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Pan Island Link 1 (PIL 1)

Pan Island Link 1 (PIL 1)

Note: Transit alignment & system subject to review prior to implementation.

Driving Towards a Modern Penang

The proposed PIL 1 highway will be a new 20 km highway to alleviate traffic congestion on the Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu (LCE) Expressway and adjacent arterial roads. PIL 1 is strategically linked via its six interchanges to Gurney Expressway, the proposed third link, the proposed North-South Expressway (NSE) Link (bypass), First and the Second Bridges.

The PIL 1 highway will also feature eco-friendly designs such as an elevated highway consisting tunnel sections and a cable-stayed bridge to minimise social and environmental impact.


  • Travel smoothly as traffic will be significantly lighter on LCE, Jalan Tun Dr Awang, Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah and other adjacent arterial roads.
  • Commute to work easily. Upon completion, high-density areas such as George Town, Paya Terubong, Bayan Baru, and Relau can bypass high-traffic locations.
  • Increase productivity and personal time. Less time on the road means more time for family, work and leisure.
  • 20km in length;
  • Serves as the second north-south spine and provides an alternative to the congested Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu Expressway;
  • 5 strategic interchanges connecting Gurney Expressway, Jalan Paya Terubong, Jalan Tun Dr Awang, the LCE, the First and Second Penang Bridges and the Penang International Airport;
  • Toll-free;
  • Will reduce north-south travel time by half an hour from the current 45 minutes to just 15 minutes;
  • A dual three-lane highway purpose-built with limited points of access to ensure certainty in speed and travel time.