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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 20km toll-free highway to alleviate traffic congestion on the Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu Expressway (LCE) and adjacent arterial roads.

It will serve as the second north-south spine road with limited points of access to ensure certainty in speed and travel time, providing motorists with an alternative to the LCE.

Upon completion, road users can bypass high-traffic locations in high-density areas such as George Town, Paya Terubong, Bayan Baru, and Relau.

PIL 1 is strategically linked via its six interchanges to the Gurney Expressway, the proposed third link, the proposed North-South Expressway (NSE) Link (bypass), and the first and second Penang Bridges.

PIL 1, a dual three-lane highway, will also feature eco-friendly designs such as an elevated highway with 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
  • Cut travel time between the north and south of the island from 45 minutes to 15 minutes
  • Increase productivity and personal time. Less time on the road means more time for family, work and leisure