Johor says a third causeway linking Malaysia and Singapore is in the pipeline

Traffic gets heavy during peak hours at the two existing causeways that connect Singapore and Malaysia.
Reuters

A third link connecting Malaysia and Singapore is being planned to ease traffic congestion on the two existing causeways that connect both countries, said Johor on Thursday (Aug 30).

Menteri Besar Datuk Osman Sapian revealed in a press conference during the ground-breaking ceremony of the Gerbang Nusajaya Interchange that the state government will draft a proposal for a third link connecting Pengerang in east Johor to Pulau Ubin in Singapore, and submit it to the federal government for approval.

Osman said discussions will also involve the Singapore government and a system where users of the new link will only need to show their passports to the authorities once for verification might be implemented.

He added: “Pengerang is only three kilometres away from Pulau Ubin and east Johor is experiencing rapid growth… If everything goes as planned, we could see the bridge taking place within the next three to four years.”