Pan Island Link 2 / 2A
Penang highway master plan also looked at enabling the future development of less developed areas such as Balik Pulau and Teluk Kumbar in Penang Island by constructing a “spurs” road from PIL 1 at strategic interchange location.
The other proposed Pan Island Links, namely PIL 2 and PIL 2A, to be constructed as dual two lane roads would:
- Enhance accessibility and open up opportunities for future developments on the western (Balik Pulau) and southern (Teluk Kumbar) sides of Penang Island and help decentralise development pressure away from George Town;
- Together with the southern section of PIL 1 form the Southern Ring Road for Penang Island;
- Serve as major access roads for the reclaimed islands.