Tallest elevated road in Malaysia

by | Jan 14, 2022 | NATIONAL, NEWS | 0 comments

The tallest elevated road in the country stretches for 3.8 km and winds around Bukit Kukus from Lebuh Bukit Jambul on the Bayan Lepas side to Jalan Tun Sardon and Paya Terubong in Ayer Itam on the island of Penang.

The elevated road which was open to traffic on Jan. 13 is expected to serve approximately 60,000 motorists a day and links the most densely populated neighborhoods on the island and is expected to ease traffic congestion on the old roads by 30 percent.

It also has a cycling lane, giving users a view of much greenery in the area from 61.5m above ground. Off-road cycling enthusiasts can use these trails provided under the viaduct.

The Penang Island City Council, in a media statement, said the project is the biggest ever implemented by the council and cost RM378.2 million for construction, land acquisition and consultancy.

The City Council stated that the road was designed in accordance with Malaysian standards and added that the speed limit is controlled while all corners are safe.

Regular checks will be made by the council on the elevated road which has a lifespan of 99 years.