Menora Tunnel

The Menora Tunnel or Meru-Menora Tunnel is a highway tunnel in Perak, Malaysia. It is an 800-metre tunnel[1] on the North–South Expressway Northern Route near Jelapang.[2] It runs underneath the Keledang Range.[1]

Menora & Meru Tunnel
Photo of Menora Tunnel entrance.jpg
Menora & Meru Tunnel
Menora Tunnel is located in Malaysia
Menora Tunnel
Location in Malaysia
Overview
LocationJelapang, Perak, Malaysia
Coordinates4°41′29″N 101°1′7″E / 4.69139°N 101.01861°E / 4.69139; 101.01861
StatusOperational
RouteE1 North–South Expressway Northern Route
Operation
Work begun1983
ConstructedUnited Engineers Malaysia Berhad (UEM)
Opened1986
OwnerGovernment of Malaysia
Malaysian Highway Authority (LLM)
OperatorPLUS Malaysia Berhad
(Projek Lebuhraya Usahasama Berhad)
Technical
Length800m
No. of lanes4 (2 for each direction)
Operating speed80 km/h (50 mph)
Tunnel clearance5m

The Menora tunnel was opened officially in 1986. There are two tunnels side by side for each direction. The tunnel is a frequent site of accidents.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Geological Survey of Malaysia (1983). Annual Report of the Geological Survey of Malaysia. p. 222.
  2. ^ P. Chandra Sagaran (2016-07-14). "Car plunges into ravine after Menora Tunnel". The Sun.
  3. ^ T. Avineshwaran (2016-07-13). "Menora tunnel continues to haunt users".