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Johor Bahru Eastern Dispersal Link Expressway

The Johor Bahru Eastern Dispersal Link Expressway, EDL (also known as Johor Bahru Eastern Dispersal Scheme) Jkr-ft38.png[1] (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.[2]

Jkr-ft38.png

Federal Route 38
Johor Bahru Eastern Dispersal Link Expressway
(EDL Expressway)
EDL in red
Route information
Part of
Maintained by MRCB Lingkaran Selatan Sdn Bhd
Length8.1 km (5.0 mi)
Existed2007–present
HistoryCompleted on 2012
Major junctions
North endPandan Interchange on
E2 North–South Expressway Southern Route
 E2 North–South Expressway Southern Route
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
Johor Causeway
South endSultan Iskandar Building (CIQ)
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 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.[3]

The Kilometre Zero of the expressway is located at CIQ Interchange near Sultan Iskandar Building CIQ Complex.

Contents

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 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.

EDL flyover

Jejambat EDL
CarriesMotor vehicles
Crosses J5 Johor Bahru East Coast Parkway
LocaleJohor Bahru Eastern Dispersal Link Expressway
Official nameEDL flyover
Maintained byMRCB Lingkaran Selatan Sdn Bhd
Characteristics
Designbox girder bridge
Total length3 km
Width--
Longest span--
History
DesignerMalaysian Highway Authority (LLM)
Malaysian Resources Corporation Berhad (MRCB)
Constructed byMRCB Construction Sdn Bhd
Opened2012

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.

The entire section is located within the district of Johor Bahru, Johor.

km Exit Name Destinations No. of
lanes
Speed
limit
Notes
Through to       North–South Expressway Southern Route
EXIT 1404A
EXIT 1404B
EXIT 1404C
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
EXIT 1402
EXIT 1403A
EXIT 1403B
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) TnG  Immigration

 Immigration TnG

60 km/h Accepts electronic toll payment (Touch 'n Go) only
Through to   Johor Causeway

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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