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The Second Link Expressway E3 is a 47-kilometre (29-mile) controlled-access highway in Johor, Malaysia. It runs from Senai, Kulai District near the international airport to the Malaysia–Singapore Second Link at Tanjung Kupang, Johor Bahru District.[1]

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Expressway 3
Second Link Expressway
Lebuhraya Hubungan Kedua
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Route information
Part of
(Senai North–Tuas)
Maintained by PLUS Expressways
Length47 km (29 mi)
Existed1994–present
HistoryCompleted in 1997
Major junctions
North endJkr-ft16.png Senai Airport Highway at Senai, Johor
 E22 Senai–Desaru Expressway
Jkr-ft1.png Skudai Highway
E2 North–South Expressway Southern Route
Jkr-ft17.png Persisiran Perling
Jkr-ft177.png Port of Tanjung Pelepas Highway
South endAYE-SG.svg Ayer Rajah Expressway at the Malaysia–Singapore Second Link
Location
Primary
destinations
Saleng, Indahpura, Bukit Indah, Iskandar Puteri (Nusajaya), Pulai, Pontian, Ulu Choh, Kangkar Pulai, Taman Perling, Gelang Patah, Tanjung Kupang
Highway system

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Route backgroundEdit

The Kilometre Zero for the entire expressway is located at the Malaysia–Singapore border at the Malaysia–Singapore Second Link.

 
Linkedua Expressway in Malaysia after the Singapore–Malaysia Second Link Bridge, in the northbound direction.
 
Sultan Abu Bakar Check point, Tanjung Kupang

Senai LinkEdit

The northern terminus of this section is at Senai Airport Interchange near Senai Airport, while it shares the same Kilometre Zero with the main link.

Northern and Southern Links (Main Link)Edit

The Kilometre Zero of this section starts at the Malaysia–Singapore border at the Malaysia–Singapore Second Link, while its northern terminus for the main link is at Senai North Interchange in Senai.

Pontian–Johor Bahru Parkway (Pontian Link)Edit

The Kilometre Zero of this section starts at Exit 307 Pulai Interchange which connects with the main link while its eastern terminus is at Taman Perling in Johor Bahru.

HistoryEdit

Construction of the Second LinkEdit

In July 1989, United Engineers Malaysia Berhad (UEM) submitted a proposal to the government of Malaysia to privatize the construction of a second link to Singapore. The acceptance of the proposal brought about the signing of a concession agreement in July 1993, giving exclusive rights and authority to UEM to design, construct, manage, operate and maintain the bridge and expressways for a period of 30 years commencing 27 July 1993.

Following this, a novation agreement was executed in May 1994, whereby UEM assigned all its rights, liabilities and obligations in respect of the concession agreement to Linkedua (Malaysia) Berhad, a wholly owned subsidiary of UEM.

The major components of the project are the Second Crossing bridge, 44 kilometers of expressways, The Sultan Abu Bakar Customs, Immigration and Quarantine Complex, three toll plazas, two rest and service areas and other ancillary facilities. The bridge was designed to accommodate up to 200,000 vehicles a day.

Opening ceremonyEdit

The Second Link was opened to traffic on 2 January 1998. It was officially opened on 18 April the same year by the Prime Ministers of both countries, namely Dato' Seri Dr. Mahathir Mohamad of Malaysia and Goh Chok Tong of Singapore. The Malaysia–Singapore Second Crossing heralded a new era in bilateral relations, and brought with it the promise of improved economic and social ties.[2]

At 2007, PLUS Expressway Berhad has entered into conditional agreements with the UEM Group to acquire the entire interests in Expressway Lingkaran Tengah Sdn Bhd (Elite) and Linkedua (Malaysia) Bhd for RM866mil. That mean ELITE and LINKEDUA became wholly owned subsidiaries of PLUS Expressways Berhad. [3]

Pontian LinkEdit

A new link heading towards Pontian (Pontian Link) through the Pulai Interchange Exit 307A at km 15.3 on the Second Link Expressway was opened to traffic starting from 1:00 pm, 10 November 2007 on Saturday.

The Pontian Link provides easy access for highway users, connecting the Second Link Expressway (from Pulai Interchange) to Ulu Choh-Gelang Patah Interchange (KM5).

Construction of the 2.7 km link started on 17 April 2006 and was fully completed on 16 October 2007

Junction listEdit

Legend:


Senai LinkEdit

The entire section of the Senai Link is located within Kulai District, Johor.

km Exit Name Destinations No. of
lanes
Speed
limit
Notes
Through to Jalan Perusahaan
EXIT 301 Senai Airport I/C   Senai Airport Highway – Senai International Airport  , Senai Four 60 km/h
EXIT 301A Senai Main I/C     Senai–Desaru Expressway – Desaru, Pengerang, Pasir Gudang, Ulu Tiram, Kota Tinggi 110 km/h
BR Sungai Skudai bridge
BR Railway crossing bridge
EXIT 302 Saleng I/C   Skudai Highway – Saleng, Kulai
EXIT 302A Indahpura I/C Persiaran Indahpura – Bandar Indahpura
  🏬 Johor Premium Outlets – 🏬                
EXIT 304 Senai (South) I/C       North–South Expressway Southern Route – Kuala Lumpur, Melaka, Johor Bahru, Skudai 60 km/h
Through to     Northern and Southern Links (Main Link)

Northern and Southern Links (Main Link)Edit

The entire section of the main link is located within the district of Johor Bahru, Johor except the section from Senai North IC to Kangkar Pulai IC, which is located within Kulai District.

km Exit Name Destinations No. of
lanes
Speed
limit
Notes
Through to   Senai Link
EXIT 304 Senai (South) I/C       North–South Expressway Southern Route – Kuala Lumpur, Melaka, Johor Bahru, Skudai Four 60 km/h
EXIT 305 Kangkar Pulai I/C   Skudai–Pontian Highway – Pontian, Skudai 110 km/h Planned
T/P Lima Kedai Toll Plaza TnG TnG TAG TAG TnG TnG 60 km/h Accepts electronic toll payment (Touch 'n Go and SmartTAG) only
EXIT 306 Lima Kedai I/C  J7 Jalan Gelang Patah–Skudai – Lima Kedai, Mutiara Rini, Skudai 110 km/h Planned
EXIT 307 Pulai I/C   Pontian–Johor Bahru Parkway – Pontian, Ulu Choh, Pasir Gudang, Kota Tinggi, Johor Bahru Six
EXIT 311 Nusajaya I/C Nusajaya Highway – Iskandar Puteri (Nusajaya), Legoland Malaysia
EXIT 312 Gelang Patah I/C Nusajaya Highway – Gelang Patah, Iskandar Puteri (Nusajaya), Legoland Malaysia
EXIT 312A Gerbang Nusajaya I/C  J4 Jalan Tanjong Kupang – Gelang Patah, Gerbang Nusajaya, Leisure Farm Planned
L/B Gelang Patah RSA   Gelang Patah RSA -                   Petron, Petronas,   KFC Northbound
EXIT 313 Port of Tanjung Pelepas I/C   Port of Tanjung Pelepas Highway – Port of Tanjung Pelepas  , Tanjung Kupang, Pendas

  Iskandar Coastal Highway Southern Link – Medini Iskandar

L/B Gelang Patah RSA   Gelang Patah RSA -                   Petron, Petronas,   KFC Southbound
T/P Tanjung Kupang Toll Plaza TnG TnG TAG TAG TnG TnG 60 km/h Accepts electronic toll payment (Touch 'n Go and SmartTAG) only
T/P Sultan Abu Bakar Complex TnG  Immigration  Customs  Customs  Immigration TnG
Through to     Malaysia–Singapore Second Link

Johor Bahru ParkwayEdit

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

km Exit Name Destinations No. of
lanes
Speed
limit
Notes
EXIT 309A Ulu Choh-Gelang Patah I/C  J7 Jalan Gelang Patah–Ulu Choh – Ulu Choh, Gelang Patah, Pontian, Gelang Patah Four 60 km/h
EXIT 309 Nusa Bayu I/C Persiaran Nusa Bayu – Nusa Bayu 110 km/h
EXIT 307 Pulai I/C   Main Link – Kuala Lumpur, Melaka, Senai, Senai International Airport  , Iskandar Puteri (Nusajaya), Gelang Patah, Port of Tanjung Pelepas  , Tuas (Singapore)
EXIT 308A Nusa Indah I/C Persiaran Nusa Indah – Nusa Indah, Medical City
EXIT 308 Bukit Indah I/C Bukit Indah Highway – Bukit Indah
BR Sungai Danga bridge
T/P Perling Toll Plaza TnG TnG TAG TAG TnG TnG 60 km/h Accepts electronic toll payment (Touch 'n Go and SmartTAG) only
Through to   Persisiran Perling

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Administrator. "PLUS MALAYSIA BERHAD - Malaysia-Singapore Second Link (Linkedua)". www.plus.com.my.
  2. ^ Singapore, National Library Board,. "Second Link - Infopedia". eresources.nlb.gov.sg.
  3. ^ "PLUS to take over Elite and Linkedua - Business News - The Star Online". www.thestar.com.my.

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