Time and distance will be shortened for Johor Bahru road users once the Eastern Dispersal Link (EDL) begins operation in January 2012. People traveling from Singapore and Johor Bahru to Pandan will benefit greatly from this six lane expressway.
According to the Lingkaran Selatan Sdn. Bhd, Project Director, Mr. Shahruddin Mohamed, the opening of the 8.1km, six lane express way will ease the traffic congestion normally encountered by motorists along Jalan Tebrau during peak hours.
The expressway links the Customs, Immigration and Quarantine (CIQ) complexes at the causeway with the North-South Highway at the Pandan Interchange. With a built up value of RM 977mil the expressway is expected to improve the congested traffic in Johor Bahru and help to boost the economy by enhancing the link between the main Tebrau industrial area and the port of Pasir Gudang.
Lingkaran Selatan Sdn. Bhd is expected to collect toll from roadusers in the future which rates would be decided by the cabinet.
“Flood-prone areas such as Stulang Darat and Pasir Pelangi are expected to experience an ease with the building of a new drainage system along the EDL, said Shaharuddin.