North Coastal Paired Road

Package 1

Interchanges
  1. Jalan Sungai Emas

  2. Jalan Sg Satu

  3. JYD Development Roundabout

  4. Intersection Jalan Teluk Bahang

Key Information
Total Length - 9.6 km
At Grade road - 6.8 km
Elevated road - 2.8 km

This new road provides an alternative route for the road users travelling between Tanjung Bungah and Teluk Bahang. Its alignment runs parallel to the existing Jalan Batu Ferringhi. The road is on an undulating terrain with the highest elevation at 159 meters. It runs through forested and vegetated areas, on the fringes of Teluk Bahang Forest Reserve. It has four (4) strategic interchanges that is being planned at:

  1. Jalan Sungai Emas

  2. Jalan Sungai Satu

  3. JYD Development Roundabout

  4. Intersection Jalan Teluk Bahang

This new road is a 4-lane road (two lanes for each direction). It will divert majority of the traffic on the present Tanjung Bungah Teluk Bahang trunk road.   

Benefits of constructing this new road

  1. Reduce the travelling time from 30 minutes to 10 minutes

  2. Allow the famous stretch which is the main tourist belt stretching from Persimpangan Sungai Emas to Sungai Satu to be free from heavy vehicles and traffic congestion.

  3. Provide accessibility to new developments without contributing to the already congested road that cannot be upgraded.

  4. This new road will also allow tourists to enjoy a scenic view of the island while driving.

Impact without this new road

  1. The main roads in Tanjung Bungah, Batu Feringghi, Tg Tokong have reached level of services of E and F respectively. It is projected that most of the roads would have level of services of F between 2015 and 2020 and beyond.

  2. Longer traveling time and cost. Estimated travel cost from travel delays will deteriorate from RM12 per hour in 2014 to RM15 per hour in 2020.

  3. Aggravate negative social psychological and social well-being due to stress and tension while driving in traffic congestion.

  4. Increase economic loss and less public savings due to increase of fuel cost, longer traveling time, less effective-time spend with families. Furthermore, additional time loss from traffic congestion to employers and extra cost for parking.

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