West Coast Expressway

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Expressway 32
West Coast Expressway
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West Coast Expressway is located in Peninsular Malaysia
West Coast Expressway (Peninsular Malaysia)

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Route information
Maintained by West Coast Expressway (WCE) Sdn Bhd
(formerly known as Konsortium Lebuhraya Pantai Barat (KPLB) Sdn Bhd)
Length: 116.0 km (72.1 mi)
Existed: 2014 – present
History: Completion schedule for 2019
Major junctions
North end: Changkat Jering, Perak
  E1 North-South Expressway Northern Route
E2Jelas Expressway
Jkr-ft60.png Federal Route 60
Jkr-ft5.png Federal Route 5
Jkr-ft5.png Ipoh-Lumut Highway
Jkr-ft58.png Federal Route 58
E25 Kuala Lumpur-Kuala Selangor Expressway
Jkr-ft20.png E30 North Klang Straits Bypass
Jkr-ft2.png Federal Highway
E5 Shah Alam Expressway
E26 South Klang Valley Expressway
Jkr-ft31.png Jalan Banting-Dengkil
Jkr-ft32.png Labohan Dagang-Nilai Route
South end: Banting, Selangor
Location
Primary
destinations:
Changkat Jering
Beruas
Ayer Tawar
Kampung Gajah
Teluk Intan
Hutan Melintang
Sabak Bernam
Sungai Besar
Tanjung Karang
Kuala Selangor
Kapar
Bukit Raja
Klang
Teluk Panglima Garang
Banting
Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) Airport (malaysia).jpg
Highway system

The West Coast Expressway, WCE or (Malay: Lebuhraya Pesisiran Pantai Barat or Lebuhraya Pantai Barat), LPPB or LPB, E32, is an expressway that will be built on the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia. It will connect Taiping, Perak to Banting in Selangor. The expressway will be built by Konsortium Lebuhraya Pantai Barat (KLPB) led by Kumpulan Europlus Berhad the project majority owner and Road Builder Group a subsidiary of IJM Corporation Bhd. Approval was given by the government for the construction to begin from 20 December 2013 and to be completed within five years.[1] The project was delayed, and construction began in May 2015.

Overview[edit]

Construction of the expressway will be divided into eleven packages. Works for the first five packages will commence in April 2014 of which three packages are in Selangor while the other two in Perak. The stretch between Tanjung Karang to Hutan Melintang and Teluk Intan to Kampung Lekir will be on the existing stretch of Federal Route 5, while the stretch between Parit to Siputeh will be on the existing stretch of Federal Route 34 which both will be upgraded as part of the expressway. The expressway will have a closed toll system like North-South Expressway.

The highway will cost about RM 4.6 billion, where RM3.6 billion will be construction costs. The concessionaire company is planning to issue bonds in 2009.[needs update] Construction has been delayed to 2009 because of changes in alignment and costing. It is expected to complete in 2012.[needs update][2]

On 12 November 2008, the project was shelved as terms of the current deal could not be finalized within a 15-month time frame. A new tender have to be open out.[3]

On 26 January 2012, Europlus Group Bhd obtained the MYR 7.07 billion tender to build the highway from the government. The highway will have a total length of 316 km, where 92 km will be toll free. The highway will be built on the build-operate-transfer concept with a concession period of 60 years.[4]

On 25 May 2015, the construction of the new West Coast Expressway began. The groundbreaking ceremony for the new expressway was held at Teluk Intan, Perak.

Route background[edit]

The northern terminus of the expressway will be located after the border limit of E1 Changkat Jering Interchange on the North-South Expressway Northern Route. The southern terminus will be located at the Banting Interchange on Federal Route 31. The expressway will also have interchanges to Trong, Beruas, Changkat Cermin, Sitiawan, Lekir, Teluk Intan, Hutan Melintang, Sabak Bernam, Sungai Besar, Sekinchan, Tanjung Karang, E25 Kuala Lumpur-Kuala Selangor Expressway at Assam Jawa, Kapar, E30 New North Klang Straits Bypass, E1 New Klang Valley Expressway at Bukit Raja, FT2 Federal Highway Route 2 at Klang, Sri Andalas, E5 Shah Alam Expressway near Jalan Kebun and E26 South Klang Valley Expressway.

Features[edit]

Overlaps[edit]

Alternate routes[edit]

Junction list[edit]

State District km Exit Name Destinations Notes
Perak Larut, Matang & Selama 32xx Taiping (S) Jkr-ft60.png Federal Route 60 – Changkat Jering, Taiping

E1 E2() North-South Expressway Northern Route Alor Setar-Skudai , E2 Jelas Expressway – Ipoh, Kuala Kangsar, George Town, Alor Setar, Bukit Kayu Hitam

32xx Trong Jkr-ft60.png Federal Route 60 – Trong
Manjung 32xx Beruas Jkr-ft73.png Federal Route 73 - Beruas

Jkr-ft60.png Federal Route 60 – Pantai Remis

32xx Changkat Cermin Jkr-ft5.png Federal Route 5 - Changkat Cermin, Bota, Seri Iskandar
32xx Sitiawan (U) Jkr-ft5.png Federal Route 5 - Sitiawan, Ayer Tawar
32xx Sitiawan Jkr-ft5.png Federal Route 5 - Sitiawan, Lumut
32xx Kampung Lekir Jkr-ft5.png Federal Route 5 - Kampung Lekir
Western terminus of concurrency with Jkr-ft5.png
Perak Tengah Jalan Ulu Dedap Jalan Ulu Dedap - Kampung Ulu Dedap, Pasir Salak, Bota
Hilir Perak Eastern terminus of concurrency with Jkr-ft5.png
32xx Teluk Intan Jkr-ft58.png Federal Route 58 - Teluk Intan, Bidor
Northern terminus of concurrency with Jkr-ft5.png
Bagan Datuk 32xx Hutan Melintang Jkr-ft5.png Federal Route 5 - Hutan Melintang

Jkr-ft69.png Federal Route 69 - Selekoh, Bagan Datuk

Perak - Selangor border Sungai Bernam Bridge
Selangor Sabak Bernam Sabak Bernam Jkr-ft--.pngJalan Gertak Tinggi – Sabak Bernam
Jalan Sungai Air Tawar Jkr-ft--.pngJalan Sungai Air Tawar – Sungai Air Tawar
Sungai Besar Jkr-ft--.pngJalan Sungai Limau Dua – Sungai Besar
Jalan Sungai Panjang Jkr-ft--.pngJalan Sungai Panjang - Sungai Panjang, Tanjong Malim
Sekinchan Jalan Bahagia - Sekinchan
Kuala Selangor Southern terminus of concurrency with Jkr-ft5.png
32xx Tanjong Karang Jkr-ft5.png Federal Route 5 - Tanjong Karang
32xx Assam Jawa Jkr-ft54.png Federal Route 54 - Kuala Selangor, Ijok

E25 Kuala Lumpur–Kuala Selangor Expressway – Rawang, Kuala Lumpur, Damansara

Klang 32xx Kapar Jkr-ft5.png Federal Route 5 - Kapar
32xx New North Klang Straits Bypass 2
32xx New North Klang Straits Bypass 1 E1 New Klang Valley Expressway – Shah Alam, Subang, Damansara, Kuala Lumpur
32xx Federal Highway Route 2 Jkr-ft2.png Federal Route 2 - Klang, Shah Alam, Petaling Jaya, Kuala Lumpur
32xx Sri Andalas
32xx Shah Alam Expressway E5 Shah Alam Expressway – Shah Alam, Klang, Pulau Indah, Subang Jaya, Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Langat 32xx South Klang Valley Expressway E26 South Klang Valley Expressway – Pulau Indah, Putrajaya, Kajang
32xx Banting Jkr-ft31.png Federal Route 31 - Banting, Kuala Lumpur International Airport

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.wce.com.my/media-updates/New-beginning-for-KEuro
  2. ^ Rupinder Singh (2008-07-30). "Europlus plans RM3b bond sale to fund road project". Business Times. 
  3. ^ Jagdev Singh Sidhu and Fintan Ng (2008-11-13). "Govt may call new tender for RM3.2bil West Coast Expressway". The Star. 
  4. ^ Hamsawi, Roziana. "Europlus bags RM7.07b highway job". Business Times Malaysia. Retrieved 27 January 2012. 

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