George Town Inner Ring Road

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George Town Inner Ring Road
Map of central George Town, with the George Town Inner Ring Road marked in red. The UNESCO World Heritage Site within the city centre is marked in purple.
Route information
Maintained by Penang Island City Council
Length 4.2 km (2.6 mi)
Major junctions
Beltway around George Town
North end Gurney Drive
  Northam Road
Kelawei Road
Burmah Road
Macalister Road
Anson Road
Dato Keramat Road
Patani Road
South end Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu Expressway
Location
Primary
destinations
George Town CBD
Pulau Tikus
Jelutong
Highway system

George Town Inner Ring Road is an urban ring road within the city of George Town in Penang, Malaysia.[1][2] It comprises the eastern end of Gurney Drive, Jalan Pangkor, Jalan Perak and Jalan Sungai Pinang, forming a loop containing the city centre. Both the old and new Central Business Districts of the city, as well as its UNESCO World Heritage Site, are located within the loop.

The ring road serves to alleviate traffic congestion by acting as a bypass between the northern coast of George Town and the Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu Expressway to the southeast. Whilst the ring road is presently formed by municipal roads, infrastructural plans have been drawn up to turn the roads into a proper expressway, including the construction of elevated bypasses and an underground tunnel.[3][4]

List of interchanges[edit]

Interchange To Remarks
Gurney Drive
Northam/Kelawei West
Kelawei Road
Pulau Tikus

East
Northam Road (New CBD)
Farquhar Street (UNESCO World Heritage Site)

Junctions
Burmah West
Burmah Road (City centre)
Komtar

East
Burmah Road
Pulau Tikus

Junctions
Peel Avenue Southwest
Peel Avenue
Island Hospital

East
Victoria Green

Junctions
Macalister East
Macalister Road (City centre)
Komtar

Northwest
Macalister Road
Island Hospital

Southwest
Barrack Road
Penang General Hospital

Junctions
Dato Keramat East
Dato Keramat Road (City centre)
Penang Times Square
Komtar

West
Dato Keramat Road
City Stadium
Air Itam

Junctions
Patani Northeast
Patani Road (City centre)
Sungai Pinang
Northeast Penang Island District Police Headquarters
Junctions
Sungai Pinang Northeast
River Road (City centre)
Pinang River
Seven Streets Precinct
Junctions
Jelutong Northeast
Bridge Street (City centre)
Pinang River
Seven Streets Precinct

Southwest
Jelutong Road
Jelutong

Junctions
Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu Northeast

Jkr-ft3113.png Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu Expressway (City centre)
Weld Quay (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
Ferry Terminal

Southwest
Jkr-ft3113.png Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu Expressway
Bayan Lepas
Penang International Airport

Junctions

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mak Hoy Ken, Tan Ee Zhio (3 December 2014). "Penang Transport Master Plan: Convergence of Connectivity and Rising Land Values" (PDF). AmResearch.
  2. ^ User, Super. "Highways". pgmasterplan.penang.gov.my. Retrieved 2017-11-23.
  3. ^ Zabidi, Nor Diana. "Portal Rasmi Kerajaan Negeri Pulau Pinang - Portal Rasmi Kerajaan Negeri Pulau Pinang". www.penang.gov.my (in Malay). Retrieved 2017-11-23.
  4. ^ "Malaysia-China firm wins RM8bil road and tunnel projects". Penang Property Talk. 2013-03-01. Retrieved 2017-11-23.