East Coast Expressway
|East Coast Expressway|
|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|
|West end:||Karak, Pahang|
| AH141 Kuala Lumpur-Karak Expressway
Federal Route 2
Federal Route 98
Jalan Bandar Pusat Jengka
Jalan Sungai Lembing
AH141 Gebeng Bypass
Federal Route 237
Federal Route 124
Bukit Besi Highway
Federal Route 106
Bukit Payung-Telemung Highway
AH18 Federal Route 3
|North end:||Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu|
|Karak, Lanchang, Temerloh, Chenor, Maran, Sri Jaya, Gambang, Kuantan, Jabur, Chenih, Chukai (Kemaman), Kijal, Paka, Dungun, Bukit Besi, Ajil, Telemong|
(Karak - Jabur)
The East Coast Expressway, ECE (Malay: ''Lebuhraya Pantai Timur'') (LPT) AH141 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 and Federal Route , 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).
- 1 Route background
- 2 History
- 3 Sections
- 4 Future sections
- 5 Features
- 6 Current events
- 7 List of Interchanges, Laybys and Rest and Service Areas (Phase 1 and Phase 2)
- 8 See also
- 9 References
- 10 External links
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.
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.
Phase 1 (Pahang): Karak - Jabur
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
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.
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. The stretch between Ajil and Telemung in Package 11 opened on May 19, 2012. The stretch between Bukit Besi and Paka was opened on January 25, 2014.
The next sections, Jabur to Chenih will be opened to traffic on 21 July 2014 before Hari Raya Aidilfitri.
Phase 3 (Kelantan): Kuala Terengganu - Kota Bharu
Phase 4 (East Coast of Johor): Gambang - Johor Bahru
- 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.
- 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)
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).
- I/C - interchange, I/S - intersection, RSA - Rest and service area, OBR - overhead bridge restaurant, L/B - layby, V/P - vista point, TN - tunnel, T/P - toll plaza, BR - bridge
|Through to AH141 Kuala Lumpur-Karak Expressway|
|Pahang||Bentong||77.8||813B||Karak I/C|| 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 -||Eastbound|
|90.1||L/B||Lanchang L/B||P Lanchang L/B -||Westbound|
|BR||Sungai Jenalik bridge|
|BR||Sungai Senut bridge|
|99.8||816||Lanchang I/C||Federal Route 236 – Lanchang, FELDA Mempaga, Raub, Kuala Lipis, Kuala Gandah Elephant Conservation Centre|
|BR||Sungai Teris bridge|
|126.4||819||Temerloh I/C||Federal Route 98 – Temerloh, Mentakab, Jerantut, Bera, Taman Negara|
|Kampung Tebing Tinggi motorcycle ramps||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||Pahang State Route C123 – Kampung Sanggang Seberang, Batu Sawar, Rantau Makmur||Motorcycles only
From / To west only
|RSA||Temerloh RSA||R&R Temerloh RSA - Shell||Eastbound|
|RSA||Temerloh RSA||R&R Temerloh RSA - Shell||Westbound|
|JPJ Enforcement Station||Eastbound|
|BR||Sungai Jengka bridge|
|Maran||821||Chenor I/C||Federal Route 83 – Bandar Pusat Jengka, Kampung Awah, Chenor, Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) Kampus Jengka|
|BR||Sungai Jempul bridge|
|L/B||Maran L/B||P Maran L/B -||Westbound|
|L/B||Maran L/B||P Maran L/B -||Eastbound|
|BR||Sungai Maran bridge|
|173.8||825||Maran I/C||Jalan Kuantan-Kuala Lumpur – Maran, Lubuk Paku|
|BR||Sungai Luit bridge|
|827||Sri Jaya I/C||Jalan Kuantan-Kuala Lumpur – Sri Jaya, Belimbing, Tasik Chini|
|Kuantan||JPJ Enforcement Station||Westbound|
|RSA||Gambang RSA||R&R Gambang RSA - Petronas||Westbound|
|RSA||Gambang RSA||R&R Gambang RSA - Petronas||Eastbound|
|BR||Sungai Lepar bridge|
|BR||Sungai Berkelah bridge|
|BR||Sungai Pohoi bridge|
|BR||Sungai Belat bridge|
|830||Gambang I/C||AH142 Persiaran MEC – Gambang, Segamat, Pekan, Muadzam Shah, Johor Bahru, Universiti Malaysia Pahang Sekolah Sukan Malaysia Pahang|
|831||Gambang East I/C||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 -||Westbound|
|L/B||Kuantan L/B||P Kuantan L/B -||Eastbound|
|JPJ Enforcement Station||Eastbound|
|BR||Sungai Kuantan bridge|
|BR||Sungai Mabok bridge|
|238.4||833||Kuantan I/C||Jalan Sungai Lembing – Kuantan, Bandar Indera Mahkota, Sungai Lembing, Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Airport|
|Terengganu||Kemaman||836||Jabur I/C||AH141 Gebeng Bypass – Jabur, Gebeng, Kuantan Port, Cherating, Beserah||Eastern terminus of concurrency with AH141|
|BR||Sungai Perasing bridge||Section under construction|
Sungai Jabur bridge
|RSA||Perasing RSA||R&R Perasing Rest and Service Area - Petronas|
|839||Chenih I/C||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||Federal Route 237 – Chukai, Air Putih|
|L/B||Kijal L/B||P Kijal L/B -|
|L/B||Kijal L/B||P Kijal L/B -|
|JPJ Enforcement Station|
|845||Kijal I/C||Federal Route 124 – Bandar Sri Bandi, Kijal, Kemasik, Kemaman Port|
|BR||Sungai Cabang bridge|
|847||Kerteh I/C||AH18 Federal Route 3 – Kerteh|
|BR||Sungai Kerteh bridge||Section under construction|
|Dungun||JPJ Enforcement Station|
|849||Paka I/C||Federal Route 122 – Paka, Bandar Ketengah Jaya, Bandar Al-Muktafi Billah Shah, Pasir Raja|
|RSA||Paka RSA||R&R Paka RSA - Petronas||Northbound|
|RSA||Paka RSA||R&R Paka RSA - Petronas||Southbound|
Sungai Paka bridge
|851||Kuala Dungun I/C||Terengganu State Route T118 – Kuala Dungun, Lubuk Pauh|
|BR||Kampung Pinang Mas viaduct|
|BR||Sungai Luit bridge|
|365.5||853||Bukit Besi I/C||Federal Route 132 – Bukit Besi, Bandar Al-Muktafi Billah Shah, Jerangau, Rantau Abang|
|BR||Sungai Dungun bridge|
|L/B||Bukit Besi L/B||P Bukit Besi L/B -||Northbound|
|L/B||Bukit Besi L/B||P Bukit Besi L/B -||Southbound|
|Hulu Terengganu||JPJ Enforcement Station||Southbound|
|403.7||858||Ajil I/C||Jalan Kuala Terengganu-Kuala Berang – Ajil, Wakaf Tapai, Kuala Berang, Jerangau, Kenyir Lake (Jetty)|
|BR||Sungai Terengganu bridge|
|RSA||Ajil RSA||R&R Ajil RSA - Petronas||Southbound|
|RSA||Ajil RSA||R&R Ajil RSA - 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)|
|BR||Sungai Nerus bridge|
|865||Kuala Terengganu I/C||AH18 Jalan Kuala Terengganu-Kota Bharu – Kota Bharu, Jerteh, Bandar Permaisuri, Pulau Redang (Jetty), Pulau Perhentian (Jetty), Kuala Terengganu, Seberang Takir, Sultan Mahmud Airport , Pulau Duyong|
|Through to East Coast Expressway (Phase 3)
- 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.
- "Second Phase Of LPT Delayed By Contractors' Withdrawal". Bernama. 2009-06-18.
- "Pembukaan Jajaran Pakej 10, Pakej 11 & Pakej 12". JKR. 2011-08-18.
- "Phase 2 of East Coast Expressway opens". mysinchew.com. 2012-05-18.
- MTD Infraperdana - concessions of East Coast Expressway
- East Coast Expressway Project Phase 2 Project Page
- East Coast Expressway Phase 3 and 4 Proposal Page in ECER site