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Johor Bahru Eastern Dispersal Link Expressway

The Johor Bahru Eastern Dispersal Link Expressway E14 Jkr-ft38.png[1] is a controlled-access highway entirely within the Johor Bahru District, Johor, Malaysia. The 8.1-kilometre (5.0-mile) expressway connects the end of the North–South Expressway Southern Route at Pandan to the Johor–Singapore Causeway in the city centre. The expressway was constructed to allow cross-border traffic to bypass the city centre and reduce congestion along Tebrau Highway, the existing main route to the causeway. This project is part of the Johor Bahru Master Plan and is part of the Iskandar Malaysia project. The construction costs of the expressway is RM 1 billion.[2]

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Expressway 14
Johor Bahru Eastern Dispersal Link Expressway
Lebuhraya Penyebaran Timur Johor Bahru
EDL in red
Route information
Part of
Maintained by the Malaysian Public Works Department
Length8.1 km (5.0 mi)
Existed2007–present
HistoryCompleted on 2012
Major junctions
North endE2 North–South Expressway Southern Route at Pandan-Tebrau, Johor
 Jkr-ft3.png Tebrau Highway
Jkr-ft35.png Johor Bahru East Coast Highway
MYS blank.svgJ5 Johor Bahru East Coast Parkway
Jkr-ft188.png Johor Bahru Inner Ring Road
South endBKE-SG.svg Bukit Timah Expressway at the Johor–Singapore Causeway
Location
Primary
destinations
Permas Jaya, Kampung Bakar Batu, Pasir Pelangi, Stulang
Highway system

In August 2012, the Malaysian government decided that it will acquire the expressway from Malaysia Resources Corp Bhd (MRCB).[3]

HistoryEdit

The construction of the Johor Bahru Eastern Dispersal Link was proposed in 2004 in the Ninth Malaysia Plan (2006–2010). The construction began on 1 October 2007 and was completed on 20 March 2012. On 1 April 2012, the highway was opened to public.

ControversiesEdit

Houses along Jalan Sri Pelangi Satu and Jalan Sri Pelangi Dua had been reclaimed by the government due to the necessity to use the land for the project. The compensation sum given to the owners of the houses was considered low by many of the residents there. However, no further adjustments was made to the sum.

Another major controversy is that only the motorists who use the CIQ complex to travel to Singapore will be charged the toll; whether or not the EDL is used. However, on 30 Aug 2012, five months after the EDL was opened to public, the controversy was resolved when the government announced that they will take over the EDL from MRCB. On 1 January 2018, toll collections at JB Eastern Dispersal Link was abolished.

Junction listEdit

The entire expressway is located within the Johor Bahru District, Johor.

LocationkmExitNameDestinationsNotes
Through to     ( ) North–South Expressway Southern Route
Pandan-Tebrau1404Pandan  Tebrau Highway – Johor Bahru city centre, Tampoi, Kota Tinggi, Mersing
6.6Pandan rest and service area (southbound)
Kampung Bakar Batu1403BBakar Batu J5 Jalan Pasir Pelangi – Pasir Gudang, Permas Jaya, Kampung Bakar BatuNorthbound entrance & southbound exit only
1403ABakar Batu  Johor Bahru East Coast Highway – Pasir Gudang, Permas JayaSouthbound entrance & northbound exit only
1402 J5 Jalan Pasir Pelangi – Johor Bahru city centre, Taman SentosaNorthbound exit only
Johor Bahru1401CIQ  Johor Bahru Inner Ring Road – Johor Bahru city centre
0.0Sultan Iskandar Building
Johor Bahru checkpoint
Johor–Singapore Causeway over the Straits of Johor
Malaysia–Singapore border
Through to   ( ) Bukit Timah Expressway
1.000 km = 0.621 mi; 1.000 mi = 1.609 km

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.federalgazette.agc.gov.my/outputp/pua_20180730_P.U.%20(A)%20178.pdf
  2. ^ 12 projects in IDR this year Archived 2010-02-09 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Govt takes over highway". thestar.com.my. 2012-08-31. Retrieved 2012-08-31.

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