The Eastern Dispersal Link (EDL) with direct access to the newly completed Customs, Immigration and Quarantine (CIQ) complex in Sultan Iskandar, Malaysia, will open to traffic in January.

The new road, built at a cost of MYR977m ($312m), is expected to improve travel times between Jalan Tebrau and Jalan Pandan, according to Bernama.

EDL is a three-lane dual carriageway, which will connect Jalan Lingkaran Dalam, CIQ, Jalan Tebrau, Jalan Pandan and the North-South Expressway.

Malaysian Resources Corporation (MRCB) has noted the toll rates for the highway link were not yet finalised and will be revealed after a cabinet decision.

The 8.1km road link is expected to be used by 60,000 vehicles and commuters can travel to the Pandan intersection to the CIQ complex in less than ten minutes at a speed of 90km an hour.

MRCB’s susbsidiary, MRCB Lingkaran Selatan, has constructed the highway.

AN automatic vehicle registration system will also be deployed on highways to monitor the movement and speed of vehicles.