Penang's Bayan Lepas Expressway opens today

By GEORGE WONG | 6 April 2016

GEORGE TOWN: Motorists will be able to use the four-lane Bayan Lepas Expressway in Penang from 2pm today.

The elevated 3.2km-long dual carriage structure connects motorists coming from Batu Maung to Sungai Nibong (Queensbay).

In a press statement yesterday, the Public Works Department and UEM Builders Berhad advised road users to observe all the traffic signs and adhere to the speed limit of 70kph when using the expressway.

The Bayan Lepas Expressway is the longest elevated expressway in the state.

Its construction began on April 1, 2014, with UEM Builders Berhad as the main contractor.

The entire expressway is equipped with LED street lighting, drains, a bicycle lane, bicycle bridge and road dividers.