Penang Undersea Tunnel

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Penang Undersea Tunnel
Overview
Location Penang, Malaysia
Status Under planning
Route E-- Penang Undersea Tunnel
Operation
Constructed Consortium Zenith BUCG Sdn Bhd
Owner State Government of Penang
Consortium Zenith BUCG Sdn Bhd
Technical
Length 7.2 km
Operating speed 90 km/h
Routes across Selatan Strait (Penang Strait) as of 2014.

The Penang Undersea Tunnel is a tunnel whose construction will begin in 2016 in Penang, Malaysia. The 7.2 km tunnel will connect Butterworth, Seberang Perai in the east to George Town, Penang Island in the west. When completed on 2025, it will become the first undersea tunnel in Malaysia and the second in Southeast Asia. The undersea tunnel is part of the Penang Roads and Tunnels project.

The project is undertaken by the State Government of Penang and a main contractor Consortium Zenith BUCG Sdn Bhd a member of Zenith Group. With a cost of RM6.3 billion, the tunnel will be the largest privately funded public works project in Penang.[1] There will be a toll plaza at the undersea tunnel.

List of interchanges[edit]

Tunnel side[edit]

Km Exit Interchange To Remarks
EXIT ---- Bagan Ajam South Interchange E17 Butterworth Outer Ring Road

North
Teluk Air Tawar
Butterworth
Sungai Petani
Ipoh
South
Seberang Jaya
Perai
Kulim
Gerik
Interchange
E17 Butterworth Outer Ring Road
E-- Penang Undersea Tunnel
Bagan Ajam toll plaza
Penang Undersea Tunnel
North Channel, Penang
Start/End of tunnel
Penang Undersea Tunnel
North Channel, Penang
Penang Undersea Tunnel
North Channel, Penang
Start/End of tunnel
EXIT ---- Gurney Drive Paired Road Interchange Northwest
Gurney Drive Paired Road
Persiaran Gurney (Gurney Drive)
Tanjung Bungah
Batu Feringghi
Interchange
E-- Penang Undersea Tunnel
George Town Inner Ring Road
Southwest
George Town Inner Ring Road
Town centre
Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah (Northam Road)

Gurney Drive Paired Road side[edit]

Km Exit Interchange To Remarks
EXIT ---- Penang Undersea Tunnel Interchange E-- Penang Undersea Tunnel

East
Ipoh
Butterworth
Alor Setar

Southwest
George Town Inner Ring Road
Town centre
Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah (Northam Road)
Interchange
E-- Penang Undersea Tunnel
E-- Gurney Drive Paired Road
EXIT ---- Gurney Drive-PORR Interchange South
E-- Penang Outer Ring Road
Persiaran Gurney (Gurney Drive)
Batu Feringgi
Interchange

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MalaysianInsider". Retrieved 7 February 2015. 

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