HIGHWAYS AND ROADS
SRS Consortium’s highway master plan outlines strategic traffic bypasses to cater for the rising number of vehicles on the road, particularly with foreseeable major developments taking place over the next decades and to provide long-term relief from congestion.
For Penang Island, the plan includes construction of highways and roads of:
- Pan Island Link 1;
- Pan Island Link 2;
- Pan Island Link 2A; and
- North Coast Pair Road (eastern section).
For Seberang Perai, the overall proposed plan includes:
- Upgrading of BKE interchange;
- Upgrading of Juru interchange; and
- Construction of “missing links” in Seberang Perai’s local road network.
The highway master plan outlines strategic traffic bypasses to cater for the rising number of vehicles on the road, particularly with foreseeable major developments taking place and to provide long-term relief from congestion.
The Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu (LCE) Expressway is the only key north-south highway on Penang Island. However, it has outgrown its intended design capacity and has become severely congested.
The LCE needs to cater for additional traffic demand from newly constructed infrastructure such as the Second Penang Bridge, the planned airport and industrial zone expansions, as well as simultaneous developments on the eastern coast.
Without long-term intervention measures, conditions on the LCE will continue to deteriorate, and so too will the future growth and liveability of Penang.
|Penang Island||Length (km)||No. of Interchanges|
|4||North Coast Pair Road||4||3|
|Seberang Perai||Length (km)||No. of Interchanges|
|3||Missing Links (local network): Permatang Pasir-Perda||7|
|4||Missing Links and Upgrading Links (local network): Bkt Minyak area||2|
- PIL 1 – 6 interchanges including Relau IC
- PIL 2 – excluding Relau IC