Johor Bahru Eastern Dispersal Link Expressway

The Johor Bahru Eastern Dispersal Link Expressway Johor Bahru Eastern Dispersal Link Expressway FT 38[1] is a controlled-access highway entirely within Johor Bahru, 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. The construction costs of the expressway is RM 1 billion.[2]

Expressway 14
Johor Bahru Eastern Dispersal Link Expressway
Lebuhraya Penyebaran Timur Johor Bahru
EDL in red
Route information
Part of AH2
Maintained by the Malaysian Public Works Department
Length8.1 km (5.0 mi)
Existed2007–present
HistoryCompleted in 2012
Major junctions
North end North–South Expressway Southern Route North–South Expressway Southern Route at Pandan-Tebrau, Johor
Major intersections FT 3 Tebrau Highway
FT 35 Johor Bahru East Coast Highway
J5 Johor Bahru East Coast Parkway
FT 188 Johor Bahru Inner Ring Road
South end Bukit Timah Expressway at the Johor–Singapore Causeway
Location
CountryMalaysia
Primary
destinations
Permas Jaya, Kampung Bakar Batu, Pasir Pelangi, Stulang
Highway system
Johor Bahru Eastern Dispersal Link Expressway

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

The Kilometre Zero of the entire expressway is located after the CIQ Interchange before the Sultan Iskandar Building towards the Malaysia-Singapore border.

History

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.

Controversies

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 August 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 and replaced by Road Charge on every Singapore car that enters Malaysia.

List of interchanges

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.

LocationkmExitInterchangeDestinationsNotes/Remarks
Woodlands Johor–Singapore Causeway South
Singapore

Woodlands Checkpoint
AH2 Bukit Timah Expressway
Start (northbound)/end (southbound) of causeway
Singapore
Woodlands border
Johor–Singapore Causeway
ASEAN SingaporeMalaysia Border
Malaysia
Johor Darul Takzim
Johor Bahru district border
Johor Bahru Johor–Singapore Causeway End (northbound)/start (southbound) of causeway
0.0 Sultan Iskandar Building Johor Bahru checkpoint
Johor Bahru Eastern Dispersal Link Expressway AH2 Johor Bahru Eastern Dispersal Expressway
Southern end of expressway
EDL border limit
Johor Bahru 1401 CIQ FT 188 Johor Bahru Inner Ring Road

East
Jalan Sultan Ibrahim
Sultan Iskandar Building

West
Sultanah Aminah Hospital
Stack interchange
Bakar Batu–CIQ Flyover Northbound start of flyover
Kampung Bakar Batu Southbound end of flyover
Southbound entrance only from Jalan Stulang Darat
1402 J5 Jalan Pasir Pelangi

North
Taman Sentosa
Johor Bahru city centre
Northbound entrance & exit only
1403A Bakar Batu FT 35 Johor Bahru East Coast Parkway

East
Permas Jaya
Pasir Gudang
Northbound entrance & exit only
Bakar Batu–CIQ Flyover End (northbound)/start (southbound) of flyover
4.6 1403B Bakar Batu J5 Jalan Pasir Pelangi

South
Kampung Bakar Batu
Permas Jaya
Pasir Gudang
Northbound entrance & southbound exit only
Mid Valley Southkey Mid Valley Southkey Interchange
Operational since April 2019
Pandan Sungai Sebulong Bridge
Anak Sungai Sebulong Bridge
6.6 Pandan rest and service area Southbound only
7.7 1404 Pandan FT 3 Tebrau Highway

Northeast
Kota Tinggi
Mersing

Southwest
Tampoi
Johor Bahru city centre
Cloverleaf interchange
No southbound exit to northeast direction
Johor Bahru Eastern Dispersal Link Expressway AH2 Johor Bahru Eastern Dispersal Expressway
Northern end of expressway
EDL border limit
North–South Expressway Southern Route AH2 North–South Expressway Southern Route
Southern end of expressway
PLUS border limit
Pandan North–South Expressway Southern Route AH2 North-South Expressway Southern Route

Northwest
Bandar Dato' Onn
Setia Tropika
Kempas
Malacca
Kuala Lumpur
LocationkmExitInterchangeDestinationsNotes/Remarks

References

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