Pan Island Link 1 (PIL1)

Driving Towards a Modern Penang

The proposed PIL 1 highway will be a new 20 km highway to alleviate traffic congestion
on the Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu (LCE) Expressway and adjacent arterial roads. PIL 1 is
strategically linked via its six interchanges to Gurney Expressway, the proposed
third link, the proposed North-South Expressway (NSE) Link (bypass), First and the
Second Bridges.

The PIL 1 highway will also feature eco-friendly designs such as an elevated highway
consisting tunnel sections and a cable-stayed bridge to minimise social and environmental


  • Travel smoothly as traffic will be significantly lighter on LCE, Jalan Tun Dr Awang,
    Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah and other adjacent arterial roads.
  • Commute to work easily. Upon completion, high-density areas such as George Town,
    Paya Terubong, Bayan Baru, and Relau can bypass high-traffic locations.
  • Increase productivity and personal time. Less time on the road means more time for
    family, work and leisure.