Johor Bahru Eastern Dispersal Link Expressway
The Johor Bahru Eastern Dispersal Link Expressway, EDL (also known as Johor Bahru Eastern Dispersal Scheme)  (Malay: Lebuhraya Penyebaran Timur Johor Bahru), is an expressway in Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia. The 8.1 km (5.0 mi) expressway connects the end of North–South Expressway Southern Route at Pandan to the new Sultan Iskandar Building CIQ Complex in the city centre. It is a toll expressway (toll commenced on August 1st, 2014) and act as bypass to CIQ complex without using Tebrau Highway (Federal Route 3) to the city centre. This project is part of the JB Master Plan and is linked with the Iskandar Malaysia project (formerly South Johor Economic Region (SJER) or Iskandar Development Region (IDR)) to propel the region into a modern economic powerhouse. The construction costs of the expressway is RM 1 billion.
|Johor Bahru Eastern Dispersal Link Expressway|
EDL in red
|Maintained by MRCB Lingkaran Selatan Sdn Bhd|
|Length||8.1 km (5.0 mi)|
|History||Completed on 2012|
|North end||Pandan Interchange on|
North–South Expressway Southern Route
| North–South Expressway Southern Route|
Johor Bahru East Coast Highway
J5 Johor Bahru East Coast Parkway
Johor Bahru Inner Ring Road
|South end||Sultan Iskandar Building (CIQ)|
|Permas Jaya, Kampung Bakar Batu, Pasir Pelangi, Stulang|
In August 2012, the Malaysian government decided that it will acquire the Johor-based Eastern Dispersal Link (EDL) from Malaysia Resources Corp Bhd (MRCB), confirming speculation on the matter and turning analysts bullish on outlook of the construction giant.
The Kilometre Zero of the expressway is located at CIQ Interchange near Sultan Iskandar Building CIQ Complex.
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.
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 he or she drives on the EDL. 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.
|Crosses||J5 Johor Bahru East Coast Parkway|
|Locale||Johor Bahru Eastern Dispersal Link Expressway|
|Official name||EDL flyover|
|Maintained by||MRCB Lingkaran Selatan Sdn Bhd|
|Design||box girder bridge|
|Total length||3 km|
|Designer||Malaysian Highway Authority (LLM)|
Malaysian Resources Corporation Berhad (MRCB)
|Constructed by||MRCB Construction Sdn Bhd|
List of interchangesEdit
Below is a list of interchanges (exits), laybys and rest and service areas along the Johor Bahru Eastern Dispersal Link Expressway. The exits are arranged in ascending numerical order from North to South.
- I/C - interchange, RSA - Rest and service area, OBR - overhead bridge restaurant, L/B - layby, V/P - vista point, TN - tunnel, T/P - toll plaza, BR - bridge
|Through to North–South Expressway Southern Route|
|Pandan I/C||Tebrau Highway – City Centre, Tampoi, Mersing, Kota Tinggi||Four||110 km/h|
|6.6||RSA||Pandan RSA||Pandan RSA - TnG POS||Six||90 km/h||Southbound|
|BR||Anak Sungai Sebulong bridge|
|RSA||Pandan RSA||Pandan RSA (under planning) -||Northbound|
|Bakar Batu I/C|| Johor Bahru East Coast Highway – Permas Jaya, Pasir Gudang
J5 Johor Bahru East Coast Parkway – Bakar Batu, Taman Sentosa
|0.0||1401||CIQ I/C||Johor Bahru Inner Ring Road – City Centre, Skudai, Stulang|
|T/P||Sultan Iskandar Building (CIQ)||Immigration||60 km/h||Accepts electronic toll payment (Touch 'n Go) only|
|Through to Johor Causeway|
- 12 projects in IDR this year Archived 2010-02-09 at the Wayback Machine
- "Govt takes over highway". thestar.com.my. 2012-08-31. Retrieved 2012-08-31.