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).