West Coast Expressway
|West Coast Expressway|
|Maintained by West Coast Expressway (WCE) Sdn Bhd|
(formerly known as Konsortium Lebuhraya Pantai Barat (KPLB) Sdn Bhd)
|Length||233.0 km (144.8 mi)|
|History||Completion schedule in stages begin in June 2019, Fully Completion in 2022 (Expected)|
|North end||Changkat Jering, Perak|
| North–South Expressway Northern Route|
Federal Route 60
Federal Route 5
Federal Route 58
Kuala Lumpur–Kuala Selangor Expressway
North Klang Straits Bypass
Shah Alam Expressway
South Klang Valley Expressway
Labohan Dagang–Nilai Route
|South end||Banting, Selangor|
The West Coast Expressway, WCE (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. The project was delayed, and construction began in May 2014.
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]
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.
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.
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.
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.
- Tanjung Karang–Hutan Melintang : Federal Route 5
- Teluk Intan–Lekir : Federal Route 5
- Parit–Siputih : Jalan Siputeh–Batu Hampar
- Beruas–Taiping South Interchange : Federal Route 60
This section contains a table that is missing kilometre posts for one or more junctions.
|Perak||Larut, Matang & Selama||EXIT 14X||Taiping (S)||
() North–South Expressway Northern Route – Taiping, Kuala Kangsar, Ipoh, George Town, Alor Setar, Kuala Lumpur
|EXIT 32XX||Trong||Federal Route 60 – Trong|
|Perak Tengah||EXIT 32XX||Beruas|| Federal Route 73 – Beruas, Parit
Federal Route 60 – Pantai Remis
|EXIT 3233||Changkat Cermin||Federal Route 5 – Changkat Cermin, Bota, Seri Iskandar, Batu Gajah, Ipoh||Trumpet interchange|
|Manjung||EXIT 32XX||Sitiawan (U)|| Federal Route 5 – Sitiawan, Ayer Tawar
Federal Route 100 –Seri Manjung, Lumut, Pelabuhan Lumut , Pulau Pangkor , Teluk Senangin
|EXIT 32XX||Sitiawan|| Federal Route 5 – Sitiawan
Federal Route 60 – Seri Manjung, Lumut, Pelabuhan Lumut , Pulau Pangkor , Teluk Batik
|EXIT 32XX||Lekir||Federal Route 5 – Lekir||Diamond interchange|
|Western terminus of concurrency with|
|Perak Tengah||Jalan Trans Perak||A266 Jalan Trans Perak – FELCRA Seberang Perak, Kampung Gajah, Bota Kiri|
|Jalan Bota Kiri||A18 Jalan Bota Kiri – Pasir Salak, Kampung Gajah, Bota Kiri|
|Hilir Perak||Sungai Dedap|
|Sultan Yusuf Bridge|
|Eastern terminus of concurrency with (opened to traffic)|
|EXIT 3223||Teluk Intan|| Federal Route 58 – Teluk Intan, Bidor
Federal Route 5 – Hutan Melintang, Bagan Datuk
|Bagan Datuk||EXIT 3222||Hutan Melintang|| Federal Route 5 – Hutan Melintang
Jalan Sungai Samak – Kampung Sungai Samak
|(opened to traffic)
Northern terminus of concurrency with
|Perak–Selangor border||Sungai Bernam Bridge|
|Selangor||Sabak Bernam||Sabak Bernam||B53 Jalan Gertak Tinggi – Sabak Bernam||Diamond interchange|
|Jalan Sungai Air Tawar||B55 Jalan Sungai Air Tawar – Sungai Air Tawar, Bagan Nakhoda Omar||Diamond interchange|
|Sungai Besar||B51 Jalan Sungai Limau Dua – Sungai Besar||Diamond interchange|
|Jalan Sungai Panjang||B44 Jalan Sungai Panjang – Sungai Panjang, Tanjung Malim||Half-diamond interchange|
|Sekinchan||Jalan Bahagia – Sekinchan||Diamond interchange|
|Kuala Selangor||Southern terminus of concurrency with|
|EXIT 32XX||Tanjung Karang||Federal Route 5 – Tanjung Karang|
|EXIT 32XX||Assam Jawa|| Federal Route 54 – Kuala Selangor, Bestari Jaya
Kuala Lumpur–Kuala Selangor Expressway – Rawang, Selayang, Kuala Lumpur, Damansara
|Klang||EXIT 32XX||Kapar|| Federal Route 5 – Kapar
Jalan Perindustrian Kapar–Meru – Meru, Setia Alam
|EXIT 32XX||New North Klang Straits Bypass 2|| Jalan Perindustrian Kapar–Meru – Meru, Setia Alam
New North Klang Straits Bypass – Pelabuhan Klang
|Partial cloverleaf interchange|
|EXIT 32XX||New North Klang Straits Bypass 1|| New Klang Valley Expressway – Shah Alam, Subang, Damansara, Kuala Lumpur
New North Klang Straits Bypass – Pelabuhan Klang
|EXIT 32XX||Federal Highway Route 2||Federal Route 2 – Klang, Pelabuhan Klang , Shah Alam, Petaling Jaya, Kuala Lumpur|
|EXIT 32XX||Sri Andalas||Federal Route 190 – Taman Sri Andalas|
|EXIT 32XX||Shah Alam Expressway||Shah Alam Expressway – Pulau Indah , Klang, Shah Alam, Subang Jaya, Kuala Lumpur|
|Kuala Langat||EXIT 32XX||South Klang Valley Expressway||South Klang Valley Expressway – Pulau Indah , Putrajaya, Cyberjaya, Kajang||Trumpet interchange|
|EXIT 3201||Banting|| Jalan Banting–Dengkil – Banting, Dengkil, Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA)
Federal Route 5 – Morib, Tanjung Sepat
- Rupinder Singh (2008-07-30). "Europlus plans RM3b bond sale to fund road project". Business Times.
- Jagdev Singh Sidhu and Fintan Ng (2008-11-13). "Govt may call new tender for RM3.2bil West Coast Expressway". The Star.
- Hamsawi, Roziana. "Europlus bags RM7.07b highway job". Business Times Malaysia. Retrieved 27 January 2012.