Malaysia Federal Route 74

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Federal Route 74
Jalan Taiping-Kuala Sepetang
Route information
Length: 17.1 km (10.6 mi)
History: Built on the former site of the Taiping-Port Weld railway line until 1941.
Major junctions
East end: Kamunting
  1 Federal Route 1
171 Jalan Serdang-Selama-Taiping
Jkr-ft--.png Jalan Kamunting Lama
West end: Kuala Sepetang (Port Weld)
Location
Primary
destinations:
Matang
Kota Ngah Ibrahim
Simpang
Taiping
Bukit Larut
Highway system

Federal Route 74 74 or Jalan Taiping-Kuala Sepetang is a federal road in Perak, Malaysia. The 17.1 km (10.6 mi) roads connects Taiping to Kuala Sepetang (formerly Port Weld). The road was built at the site of the first railway line in Malaysia from Taiping to Port Weld in 1885.

Route background[edit]

The Kilometre Zero of the Federal Route 74 starts at Kuala Sepetang (formerly Port Weld).

History[edit]

This road has a notable history especially during the British colonial era.

Historical railway line of Taiping-Port Weld[edit]

Previously, the road was formally known as a main railway line of Taiping-Port Weld, the first railway line in Malaysia. Construction of the railway began in 1884 and was completed in 1885. The railway line starting from Port Weld passing Jebong, Simpang Halt and finally Taiping. Service began on 1 February 1885, lasting until 1941. After dismantled, the former railway line is now the main road section from Port Weld to Sekolah Kebangsaan Matang and the village road section of Jalan Jebong and Jalan Simpang Halt from Jebong to Taiping.

Features[edit]

  • The former Port Weld railway station and signage at Kuala Sepetang.
  • Kota Ngah Ibrahim

Notable features[edit]

At most section, the Federal Route 74 was built under the JKR R5 road standard, allowing maximum speed limit of up to 90 km/h.

Overlaps[edit]

Alternate routes[edit]

Sections with motorcycle lanes[edit]


List of junctions and town[edit]

km Exit Interchange To Remarks
KAMUNTING WEST
Jkr-ft--.png JALAN KAMUNTING LAMA
Bagan Serai
E1 AH2 NORTH-SOUTH EXPRESSWAY NORTHERN ROUTE
Bukit Kayu Hitam
Penang
Kuala Lumpur
Ipoh


171 JALAN SERDANG-SELAMA-TAIPING

NORTH
171 Kubu Gajah
171 Selama

SOUTH
171 Taiping town centre
Junctions
TAIPING Bukit Larut (Maxwell Hill)
TAIPING
Railway crossing bridge
Jalan Air Kuning
SOUTH
Jkr-ft--.png JALAN AIR KUNING
Changkat Jering
T-junctions below bridge
Railway crossing bridge
Kampung Lombong Bijih Alor
Kampung Pengkalan Alor SOUTH
JALAN TAMAN KAYA
Taman Kaya
T-junctions
TAIPING
(The Heritage Town of Perak)
SIMPANG NORTH
1 Kamunting
1 Parit Buntar
1 Butterworth (Penang)
E1 AH2 NORTH-SOUTH EXPRESSWAY NORTHERN ROUTE
Bukit Kayu Hitam
Penang

SOUTH
1 Changkat Jering
60 Pantai Remis
1 Kuala Kangsar
E1 AH2 NORTH-SOUTH EXPRESSWAY NORTHERN ROUTE
Kuala Lumpur
Ipoh
Junctions
Taman Palong Utama
Taman Lagenda
Taman Matang Utama
Sungai Mati
Bridge
Sekolah Kebangsaan Matang
(Primary school)
Jalan Kampung Melawati SOUTH
JALAN KAMPUNG MELAWATI
Kampung Melawati
T-junctions
Kota Ngah Ibrahim Historical Complex KOTA NGAH IBRAHIM HISTORICAL COMPLEX
Kota Ngah Ibrahim private residence
Makam Ngah Ibrahim's grave
Parking (malaysia).jpg Information centre (malaysia).jpg
T-junctions
MATANG WEST
JALAN TITI KERTANG
Kampung Titi Kertang
Sungai Larut bridge
Kampung Tebing Tinggi Kampung Tebing Tinggi T-junctions
Sungai Jebong Kanan bridge
Desa Matang
Historical Railway Line
Taiping-Port Weld
(Historical site)
Jalan Jebong EAST
JALAN JEBONG
Jebong
Simpang Halt
Historical railway line
T-junctions
Tebok Matang
Historical Railway Line
Taiping-Port Weld
(Historical site)
KUALA SEPETANG
(PORT WELD)
KUALA SEPETANG
(PORT WELD)
Kampung Menteri
KUALA SEPETANG
(PORT WELD)
Historical railway station and signage
Historical railway line
Historical site
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KUALA SEPETANG
(PORT WELD)
Kampung Kuala Sepetang