Johor Bahru Eastern Dispersal Link Expressway

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Expressway 14
Johor Bahru Eastern Dispersal Link Expressway
(EDL Expressway)
Route information
Part of
Maintained by MRCB Lingkaran Selatan Sdn Bhd
Length: 8.1 km (5.0 mi)
Existed: 2007 – present
History: Completed on 2012
Major junctions
North end: Pandan Interchange on
E2 North-South Expressway Southern Route
  E2 North-South Expressway Southern Route
Jkr-ft3.png Tebrau Highway
Jkr-ft35.png Johor Bahru East Coast Highway
J5Jkr-ft--.png Johor Bahru East Coast Parkway
Jkr-ft188.png Johor Bahru Inner Ring Road
Johor Causeway
South end: Sultan Iskandar Building (CIQ)
Location
Primary
destinations:
Permas Jaya, Kampung Bakar Batu, Pasir Pelangi, Stulang
Highway system

The Johor Bahru Eastern Dispersal Link Expressway, EDL (also known as Johor Bahru Eastern Dispersal Scheme) E14, AH2, is an expressway in Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia. The 8.1 km (5.0 mi) expressway connects the end of North-South Expressway Southern Route at Pandan to the new Sultan Iskandar Building CIQ Complex in the city centre. It is a toll free expressway and act as bypass to CIQ complex without using Tebrau Highway (Federal Route 3) to the city centre. This project is part of the JB Master Plan and is linked with the Iskandar Malaysia project (formerly South Johor Economic Region (SJER) or Iskandar Development Region (IDR)) to propel the region into a modern economic powerhouse. The construction costs of the expressway is RM 1 billion.[1]

In August 2012, the Malaysian government decided that it will acquire the Johor-based Eastern Dispersal Link (EDL) from Malaysia Resources Corp Bhd (MRCB), confirming speculation on the matter and turning analysts bullish on outlook of the construction giant.[2]

The Kilometre Zero of the expressway is located at CIQ Interchange near Sultan Iskandar Building CIQ Complex.

History[edit]

The construction of the Johor Bahru Eastern Dispersal Link was proposed in 2004 in the Ninth Malaysia Plan (2006–2010). The construction began on 1 October 2007 and was completed on 20 March 2012. On 1 April 2012, the highway was opened to public.

Controversies[edit]

Houses along Jalan Sri Pelangi Satu and Jalan Sri Pelangi Dua had been reclaimed by the government due to the necessity to use the land for the project. The compensation sum given to the owners of the houses was considered low by many of the residents there. However, no further adjustments was made to the sum.

Another major controversy is that only the motorists who use the CIQ complex to travel to Singapore will be charged the toll; whether or not he or she drives on the EDL. However, on 30 Aug 2012, five months after the EDL was opened to public, the controversy was resolved when the government announced that they will take over the EDL from MRCB.

EDL flyover
Jejambat EDL
Carries Motor vehicles
Crosses J5Jkr-ft--.png Johor Bahru East Coast Parkway
Locale Johor Bahru Eastern Dispersal Link Expressway
Official name EDL flyover
Maintained by MRCB Lingkaran Selatan Sdn Bhd
Characteristics
Design box girder bridge
Total length 3 km
Width --
Longest span --
History
Designer Malaysian Highway Authority (LLM)
Malaysian Resources Corporation Berhad (MRCB)
Constructed by MRCB Construction Sdn Bhd
Opened 2012

List of interchanges[edit]

Below is a list of interchanges (exits), laybys and rest and service areas along the Johor Bahru Eastern Dispersal Link Expressway. The exits are arranged in ascending numerical order from North to South.

The entire section is located within the district of Johor Bahru, Johor.

km Exit Name Destinations No. of
lanes
Speed
limit
Notes
Through to E2 North-South Expressway Southern Route
1404A
1404B
1404C
Pandan I/C Jkr-ft3.png Tebrau Highway – City Centre, Tampoi, Mersing, Kota Tinggi Four 110 km/h
6.6 RSA Pandan RSA R&R logo.jpg Pandan RSA - Parking (malaysia).jpg Toilet (malaysia).jpg Food court (malaysia).jpg Money changer.jpg Surau (malaysia).jpg Wakaf.jpg Telephone (malaysia).jpg TnG POS Six 90 km/h Southbound
BR Anak Sungai Sebulong bridge
RSA Pandan RSA R&R logo.jpg Pandan RSA (under planning) - Parking (malaysia).jpg Toilet (malaysia).jpg Food court (malaysia).jpg Buah.png Money changer.jpg Surau (malaysia).jpg Wakaf.jpg Telephone (malaysia).jpg Northbound
1402
1403A
1403B
Bakar Batu I/C Jkr-ft35.png Johor Bahru East Coast Highway – Permas Jaya, Pasir Gudang
J5Jkr-ft--.png Johor Bahru East Coast Parkway - Bakar Batu, Taman Sentosa
0.0 1401 CIQ I/C Jkr-ft188.png Johor Bahru Inner Ring Road – City Centre, Skudai, Stulang
T/P Sultan Iskandar Building (CIQ) TnG Aiga immigration inv.svgImmigration

Aiga immigration inv.svgImmigration TnG

60 km/h Accepts electronic toll payment (Touch 'n Go) only
Through to Johor Causeway

References[edit]

  1. ^ 12 projects in IDR this year Archived 2010-02-09 on Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ "Govt takes over highway". thestar.com.my. 2012-08-31. Retrieved 2012-08-31. 

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