I wish to share with you some of the major infrastructure projects that we have planned for Penang.
1 The Penang Third Link or the Penang-Butterworth Tunnel. This 6.5 km stretch will be a undersea subway tunnel linking Gurney Drive on Penang Island with Bagan Ajam in Seberang Perai North District. Estimated to cost RM1.95 billion, this 3rd link will improve connectivity and meet travel demands from the island to mainland
2 The Gurney Drive-Lebuhraya Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu by-pass. This 4.2 km stretch will link Gurney Drive with Lebuhraya Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu via Pangkor Road, Perak Road and Sungai Pinang Road. Costing at RM630 million, this by-pass will connect the northern fringes of George Town to the eastern corridor of the island circumventing the Central Business District.
3 Lebuhraya Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu-Bandar Baru Air Itam by-pass. This 4.6 km stretch will link Bandar Baru Air Itam (Farlim) with Lebuhraya Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu with interchanges at Bandar Baru Air Itam, Jalan Yeap Chor Ee, Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah and Lebuhraya Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu, near the Penang Bridge. Estimated to cost RM920 million, this by-pass is anticipated to reduce traffic congestion on the local roads.
4 Tanjung Bunga-Batu Feringgi-Teluk Bahang Paired Road. Stretching for 12km, this road will be parallel to the existing coastal road from Tanjung Bunga to Teluk Bahang. Estimated to cost RM580 million, the paired road will reduce traffic congestion on the existing North Coastal Road and accommodate generated traffic from new developments.