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New Klang Valley Expressway

Expressway 1
North Klang Valley Expressway
Route information
Part of (Bukit Lanjan–Shah Alam stretch)
(full stretches)
Maintained by PLUS Malaysia Berhad with its subsidiary Projek Lebuhraya Usahasama Berhad
(Former concessionaries known as Projek Lebuhraya Utara Selatan Berhad (PLUS))
Length: 35 km (22 mi)
Existed: 1988 – present
History: Completed in 1993
Major junctions
West end: Bukit Raja, Selangor
  New/North Klang Straits Bypass
Setia Alam Highway
Guthrie Corridor Expressway
Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport Highway
North-South Expressway Central Link
Duta-Ulu Klang Expressway
Sprint Expressway = Damansara Link and Kerinchi Link
North-South Expressway Northern Route
Jalan Tuanku Abdul Halim (Jalan Duta)
East end: Jalan Duta, Kuala Lumpur
Location
Primary
destinations:
Setia Alam, Shah Alam, Subang, Damansara, Subang Jaya, Kota Damansara, Bukit Lanjan
Highway system

The New Klang Valley Expressway, or the NKVE and (the official name as stated on the website of PLUS Expressways Berhad, the highway concessionaire) refers to a stretch of the North-South Expressway in Peninsular Malaysia which starts from Bukit Raja near Klang town, and ends at Jalan Duta in Kuala Lumpur. The 35 km (22 miles) expressway is a busiest expressway in Klang Valley during rush hour from/to Kuala Lumpur. People sometimes call it the North Klang Valley Expressway due to its location in Malaysia's most populated region, but most refer to it by its initials. The speed limit on the expressway are 110 km/h (68 mph) on Bukit Raja-Bukit Lanjan stretch and 90 km/h (55 mph) on Bukit Lanjan-Jalan Duta stretch.

Contents

  • Route background 1
  • How to get there? 2
  • History 3
  • Current developments 4
    • Fourth lane addition 4.1
  • Features 5
    • Notable features 5.1
    • Restricted routes for heavy vehicles 5.2
  • Incidents 6
    • Rockfall near Bukit Lanjan 6.1
    • Beam collapsed on NKVE-Jalan Meru flyover (Setia Alam Interchange) 6.2
  • List of interchanges 7
  • References 8
  • External links 9

Route background

The Kilometre Zero starts at Bukit Raja Toll Plaza at Bukit Raja near Klang.

How to get there?

Traffic from the north, destined for places further south of Kuala Lumpur (such as Putrajaya, Seremban, Melaka, Johor Bahru and Singapore), must enter the Bukit Lanjan Interchange and travel west before turning left at Shah Alam (the entry point of North–South Expressway Central Link, ). Another alternative is by entering Kuala Lumpur via Jalan Duta Interchange and entering Jalan Duta – Segambut Highway and Kuala Lumpur Middle Ring Road 1 which ends at Kuala Lumpur – Seremban Expressway and the southern route but this alternative is quite unwise especially during peak hours, therefore the NKVE is built to bypass Kuala Lumpur for traveling north-south or vice versa.

History

Plans of the New Klang Valley Expressway (NKVE) began in 1985 after the North-South Expressway was constructed and the Federal Highway had become a busing traffic during rush hour from/to Kuala Lumpur.

Construction began in 1988, with the first section of the NKVE between Bukit Raja and Damansara opened to traffic on 7 December 1990.[1][2] The fully completed NKVE spanning between Bukit Raja and Jalan Duta was officially opened by the fourth Malaysian Prime Minister, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohammad at Jalan Duta toll plaza on 11 January 1993.

Current developments

Fourth lane addition

On July 2010, the operator, PLUS Expressways Berhad, announced that the government had awarded contracts to build a fourth lane on a stretch from Shah Alam to Jalan Duta. The construction has already begun at the south bound, with its north bound will be begin soon.

Features

Notable features

It is the second link to Kuala Lumpur from Klang after Federal Highway. It has no rest and service areas but there are many petrol station laybys along the highway. Other features of this highway includes traffic CCTVs and VMS. Many viaducts along this expressway including Penchala, Bukit Lanjan and Segambut viaducts. Persada PLUS is the main headquarters of the PLUS Expressways located at Subang Interchange. The expressways also includes spectacular sceneries of Mont Kiara and Kuala Lumpur skyline.

Restricted routes for heavy vehicles

During workdays or peak hours. There is a restricted routes at the New Klang Valley Expressway from Shah Alam to Jalan Duta. Heavy vehicles (except buses and tankers) with laden and unladen heavy vehicles weighing 10,000 kg or more are not allowed to enter the expressway between 6:30 am until 9:30 am on Monday to Friday (except public holidays). A compound fines will be issued to heavy vehicles which flouted the rule.

Incidents

Rockfall near Bukit Lanjan

On 26 November 2003, a rockfall near the Bukit Lanjan interchange caused the expressway to close for more than six months, causing massive traffic jams to occur in areas surrounding Klang Valley. After clearance of debris and road repairs, the expressway was reopened to public by mid-2004.

Beam collapsed on NKVE-Jalan Meru flyover (Setia Alam Interchange)

On 10 July 2005, a section of the Setia Alam flyover interchange - which was under construction then - collapsed, resulting in the death of two Bangladeshi workers and injuring seven others. (Source: New Straits Times 21 July 2005)

List of interchanges

Legend:

State District km Exit Name Destinations No. of
lanes
Speed
limit
Notes
Selangor Klang -1.2 101 Bukit Raja I/C New/North Klang Straits Bypass – Klang, Port Klang, Meru, Kapar, Shah Alam
Persiaran Waja – Bukit Raja Industrial Estate
Six 110 km/h
L/B Petronas and Shell L/B Westbound
0.0 T/P Bukit Raja Toll Plaza RM (Cash) TnG TAG TAG TnG PLUSTransit 60 km/h
Petaling 3.0 102 Setia Alam I/C Setia Alam Highway – Setia Alam, Meru, Kapar, Setia City Mall 110 km/h
6.9 BR Sungai Rasau bridge
9.0 103 Shah Alam I/C North-South Expressway Central Link – Johor Bahru, Melaka, Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA)
Guthrie Corridor Expressway – Shah Alam, Bukit Jelutong, Kuala Selangor, Rawang
Eight Western terminus of concurrency with
9.6 BR Sungai Damansara bridge
13.9 104 Subang I/C Subang Airport Highway – Subang, Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport , Subang Jaya, Kelana Jaya Ten Persada PLUS, the PLUS Expressways main headquarters
BR Sungai Kayu Ara bridge
L/B Petronas and Shell L/B Petronas - TnG TAG Spot McDonald's Dunkin Donuts Subway
Shell - KFC MyNEWS.com
Eastbound
BR Sungai Takil bridge
17.0 106 Damansara I/C Sprint Expressway (Damansara Link) – Damansara, Kelana Jaya, Petaling Jaya
BR Sungai Rumput bridge Eight
107 Kota Damansara I/C Persiaran Kenanga – Kota Damansara, Mutiara Damansara Nine 5 lanes eastbound
20.9 108 Bukit Lanjan I/C North-South Expressway Northern Route – Alor Setar, George Town, Ipoh, Rawang, Sungai Buloh 90 km/h Eastern terminus of concurrency with
FT Kuala Lumpur BR Penchala viaduct Eight
BR Edinburgh viaduct
BR Segambut Dalam viaduct
L/B Shell L/B Westbound
T/P Jalan Duta Toll Plaza PLUSTransit TnG TAG TAG TnG RM (Cash) 60 km/h
L/B Shell L/B Eastbound
110 Jalan Duta-DUKE I/C Duta-Ulu Klang Expressway – Kepong, Batu Caves, Ampang, Hulu Klang, Kuantan, Genting Highlands Eastern terminus of concurrency with
112 Jalan Duta-Sprint I/C Sprint Expressway (Penchala Link) – Mont Kiara, Sri Hartamas, Damansara, Petaling Jaya Six
31.0 111 Jalan Duta I/C Jalan Tuanku Abdul Halim (Jalan Duta) – Kuala Lumpur city centre, Segambut, Kuantan

References

  1. ^ "(page 6 and 11)"New Klang Valley Expressway newspaper ads .  
  2. ^ "Parts of the expressway is open".  

External links

  • PLUS Expressway Berhad
  • PLUS
  • Malaysian Highway Authority
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