Client : Malaysian Resources Corporation Berhad
Duration : 3 months
Length : 8km
The Johor Causeway is currently utilised by international
travellers, daily commuters, traders and holidaymakers travelling
between Johor and Singapore. Due to the rapid growth of bilateral
trading and commuting activities between Singapore and Malaysia
over the past few years, there is a need in providing better
infrastructure and facilities to cope with the growing traffic
demand especially from Singapore to Malaysia and vice versa.
The establishment of the new Customs, Immigration, and Quarantine
Complex (CIQ) at Tanjung Puteri will alter the traffic pattern
within Johor Bahru. With the new CIQ, traffic will access
the CIQ Complex through Jalan Stulang Darat and the Inner
Ring Road (IRR) and disperse in the same manner.
The eastern part of Johor Bahru is forecasted to have exceptional
residential and commercial growth and will therefore generate
substantial traffic volume in the near future. However, the
question is asked if the existing roads serving these areas
namely Jalan Tebrau and Jalan Stulang Darat will be able to
cater for that future traffic demand. Jalan Tebrau is currently
performing at capacity with 110,000vpd (HPU, 2002) while Jalan
Stulang Darat caters for 30,000vpd. Considering that these
are the two major roads leading to JB CBD and the CIQ complex
it is therefore pivotal that a new link be introduce to sufficiently
cater for the traffic.
In anticipating this, the Eastern Dispersal Link (EDL) which
links the North South Expressway (NSE) at Pandan and the Inner
Ring Road at the CIQ complex is proposed. This link is approximately
8.5km in length and will feature two interchanges (Pandan
& Bakar Batu).