North-South Expressway, Malaysia

For North–South Expressway in Singapore, see North–South Expressway, Singapore.

North–South Expressway
Route of the North-South Expressway
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Maintained by PLUS Expressway Berhad
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Existed: 1982 – present
History: Completed in 1994
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North end: Bukit Kayu Hitam, Kedah
  E15 Butterworth-Kulim Expressway
E36 Penang Bridge
E28 Penang Second Bridge
E1 New Klang Valley Expressway
E6 North–South Expressway Central Link
E29 Seremban-Port Dickson Highway
E3 Second Link Expressway
E14 Johor Bahru Eastern Dispersal Link Expressway
South end: Johor Bahru, Johor
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The North–South Expressway (NSE) (Malay: Lebuhraya Utara-Selatan; Jawi: ليبوهراي اوتارا-سلتن; Chinese: 南北大道) is the longest expressway in Malaysia with the total length of about 775 km (482 mi) running from Bukit Kayu Hitam in Kedah near the Malaysian-Thai border (connects with Phetkasem Road (Route 4) in Thailand) to Johor Bahru at the southern portion of Peninsular Malaysia and to Singapore. The expressway links many major cities and towns in western Peninsular Malaysia, acting as the 'backbone' of the west coast of the peninsula. It is also known as PLUS Expressway, named after the highway's concessionaire, Projek Lebuhraya Utara Selatan Berhad (North South Expressway Project; abbreviated as PLUS).

This expressway passes through 7 states on the peninsula: Johor, Malacca, Negeri Sembilan, Selangor, Perak, Penang and Kedah. It provides a faster alternative to the old Federal Route 1, thus reducing travelling time between various towns & cities.

Overview

It is divided into a few main routes; E1 (northern route from Bukit Kayu Hitam to Kuala Lumpur) which also incorporates the E36 Penang Bridge, E2 (southern route from Kuala Lumpur to Johor Bahru). The New Klang Valley Expressway (NKVE), part of the E1 route, starts from Bukit Raja, Klang to Jalan Duta exit in Kuala Lumpur. The North–South Expressway Central Link (ELITE) E6, opened in 1997, is a highway built to bypass Kuala Lumpur. It starts from the Shah Alam interchange on the NKVE E1, past Subang Jaya, Putrajaya and Kuala Lumpur International Airport, and ends at the Nilai Utara interchange on the E2. The E3 is the Second Link Expressway (Linkedua), which is connected to Malaysia-Singapore Second Link, starting at Senai Airport and ends in Tanjung Kupang before crossing. PLUS also obtained the Seremban-Port Dickson Highway, E29, which starts at Mambau in Seremban with an interchange at Lukut and ending near the town centre in Port Dickson and Butterworth–Kulim Expressway, E15 which starts from Butterworth, Penang to Kulim in Kedah.

E1 and E2 end in Kuala Lumpur. The E1 from the North becomes the New Klang Valley Expressway which further links into the NSE Central Link or for people travelling to Kuala Lumpur exit at the Jalan Duta Toll Plaza which links to the Sprint Expressway E23 and the Kuala Lumpur Middle Ring Road 1 (MRR1) 28. The E2 from the South ends in Sungai Besi which then changes into the E37 Kuala Lumpur-Seremban Expressway with interchanges to the Federal Highway Route 2 via Salak Expressway E37, Sungai Besi Expressway E9 and heads towards the city centre.

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Route of the North-South Expressway

History

The planning of the national expressway started in the mid-1970s. In 1977, the Malaysian Ministry of Works received official instructions to draw plans of an expressway from the Malaysia-Thailand border (Bukit Kayu Hitam) to the Johor Causeway. In 1980, the Malaysian Highway Authority (LLM) was established to monitor all the work progress of the first national expressway.

At that time, all construction works of the expressway between 1982 to 1988 was solely administered by Malaysian Highway Authority before being transferred to Projek Lebuhraya Utara-Selatan Berhad (PLUS) in 1988. As the construction works continued, segments of the highway were opened to traffic as they were finished to help fund the construction works. PLUS continued all the construction works from 1988 until completion in 1994, 15 months earlier than scheduled. The expressway was officially opened on September 8, 1994 by Malaysian prime minister at that time, Tun Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad.

Pioneer routes

The pioneer route for E1 North–South Expressway Northern Route was the Bukit Kayu HitamJitra section (both in Kedah), which was initially a part of the Federal Route 1, opened in 1 April 1985.

The pioneer route for E2 North–South Expressway Southern Route was Kuala Lumpur-Seremban Expressway, opened on 16 June 1982. However, the section from Razak Mansion to Sungai Besi toll plaza was not acquired by PLUS Expressway Berhad but rather by MetaCorp – as a result, the section was not included in the southern route.

Monuments

The North-South Expressway Monument was erected at Rawang Rest and Service Area (R&R) (North bound) near Rawang, Selangor on 8 September 1994. At this monument there is a capsule that contains documents that have been cultivated by the Fourth Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohammad in conjunction with the official opening of the North-South Expressway on September 8, 1994 and the capsule will be released after the expiry of the Concession of the North-South Expressway by PLUS Expressways on May 31, 2018.

Malay

"Tugu ini melambangkan mercu kejayaan Pembinaan Lebuhraya Utara-Selatan yang menghubungkan Bukit Kayu Hitam di sempadan Thailand di Utara dengan Johor Bahru di tambak bersempadan dengan Singapura di Selatan. Pembinaan Lebuhraya sepanjang 848km ini, yang merentasi paya gambut dan hutan yang belum pernah diterokai serta bukit-bukit granit, merupakan suatu pencapaian yang menakjubkan. Juga mengkagumkan ialah cara pragmatik di mana gabungan usaha di antara pihak awam dan swasta yang telah berjaya menghasilkan pencapaian ini. Lebuhraya ini adalah hasil usaha bersama Lembaga Lebuhraya Malaysia, sebuah badan berkanun, yang telah membuat perancangan awal dan memulakan pembinaan, dengan Projek Lebuhraya Utara-Selatan Berhad, sebuah syarikat swasta yang telah dianugerahkan Konsisi untuk membiayai, merekabentuk, membina, mengendali dan menyelenggarakan Lebuhraya ini. Hasil usaha ini mempamerkan kejayaan satu wawasan menjadi sebuah kenyataan setelah merintangi pelbagai cabaran yang mengancam untuk menghalangnya. Ia memberi pengesahan terhadap kejayaan dasar penswastaan Kerajaan dan melambangkan suatu usaha kebangsaan yang dibiayai dan dikendalikan dengan jayanya oleh rakyat Malaysia. Tugu ini juga memperingati usaha gigih pemimpin-pemimpin Kerajaan, perkhidmatan awam, ahli perniagaan, institusi kewangan, perunding, jurutera dan pakar-pakar bidang, serta kontraktor dan tenaga buruh, yang telah memainkan peranan penting masing-masing dalam menghadapi cabaran-cabaran dan membawa projek ini kepada tahap kejayaannya. Mereka yang menggunakan Lebuhraya ini diharap bukan sahaja akan menikmati sumbangan usaha pelbagai pihak dalam pembinaannya bahkan dapat menghargai sumbangan Lebuhraya ini terhadap pembangunan negara."

English

"This monument symbolizes the pinnacle of successful for the construction of the North-South Expressway that connects Bukit Kayu Hitam bordering with Thailand in the North to Johor Bahru in the Causeway bordering with Singapore in the South. The construction of the 848km expressway, across the peat swamps and forests and hill untapped granite hills, is an amazing achievement. Also impressive is the pragmatic way in which the combined efforts between the public and private sectors has resulted in this achievement. The expressways is the result of joint efforts of the Malaysian Highway Authority, a statutory body, which has been planned early and begin construction, with the Projek Lebuhraya Utara-Selatan Berhad (PLUS) (North-South Expressway Project), a private company that was awarded concessions to finance, design, construct, operate and maintain the expressways. Such efforts shows an improvement visions into a reality after across a variety of challenges that threaten to stop. It acknowledged the success of the Government and represents a national effort funded and operated successfully by Malaysians. This monument also commemorates the efforts of leaders of the Government, public services, businesses, financial institutions, consultants, engineers and consultants, as well as contractors and labours, which has played an important role in facing their challenges and bring this project to a level of success. Those who use this expressway will be expected not only to enjoy the various parties in the construction efforts, but also can even appreciate this expressway contribution towards national development."

Current developments

Six-lane widening works

Plans to upgrade the stretches from Slim River to Tanjung Malim, Tanjung Malim to Rawang (Northern route), Seremban to Senawang, and Senawang to Ayer Keroh (Southern route) was approved by the government for better traffic flow. It was completed in 2007.

Kuala Lumpur-Penang Through Traffic (Ipoh North (Jelapang) – Ipoh South)

The Jelapang and Ipoh South toll plazas were demolished in 2009 to make a non-stop route across Ipoh. This is achieved through the construction of two local-express lanes for each side, which are only accessible via EXIT 138 Ipoh South Exit (for northbound traffic) and EXIT 141 Ipoh North Exit (for southbound traffic). The toll plazas in Ipoh are therefore relocated at each ends of the local-express lanes.

The decision to demolish both toll plazas was made as a result of accidents which happened at Jelapang toll plaza. Since the toll plaza was opened in 28 September 1987, there were many accident cases which involved brake failure in heavy vehicles due to hard braking when proceeding downhill to the toll plaza. On 7 June 2008, the new Ipoh North toll plaza (South bound) replacing old Jelapang toll plaza opened to traffic, followed by north bound on 15 August 2008. Beginning 11:00 am on 14 July 2009, the Kuala Lumpur-Penang through traffic is now opened to traffic. With the opening of the 14.7-kilometre (9.1 mi) between Ipoh North (Jelapang) and Ipoh South stretch, highway users are no longer required to stop for toll transactions at the Ipoh North and Ipoh South Toll Plazas.

Fourth Lane additions

On July 2010, the operator PLUS Expressways Berhad announced that the government has awarded contracts to build a fourth lane on certain stretches of the highway, namely from Shah Alam to Jalan Duta, from Shah Alam to Rawang and from Nilai (North) to Port Dickson. On October 2012, the upgrading works for this project began.

Highways of PLUS

Codes Highways
E1 and E2
(both AH2 AH2)
North–South Expressway (NSE)
E15 Butterworth–Kulim Expressway
E36 Penang Bridge
E6 AH2 AH2 North–South Expressway Central Link (NSECL/ELITE)
E3 Second Link Expressway (MSSC/LINKEDUA)
E29 Seremban-Port Dickson Highway (SPDH)
E1 AH2 AH2 New Klang Valley Expressway (Part of NSE)
1 (AH2 AH2) Skudai Highway (until 1 March 2004 only) and Johor-Singapore Causeway
2 Federal Highway Route 2 (FHR2)

Carriageways

Generally the expressway consists of 4 lanes, 2 for each direction.

There are some exceptions to this; the following are stretches with 6 lanes or 8 lanes (3 or 4 each way):

Six lane carriageways

Highways Stretches
North–South Expressway Southern Route Sungai Besi to Ayer Keroh (except Nilai North to Port Dickson stretches)
New Klang Valley Expressway Bukit Raja to Shah Alam
North–South Expressway Northern Route Rawang to Slim River
North–South Expressway Northern Route Sungai Dua to Juru located at Penang
North–South Expressway Central Link Shah Alam to Nilai North
Second Link Expressway Pulai to Ayer Rajah Expressway (Tuas, Singapore)
Penang Bridge Prai to Gelugor

Eight lane carriageways

Highways Stretches
North–South Expressway Southern Route Nilai North to Port Dickson
New Klang Valley Expressway Shah Alam to Jalan Duta
North–South Expressway Northern Route Bukit Lanjan to Rawang

Speed limit

North–South Expressway is designed as a high-speed long distance expressway therefore the default speed limit on the expressway is 110 km/h (68 mph), but there are some exceptions in some places for several reasons, including:-

  • 1 km before every toll plaza: 60 km/h (to help the traffic to slow down)
  • Bukit Kayu Hitam-Jitra stretch : 90 km/h (expressway section with at-grade junctions) (Kedah)
  • Sungai Dua-Juru : 90 km/h (due to heavy traffic at Penang Bridge) (Penang)
  • Kuala Kangsar-Jelapang stretch : 80 km/h (highland stretch with dangerous corners) (Perak)
  • Jelapang – Ipoh South stretch : 90 km/h for main carriageways; 70 km/h for toll-free local-express lanes (to control the traffic flow of the non-stop main carriageways and the toll-free local-express lanes) (Perak)
  • Gua Tempurung stretch : 90 km/h (highland stretch) (Perak)
  • Bukit Lanjan Interchange : 80 km/h (to control traffic flow of NKVE and the main link of northern route to avoid accidents) (Selangor)
  • Bukit Lanjan-Jalan Duta stretch : 90 km/h (steep uphill/downhill stretch) (Kuala Lumpur)
  • Sungai Besi-Bangi : 90 km/h (due to high traffic capacity) (Kuala Lumpur- Selangor)

Notable incidents

  • On March 27, 2008, a Singaporean family of 4 were killed in an accident along North–South Expressway near Tangkak, Johor, leaving behind a 2-month-old baby.
  • On December 2, 2008 at about 0315 hrs, a Singaporean biker, who was returning from a trip from Hat Yai, Thailand was killed after crashing his bike into an overturned lorry near Simpang Empat, Melaka.
  • On December 7, 2008, 10 passengers were killed in a bus crash at km 146.8 of the North–South Expressway between Tangkak and Pagoh, Johor.
  • On 13 April 2009, six people were killed in double decker express bus crash at km 443 of the North–South Expressway near Rawang, Selangor.
  • On 26 December 2009, ten passengers were killed and two injured after a northbound double-decker express bus skidded and hit the road divider at Km 272.8 of the North–South Expressway about 8 km from the Ipoh South toll plaza near Ipoh, Perak.
  • On 10 October 2010, twelve people were killed and more than 50 others injured in an highway crash involving two buses, three cars and a van at Km 223 of the North–South Expressway, near the Simpang Ampat Interchange, Melaka.

Measures taken to reduce accidents


Most heavy vehicles are only allowed to travel 80–90 km/h by law. Considering that two lanes are inadequate for smooth traffic flow, the expressway is being widened as a result of the increasing number of fatal accidents along this highway.

It has been recently decided that the two-lane 110 km/h highway will be upgraded to a three-lane 110 km/h highway. The highway widening project has been underway since 2006 as an accident-reducing measure.

Toll system



The North–South Expressway is a toll expressway with two toll systems:-

  • Open system – Users only have to pay at certain toll plazas within the open system range for a fixed amount. "Open system" is used in the following stretches of the North–South expressway:
  1. Batu Tiga and Sungai Rasau, (Selangor)
  2. Bukit Kayu Hitam, (Kedah)
  3. Jitra, (Kedah)
  4. Penang Bridge,
  5. Kempas, (Johor)
  6. Johor-Singapore Causeway,
  7. Lukut and Mambau, (Negri Sembilan)
  8. Tanjung Kupang, Taman Perling and Lima Kedai (Johor).
  • Closed system – Users collect toll tickets or PLUSTransit cards before entering the expressway at respective toll plazas and pay an amount of toll at the exit toll plaza plus the distance from the plaza to the Limit of Maintenance Responsibility (LMR). Beginning 18 June 2013, the PLUSTransit reusable transit cards will be implemented at all PLUS expressways network to replace the transit ticket.

PLUS Travel Incentive Program

Effective 1 January 2009, Class 1 highway users traveling on the expressway (NSE) and North–South Expressway Central Link (ELITE) between 12:00 midnight and 7:00 am will be able to enjoy 10 percent toll discount. This is part of the PLUS’ initiatives to offer added value to its customers on both highways.

There are three toll incentive packages of the PLUS Travel Incentive Program which will be enjoyed by the customers on the PLUS and ELITE highways which are:-

Incentive One

  • Users of Class 1 vehicles using the highway between 12:00 midnight and 7:00 am will enjoy 10 percent toll discount.
  • Duration : 1 January 2009 until 31 December 2010.

Incentive Two

  • Additional 10 percent toll discount will be given to highway users (Class 1 vehicles only) traveling between 12.00 midnight to 7.00 am on selected six days during Hari Raya Aidilfitri, Chinese New Year, Deepavali and Christmas festive seasons.
  • Duration : 1 January 2009 until 31 December 2010.

Incentive Three

  • Electronic Toll Payment users spending monthly cummulative minimum amount of RM200 will enjoy 5 percent rebate (for usage on PLUS and ELITE highways only)
  • This offer is given to users who are registered with the PLUS Loyalty Program which will be launched later.
  • Duration : Beginning 1 January 2009

Toll rate classes for every PLUS Expressways Networks (except Penang Bridge)

Class Type of vehicles Payment Notes
0 Motorcycles, bicycles or vehicles with 2 or less wheels Free Except Tanjung Kupang toll plaza on the Malaysia-Singapore Second Link
1 Vehicles with 2 axles and 3 or 4 wheels excluding taxis RM (Cash) TnG TAG
2 Vehicles with 2 axles and 5 or 6 wheels excluding buses RM (Cash) TnG TAG
3 Vehicles with 3 or more axles RM (Cash) Cash only
4 Taxis RM (Cash) Cash only, paid by passengers only.
5 Buses RM (Cash) Cash only

Toll rate classes for Penang Bridge

Class Type of vehicles Payment Notes
1 Motorcycles, bicycles or vehicles with 2 or less wheels RM (Cash) TnG
2 Motorcycle with sidecars, cars including station wagon and commercial vehicles on three wheels RM (Cash) TnG TAG For taxis, toll charges are paid by passengers only.
3 Lorries, vans and buses with two axles and four wheels RM (Cash) TnG TAG
4 Lorries, vans and buses with two axles and five and six wheels RM (Cash) Cash only
5 Vehicles with three axles RM (Cash) Cash only
6 Vehicles with four axles RM (Cash) Cash only
7 Vehicles with five or more axles RM (Cash) Cash only



Toll Abbreviation

For toll rates, see also Toll rates of the North–South Expressway
Abbreviation Exits Name of Interchanges
AHT EXIT 244 AYER HITAM
AKH EXIT 231 AYER KEROH
ALP EXIT 152 ALOR PONGSU
ASS EXIT 177 ALOR SETAR SELATAN
ASU EXIT 178 ALOR SETAR UTARA
BBR EXIT 153 BANDAR BAHARU
BDR EXIT 130 BIDOR
BGR EXIT 237 BUKIT GAMBIR
BGS EXIT 211 BANGI
BKB EXIT 118 BUKIT BERUNTUNG
BKH EXIT 185 BUKIT KAYU HITAM
BKM EXIT 150 BUKIT MERAH
BKR EXIT 101 BUKIT RAJA
BRG EXIT 124 BEHRANG
BRT EXIT 166 BERTAM
BSP EXIT 606 BANDAR SAUJANA PUTRA
BTS EXIT 158 BUKIT TAMBUN SELATAN
BTU EXIT 158 BUKIT TAMBUN UTARA
BTT BATU TIGA
BTR EXIT 119 BUKIT TAGAR
CKJ EXIT 146 CHANGKAT JERING
DMR EXIT 106 DAMANSARA
EBN EXIT 602 EBOR UTARA
EBS EXIT 602 EBOR SELATAN
GPG EXIT 135 GOPENG
GRN EXIT 173 GURUN
HKG HUTAN KAMPUNG
HSB EXIT 114 HOSPITAL SUNGAI BULOH
IPU EXIT 141 IPOH UTARA
(JELAPANG)
IPS EXIT 139 IPOH SELATAN
JBC JOHOR-SINGAPORE CAUSEWAY
JLD EXIT 111 JALAN DUTA
JRU EXIT 160 JURU
JSN EXIT 233 JASIN
JTR EXIT 182 JITRA
JWI EXIT 156 JAWI
KDR EXIT 107 KOTA DAMANSARA
KJG EXIT 210 KAJANG
KKS EXIT 143 KUALA KANGSAR
KLA EXIT 608 KLIA AIRPORT
KLI EXIT 252 KULAIJAYA
KPS EXIT 255 KEMPAS
LBB EXIT 120 LEMBAH BERINGIN
LKT EXIT 2903A/B LUKUT
MAC EXIT 245 MACHAP
MBU EXIT 2901 MAMBAU
NLI EXIT 215 NILAI
PBSB EXIT 161 PENANG BRIDGE
PDG EXIT 175 PENDANG
PDN EXIT 219A PORT DICKSON UTARA
PDS EXIT 219B PORT DICKSON SELATAN
PGH EXIT 238 PAGOH
PLI EXIT 223 PEDAS/LINGGI
PPM EXIT 213 PUTRA MAHKOTA
PSR EXIT 126 SLIM RIVER
PTH EXIT 605 PUTRA HEIGHTS
PTJ EXIT 607 PUTRAJAYA
RAW EXIT 116 RAWANG
RWS EXIT 115 RAWANG SELATAN
SAT EXIT 227 SIMPANG AMPAT
SBG EXIT 104 SUBANG
SBI SUNGAI BESI
SBN EXIT 218 SEREMBAN
SBY EXIT 117 SUNGAI BUAYA
SDK EXIT 250 SEDENAK
SEA EXIT 603 SEAFIELD
SGB EXIT 113 SUNGAI BULOH
SGD EXIT 165 SUNGAI DUA
SGR SUNGAI RASAU
SHA EXIT 103/601 SHAH ALAM
SKD EXIT 254 SKUDAI
SKI EXIT 128 SUNGKAI
SVC EXIT 212 SOUTHVILLE CITY
SNU EXIT 253 SENAI UTARA
SPP EXIT 137 SIMPANG PULAI
SPR EXIT 247 SIMPANG RENGGAM
SPS EXIT 168 SUNGAI PETANI SELATAN
SPU EXIT 170 SUNGAI PETANI UTARA
STA EXIT 244 SETIA ALAM
SWG EXIT 220 SENAWANG
TGK EXIT 235 TANGKAK
TGM EXIT 121 TANJUNG MALIM
TPH EXIT 132 TAPAH
TPU EXIT 148 TAIPING UTARA
TBN EXIT 138 TAMBUN
TLK TOL LIMA KEDAI
TTK TOL TANJUNG KUPANG
TTP TOL TAMAN PERLING
UPM EXIT 209 UPM
(UNIVERSITI PUTRA MALAYSIA)
USJ EXIT 604 USJ
(UEP Subang Jaya)
YPS EXIT 242 YONG PENG SELATAN
YPU EXIT 241 YONG PENG UTARA
For more information see also Toll rates of the North–south Expressway

Facilities along the expressway

  • Rest and service areas located about 60 km from each other
  • Layby parking areas are located approximately every two junctions
  • Emergency phones every 2 km
  • PLUSLINE hotline number
  • PLUS Ronda (PLUS patrol) service to assist drivers in the event of vehicle problems on the expressway
  • PLUS helicopter patrol unit to monitor PLUS expressways

Records

  • North–South Expressway is Malaysia's first long-distance expressway as well as Malaysia's longest expressway.
  • Menora Tunnel, an 800 m (2,600 ft) tunnel on the North–South Expressway Northern Route near Jelapang, was once Malaysia's longest highway tunnel at the time of its construction.
  • Sungai Besi toll plaza is the widest toll plaza in Malaysia with over 18 lanes (excluding additional toll booths).
  • The longest bridge along the expressway is Sungai Perak Bridge (Jambatan Sultan Azlan Shah) with the length of 300 m (980 ft).
  • The first Rest and Service Area on the North-South Expressway is the Ayer Keroh Rest and Service Area in the North–South Expressway Southern Route opened in 1987.
  • North–South Expressway is the first expressway in Malaysia that provides overhead bridge restaurants.
  • The longest flyover bridge along the NSE network is Batu Tiga flyover in the North–South Expressway Central Link.
  • The most expensive section of the expressway is the Gopeng-Tapah section. At RM200 million, it translate to RM 20 million per kilometre. Embankment strengthening is the major contributor for this escalating cost.
  • The longest stretch of the North-South Expressway network is the Pagoh-Yong Peng (North) section. This 47 kilometre stretch passing Mount Maokil and the plains of Seri Medan and Sungai Sarang Buaya.
  • The PLUS Speedway (formerly ELITE Speedway) in USJ Rest and Service Area on North–South Expressway Central Link is the first highway go-kart circuit in Malaysia.
  • North–South Expressway forms 80% of Malaysian part of the Asian Highway Network, specifically Asian Highway Network 2 AH2 AH2. The other expressways in Malaysia included in the route are Skudai Highway, Kuala Lumpur Middle Ring Road 1 and Johor Causeway.
  • The Nilai Memorial Park near Nilai Layby on North–South Expressway Southern Route is the first closed tolled expressway public memorial park in Malaysia.
  • The PLUS Art Gallery in Ayer Keroh Overhead Bridge Restaurant (OBR) is the first highway art gallery in Malaysia.
  • state route ever built by an expressway concessionaire company (PLUS Expressway Berhad).
  • The Machap Rest and Service Area (north bound) at the North–South Expressway Southern Route E2 is the first fully air-conditioned rest area in Malaysia, after it was renovated during mid-2008.
  • The Sungai Perak Rest and Service Area (south bound) at the North–South Expressway Northern Route E1 in Perak is the first rest and service area in the Malaysian expressway to have an eco-management theme known as "The Green Trail" or "Jejak Hijau".
  • PLUSMiles is the first and only toll rebate loyalty programme in the Malaysian expressways.
  • The longest closed toll collection system coverage in Malaysia is from Juru toll plaza to Skudai toll plaza (previously Ipoh South toll plaza to Skudai toll plaza), which runs through the North–South Expressway Northern Route E1, New Klang Valley Expressway E1, North–South Expressway Central Link E6 and North–South Expressway Southern Route E2.
  • The North–South Expressway Northern Route E1 is the first and currently the only expressway in Malaysia to have a runaway truck ramp near Jelapang, Ipoh.

List of interchanges

See also

Commemorative Events

The North-South Expressway Commemorative Postage Stamps

The Commemorative Postage Stamps to mark the opening of the North-South Expressway on 1994 was issued by [1] The denominations for these stamps were 30 cents, 50 cents, and RM 1.00.

See also

  • Malaysian Expressway System

Notes

External links

  • PLUS Expressway Berhad
  • PLUS
  • Malaysian Highway Authority
  • Malaysian traffic summons lookup
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