The Malaysian Highway Authority (LLM) has announced that it will begin toll collection on the East Coast Expressway 2 (LPT2) starting from 12.01 am on July 15. The highway, which was opened to traffic from January 31, 2015, is operated by Lebuhraya Pantai Timur 2, a fully-owned subsidiary of PLUS.

The 184 km-long, dual-direction, four-lane LPT2 – built at a cost of RM4.1 billion – runs from Jabor, Pahang to Kg Gemuroh in Terengganu. The expressway, which will enable motorists to travel between Kuala Terengganu and Kemaman in 90 minutes, and between Kuala Terengganu and Kuala Lumpur in four hours, is a follow-up to the 169 km Karak-Kuantan ECE1, itself a continuation of the Kuala Lumpur-Karak Highway.

The LPT2, which has 10 elevated interchanges, three R&R stops and two lay-bys along the route, will operate on a closed toll system, the rate calculated based on tollable distance travelled.

There are 10 toll plazas along the entire length of the LPT 2, and they are located at Cheneh, Chukai, Kijal, Kerteh, Paka, Kuala Dungun, Bukit Besi, Ajil, Telemong and Kuala Terengganu.

For Class 1 (motorcar) users, the toll rate will be 12 sen per kilometre. According to the concessionaire, it will cost a motorist RM19.70 in toll for a journey from the Kuala Terengganu toll plaza to the Cheneh toll plaza.