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" Presenting... Eastern Dispersal Link - JB's traffic solution "

Pandan Interchange

FREE within Johor Bahru

EDL expressway is free for use for everyone in Johor Baru!


Elevated Section of Highway


At-Grade Section of Highway

> 60,000 Vehicles

cross the Causeway everyday

Pandan Interchange CIQ Complex

Jalan Tebrau
EDL (E14)


The Eastern Dispersal Link (EDL) is an 8.1km expressway that connects the end of the North-South Expressway (NSE) at Pandan Interchange to the new Bangunan Sultan Iskandar, Custom, Immigration and Quarantine (CIQ) in the city centre. The RM1.27 billion project will act as a bypass to CIQ complex without using Jalan Tebrau (Federal Route) to the city centre.

The EDL starts at Pandan Interchange and ends at the CIQ complex. From Pandan Interchange to Bakar Batu Interchange, is a 4.1km dual three lanes at-grade, and from Bakar Batu Interchange to the CIQ, is the elevated 4km dual three lanes with wide shoulders.

The EDL expressway concession was awarded to MRCB Lingkaran Selatan Sdn Bhd (MLSSB) on 26 June 2007 to design, construct, operate and maintain the highway. THe EDL is the first fully private-sector funded highway.

EDL is part of the JB Master Plan and is linked with the Iskandar Malaysia project to propel the region into a modern economic powerhouse.

Infographic: Introduction to EDL

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Video: Introduction to EDL
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The EDL is necessary to deal with existing and future traffic requirements. As a rapidly developing region, Johor Bahru is experiencing heavy traffic especially during peak hours. It gets worse as the traffic moves down to CIQ.

Also, the travelling time between Pandan Interchange to CIQ complex is 40 minutes, due to traffic lights, junctions, bottlenecks, construction work, missing links, slow-moving heavy vehicles as well as flash floods.

Furthermore, inbound traffic from Singapore would normally disperse to the west or north - via Jalan Skudai(west) and Jalan Tun Abdul Razak (north) - meaning the eastern part of JB will have a reduced opportunity to enjoy some of the economic boosts this brings to other parts.

Motorcycles 58%
Cars 36%
Light Trucks 1%
Heavy Trucks 2%
Taxis 0.5%
Buses 2.5%
Types of vehicles crossing the Causeway (Daily Average)
Infographic: Rationale

With the EDL, travel time is shortened from 35 minutes to 5 minutes from Pandan to the CIQ complex.

The design of the dual three-lane road will also ease any congestion and deal with any future requirements with JB's high capacity growth.

About RM50 million was spent to upgrade Jalan Stulang Darat and Jalan Pasir Pelangi to make it safer and smoother for motorists.

The EDL will disperse inbound traffic from Singapore to the east side. This will ease traffic on the western and northern roads and bring more businesses to the east side.

35 minutes

The time you save travelling between Pandan Interchange and CIQ with EDL instead of Jalan Tebrau


  • Traffic Surveillance and Control System
  • Rest rooms
  • Surau (prayer room for Muslims)
  • Petrol kiosks
  • Public telephones
  • Ample parking
  • Food outlets serving local delicacies – Pandan RSA South Bound only
  • Reload Booths for Touch & Go – CIQ, Pandan RSA South Bound only

The total land cost for the EDL, including land acquisition, is more than RM254 million.

The money was spent buying about 59-hectares of land, almost all of it in the city area of Johor Baru. These lots comprise private and Government lands.


Residents along a 5km radius of EDL will benefit from the project by having direct access to the expressway.
Infographic: Rationale