East Coast Expressway

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E8 Expressway
East Coast Expressway
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East Coast Expressway is located in Peninsular Malaysia
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Route information
Maintained by ANIH Berhad
(formerly known as MTD Prime Sdn Bhd)
Length: 350 km (220 mi)
Phase 1: 160 km (99 mi)
Phase 2: 190 km (120 mi)
Existed: 2001 – present
History: Phase 1 competed in 2004, Phase 2 built 2005–2011
Major junctions
West end: Karak, Pahang
  E8 2 AH141 Kuala Lumpur-Karak Expressway
2 Federal Route 2
236 Jalan Lanchang
98 Federal Route 98
83 Jalan Bandar Pusat Jengka
222 MEC Highway
231 Jalan Sungai Lembing
101 AH141 Gebeng Bypass
14 Jerangau Highway
237 Federal Route 237
124 Federal Route 124
122 Ketengah Highway
132 Bukit Besi Highway
106 Federal Route 106
-- Bukit Payung-Telemung Highway
3 AH18 Federal Route 3
North end: Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu
Location
Primary
destinations:
Karak, Lanchang, Temerloh, Chenor, Maran, Sri Jaya, Gambang, Kuantan, Jabur, Chenih, Chukai (Kemaman), Kijal, Paka, Dungun, Bukit Besi, Ajil, Telemong
Highway system
AH141
(Karak - Jabur)

The East Coast Expressway, ECE (Malay: ''Lebuhraya Pantai Timur'') (LPT) E8 AH141[1] is an expressway in Malaysia. It is an extension of Kuala Lumpur-Karak Expressway, which starts from Kuala Lumpur to Karak. It provides a link from the West Coast of Peninsular Malaysia to the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia. It features a closed toll system like the North-South Expressway. The expressway links many major cities and towns in east coast Peninsular Malaysia, acting as the 'backbone' of the central of the peninsula.

This expressway passes through 3 states on the peninsula: Selangor, Pahang and Terengganu. It provides a faster alternative to the old Federal Route 2 and Federal Route 14, thus reducing travelling time between various towns & cities. The expressway is part of the Asian Highway Network of route AH141 (Karak - Jabur sections) and the speed limit on the expressway is 110 km/h (68 mph).

Route background[edit]

The East Coast Expressway is a 350 km (220 mi)-long, closed toll, 4-lane expressway (2 per direction) beginning from the end of the Kuala Lumpur-Karak Expressway at the Karak Interchange in Karak, Pahang through Lanchang, Mentakab, Temerloh, Chenor, Maran, Sri Jaya, Gambang, Kuantan, Jabur, Chenih, Chukai, Kijal, Kerteh, Paka, Dungun, Bukit Besi, Ajil, Telemong and ending in Kampung Gemuruh near Kuala Terengganu in Terengganu.

History[edit]

The Karak Toll Plaza on the East Coast Expressway towards Titiwangsa Range, Pahang.
East Coast Expressway near Kuantan, Pahang.
East Coast Expressway near Lanchang, Pahang.
The Sultan Ahmad Shah II Bridge (Semantan Bridge) cross Pahang River.

The planning of the East Coast Expressway started in the mid-1990s when the Kuala Lumpur-Karak Expressway was upgraded from the former 2-lane highway into a dual-carriageway expressway in 1997.

Construction of the East Coast Expressway began in 2000, with Phase 1 opened in 22 April 2004. The second part of Phase 1, the Sri Jaya and Jabur was opened in 15 July 2007.

Phase 2 of the expressway, which will extend the highway to Terengganu, is currently under construction and is scheduled for completion in the end of 2014.

Sections[edit]

Phase 1 (Pahang): Karak - Jabur[edit]

Map of East Coast Expressway Phase 1

The length of this phase is 160 km (99 mi) and runs from Kuala Lumpur-Karak Expressway through Lanchang, Mentakab, Temerloh, Chenor, Maran, Kuantan and ends at the Pahang - Terengganu border near Jabur. The turnkey contract was awarded to MTD Capital Bhd.

Phase 2 (Terengganu): Jabur - Kuala Terengganu[edit]

Map of East Coast Expressway Phase 2

The length of this phase is 184 km (114 mi) and will begin from Jabur, Chenih, Chukai, Kijal, Kerteh, Paka, Dungun, Bukit Besi, Ajil, Telemong until Kampung Gemuruh near Kuala Terengganu. (Update June 30, 2012: Only Bukit Besi - Ajil- Telemung- Kuala Terengganu stretch is completed, you have to exit at Jabur to go to Kuala Terengganu.)

The Malaysian Public Works Department (JKR) manages the design and construction for two stretches of the East Coast Expressway. The first is from Jabur to Bukit Besi while the second from Telemong to Kuala Terengganu. The scope of work for JKR includes construction of 120 km of mainline expressway with:

  • 7 interchanges and spur/ linkage roads
  • Rest Areas at 2 locations
  • 1 Layby area
  • 2 weighbridge stations

Other works include the signage and intelligent transport systems for the expressway.

However, in June 2009, the project was delayed due to withdrawal of two contractors for the projects as they were unable to afford the price of bitumen.[2]

The sections of the phase 2 of the expressway, Package 10 (Bukit Besi to Ajil), Package 11 and Package 12 (Telemung to Kuala Terengganu, including Bukit Payung-Telemung Highway) was opened to traffic on 22 August 2011.[3] The stretch between Ajil and Telemung in Package 11 opened on May 19, 2012.[4] The stretch between Bukit Besi and Paka was opened on January 25, 2014.

Future sections[edit]

Phase 3 (Kelantan): Kuala Terengganu - Kota Bharu[edit]

Phase 3 will connect from Kampung Gemuruh to Kota Bharu via Gua Musang Highway. Phase 3 will cover 171 kilometers. Construction will start in June 2014 and complete in 2020.

Phase 4 (East Coast of Johor): Gambang - Johor Bahru[edit]

Phase 4 will be a 270 km coastal highway and will link between Gambang and Johor Bahru. This proposal has been scrapped.

Features[edit]

  • Closed Toll System.
  • Two Lane Dual Carriageway .
  • 2 Rest and Service Areas (Temerloh and Gambang) on Phase 1.
    • 3 Rest and Service Areas (Perasing, Paka and Ajil) on Phase 2.
  • 3 Layby (Lanchang, Maran and Kuantan) on Phase 1.
    • 2 Layby (Kijal and Bukit Besi) on Phase 2.
  • 3 weighbridge stations (Temerloh, Gambang and Kuantan) on Phase 1.
    • 3 weighbridge stations (Kijal, Paka and Ajil) on Phase 2.
  • Perasing Rest and Service Area is the biggest Rest and Service Area on the ECE network. It is only accessible by the directional T interchange to R&R in which it is probably the only one of its type in Malaysia.
  • Special entry/exit lane for motorcycles.
  • Aesthetically Designed Bridges (Viaducts) in different locations along the Phase 2 in Terengganu.

Current events[edit]

  • 14 December 2007 – The stretches of the East Coast Expressway from Karak to Lanchang was flooded.
  • 17 September 2009 – Motorists using the Kuala Lumpur-Karak Expressway and the East Coast Expressway can drive toll free on September 18 and 24 from midnight to 5am during Hari Raya Aidilfitri.
  • 2 September 2010 – The Kuala Lumpur–Karak Expressway and the East Coast Expressway become toll-free from 9pm till 6am on Sept 7, 8, 15 and 16 during Hari Raya Aidilfitri holidays.


List of Interchanges, Laybys and Rest and Service Areas (Phase 1 and Phase 2)[edit]

The entire expressway was built as a 4-lane divided expressway with two lanes for each carriageways. The speed limit for the entire expressway is 110 km/h except at Exit 813B Karak Interchange (90 km/h) and Karak Toll Plaza (60 km/h).

Legend:


State District km Exit Name Destinations Notes
Through to E8 AH141 Kuala Lumpur-Karak Expressway
Pahang Bentong 77.8 813B Karak I/C 2 Jalan Kuantan-Kuala Lumpur – Karak, Manchis, Kuala Pilah
-- Jalan FELDA Mempaga - FELDA Mempaga
Western terminus of concurrency with AH141
T/P Karak Toll Plaza RM (Cash) TnG TAG TAG TnG Transit Card
BR Sungai Kelau bridge
Temerloh 89.9 L/B Lanchang L/B P Lanchang L/B - Parking (malaysia).jpg Toilet (malaysia).jpg Surau (malaysia).jpg Wakaf.jpg Telephone (malaysia).jpg Eastbound
90.1 L/B Lanchang L/B P Lanchang L/B - Parking (malaysia).jpg Toilet (malaysia).jpg Surau (malaysia).jpg Wakaf.jpg Telephone (malaysia).jpg Westbound
BR Sungai Jenalik bridge
BR Sungai Senut bridge
99.8 816 Lanchang I/C 236 Federal Route 236 – Lanchang, FELDA Mempaga, Raub, Kuala Lipis, Kuala Gandah Elephant Conservation Centre
BR Sungai Teris bridge
126.4 819 Temerloh I/C 98 Federal Route 98 – Temerloh, Mentakab, Jerantut, Bera, Taman Negara
Kampung Tebing Tinggi motorcycle ramps Jkr-ft--.png Pahang State Route C121 – Kampung Tebing, Temerloh, Kampung Paya Jejawi, Sanggang Motorcycles only
From / To east only
BR Sungai Pahang bridge
Sultan Ahmad Shah II Bridge
Kampung Sanggang Seberang motorcycle ramps Jkr-ft--.png Pahang State Route C123 – Kampung Sanggang Seberang, Batu Sawar, Rantau Makmur Motorcycles only
From / To west only
RSA Temerloh RSA R&R Temerloh RSA - Parking (malaysia).jpg Food court (malaysia).jpg Toilet (malaysia).jpg Surau (malaysia).jpg Wakaf.jpg Telephone (malaysia).jpg ATM (malaysia).jpg Petrol station (malaysia).jpg Shell Eastbound
RSA Temerloh RSA R&R Temerloh RSA - Parking (malaysia).jpg Food court (malaysia).jpg Toilet (malaysia).jpg Surau (malaysia).jpg Wakaf.jpg Telephone (malaysia).jpg ATM (malaysia).jpg Petrol station (malaysia).jpg Shell Westbound
JPJ Enforcement Station Eastbound
BR Sungai Jengka bridge
Maran 821 Chenor I/C 83 Federal Route 83 – Bandar Pusat Jengka, Kampung Awah, Chenor, Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) Kampus Jengka University sign.jpg
BR Sungai Jempul bridge
L/B Maran L/B P Maran L/B - Parking (malaysia).jpg Toilet (malaysia).jpg Surau (malaysia).jpg Wakaf.jpg Telephone (malaysia).jpg Westbound
L/B Maran L/B P Maran L/B - Parking (malaysia).jpg Toilet (malaysia).jpg Surau (malaysia).jpg Wakaf.jpg Telephone (malaysia).jpg Eastbound
BR Sungai Maran bridge
173.8 825 Maran I/C 2 Jalan Kuantan-Kuala Lumpur – Maran, Lubuk Paku
BR Sungai Luit bridge
827 Sri Jaya I/C 2 Jalan Kuantan-Kuala Lumpur – Sri Jaya, Belimbing, Tasik Chini Recreation (malaysia).jpg
Kuantan JPJ Enforcement Station Westbound
RSA Gambang RSA R&R Gambang RSA - Parking (malaysia).jpg Food court (malaysia).jpg Toilet (malaysia).jpg Surau (malaysia).jpg Wakaf.jpg Telephone (malaysia).jpg ATM (malaysia).jpg Petrol station (malaysia).jpg Petronas Westbound
RSA Gambang RSA R&R Gambang RSA - Parking (malaysia).jpg Food court (malaysia).jpg Toilet (malaysia).jpg Surau (malaysia).jpg Wakaf.jpg Telephone (malaysia).jpg ATM (malaysia).jpg Petrol station (malaysia).jpg Petronas Eastbound
BR Sungai Lepar bridge
BR Sungai Berkelah bridge
BR Sungai Pohoi bridge
BR Sungai Belat bridge
830 Gambang I/C 222 AH142 Persiaran MEC – Gambang, Segamat, Pekan, Muadzam Shah, Johor Bahru, Universiti Malaysia Pahang University sign.jpg Sekolah Sukan Malaysia Pahang University sign.jpg
831 Gambang East I/C E8 East Coast Expressway (Phase 4) – Johor Bahru, Mersing, Rompin, Pekan, Pulau Tioman, Endau Rompin National Park Planned
BR Sungai Padan bridge
L/B Kuantan L/B P Kuantan L/B - Parking (malaysia).jpg Toilet (malaysia).jpg Surau (malaysia).jpg Wakaf.jpg Telephone (malaysia).jpg Westbound
L/B Kuantan L/B P Kuantan L/B - Parking (malaysia).jpg Toilet (malaysia).jpg Surau (malaysia).jpg Wakaf.jpg Telephone (malaysia).jpg Eastbound
JPJ Enforcement Station Eastbound
BR Sungai Kuantan bridge
BR Sungai Mabok bridge
238.4 833 Kuantan I/C 231 Jalan Sungai Lembing – Kuantan, Bandar Indera Mahkota, Sungai Lembing, Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Airport Airport (malaysia).jpg
Terengganu Kemaman 836 Jabur I/C 101 AH141 Gebeng Bypass – Jabur, Gebeng, Kuantan Port, Cherating, Beserah Eastern terminus of concurrency with AH141
BR Sungai Perasing bridge Section under construction
BR Jabur viaduct
Sungai Jabur bridge
RSA Perasing RSA R&R Perasing Rest and Service Area - Parking (malaysia).jpg Food court (malaysia).jpg Toilet (malaysia).jpg Surau (malaysia).jpg Wakaf.jpg Telephone (malaysia).jpg ATM (malaysia).jpg Petrol station (malaysia).jpg Petronas
839 Chenih I/C 14 Jerangau-Jabur Highway – Bandar Chenih Baharu, Bandar Cerul
BR Sungai Cerul bridge
BR Sungai Paluh Jenang bridge
BR Sungai Kemaman bridge
841 Chukai I/C 237 Federal Route 237 – Chukai, Air Putih
L/B Kijal L/B P Kijal L/B - Parking (malaysia).jpg Toilet (malaysia).jpg Surau (malaysia).jpg Wakaf.jpg Telephone (malaysia).jpg
L/B Kijal L/B P Kijal L/B - Parking (malaysia).jpg Toilet (malaysia).jpg Surau (malaysia).jpg Wakaf.jpg Telephone (malaysia).jpg
JPJ Enforcement Station
845 Kijal I/C 124 Federal Route 124 – Bandar Sri Bandi, Kijal, Kemasik, Kemaman Port Port sign.jpg
BR Sungai Cabang bridge
847 Kerteh I/C 3 AH18 Federal Route 3 – Kerteh
BR Sungai Kerteh bridge Section under construction
Dungun JPJ Enforcement Station
849 Paka I/C 122 Federal Route 122 – Paka, Bandar Ketengah Jaya, Bandar Al-Muktafi Billah Shah, Pasir Raja
RSA Paka RSA R&R Paka RSA - Parking (malaysia).jpg Food court (malaysia).jpg Toilet (malaysia).jpg Surau (malaysia).jpg Wakaf.jpg Telephone (malaysia).jpg ATM (malaysia).jpg Petrol station (malaysia).jpg Petronas Northbound
RSA Paka RSA R&R Paka RSA - Parking (malaysia).jpg Food court (malaysia).jpg Toilet (malaysia).jpg Surau (malaysia).jpg Wakaf.jpg Telephone (malaysia).jpg ATM (malaysia).jpg Petrol station (malaysia).jpg Petronas Southbound
BR Paka viaduct
Sungai Paka bridge
851 Kuala Dungun I/C Jkr-ft--.png Terengganu State Route T118 – Kuala Dungun, Lubuk Pauh
BR Kampung Pinang Mas viaduct
BR Sungai Luit bridge
365.5 853 Bukit Besi I/C 132 Federal Route 132 – Bukit Besi, Bandar Al-Muktafi Billah Shah, Jerangau, Rantau Abang Recreation (malaysia).jpg
BR Sungai Dungun bridge
L/B Bukit Besi L/B P Bukit Besi L/B - Parking (malaysia).jpg Toilet (malaysia).jpg Surau (malaysia).jpg Wakaf.jpg Telephone (malaysia).jpg Northbound
L/B Bukit Besi L/B P Bukit Besi L/B - Parking (malaysia).jpg Toilet (malaysia).jpg Surau (malaysia).jpg Wakaf.jpg Telephone (malaysia).jpg Southbound
Hulu Terengganu JPJ Enforcement Station Southbound
403.7 858 Ajil I/C 106 Jalan Kuala Terengganu-Kuala Berang – Ajil, Wakaf Tapai, Kuala Berang, Jerangau, Kenyir Lake Recreation (malaysia).jpg Jetty (malaysia).jpg (Jetty)
BR Sungai Terengganu bridge
RSA Ajil RSA R&R Ajil RSA - Parking (malaysia).jpg Food court (malaysia).jpg Toilet (malaysia).jpg Surau (malaysia).jpg Wakaf.jpg Telephone (malaysia).jpg ATM (malaysia).jpg Petrol station (malaysia).jpg Petronas Southbound
RSA Ajil RSA R&R Ajil RSA - Parking (malaysia).jpg Food court (malaysia).jpg Toilet (malaysia).jpg Surau (malaysia).jpg Wakaf.jpg Telephone (malaysia).jpg ATM (malaysia).jpg Petrol station (malaysia).jpg Petronas Northbound
BR Sungai Telemong bridge
423.2 862 Telemong I/C -- Bukit Payung-Telemung Highway – Kuala Jeneris, Gua Musang, Kenyir Lake, Kuala Telemong, Bukit Payung, Marang, Pulau Kapas Jetty (malaysia).jpg (Jetty)
Kuala Terengganu BR Viaduct
BR Sungai Nerus bridge
865 Kuala Terengganu I/C 3 AH18 Jalan Kuala Terengganu-Kota Bharu – Kota Bharu, Jerteh, Bandar Permaisuri, Pulau Redang Jetty (malaysia).jpg (Jetty), Pulau Perhentian Jetty (malaysia).jpg (Jetty), Kuala Terengganu, Seberang Takir, Sultan Mahmud Airport Airport (malaysia).jpg, Pulau Duyong
Through to E8 East Coast Expressway (Phase 3)
(Under planning)
East Coast Expressway Phase 2 Maps

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ERIA Study Team. "Current Status of ASEAN Transport Sector". ASEAN Strategic Transport Plan 2011-2015 (Jakarta: ASEAN Secretariat and ERIA): 3–1 – 3–95. Retrieved 16 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "Second Phase Of LPT Delayed By Contractors' Withdrawal". Bernama. 2009-06-18. 
  3. ^ "Pembukaan Jajaran Pakej 10, Pakej 11 & Pakej 12". JKR. 2011-08-18. 
  4. ^ "Phase 2 of East Coast Expressway opens". mysinchew.com. 2012-05-18. 

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