Butterworth Outer Ring Road

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Mes-e17.png

Expressway 17
Butterworth Outer Ring Road
Route information
Maintained by Lingkaran Luar Butterworth Sdn Bhd (LLB)
Length: 14.0 km (8.7 mi)
Existed: 2003 – present
History: Completed in 2005
Major junctions
From: Sungai Dua
  E1 North-South Expressway Northern Route
Jkr-ft--.png Jalan Sungai Dua
E36 Penang Bridge
Jkr-ft4.png Butterworth–Seberang Jaya Toll Road
Jkr-ft1.svg Jalan Chain Ferry
Jkr-ft3112.png Jalan Perusahan Perai
Jkr-ft1.svg Butterworth-Juru Highway
To: Perai
Location
Primary
destinations:
Bagan Lalang, Sungai Puyu, Bagan Ajam, Butterworth
Highway system

Butterworth Outer Ring Road (BORR, E17) is a coastal expressway located in Butterworth, Penang, Malaysia. This 14 km (8.7 mi) expressway connects Sungai Dua in the north until Perai in the south.

Route background[edit]

The Kilometre Zero of the expressway is located at Sungai Dua Interchange. Ships can be seen near Bagan Ajam Rest Area. The Penang Megamall is located at the end of the highway. It is a six-lane line and it is also the connecting highway to Federal Route 1, from which north bound traffic will bring travelers to Alor Setar and beyond while motorists travelling south can head to Ipoh and beyond.

History[edit]

Construction began in 2003 and work was completed in 2006. The expressway was open to motorists in January 2007. As Sg Nyior residents protested against high toll rate in February 2007, the Sg Nyior toll booth collection was postponed by the Ministry of Works.

This highway is built to reduce the heavy traffic on the Sungai Dua-Juru NSE in the rushing hours and the holiday seasons. Nowadays, it is also used by residents in the Raja Uda area to head to Perai and the Megamall Pinang.

The people of Raja Uda area can also travel on the highway to head to the Sunway Carnival Mall.

With just one toll payment, this highway will bring motorists from both the south and the north to the ferry terminal for onward faster and cheaper ferry-crossing to Penang since the Penang Bridge faces heavy traffic congestion.

Features[edit]

Notable features of the expressway include Sungai Prai Bridge over the Perai River and Sungai Maklom Bridge over the Maklom River.

Tolls[edit]

The Butterworth Outer Ring Road uses opened toll systems.

Electronic Toll Collections (ETC)[edit]

As part of an initiative to facilitate faster transactions at the Perai and Bagan Ajam Toll Plazas, all toll transactions at the two toll plazas are conducted electronically using Touch 'n Go cards or SmartTAGs since 1 June 2016.

Toll rates[edit]

Perai Toll Plaza[edit]

Class Type of vehicles Rate (in Malaysian Ringgit (RM))
0 Motorcycles, bicycles or vehicles with 2 or less wheels Free
1 Vehicles with 2 axles and 3 or 4 wheels excluding taxis RM 1.50
2 Vehicles with 2 axles and 5 or 6 wheels excluding buses RM 3.00
3 Vehicles with 3 or more axles RM 4.50
4 Taxis RM 0.80
5 Buses RM 1.20

Bagan Ajam Toll Plaza[edit]

Class Type of vehicles Rate (in Malaysian Ringgit (RM))
0 Motorcycles, bicycles or vehicles with 2 or less wheels Free
1 Vehicles with 2 axles and 3 or 4 wheels excluding taxis RM 1.50
2 Vehicles with 2 axles and 5 or 6 wheels excluding buses RM 3.00
3 Vehicles with 3 or more axles RM 4.50
4 Taxis RM 0.80
5 Buses RM 1.20

(Starting 6.00 am on 15 October 2015)

List of interchanges[edit]

For the exit list of the NBCT-Seberang Jaya section, see Butterworth–Seberang Jaya Toll Road § List of interchanges.

Legend:


District Location KM Exit Interchange Destinations Notes
Continues as Jkr-ft--.png Jalan Sungai Dua
North Seberang Perai Sungai Dua 0.0 EXIT 165 Sungai Dua Interchange E1 North–South Expressway Northern Route
North: Bukit Kayu Hitam, Alor Setar, Bertam
South: Ipoh, Penang Island, Permatang Pauh
E15 Jkr-ft4.png Butterworth–Kulim Expressway: East Gerik, Kulim
Diamond interchange with E1 expressway as priority, controlled by traffic lights
-.- - Unnamed Jkr-ft--.png Jalan Sungai Puyu
Mak Mandin
Sungai Puyu
T-junctions on both directions; Start/End of concurrency with route P198
Sungai Puyu -.- EXIT 1707 Bagan Lalang I/C Jalan Padang Lalang
North: Mak Mandin, Jkr-ft--.png Jalan Sungai Puyu
South: Bagan Lalang, Kampung Benggali
Diamond interchange
-.- - Unnamed Jkr-ft--.png Jalan Sungai Puyu Eastbound exit only, westbound entrance only; T-junction; Start/End of concurrency with route P198
Bagan Ajam -.- - Unnamed
P191
Jkr-ft--.png Jalan Raja Uda
North: Residential Area
South: Raja Uda Industrial Estate
Eastbound exit towards north, westbound exit towards south; T-junctions on both directions
-.- EXIT 1706 Bagan Ajam Interchange Jkr-ft1.svg Jalan Bagan Ajam
North: Alor Setar, Sungai Petani
South: Butterworth
Diamond interchange; Route P198 terminates here
-.- Bagan Ajam T/P
Butterworth -.- EXIT 1705 Container Terminal (NBCT) I/C Jkr-ft4.png Jalan Heng Choon Thian
West: North Butterworth Container Terminal Port sign.jpg

NBCT-Sungai Nyior side
East: Butterworth
E15 Jkr-ft4.png Butterworth–Kulim Expressway: Seberang Jaya (Sunway), Tesco Extra, Kulim
Diamond interchange
-.- EXIT 1704 Ferry Terminal I/C
P186
Jkr-ft--.png Jalan Metcher
Northeast: Butterworth
Southwest: Butterworth Bus Terminal, Butterworth Train Station
South: Penang Ferry Service (to Penang Island)
Diamond interchange
-.- EXIT 1703 Bagan Luar Interchange
P191
Jkr-ft--.png Jalan Assumption
Bagan Luar Industrial Area, Bagan Dalam
Full access to northwestbound users, no access to southeastbound users unless taking exit 1704
-.- Perai River Bridge
1.85 kilometres
Central Seberang Perai Perai -.- Perai T/P
-.- EXIT 1702 Perai Industries I/C Northeast: Jkr-ft1.svg Jalan Chain Ferry: Chain Ferry, Seberang Jaya
Southwest: Jkr-ft3112.png Jalan Perusahan Perai: Perai Industrial Estate
Diamond interchange; No access for north bound users to turn right unless taking Penang Bridge highway at exit 162.
-.- EXIT 1701 Perai Jaya I/C Southwest: Perai Jaya (Megamall) Controlled by traffic lights
-.- EXIT 162 Perai I/C E1 North–South Expressway Northern Route
Northeast: Bukit Kayu Hitam, Alor Setar, Permatang Pauh
E15 Butterworth–Kulim Expressway: East Gerik, Kulim
Southwest: Ipoh, Penang Island
Partial cloverleaf interchange with E1 expressway as priority, partially controlled by traffic lights
Continues as Jkr-ft1.svg Butterworth-Juru Highway
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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