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Template:Infobox road/MYS E shield
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Template:Contradiction-inline Penang Second Bridge
Maintained by Jambatan Kedua Sdn Bhd (JKSB)
Length: 24 Template:Infobox road/length link/km (Template:Rnd {{Infobox road/length link/Template:Infobox road/length toggle/km}})
Formed: 2006
History: Construction works started November 2008; originally set for completion in May 2012, official completion is currently February 2014 [1]
East end: Batu Kawan
Major
junctions:
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Exit 1888 Template:AHN-AH North–South Expressway Northern Route
Lebuhraya Bandar Cassia
Template:JKR(P) Jalan Batu Maung
'Bold text' Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu Expressway

West end: Batu Maung
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The Penang Second Bridge (Malay: Jambatan Kedua Pulau Pinang)


Exit 1888 is a dual carriageway toll bridge in Penang, Malaysia. It connects Batu Kawan on the mainland Malay Peninsula with Seberang Perai and Batu Maung on Penang Island. It is the second bridge to link the island to the mainland after the first Penang Bridge. The total length of the bridge is Template:Convert, making it the longest bridge in Malaysia and the longest in Southeast Asia. China Harbour Engineering Co Ltd (CHEC), a main contractor for the second bridge was expected to start work on the second Penang bridge in November 2007 and complete the project in 2011, but the completion date was then postponed to May 2012, and later to February 2014.[2] Construction actually started in November 2008. To reduce the cost of construction, its design was then modified to resemble the first cable stayed Penang Bridge. The bridge has been built with a large loan from the People's Republic of China to continue and maintain the economic relationship between China and Malaysia. [3]

Recently, the Penang Second Bridge was assigned with the route number


Exit 1888.

OverviewEdit

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File:Penang Second Bridge 3.jpg

The Penang Second Bridge is a High Impact Project (HIP) launched under the Ninth Malaysia Plan. Being a High Impact Project, it is seen as a key catalyst in the socio-economic development of the Northern Corridor Economic Region (NCER) of Malaysia. The project is being delivered by a special purpose Concession Company formed by the Government of Malaysia, Jambatan Kedua Sdn Bhd (JKSB). The bridge measuring a total of 24 km in length is being constructed by UEM Builders Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of the UEM Group Malaysia, as well as China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC), a subsidiary of the China Construction & Communications Group (CCCG). Construction of the bridge, linking Batu Kawan on the mainland and Batu Maung on Penang Island, began in November 2008 and is currently projected completed on February 2014. The bridge will be opened to traffic on 1 March 2014.[4]

Route background Edit

The Kilometre Zero of the expressway starts at Batu Kawan Interchange, at its interchange with the North-South Expressway Northern Route


Exit 1888, the main expressway of the central of Peninsular Malaysia.

HistoryEdit

PlanningEdit

In August 2006, the Malaysian federal government unveiled a plan to build the Penang Second Bridge in the Ninth Malaysia Plan. On 12 November 2006, the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Penang Second Bridge was performed by the fifth Prime Minister of Malaysia, Dato' Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.

ConstructionEdit

After months of soil survey work and test piling work, CHEC and UEM announced that the project was on track for completion in 2011. Construction work was expected to begin in January 2008.[5]

On April 2008, the government announced that the project was to be delayed by 9 months due to land acquisition, design issues, and also the rising costs of building materials.[6] Newly elected Penang Chief Minister, Lim Guan Eng proposed a toll discount for any delays on the project[7] and also expressed disappointment regarding the construction delay.[8]

On July 2008, Jelutong MP Jeff Ooi reported that the loan for the bridge risked being withdrawn if the shareholder agreement between UEM Builders Berhad and its joint-venture partner CHEC was not inked by August 2008. It was reported that there were disagreements between the two parties on the apportionment of the cost of building the bridge although the issue was expected to be resolved quickly due to UEM having a variation on the price on its portion.[9]

On 8 November 2008, the construction of the Penang Second Bridge by CHEC finally commenced.[10]

On 3 October 2012, media reports indicated that the bridge was 84% complete, and that the bridge was due to be completed approximately two months ahead of the deadline of September 2013.[11]

On 20 April 2013, the final closure of the cable stayed bridge at the main navigational span of the Penang Second Bridge was completed and thus signified the completion of the construction of the bridge and physically connecting Batu Maung on the Island and Batu Kawan on the Mainland.

On 30 April 2013, the sixth Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak became the country’s first leader to use the 24 km Penang Second Bridge to cross from the island to the mainland to attend a function in Kepala Batas, Seberang Perai.

The bridge was originally planned for completion on 8 November 2013 and to be opened to the public by the end of November.[12] However, the opening day of 8 November 2013 was postponed and the bridge will be opened to traffic on 1 March 2014.[13][14]

OpeningEdit

The opening ceremony of the Penang Second Bridge will be held on Saturday night, March 1, 2014 and will officially opened by the sixth Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak. Next day on March 2, 2014, the bridge will be opened to traffic at 7:00 am on morning.[15][16]

IncidentsEdit

Penang Second Bridge ramp at Batu Maung interchange collapseEdit

On 6 June 2013, a ramp leading to the still under construction Penang Second Bridge at Batu Maung interchange collapsed at around 7:00 pm, burying a car and two motorcycles under the debris. One person was killed in the incident. The ramp which is part of the Package 3A of the bridge project was built by the contractor Cergas Murni Sdn Bhd and not UEM Builders Berhad.

Bridge specificationsEdit

  • Overall length: Template:Convert
  • Length over water: Template:Convert
  • Main span: Length - 250 m
  • Height clearance (above water): 30 m
  • Number of vehicle lanes: 2 + 1 for motorcycles (each direction)
  • Targeted date to be opened to the public: February 2014
  • Overall cost: Around RM3 billion
  • Average time taken to drive from Batu Kawan to Batu Maung: 20 mins
  • Proposed speed limit on bridge: 80 km/h (50 mph)
  • Percentage of local contents to be used: 60%

Tolls Edit

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OverviewEdit

The tolls will be collected by a private concession company, Jambatan Kedua Sdn Bhd (JKSB), which is similar to the toll scheme for the Penang Bridge. Fees are charged one way when crossing the bridge from the mainland to Penang Island. There is no toll imposed for mainland-bound motorists coming from the island. The Bandar Cassia toll plaza will only be charged on motorist coming from EXIT 2801 Bandar Cassia Interchange. Motorist coming from EXIT 2800 Batu Kawan Interchange will be charged at the Batu Kawan toll plaza.[17]

Batu Kawan Toll Plaza (Gateway Arch Toll Plaza)Edit

The Batu Kawan Toll Plaza or Gateway Arch Toll Plaza is a main toll plaza for Penang Second Bridge in Batu Kawan, Penang, Malaysia. Upon completion in February 2014, Batu Kawan Toll Plaza (Gateway Arch Toll Plaza) will be the largest toll plaza in Malaysia, with the Sungai Besi Toll Plaza being the second.[18] The design for Batu Kawan toll plaza is an arch shape to celebrate this gateway concept and become an iconic feature of the design and it is similar to Gateway Arch in St Louis, Missouri, United States.[19]

Toll ratesEdit

Batu Kawan Toll Plaza (Gateway Arch Toll Plaza) (For Batu Kawan Interchange (North-South Expressway Northern Route) - Penang Second Bridge bound only)Edit

ClassType of vehiclesRate (in Malaysian Ringgit (RM))
0MotorcyclesTBA
1Passenger CarsTBA
2Vans and other small good vehiclesTBA
3Large TrucksTBA
4TaxisTBA
5BusesTBA

Penang Second Bridge Toll Plaza (For Bandar Cassia Interchange - Penang Second Bridge bound only)Edit

ClassType of vehiclesRate (in Malaysian Ringgit (RM))
1 Motorcycles TBA
2Motorcycles with sidecars, cars including station wagons and commercial vehicles on three wheels TBA
3Lorries and vans with two axles and four wheelsTBA
Buses with two axles and four wheelsTBA
4Lorries, vans and buses with two axles and five or six wheelsTBA
Buses with two axles and five or six wheelsTBA
5Vehicles with three axlesTBA
Buses with three axlesTBA
6 Vehicles with four axles TBA
7 Vehicles with five and more axles TBA
Note: Touch 'n Go is also available for light vehicles and motorcycles. The Smart TAG lane is for light vehicles only.

FacilitiesEdit

JKSB RondaEdit

JKSB Ronda is the highway patrol unit to patrol along the Penang Second Bridge and land expressways and also to provide assistance to commuters on the bridge. The current highway patrol vehicles is the Japanese made Mitsubishi i-MiEV, the four-seater electric vehicle, with similar dimensions of a Perodua Viva, is able to travel 150km after an eight-hour full charge. Seven charging stations were also set up at the toll plaza on the mainland, two of them being rapid chargers which are able to give a 80 per cent charge in 30 minutes.[20]

InventoryEdit

Vehicle Origin Type In service Notes
Mitsubishi i-MiEV Template:Flagcountry Highway patrol vehicles 2014–present

Rest and Service AreaEdit

The future Rest and Service Area (R&R) is located at Batu Kawan on the mainland. Previously, the original planned was the middle of the bridge.

List of InterchangesEdit

Major RoutesEdit

Batu Kawan Expressway sideEdit

KmExitInterchangeToRemarks

Exit 1888
0 ||EXIT 2800 ||BATU KAWAN INTERCHANGE||


Exit 1888 Template:AHN-AH NORTH-SOUTH EXPRESSWAY NORTHERN ROUTE

NORTH


Exit 1888 Template:AHN-AH Alor Star (Langkawi Island)


Exit 1888 Template:AHN-AH Gerik


Exit 1888 Template:AHN-AH Butterworth

SOUTH


Exit 1888 Template:AHN-AH Kuala Lumpur


Exit 1888 Template:AHN-AH Ipoh


Exit 1888 Template:AHN-AH Jawi
Template:Parking Layby signs Sungai Bakap Layby||Closed tolled trumpet expressway interchange

0.1
0.2 Canal bridge
0.3 Sungai Tengah bridge
0.4
0.5 BATU KAWAN TOLL PLAZA BOUND EXITTemplate:Toll plaza sign BATU KAWAN TOLL PLAZA
(GATEWAY ARCH TOLL PLAZA)

Template:Toll plaza sign PLAZA A

Exit 1888 PENANG SECOND BRIDGE
'Bold text' George Town
Template:JKR(P) Bayan Lepas
Template:JKR(P) Batu Maung
'Bold text' Bayan Lepas Free Industrial Zone
'Bold text' Penang International Airport Template:Airport signs

Template:Toll plaza sign PLAZA B
EXIT 2801 BANDAR CASSIA INTERCHANGE
'Bold text' Bandar Cassia
'Bold text' Batu Kawan
'Bold text' Bukit Tambun
'Bold text' Simpang Ampat
'Bold text' Changkat
'Bold text' Nibong Tebal||West bound

Batu Kawan toll plaza
(Gateway Arch toll plaza)
BKW

PLAZA A
(Main Toll Plaza)
Template:PLUSTransit Template:TnG Template:TAG Template:TAG Template:TnG Template:RM
Closed toll system
Collect PLUSTransit cards and pay a distance toll including toll for Penang Second Bridge (Enter bridge only)

Batu Kawan toll plaza
(Gateway Arch toll plaza)
BKW

PLAZA B
(To Bandar Cassia Interchange only)
Template:TAG Template:TnG Template:RM
Closed toll system
Pay a distance toll

0.7 Template:Parking Layby signs Batu Kawan toll plaza
BKW
Template:Parking signs Template:Toilet sign Template:Surau sign West bound
To Bandar Cassia Interchange only
0.8
Template:MES-E(2) Template:AHN-AH NORTH-SOUTH EXPRESSWAY NORTHERN ROUTE
(BATU KAWAN EXPRESSWAY)
PLUS Expressway border limit

Template:MES-E(2) PENANG SECOND BRIDGE
(BATU KAWAN EXPRESSWAY)
JKSB border limit

0.9

Exit 1888
1 ||EXIT 2801||BANDAR CASSIA INTERCHANGE||LEBUHRAYA BANDAR CASSIA
(BANDAR CASSIA AVENUE)

NORTH
'Bold text' Bandar Cassia
'Bold text' Batu Kawan
'Bold text' Bukit Tambun
'Bold text' Simpang Ampat
'Bold text' Aman Island (Jetty)
Batu Kawan Sports Complex

SOUTHEAST
'Bold text' Changkat
'Bold text' Nibong Tebal||Cloverleaf interchange

Penang Second Bridge toll plaza
JKSB

(From Bandar Cassia Interchange only)
Template:TAG Template:TnG Template:RM
Opened toll system
Pay toll

1.5 Template:Parking Layby signs Penang Second Bridge toll plaza
JKSB
Template:Parking signs Template:Toilet sign Template:Surau sign
Template:Information centre Penang Second Bridge Info Centre
West bound
From Bandar Cassia Interchange only

Exit 1888
2 || || || ||

Template:MES-E(2) BATU KAWAN EXPRESSWAY

Bridge sideEdit

KmExitInterchangeToRemarks
Template:MES-E(2) BRIDGE

Penang Second Bridge
Length Over Water: 16.9 kilometres
Start/End of bridge
Penang Second Bridge
Template:RSA-OBR signs Batu Kawan Rest and Service Area
Template:Parking signs Template:Toilet sign Template:Food court sign Template:Surau signEastern approach span
East bound
Future Rest and Service Area
Penang Second Bridge
Template:RSA-OBR signs Batu Kawan Rest and Service Area
Template:Parking signs Template:Toilet sign Template:Food court sign Template:Surau signEastern approach span
West bound
Future Rest and Service Area
Penang Second Bridge Eastern approach span
Penang Second Bridge Eastern approach span
Seberang Perai Selatan-Barat Daya district border

Penang Second Bridge Eastern approach span
Penang Second Bridge Main navigational span
Cable stayed bridge
Penang Second Bridge Western approach span
Penang Second Bridge Western approach span
Penang Second Bridge
Length Over Water: 16.9 kilometres
Start/End of bridge
Template:MES-E(2) BRIDGE

Template:MES-E(2) 'Bold text' BATU MAUNG EXPRESSWAY


Exit 1888
24 ||EXIT 2802 ||BATU MAUNG-JKSB INTERCHANGE||


Exit 1888 'Bold text' BATU MAUNG EXPRESSWAY

NORTH
'Bold text' TUN DR LIM CHONG EU EXPRESSWAY
(BAYAN LEPAS EXPRESSWAY)
'Bold text' Bayan Lepas Free Industrial Zone
'Bold text' George Town
Jerejak Island (Jetty)
Penang Hospital Template:Hospital sign

SOUTH
Template:JKR(P) Batu Maung
Template:JKR(P) Bayan Lepas
'Bold text' Penang International Airport Template:Airport signs||Elevated directional-Y interchange

Other RoutesEdit

EXIT 2802 Batu Maung Expressway side (Islands)Edit

KmExitInterchangeToRemarks
NORTH
'Bold text' TUN DR LIM CHONG EU EXPRESSWAY
(BAYAN LEPAS EXPRESSWAY)
'Bold text' Bayan Lepas Free Industrial Zone
'Bold text' George Town
Jerejak Island (Jetty)
Penang Hospital Template:Hospital sign
'Bold text' TUN DR LIM CHONG EU EXPRESSWAY
(BAYAN LEPAS EXPRESSWAY)
JKR border limit

Template:MES-E(2) 'Bold text' PENANG SECOND BRIDGE
(BATU MAUNG EXPRESSWAY)
JKSB border limit

Sungai Tiram bridge
EXIT 2802BATU MAUNG-JKSB INTERCHANGEEAST

Exit 1888 PENANG SECOND BRIDGE


Exit 1888 BRIDGE
Batu Kawan
Nibong Tebal


Exit 1888 Template:AHN-AH NORTH-SOUTH EXPRESSWAY NORTHERN ROUTE
Kuala Lumpur
Alor Star / Thailand ||Elevated directional-Y interchange

Persiaran Bayan LepasWEST
PERSIARAN BAYAN LEPAS
Interchange
Sungai Nipah bridge
Solok Bayan LepasWEST
SOLOK BAYAN LEPAS
Interchange
Bridge
Penang AquariumTemplate:Parking signs
EXIT 2804BATU MAUNG INTERCHANGENORTHWEST
JALAN PEKAN BATU MAUNG
Batu Maung town centre
MAS Complex
Cargo Terminal

SOUTHEAST
Template:JKR(P) JALAN PERMATANG DAMAR LAUT
Permatang Damar Laut
Penang War Museum
Diamond interchange
Template:MES-E(2) 'Bold text' PENANG SECOND BRIDGE
(BATU MAUNG EXPRESSWAY)
Start/End of expressway
JKSB border limit

Template:JKR(P) JALAN BATU MAUNG
JKR border limit

SOUTHWEST
Template:JKR(P) JALAN BATU MAUNG
Template:JKR(P) Bayan Lepas
'Bold text' Penang International Airport Template:Airport signs

EXIT 2801 Lebuhraya Bandar Cassia side (Mainlands)Edit

KmExitInterchangeToRemarks
BATU KAWAN'Bold text' JALAN BUKIT TAMBUN

WEST
'Bold text' Pengkalan Batu Kawan
'Bold text' Aman Island (Jetty)

EAST
'Bold text' Bukit Tambun
'Bold text' Simpang Ampat
'Bold text' Sungai Bakap
'Bold text' Bukit Mertajam
Template:MES-E(2) Template:AHN-AH NORTH-SOUTH EXPRESSWAY NORTHERN ROUTE
Alor Setar
Kuala Lumpur
Ipoh
Roundabout
LEBUHRAYA BANDAR CASSIA
(BANDAR CASSIA AVENUE)
Start/End of highway

BATU KAWAN
Batu Kawan Sports Complex
Batu Kawan Stadium
BANDAR CASSIALINGKARAN CASSIA TIMUR Junctions
BANDAR CASSIA
LEBUHRAYA BANDAR CASSIA
(BANDAR CASSIA AVENUE)
JKR border limit

Template:MES-E(2) PENANG SECOND BRIDGE
(BATU KAWAN EXPRESSWAY)
Start/End of expressway
JKSB border limit

BANDAR CASSIA-JKSB INTERCHANGETemplate:MES-E(2) PENANG SECOND BRIDGE
(BATU KAWAN EXPRESSWAY)

WEST
Template:Toll plaza sign BANDAR CASSIA TOLL PLAZA
Template:MES-E(2) BRIDGE
Template:JKR(P) Batu Maung
Template:JKR(P) Bayan Lepas
'Bold text' Penang International Airport Template:Airport signs

EAST
Template:Toll plaza sign BATU KAWAN TOLL PLAZA
(GATEWAY ARCH TOLL PLAZA)
Template:MES-E(2) Template:AHN-AH NORTH-SOUTH EXPRESSWAY NORTHERN ROUTE

Exit 1888 Template:AHN-AH Alor Setar


Exit 1888 Template:AHN-AH Butterworth


Exit 1888 Template:AHN-AH Kuala Lumpur


Exit 1888 Template:AHN-AH Ipoh||Cloverleaf interchange

Template:MES-E(2) PENANG SECOND BRIDGE
(BATU KAWAN EXPRESSWAY)
Start/End of expressway
JKSB border limit

LEBUHRAYA BANDAR CASSIA
(BANDAR CASSIA AVENUE)
JKR border limit

BANDAR CASSIA
Sungai Tengah bridge
CHANGKAT

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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External linksEdit

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