Widening of Bayan Lepas-Teluk Kumbar road ready in December

teluk-kumbar-bayan-lepas-roadMotorists can expect a smoother ride from Bayan Lepas to Teluk Kumbar by the end of the year when the road upgrading project between the two places is completed.

Project manager Che Iskandar Che Din said the RM207mil project, which includes the widening of a 3km stretch from Bayan Lepas to Teluk Kumbar, was expected to be fully completed and opened in December.

It also involves the construction of a 750m-long flyover connecting Jalan Bayan Lepas to Jalan Teluk Kumbar and an elevated U-turn along Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah in Sungai Tiram.

He said the federal project began in February 2014 and was originally scheduled to be completed in August last year.

“Unfortunately due to unexpected circumstances involving underground piping and cable wirings from nearby industrial and residential structures, we extended the completion date twice.

“We are positive the project will be completed at the end of this year,” he said during a site visit by Bayan Baru MP Sim Tze Tzin yesterday.

Sim said the upgraded road would shorten the journey time for many people.

He thanked locals for their patience and co-operation during the on-going works for the project.

Resident engineer Zamri Yusuf said the project required the demolition of some buildings and infrastructure in its early stage.

These included the old Bayan Lepas police station, south-west district health office’s vector control unit and Bayan Lepas Village Security and Development Committee (JKKK) hall.

Zamri said temporary buildings were constructed for the station, hall and vector control unit.

“We have begun constructing the new buildings for them at or near their previous locations” he added.

Source: TheStar.com.my


  1. Jon
    July 22nd, 2017 at 08:11 | #1

    Federal has delivered this much needed project for Penangites. Now let’s us wait for the State long publicised Tanjung Bungah to Batu Ferringi paired road. Will it remain a ‘will start soon’ phenomenal forever? It has been a topic of saying since 5 years ago.

  2. Trudy
    July 22nd, 2017 at 08:40 | #2

    Dear Readers,
    J am not sure if this is correct place to ask.

    I am interested to purchase Vista Gambier. Does anyone know if the new interchange LCE AI roads passes through this condo? Thank you. Please email me.

  3. Plfg
    July 22nd, 2017 at 10:12 | #3

    Do u know or read the news b4? U should that is not SINGLE PROJECT!

  4. Dreamon
    July 22nd, 2017 at 19:30 | #4

    Plfg, u cakap apa O.

  5. HorLor
    July 24th, 2017 at 07:26 | #5


    State gov so busy, busy clamping cars and giving parking fines. Where got time to build roads????

  6. Gate
    July 24th, 2017 at 09:15 | #6

    This is tax payer money. Nothing to shout about. I am concerned if tax payer money is used for personal gain or for luxurious oversea trips.

  7. Jibril
    July 24th, 2017 at 09:56 | #7

    And the state gov using tax payer money to pay ridiculous amount of money for feasibility study..what a waste.

  8. Gate
    July 24th, 2017 at 11:33 | #8


    You have been conned if you ever paid tax to state gov.

  9. Jibril
    July 24th, 2017 at 13:04 | #9

    Here are a few taxes that we need to pay to the state gov.

    1. Property taxes (quit rent)
    2. Land taxes
    3. Bed taxes
    4. Water surcharges

  10. dave
    July 24th, 2017 at 14:00 | #10

    Be patient, Penangites, Tanjung Bungah to Batu Ferringhi paired road will start soon. We are waiting for Federal’s approval, not that we want to delay it, there is nothing we can do.

  11. Jibril
    July 24th, 2017 at 15:49 | #11

    To get federal’s approval, feasibility study of the tunnel (which is part of PTMP) must be submitted. State gov is delaying this and not federal.

  12. tuachibye
    July 24th, 2017 at 16:15 | #12

    who said we need tanjungbunga-ferringhi paired road?? its a waste of money!

  13. Dreamon
    July 24th, 2017 at 19:49 | #13

    tuachibye :
    who said we need tanjungbunga-ferringhi paired road?? its a waste of money!

    Our state say so. Since 5 years ago. One of the. Gung ho project promised on a yearly basis.

  14. light
    July 25th, 2017 at 11:02 | #14

    tuachibye :who said we need tanjungbunga-ferringhi paired road?? its a waste of money!

    Hello TuaChiBye.. money already wasted almost 240M on assessment fees to consultant.

  15. Hello
    July 25th, 2017 at 19:18 | #15

    Among the costs incurred are RM54.9 million for project management consultancy; and RM140.3 million for the lead consultant (C&S), sub-consultant (mechanical and electrical, quantity surveying, architecture and ICT) and for the foreign specialist undersea tunnel consultant.

    They also spent RM54.9 million on another specialist consultant, RM13.7 million each for site exploration and data collection, and field survey works.

    Right abt 240m.

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