Ipoh–Lumut Highway

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Part of Federal Route 5
Ipoh–Lumut Highway
Route information
Length 70.7 km (43.9 mi)
Existed 2004[1] – present
History Completed in 2008[1]
Major junctions
Northeast end Ipoh
Jelapang
  Jkr-ft--.png Jalan Jelapang
Jkr-ft317.png Jalan Kledang
Jkr-ft--.png Batu Gajah Highway
Jkr-ft73.png Federal Route 73
Jkr-ft109.png Federal Route 109
Jkr-ft72.png Federal Route 72
Jkr-ft71.png Federal Route 71
E32 West Coast Expressway
Jkr-ft100.png Lumut Bypass
Jkr-ft5.png Federal Route 5
Southwest end Sitiawan (East)
Location
Primary
destinations
Ipoh
Jelapang
Menglembu
Seri Iskandar
Bota
Ayer Tawar
Sitiawan
Lumut
Pangkor Island
Highway system

Ipoh–Lumut Highway, Federal Route 5, is a 70.7-km federal highway in Perak, Malaysia, connecting the Perakian capital city of Ipoh in the east to Lumut near Sitiawan in the west.[2] The Ipoh-Lumut Highway consists of a 22.7-km super two highway from Jelapang to Seputeh and a 48-km divided highway from Seputeh to Lumut. This highway is a part of the Federal Route 5 and serves as the final section of the FT5 route.[3]

Many maps including Google Maps label this highway as the Ipoh–Lumut Expressway E19; however, this is incorrect due to the fact that the Ipoh–Lumut Highway was built as an upgrade of the existing Ipoh–Lumut Road FT5 instead of being a completely new controlled-access expressway route, evidenced by only one grade-separated interchange at Seputeh compared with 34 signalised at-grade intersections along its entire route.[2][4] As a result, the Ipoh–Lumut Highway is signposted as FT5 and not E19 along its entire route. In addition, the Ipoh–Lumut Expressway E19 has never been included in the list of expressways being monitored by the Malaysian Highway Authority.[2] The E19 route number is currently reassigned to the upcoming Sungai Besi-Ulu Klang Elevated Expressway (SUKE) in Selangor and Kuala Lumpur.[5]

History[edit]

The Ipoh–Lumut Highway project is a revival of the Ipoh–Lumut Expressway project which was scrapped due to the effects of the 1997 Asian financial crisis.[2] Initially, the Ipoh–Lumut Expressway was supposed to be built as completely new controlled-access expressway route with the tentative route number of E19, with its construction job being privatised and awarded to SILEX Sdn. Bhd. (consisting Teras Cemara Sdn. Bhd. (subsidiary of MRCB) and Perak Corporation Berhad as its main shareholders) as its concessionaire.[6] The concession contract was announced on 20 June 1998;[6] however, the project was later scrapped.[2][7]

The Ipoh–Lumut Expressway project was later revived as an upgrade of the existing Ipoh–Lumut Road FT5,[7] consisting a new 22.7-km super two highway route from Seputeh to Jelapang that bypasses the old Jalan Lahat FT5,[2][8] and an upgrade of the 48-km section from Siputeh to Sitiawan to a 4-lane divided highway with partial access control.[1] Construction began on 1 June 2004 and was completed on 28 February 2008.[1] Once completed, the old Jalan Lahat FT5 was degazetted as a Federal Road and was downgraded to a municipal road without any route number.[2]

There is only one grade-separated interchange at Seputeh and 34 signalised intersections along the entire highway, making the entire end-to-end trip to take about 30 minutes. In 2012, the state government of Perak had urged the federal government to upgrade the super two section to a full divided highway to improve traffic flow and travelling time.[4]

List of interchange and intersections[edit]

Km Exit Interchange/
Intersections
To Remarks
Ipoh
Jelapang Intersections
Jkr-ft--.png Jalan Jelapang

North
Chemor
Bandar Meru Raya
E1 North–South Expressway Northern Route
Alor Star
Penang
Kuala Lumpur
Tapah

South
Jelapang
Manjoi
Ipoh City Centre
3-way intersections
E19Jkr-ft5.png Ipoh–Lumut Highway
East Start/End of highway
Ipoh

Jelapang Square

South

Jelapang Square

Jelapang Econsave

3-way intersections
Taman Puncak Jelapang Maju
Puncak Jelapang
Ipoh
Silibin Intersections
East
Jalan Silibin
Silibin
Manjoi
Ipoh City Centre
3-way intersections
Ipoh
Kledang Intersections
Jalan Kledang Utara

West
Taman Kledang Permai

East
Ipoh City Centre
4-way intersections
Menglembu
Menglembu Intersections
Jkr-ft317.png Jalan Kledang

West
Taman Rasi Jaya
Taman Kledang Indah
Kledang Hill

East
Menglembu
Ipoh City Centre
4-way intersections
Lahat
Lahat Intersections
East
Jalan Lahat
Lahat
Ipoh City Centre
3-way intersections
Malim Nawar
Malim Nawar Intersections
Jkr-ft5.png Jalan Lama Ipoh–Pusing

Northeast
Jkr-ft5.png Malim Nawar

Southwest
Jkr-ft5.png Pusing
4-way intersections
Taman Batu Gajah Perdana
Pusing
Pusing Intersections
Jkr-ft--.png Batu Gajah Highway

West
Jkr-ft--.png Pusing

East
Jkr-ft--.png Batu Gajah
Jkr-ft--.png Gopeng
Jkr-ft--.png Kellie's Castle
4-way intersections
Pusing Intersections North
Jkr-ft5.png Jalan Lama Ipoh–Pusing
Pusing
3-way intersections
Seputeh
Seputeh Interchange
West
Jkr-ft73.png Jalan Parit–Seputeh
Jkr-ft73.png Parit
Jkr-ft73.png Beruas

East
Jkr-ft--.png Batu Gajah Bypass
(Jalan Bemban)
Jkr-ft--.png Batu Gajah
Jkr-ft1.svg Gopeng
Jkr-ft--.png Kellie's Castle
LILO interchange

with traffic lights

Kinta–Perak Tengah district border
Tronoh
Jalan Tronoh Intersections East
Jkr-ft--.png Jalan Tronoh
Jkr-ft--.png Tanjung Tualang
3-way intersections
Kampung Jalan Bota
Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP) University sign.jpg
UTP Intersections
Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP) University sign.jpg 3-way intersections
Seri Iskandar
Bandar Universiti Seri Iskandar Intersections
South
Jalan Teknologi 1
Bandar Universiti Seri Iskandar
Seri Iskandar Business Centre (SIBC)
3-way intersections
Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) Seri Iskandar University sign.jpg
UITM Seri Iskandar Intersections
Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) Seri Iskandar University sign.jpg 3-way intersections
Seri Iskandar
Seri Iskandar Intersections
North
Jalan Seri Iskandar
Perak Tengah District and Land Office
Perak Tengah District Mosque
3-way intersections
Seri Iskandar
Jalan Parit-Seri Iskandar Intersections
North
Jalan Parit–Seri Iskandar
Parit
Institut Kemahiran Belia Negara (IKBN) Seri Iskandar University sign.jpg
3-way intersections
BOTA
Bota Kanan
Makam Sultan Muzaffar Shah III Ibni Almarhum Yang Dipertuan Muda Mansur Shah Historical site
Bota
Bota Kanan
Bota Kanan Intersections
North
Jkr-ft--.png Jalan Parit
Jkr-ft--.png Parit

South
Jkr-ft109.png Jalan Bota–Kampung Gajah
Jkr-ft109.png Kampung Gajah
Jkr-ft109.png Pasir Salak
Jkr-ft109.png Teluk Intan
Jkr-ft109.png Pasir Salak Historical Complex
4-way intersections
Sungai Perak Bridge
Jambatan Sultan Idris Shah II
Start/End of bridge
Sungai Perak Bridge
Jambatan Sultan Idris Shah II
Sungai Perak Bridge
Jambatan Sultan Idris Shah II
Start/End of bridge
Bota
Bota Kiri
Bota Kiri Intersections
North
Jkr-ft72.png Jalan Belanja
Jkr-ft72.png Kampung Belanja
Jkr-ft72.png Beruas

South
Jkr-ft--.png Jalan Bota Kiri
Jkr-ft--.png Teluk Sena
Jkr-ft--.png Pasir Salak
Jkr-ft--.png Pasir Salak Historical Complex
4-way intersections
Titi Gantung
Taman Indera Barat
Jalan Gelang Pepuyu Intersections North
Jkr-ft--.png Jalan Gelung Pepuyu
Jkr-ft--.png Gelung Pepuyu
3-way intersections
Jalan Beruas Intersections North
Jkr-ft71.png Jalan Beruas
Jkr-ft71.png Beruas
3-way intersections
Kampung Changkat Chermin Interchange E32 West Coast Expressway – Taiping, Teluk Intan, Lumut, Banting Proposed Interchange
Manjung Border Arch
Perak Tengah–Manjung district border
Jalan Changkat Keruing Intersections Northwest
Jkr-ft--.png Jalan Changkat Keruing
Jkr-ft--.png Changkat Keruing
Jkr-ft--.png Pantai Remis
3-way intersections
Ayer Tawar
Kampung Sungai Wang
Kampung Sungai Wang Intersections
Southeast
Jkr-ft--.png Jalan Pekan Gurney
Jkr-ft--.png Pekan Gurney
3-way intersections
Sitiawan
Siitawan East Intersections
West
Jkr-ft100.png Lumut Bypass
Lumut
Pulau Pangkor
Teluk Batik
Royal Malaysian Navy Lumut Naval Base
3-way intersections
E19Jkr-ft5.png Ipoh–Lumut Highway
West Start/End of highway
Southwest
Jkr-ft5.png Sitiawan Town Centre
Jkr-ft5.png Lekir
Jkr-ft5.png Teluk Intan
Jkr-ft5.png Klang

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Projek Pembangunan RMKe-9 Kementerian Kerja Raya: Projek Siap 2008" (PDF) (in Malay). Malaysian Ministry of Works. Retrieved 2015-09-11. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Mythbuster: Lebuhraya Ipoh-Lumut FT5 bukan sebuah lebuh raya ekspres capaian terkawal...!!!". Blog Jalan Raya Malaysia (in Malay). 2015-09-07. Retrieved 2015-09-11. 
  3. ^ Inventori Rangkaian Jalan Utama Persekutuan Semenanjung Malaysia. Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian Ministry of Works. 2009. ISBN 978-983-44278-2-5. 
  4. ^ a b "Naik taraf Lebuh Raya Ipoh-Lumut". Utusan Malaysia. 2012-11-04. Retrieved 2015-09-11. 
  5. ^ "SUKE contacts". Retrieved 4 August 2017. 
  6. ^ a b "Senarai nama mereka yang memperolehi projek penswastaan" (in Malay). Utusan Malaysia. 1998-06-21. Retrieved 2015-09-11. 
  7. ^ a b Kay Lyy Lat (2003-03-29). "Kerajaan negeri harap Lebuhraya Ipoh-Lumut diteruskan" (PDF). Perdana Leadership Foundation. Bernama. Retrieved 2015-09-11. 
  8. ^ "Jawapan-jawapan Lisan bagi Pertanyaan-pertanyaan (14 Oktober 2002)" (PDF) (in Malay). Parliament of Malaysia. 2002-10-14.