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:||116.0 km (72.1 mi)|
|Existed:||2014 – present|
|History:||Completion schedule for 2019|
|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|
Teluk Panglima Garang
Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA)
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. The project was delayed, and construction began in May 2015.
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]
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.
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-Kampung 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||32xx||Taiping (S)||Federal Route 60 – Changkat Jering, Taiping|
|32xx||Trong||Federal Route 60 – Trong|
|Manjung||32xx||Beruas|| Federal Route 73 - Beruas
Federal Route 60 – Pantai Remis
|32xx||Changkat Cermin||Federal Route 5 - Changkat Cermin, Bota, Seri Iskandar|
|32xx||Sitiawan (U)||Federal Route 5 - Sitiawan, Ayer Tawar|
|32xx||Sitiawan||Federal Route 5 - Sitiawan, Lumut|
|32xx||Kampung Lekir||Federal Route 5 - Kampung Lekir|
|Western terminus of concurrency with|
|Perak Tengah||Jalan Ulu Dedap||Jalan Ulu Dedap - Kampung Ulu Dedap, Pasir Salak, Bota|
|Hilir Perak||Eastern terminus of concurrency with|
|32xx||Teluk Intan||Federal Route 58 - Teluk Intan, Bidor|
|Northern terminus of concurrency with|
|Bagan Datuk||32xx||Hutan Melintang|| Federal Route 5 - Hutan Melintang
Federal Route 69 - Selekoh, Bagan Datuk
|Perak - Selangor border||Sungai Bernam Bridge|
|Selangor||Sabak Bernam||Sabak Bernam||Jalan Gertak Tinggi – Sabak Bernam|
|Jalan Sungai Air Tawar||Jalan Sungai Air Tawar – Sungai Air Tawar|
|Sungai Besar||Jalan Sungai Limau Dua – Sungai Besar|
|Jalan Sungai Panjang||Jalan Sungai Panjang - Sungai Panjang, Tanjong Malim|
|Sekinchan||Jalan Bahagia - Sekinchan|
|Kuala Selangor||Southern terminus of concurrency with|
|32xx||Tanjong Karang||Federal Route 5 - Tanjong Karang|
|32xx||Assam Jawa|| Federal Route 54 - Kuala Selangor, Ijok
Kuala Lumpur–Kuala Selangor Expressway – Rawang, Kuala Lumpur, Damansara
|Klang||32xx||Kapar||Federal Route 5 - Kapar|
|32xx||New North Klang Straits Bypass 2|
|32xx||New North Klang Straits Bypass 1||New Klang Valley Expressway – Shah Alam, Subang, Damansara, Kuala Lumpur|
|32xx||Federal Highway Route 2||Federal Route 2 - Klang, Shah Alam, Petaling Jaya, Kuala Lumpur|
|32xx||Shah Alam Expressway||Shah Alam Expressway – Shah Alam, Klang, Pulau Indah, Subang Jaya, Kuala Lumpur|
|Kuala Langat||32xx||South Klang Valley Expressway||South Klang Valley Expressway – Pulau Indah, Putrajaya, Kajang|
|32xx||Banting||Federal Route 31 - Banting, Kuala Lumpur International Airport|
- 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.