The Penang Three Major Roads and Third Link (PMRT) is a strategic traffic dispersal plan to cater to the rising number of vehicles on the road, particularly with foreseeable major developments taking place over the next decades and to provide a long-term relief from congestion.

PMRT consists of three major roads which are toll-free as below:

  1. The North Coastal Paired Road from Tanjong Bungah to Teluk Bahang
  2. The Ayer Itam – Lebuhraya Tun Dr. Lim Chong Eu Bypass
  3. Persiaran Gurney – Lebuhraya Tun Dr. Lim Chong Eu Bypass


Through PTMR, we can:

  • Make Penang a more vibrant and liveable city
  • High multiplier economic effect, starting from the development period
  • Able to attract talent and investment at par with other global cities
  • Easy commute to work or play
  • Increase productivity and personal time with less time on the road
  • Save fuel and vehicle maintenance
  • Ability to plan journey more efficiently

The Ayer Hitam – Lebuhraya Tun Dr. Lim Chong Eu Bypass is the first project to take off under the PTMP, with the groundbreaking ceremony held on 2 November 2019.