Gurney Drive

The Penang Public Works, Utilities and Transportation Committee is planning to build an eight-lane highway along Gurney Drive after the completion of reclamation works there, in order to aid the dispersion of traffic created from the Sri Tanjung Pinang 2 (STP2) project at Tanjung Tokong.

According to The Sun, the committee’s chairman Lim Hock Seng said that the highway was still in the conceptual stage and will be built on a portion of the reclaimed land.

He added that it will be connected to the proposed Tanjung Bungah-Teluk Bahang paired road as well as the Gurney Drive-Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu Expressway bypass, alleviating congestion.

Lim said that the highway is estimated to cost between RM300 million and RM400 million, an amount that is set “to be borne by the state at this point in time.” He added, however, that discussions on financing are still ongoing. “This will benefit the state,” Lim said.