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.
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.