Johor Bahru Eastern Dispersal Link Expressway
|Johor Bahru Eastern Dispersal Link Expressway
|Maintained by MRCB Lingkaran Selatan Sdn Bhd|
|Length:||8.1 km (5.0 mi)|
|Existed:||2007 – present|
|History:||Completed on 2012|
|North end:||Pandan Interchange on
North-South Expressway Southern Route
| AH2 AH2 North-South Expressway Southern Route
AH18 AH18 Tebrau Highway
Johor Bahru East Coast Highway
J5 Johor Bahru East Coast Parkway
Johor Bahru Inner Ring Road
AH2 AH2 Johor Causeway
|South end:||Sultan Iskandar Building (CIQ)|
|Permas Jaya, Kampung Bakar Batu, Pasir Pelangi, Stulang|
Johor Bahru Eastern Dispersal Link Expressway, (EDL) (also known as Johor Bahru Eastern Dispersal Scheme) is an expressway in Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia. The 8.1 km (5.0 mi) expressway connects the end of North-South Expressway Southern Route at Pandan to the new Sultan Iskandar Building CIQ Complex in the city centre. It is a toll free expressway and act as bypass to CIQ complex without using Tebrau Highway (Federal Route ) to the city centre. This project is part of the Iskandar Malaysia (formerly South Johor Economic Region (SJER) or Iskandar Development Region (IDR)) is expected to cost RM 1 billion.
In August 2012, The Malaysian government decided that it will acquire the Johor-based Eastern Dispersal Link (EDL) from Malaysia Resources Corp Bhd (MRCB), confirming speculation on the matter and turning analysts bullish on outlook of the construction giant.
The Kilometre Zero of the expressway starts at CIQ Interchange near Sultan Iskandar Building CIQ Complex.
The construction of the Johor Bahru Eastern Dispersal Link was proposed in 2004 in the Ninth Malaysia Plan (2006–2010). The construction began on 1 October 2007 and was completed on 20 March 2012. On 1 April 2012, the highway was opened to public.
Houses along Jalan Sri Pelangi Satu and Jalan Sri Pelangi Dua had been reclaimed by the government due to the necessity to use the land for the project. The compensation sum given to the owners of the houses was considered low by many of the residents there. However, no further adjustments was made to the sum.
Another major controversy is that only the motorists who use the CIQ complex to travel to Singapore will be charged the toll; whether or not he or she drives on the EDL. However, on 30 Aug 2012, five months after the EDL was opened to public, the controversy was resolved when the government announced that they will take over the EDL from MRCB.
List of Interchanges
Below is a list of interchanges (exits), laybys and rest and service areas along the Johor Bahru Eastern Dispersal Link Expressway. The exits are arranged in ascending numerical order from North to South.
- I/C - interchange, 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 AH2 AH2 North-South Expressway Southern Route|
|1401||Pandan I/C||Tebrau Highway – Johor Bahru, Mersing, Kota Tinggi||Four||110 km/h|
|RSA||Majidee RSA||Six||90 km/h||Southbound|
|BR||Anak Sungai Sebulong bridge|
|1402||Bakar Batu I/C||Johor Bahru East Coast Highway – Permas Jaya, Pasir Gudang|
|0.0||1403||CIQ I/C||Johor Bahru Inner Ring Road – City centre, Skudai, Stulang|
|T/P||Sultan Iskandar Building||60 km/h|
|Through to AH2 AH2 Johor Causeway|