West Coast Expressway

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Expressway 32
West Coast Expressway
Route information
Maintained by West Coast Expressway (WCE) Sdn Bhd
(formerly known as Konsortium Lebuhraya Pantai Barat (KPLB) Sdn Bhd)
Length233.0 km (144.8 mi)
Existed2014–present
HistoryCompletion schedule in stages begin in June 2019, Fully Completion in 2022 (Expected)
Major junctions
North endChangkat Jering, Perak
 E1 North–South Expressway Northern Route
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 endBanting, Selangor
Location
Primary
destinations
Taiping
Pantai Remis
Beruas
Sitiawan
Teluk Intan
Hutan Melintang
Sabak Bernam
Sekinchan
Kuala Selangor
Kapar
Bukit Raja
Klang
Banting
Highway system

The West Coast Expressway, WCE E32 (Malay: Lebuhraya Pesisiran Pantai Barat or Lebuhraya Pantai Barat), LPPB or LPB, is an expressway under construction 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 2014.

Overview[edit]

Construction of the expressway will be divided into eleven packages. Works for the first five packages was commenced in May 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 73 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 2014, the construction of the new West Coast Expressway began. The groundbreaking ceremony for the new expressway was held near the Teluk Intan interchange in Teluk Intan, Perak.

On 31 May 2019, Section 8 between Hutan Melintang interchange and Teluk Intan interchange is opened to traffic. The opening ceremony was officiated by the Deputy Minister of Works, Mohd. Anuar Tahir.

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 EXIT 14X Taiping (S)

E1() North–South Expressway Northern Route – Taiping, Kuala Kangsar, Ipoh, George Town, Alor Setar, Kuala Lumpur

EXIT 32XX Trong Jkr-ft60.png Federal Route 60 – Trong
Perak Tengah EXIT 32XX Beruas Jkr-ft73.png Federal Route 73 – Beruas, Parit

Jkr-ft60.png Federal Route 60 – Pantai Remis

Trumpet interchange
EXIT 3233 Changkat Cermin Jkr-ft5.png Federal Route 5 – Changkat Cermin, Bota, Seri Iskandar, Batu Gajah, Ipoh Trumpet interchange
Manjung EXIT 32XX Sitiawan (U) Jkr-ft5.png Federal Route 5 – Sitiawan, Ayer Tawar

Jkr-ft100.png Federal Route 100 –Seri Manjung, Lumut, Pelabuhan Lumut Port sign.jpg, Pulau Pangkor Beach (malaysia).jpg, Teluk Senangin Beach (malaysia).jpg

Trumpet interchange
EXIT 32XX Sitiawan Jkr-ft5.png Federal Route 5 – Sitiawan

Jkr-ft60.png Federal Route 60 – Seri Manjung, Lumut, Pelabuhan Lumut Port sign.jpg, Pulau Pangkor Beach (malaysia).jpg, Teluk Batik Beach (malaysia).jpg

Trumpet interchange
EXIT 32XX Lekir Jkr-ft5.png Federal Route 5 – Lekir Diamond interchange
Western terminus of concurrency with Jkr-ft5.png
Kampung Kayan
Perak Tengah Jalan Trans Perak MYS blank.svgA266 Jalan Trans Perak – FELCRA Seberang Perak, Kampung Gajah, Bota Kiri
Jalan Bota Kiri MYS blank.svgA18 Jalan Bota Kiri – Pasir Salak, Kampung Gajah, Bota Kiri
Hilir Perak Sungai Dedap
Sungai Rubana
Sultan Yusuf Bridge
Eastern terminus of concurrency with Jkr-ft5.png(opened to traffic)
EXIT 3223 Teluk Intan Jkr-ft58.png Federal Route 58 – Teluk Intan, Bidor

Jkr-ft5.png Federal Route 5 – Hutan Melintang, Bagan Datuk

Diamond interchange
Bagan Datuk EXIT 3222 Hutan Melintang Jkr-ft5.png Federal Route 5 – Hutan Melintang

Jalan Sungai Samak – Kampung Sungai Samak

(opened to traffic)

Northern terminus of concurrency with Jkr-ft5.png

PerakSelangor border Sungai Bernam Bridge
Selangor Sabak Bernam Sabak Bernam MYS blank.svgB53 Jalan Gertak Tinggi – Sabak Bernam Diamond interchange
Jalan Sungai Air Tawar MYS blank.svgB55 Jalan Sungai Air Tawar – Sungai Air Tawar, Bagan Nakhoda Omar Diamond interchange
Sungai Besar MYS blank.svgB51 Jalan Sungai Limau Dua – Sungai Besar Diamond interchange
Jalan Sungai Panjang MYS blank.svgB44 Jalan Sungai Panjang – Sungai Panjang, Tanjung Malim Half-diamond interchange
Sekinchan Jalan Bahagia – Sekinchan Diamond interchange
Kuala Selangor Southern terminus of concurrency with Jkr-ft5.png
EXIT 32XX Tanjung Karang Jkr-ft5.png Federal Route 5 – Tanjung Karang
EXIT 32XX Assam Jawa Jkr-ft54.png Federal Route 54 – Kuala Selangor, Bestari Jaya

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

Klang EXIT 32XX Kapar Jkr-ft5.png Federal Route 5 – Kapar

Jkr-ft3217.png Jalan Perindustrian Kapar–Meru – Meru, Setia Alam

Trumpet interchange
EXIT 32XX New North Klang Straits Bypass 2 Jkr-ft3217.png Jalan Perindustrian Kapar–Meru – Meru, Setia Alam

E30 New North Klang Straits Bypass – Pelabuhan Klang Port sign.jpg

Partial cloverleaf interchange
EXIT 32XX New North Klang Straits Bypass 1 E1 New Klang Valley Expressway – Shah Alam, Subang, Damansara, Kuala Lumpur

E30 New North Klang Straits Bypass – Pelabuhan Klang Port sign.jpg

EXIT 32XX Federal Highway Route 2 Jkr-ft2.png Federal Route 2 – Klang, Pelabuhan Klang Port sign.jpg, Shah Alam, Petaling Jaya, Kuala Lumpur
EXIT 32XX Sri Andalas Jkr-ft190.png Federal Route 190 – Taman Sri Andalas
EXIT 32XX Shah Alam Expressway E5 Shah Alam Expressway – Pulau Indah Port sign.jpg, Klang, Shah Alam, Subang Jaya, Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Langat EXIT 32XX South Klang Valley Expressway E26 South Klang Valley Expressway – Pulau Indah Port sign.jpg, Putrajaya, Cyberjaya, Kajang Trumpet interchange
EXIT 3201 Banting Jkr-ft31.png Jalan Banting–Dengkil – Banting, Dengkil, Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) Airport (malaysia).jpg

Jkr-ft5.png Federal Route 5 – Morib, Tanjung Sepat

Trumpet interchange

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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