth Estate Drive. It was changed to Hillview Avenue when the road went beyond the estate to reach the new factories of Malayan Textiles and Kiwi Polish.
|The original Jurong Road started from Bukit Timah Village (7-1/2 ms Bukit Timah Road)|
Hillview Ave was further extended in 1965 during the construction of Popular Estate and ended at the Cycle & Carriage new car assembly plant. Beyond this laid the kampongs and farms of Jurong.
In post 1965 independence period, Jurong Industrial Estate was the major focus of economic development. As a result, critical access to Jurong Industrial Estate were necessary and Jurong Road was widened, re-aligned and improved.
|In 1967, Jurong Road was widened and re-aligned and a section|
became the 'Old Jurong Road' (colored orange above map)
By the early 1970s, Hillview Avenue was extended to join Jurong Road by connecting it to Jalan Perang. It became an alternative bypass between Jurong and Woodlands, provided you were able to get under the girder bridge at Hillview Road.
|Hillview Ave connected to Jurong Road by joining it to Jalan Perang|
While to the southern end of Hillview, Bukit Batok New Town was beginning to be developed by the mid 1980s.
In the late 1980s, with the construction of the Bukit Batok New Town,
a section of Hillview Ave was renamed Bukit Batok East Ave 2,
while the part of Jurong Road that ran through the new Bukit Batok Town was renamed
Bukit Batok East Ave 6 and Bukit Batok West Ave 6.
|The stretch between Upper Bukit Timah Rd and Jalan Jurong Kechil|
was renamed 'Old Jurong Road' (in orange).
The original Old Jurong Road was expunged with the re-development of Bukit Batok Nature Park
|By early 2000, factories along Hillview Ave were replaced by condominiums|