Senai–Desaru Expressway

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Expressway 22
Senai–Desaru Expressway
Senai–Desaru Expressway is located in Peninsular Malaysia
Senai–Desaru Expressway (Peninsular Malaysia)
Route information
Maintained by Senai-Desaru Expressway Berhad (SDEB)
Length: 77.0 km (47.8 mi)
Existed: 2005 – present
History: Completed in 2011
Major junctions
West end: Senai
  E3 Second Link Expressway
16 Senai Airport Highway
3 Johor Bahru-Kota Tinggi Highway
17 Tanjung Langsat Highway
92 Pengerang Highway
East end: Desaru
Senai, Ulu Tiram, Pasir Gudang, Bandar Penawar, Sungai Rengit, Pengerang, Desaru
Highway system

Senai–Desaru Expressway, SDE (Malay: Lebuhraya Senai-Desaru) E22, is an expressway in Johor, Malaysia. It is also part of the Iskandar Malaysia (formerly Iskandar Development Region). It connects Senai in western Johor to Desaru in eastern Johor. The expressway measures a total length of 77 km (48 mi). With a new crossing over the Johor River, when opened on June 10, 2011, it shortened travel time from Senai to Desaru from 2.5 hours to one hour.[1] Senai–Desaru Expressway is the third east-west-oriented expressway in the Iskandar Malaysia area after the Pasir Gudang Highway and the Pontian-Johor Bahru Link of the Second Link Expressway.

Route background[edit]

The Kilometre Zero of the expressway starts at Senai Main Interchange at Senai.


Previously, the Johor Bahru-Kota Tinggi Highway (Federal Route 3) and Pengerang Highway (Federal Route 92) was the only gateway to Desaru, with a typical journey of 2.5 hours. Construction of the expressway began in 2005. The construction is led by Senai-Desaru Expressway Berhad with a main contractor, Ranhill Engineers & Constructors Sdn Bhd. Phase 1 of the expressway linking Senai to Pasir Gudang was opened to traffic on 10 September 2009, with the remaining stretch from Pasir Gudang to Desaru, including the bridge, opened on June 10, 2011.


The tolled expressway is a combination of a four-lane dual carriageway (Senai-Cahaya Baru section) and a two-lane single carriageway (Cahaya Baru-Penawar section), which improves road connection between western and eastern Johor. It features a closed toll system like the North-South Expressway. It is also be an alternative route to Desaru Beach, instead of Federal Route 3 and 92 from Johor Bahru and Singapore. The highway has become the main access road to Desaru from North-South Expressway Southern Route E2 and a major road link to Senai International Airport from Kota Tinggi and eastern parts of Johor. Construction of the road included the 1.7 kilometre Sungai Johor-SDE Bridge, the longest single plane cable stayed bridge in Malaysia across Johor River, which became the longest river bridge in Malaysia after Raja Pemaisuri Bainun Bridge (Sungai Dinding Bridge) in Perak.

The section between Cahaya Baru and Penawar is built as a two-lane expressway (except the Sungai Johor-SDE bridge) while retaining the full access control, making the section as the first true two-lane expressway with full access control in Malaysia.[2]

There is a water catchment area located along Sungai Layang sections near the Sultan Iskandar Reservoir. Senai-Desaru Expressway traverses through the environmentally sensitive water catchment area of Sultan Iskandar Reservoir. Senai-Desaru Expressway is the only expressway in Malaysia which features the Pollutant Removal System (PRS). The expressway took one step higher by introducing the PRS to monitor and control any potential impact to the water quality in Sultan Iskandar Reservoir in the event of a spillage of dangerous and hazardous chemicals from any vehicle travelling on the expressway

Toll systems[edit]

For toll rates, See also Toll rates of the Senai-Desaru Expressway

The Senai–Desaru Expressway using closed toll system.

Toll Plaza Abbreviations[edit]

Abbreviation Exits Name of Interchanges

List of Interchanges[edit]

Main Link[edit]


State District km Exit Name Destinations No. of
Johor Kulaijaya 0.0 2201 Senai Main I/C E3 Second Link Expressway – Tuas (Singapore), Gelang Patah, Kuala Lumpur Melaka, Senai International Airport Airport (malaysia).jpg, Senai Industrial Area Four 80 km/h
BR Sungai Skudai bridge
2202 Senai Town I/C 16 Senai Airport Highway – Senai, Kulai, Johor Bahru
T/P Senai Toll Plaza RM (Cash) TnG TAG TAG TnG Transit Card 60 km/h
Johor Bahru BR Sungai Skudai bridge 110 km/h
2203 Ulu Tiram I/C 3 Johor Bahru-Kota Tinggi Highway – Ulu Tiram, Johor Bahru, Woodlands (Singapore), Kota Tinggi, Mersing
SDEB operation office
29.5 RSA Layang RSA R&R logo.jpg Layang RSA - Parking (malaysia).jpg Toilet (malaysia).jpg Food court (malaysia).jpg Surau (malaysia).jpg Wakaf.jpg Telephone (malaysia).jpg ATM (malaysia).jpg Petrol station (malaysia).jpg Shell Westbound
30.5 RSA Layang RSA R&R logo.jpg Layang RSA - Parking (malaysia).jpg Toilet (malaysia).jpg Food court (malaysia).jpg Surau (malaysia).jpg Wakaf.jpg Telephone (malaysia).jpg ATM (malaysia).jpg Petrol station (malaysia).jpg Shell Eastbound
BR Sungai Layang viaduct Water catchment area
2205A Cahaya Baru I/C E22 Pasir Gudang Link – Cahaya Baru, Kong Kong, Masai, Pasir Gudang, Tanjung Langsat, Johor Port Port sign.jpg
BR Selat Mendana bridge Two 90 km/h
47 Pulau Juling
Kota Tinggi 48 BR Sungai Johor bridge Four Length: 1.7 km
Tanjung Penyabong Two
BR Sungai Layau bridge
BR Sungai Semenchu bridge
BR Sungai Papan bridge
T/P Penawar Toll Plaza Transit Card TnG TAG TAG TnG RM (Cash) Four 50 km/h
2212 Penawar I/S 92 Pengerang Highway – Kota Tinggi, Desaru, Bandar Penawar, Sungai Rengit, Pengerang, Tanjung Pengelih 60 km/h Signalised at-grade intersection

Pasir Gudang Link[edit]

State District km Exit Name Destinations Notes
Johor Johor Bahru 2205A Cahaya Baru I/C E22 Main Link – Johor Bahru, Senai, Senai International Airport, Kuala Lumpur, Desaru, Bandar Penawar
T/P Cahaya Baru Toll Plaza Transit Card TnG TAG TAG TnG RM (Cash)
2205B Cahaya Baru I/C J10Jkr-ft--.png Jalan Masai Lama – Masai, Kong Kong, Cahaya Baru
2210 Pasir Gudang I/C 17 Tanjung Langsat Highway – Pasir Gudang, Johor Bahru, Plentong, Tanjung Langsat, Johor Port Port sign.jpg


  1. ^ New Straits Times Fri, Jun 10, 2011 (2011-06-10). "75km Senai-Desaru Expressway opens today". Retrieved 2013-11-11. 
  2. ^ "Reviu eksklusif Lebuhraya Senai-Desaru E22" (in Malay). Blog Jalan Raya Malaysia. 2012-08-23. Retrieved 2014-02-12. 

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