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Federal Highway, Malaysia

Federal Highway, or Lebuhraya Persekutuan in Malay is a Malaysian highway connecting the capital city of Kuala Lumpur, and Klang, Selangor. The highway starts from Salak Selatan in Kuala Lumpur to Bukit Raja in Klang. The Federal Highway is coded as Federal Route 2.

History
The history of the highway started after the separation of Singapore from Malaysia, when the Malaysian government decided to make Port Swettenham (now Port Klang) as Malaysia's new national port as a replacement of Singapore. As a result, the government planned to build a highway connecting Port Klang to Kuala Lumpur. The highway originally started from Jalan Syed Putra / Jalan Klang Lama interchange to Klang but was extended to Jalan Sungai Besi interchange and finally to Cheras Highway. The highway was originally a 4-lane limited access highway except for the Petaling Jaya stretch where it became 6-lane highway. However, in 1992 Plus Expressway Berhad, the concession holder of North-South Expressway has upgraded the entire highway to a 6-lane highway.


Benefits of Highway
The highway serves as the main highway of Klang Valley conurbation since it connects major cities of the conurbation including Klang, Shah Alam, Petaling Jaya and Kuala Lumpur. However, the increase of traffic as a result of the population increase peaked the capacity of the highway in the mid-1990s and therefore massive daily traffic jams along Federal Highway are common especially early in the morning and late afternoon. As a result, the government began to build new expressways to reduce the congestion of Federal Highway, which were viewed as an unwise choice since those new expressways were unable to reduce the traffic rate on Federal Highway. Instead, these newer highways are just burdening the residents of Klang Valley with their toll rates.


Current developments
The upgraded of the Subang Airport Interchange including main link of Subang-Kelana Jaya Link from Subang Airport Highway (route 15) of Federal Highway (route 2) to Persiaran Kewajipan near Menara Mesiniaga had began on the end of 2005 and the construction of the new Majlis Link on September 2005. Both project are led by Malaysian Public Works Department (JKR). While the main contractor are the Ahmad Zaki Resources Berhad (AZRB) and Ho Hup Construction Company Berhad (HHCC).


Features
The main feature of Federal Highway is Kota Darul Ehsan, the biggest arch in Malaysia. It was built on the orders of the former Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah to commemorate the cession of Kuala Lumpur to the federal government.

Federal Highway also has a motorcycle lane to avoid accidents between cars and motorcycles in that area.

Bulatan Darul Ehsan aka Shah Alam Cloverleaf Interchange in Shah Alam, Selangor is the biggest cloverleaf interchange in Malaysia.



Notable events
18 December 1988 - R Arumugam. Malaysian's national football player died in car accidents at Federal Highway near Petaling Jaya. (Source: Muzium Sultan Alam Shah, Shah Alam)



List of Interchange
(Start/End of Highway = Persiaran Sultan Ibrahim)

Berkely
Bandar Baru Klang and North Klang Straits Bypass route 20
(Sungai Rasau toll plaza)

Padang Jawa
Bulatan Darul Ehsan (Shah Alam Main Interchange)
Kayangan
Persiaran Selangor near Carlsberg brewery (from Kuala Lumpur only)
Batu Tiga
(Batu Tiga toll plaza)

Subang Jaya
Subang Airport Highway route 15 complex interchange and Persiaran Kewajipan (Works on upgraded interchange in progress)
Majlis Link (from/to Klang only) (Under construction)
Motorola and LDP E11
Seri Setia (from Klang only)
Jalan Klang Lama and NPE E10
Jalan 225 near Cycle & Carriage showroom (from Klang only)
Jalan Templer and Jalan PP Narayanan
Petaling Jaya (West)
Petaling Jaya (East)
Jalan Gasing
(Kota Darul Ehsan Arch) (Selangor-Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur border)

Kerinchi and Kerinchi Link E23
Mid Valley (from/to Klang only)
Seputeh, Jalan Syed Putra and Jalan Klang Lama complex interchange
Taman Desa
Salak and Kuala Lumpur-Seremban Expressway
(Salak Expressway E27)
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Shah Alam Expressway, SAE, E5 (Malay: Lebuhraya Shah Alam) is the main expressway in Malaysia. It connects from Pandamaran in Klang, Selangor to Sri Petaling

Contents
1 History
2 Technical specifications
3 Features
4 List of Interchanges, Layby and Rest and Service Areas
5 Gamuda Expressway Network
6 External links
7 See also

History
The purposed to built the Shah Alam Expressway began on 1993 when the Federal Highway had became a busing traffic during rush hour from/to Kuala Lumpur. Construction began on 1995. The Phase 1 (Seafield-Sri Petaling) was completed on 1997 and the Phase 2 (Seafield-Pandamaran) was completed on 1998. During 1998 Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur, the expressway had became as a main route to National Sports Complex in Bukit Jalil.

Technical specifications
Expressway: LEBUHRAYA SHAH ALAM (SAE), KONSORTIUM LEBUHRAYA SHAH ALAM SDN BHD (KESAS) · Highway Number E5
Total Length: 34.5 km
Development Cost:
Number of lanes: 6 lanes
Interchanges: 13
Emergency Lanes:
Pedestrian Bridges:
Toll system: Open toll system

Features
Became the main route to National Sports Complex during 1998 Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur
Straight and long expressway
High speed expressway with speed limit 80 km/h
Motorcycle lane
SOS emergency

List of Interchanges, Layby and Rest and Service Areas
(Start/End of Expressway = MRR2 route 28)

EXIT 516: Sri Petaling and KL Seremban Expressway
EXIT 515: Kompleks Sukan Negara (formally known as SUKOM until 1999)
EXIT 514: Awan Kecil
(Awan Kecil toll plaza (west bound))

EXIT 513: Awan Besar
(Awan Besar toll plaza (east bound))

Awan Besar Rest and Service Area (west bound)
Kinrara Rest and Service Area (east bound)
(FTKL-Selangor border)

EXIT 512: Kinrara
EXIT 511: Sunway and Lebuhraya Damansara Puchong E11
(Sunway toll plaza)

EXIT 510: Pesiaran Kewajipan
EXIT 509: Seafield and North South Expressway Central Link E6
Hicom Layby (both bound)
Proton Centre of Excelence (west bound)
EXIT 507: Hicom
EXIT 506: Kemuning
EXIT 505: Bukit Rimau (coming soon)
(Kemuning toll plaza)

EXIT 504: Jalan Kebun
EXIT 502: Bandar Puteri (east bound)
EXIT 501: Pandamaran
(Start/End of Expressway = Pulau Indah Expressway route 181)

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MALAYSIAN FEDERAL - ROUTE 2

List of Junctions and towns
PORT KLANG and North South Port Link
Pandamaran
Bulatan Simpang Tujuh
Kota Raja Mahadi
(Sungai Klang Bridge = Jambatan Kota)

KLANG and route 5 (Kapar)
KLANG-KUALA LUMPUR see also Federal Highway
KUALA LUMPUR:-
Jalan Syed Putra
Jalan Damansara & Lebuhraya Mahameru see also Kuala Lumpur Middle Ring Road 1
Jalan Gombak
Jalan Kg. Bandar Dalam
Lebuhraya Karak (old route to Gombak interchange at Route 28)
Route 28 Gombak-Gombak Utara (see also KL Middle Ring Road 2)
Gombak Utara-Karak see also Karak Expressway E8
Karak
route 9 (Jelebu)
Lanchang
ECE E8
Jalan Mentakab route 87
MACRES
Jalan Mentakab-MACRES 88
TEMERLOH, route 10 (Teriang)
(Sungai Pahang Bridge = Jambatan Sultan Ahmad Shah)

Chenor
Jalan Bandar Pusat Jengka route 83, and ECE E8
Kampung Awah
Jalan Bandar Pusat Jengka route 62
route 64 (Jengka)
Maran
FELDA Kampung New Zealand
Paya Bungur
Gambang
Bandar MEC, route 12 (Tun Razak Highway) and ECE E8
TUDM Kuantan
route 3 (Pekan)
Kuantan Bypass route 3 (Kuantan Airport, Kuala Terengganu)
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SPRINT EXPRESSWAY


Sprint Expressway ,E23 is the main expressway network in Klang Valley, Malaysia. The 26.5 kilometres of expressway is divided into three sections. This sections included the Kerinchi Link, Damansara Link and Penchala Link. This expressway is also known as Western Dispersal Link.

Contents
1 History
2 Technical specifications
3 Features
4 List of interchanges
4.1 Kerinchi Link
4.2 Damansara Link
4.3 Penchala Link
5 Gamuda Expressway network
6 External links
7 See also

History
The purposed to built the expressway began on 1998 while the massive traffic jams on Jalan Damansara was a main factors to built it. The construction had began on 1999. The expressway is formally known as Jalan Damansara, Jalan Kayu Ara, Jalan Sri Hartamas, and Jalan Semantan. The Kerinchi Link and Damansara Link was opened on 2001. and two years later the Penchala Link was opened on 2004.

Technical specifications
Expressway: SISTEM PENYURAIAN TRAFIK KL BARAT or Lebuh Raya SPRINT · Highway Number E23
Total Length: 26.5km
Development Cost: RM1.3 billion (US$354.5 million)
Number of lanes: 6
Interchanges: 13
Tunnel: 700m (6-lanes)
Emergency Lanes: 3m (both sides)
Pedestrian Bridges: 10
Toll system: Open toll system, 3km of toll free road (alternative road), 2-parallel to Damansara Link

Features
Kerinchi Link the first double deck carriageway in Malaysia
Penchala Tunnel the widest road tunnel in Malaysia


List of interchanges
Kerinchi Link
Mont Kiara and Jalan Duta Expressway E1
Mont Kiara and Penchala Link
Sri Hartamas
National Science Centre (Pusat Sains Negara)
INTAN
Kiara complex interchange and Damansara Link
(double deck carriageway) (Kerinchi Link toll plaza)

Kerinchi complex interchange and Federal Highway route 2

Damansara Link
Jalan Duta and Jalan Semantan
Shell House Underpass
Bukit Damansara, Jalan Beringin, Jalan Semantan and Damansara Town Centre
Bukit Damansara, Jalan Beringin and Damansara Town Centre (Semantan-Jalan Duta bound)
Jalan Maarof and Bangsar
Kiara complex interchange and Kerinchi Link
Jalan Dato Abu Bakar
Petronas and Shell Layby (Damansara Town Centre bound)
(Damansara Link toll plaza A (TTDI bound)) (Damansara Link toll plaza B (NKVE bound)

TTDI ramp
Section 13
(FTKL-Selangor Border)

Damansara Utama and LDP E11
Kayu Ara
Tropicana
(Damansara toll plaza)

Damansara and NKVE E1

Penchala Link
Sungai Penchala, Damansara Perdana and LDP E11
(Selangor-FTKL Border)

TTDI north
(Penchala Tunnel: 700m)

(Mont Kiara toll plaza)
(Mont Kiara flyover)
Mont Kiara and Kerinchi Link

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DAMANSARA PUCHONG - EXPRESSWAY


Lebuhraya Damansara Puchong, LDP, E11 is a major expressway in Klang Valley, Selangor in Malaysia. It links major townships in Damansara and Puchong and decreases travel time between them. Besides that, the expressway provides better accessibility to these areas via links to other expressways in Klang Valley, such as Federal Highway and Puchong-Sungai Besi Highway.

Contents
1 History
2 Technical specifications
3 Features
4 List of Interchanges and Laybys
4.1 Main Link
4.2 Puchong Barat Link
5 Gamuda Expressway Network
6 External links
7 See also

History
Construction of the expressway began in 1997. The expressway is formally known as Jalan Sungai Penchala, Jalan Perbandaran, Jalan PJS Utama, Jalan Puchong-Petaling Jaya B11, Jalan Puchong-Shah Alam B7, Jalan Puchong Perdana, and Jalan Puchong-Sri Kembangan B16. The Damansara-Puchong Expressway was opened in 1999.

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North-South Expressway Southern Route

North-South Expressway Southern Route
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E2 expressway
Length km
Direction north-south
Start Sungai Besi, Kuala Lumpur
Main destinations Kuala Lumpur
Kajang
Nilai
Seremban
Melaka
Tangkak
Yong Peng
Ayer Hitam
Kulai
Johor Bahru
End Johor Bahru, Johor
Construction dates 1981 - 1994
Expressways joined North-South Expressway Central Link
Seremban-Port Dickson Highway
Malaysia-Singapore Second Crossing
North-South Expressway Southern Route (NSE), E2 is the southern route of the North-South Expressway, which is the longest expressway in Malaysia. It links the southern part of Selangor, from Sungai Besi to Johor Bahru, Johor. The expressway is roughly oriented in a north-south direction traversing four states in Peninsular Malaysia; namely Selangor, Negeri Sembilan, Malacca and Johor.

Features
Sungai Besi toll plaza has the highest number of toll booths in Malaysia, thus making Sungai Besi toll plaza the widest road in Malaysia with more than 18 lanes (excluding additional toll booths).

List of interchanges, laybys and rest and service areas of NSE, Southern route
(End of Expressway = JB Eastern Dispersal Link E--) (under construction)

EXIT 258: Johor Bahru and Tebrau Highway route 3
EXIT 257: Pasir Gudang Highway route 17
EXIT 256: Setia Tropika
EXIT 255: Kempas
(Kempas toll plaza)

EXIT 254: Skudai and Skudai Highway route 1
(Skudai toll plaza)

EXIT 253: Senai Utara with toll plaza and Malaysia-Singapore Second Link (MSSC) E3
EXIT 252: Kulai with toll plaza
Kulai Layby (both directions)
EXIT 250: Sedenak with toll plaza

South section of North-South Expressway, facing towards Kuala Lumpur.
Sungai Besi toll plaza, North-South Expressway, Malaysia.Simpang Renggam Layby (both directions)
EXIT 247: Simpang Renggam with toll plaza
EXIT 245: Machap with toll plaza
Machap rest and service area (both directions)
EXIT 244: Ayer Hitam with toll plaza
EXIT 242: Yong Peng Selatan with toll plaza (from/to south only)
EXIT 243: Yong Peng Utara with toll plaza
Yong Peng Layby (both directions)
Pagoh rest and service area (south bound)
EXIT 238: Pagoh with toll plaza
Pagoh rest and service area (north bound)
(Sungai Muar Bridge)

Tangkak Layby (both directions)
EXIT 235: Tangkak with toll plaza
(Sungai Kesang bridge) (Johor-Melaka border)

EXIT 233: Jasin with toll plaza
Kampung Bemban Layby (both directions)
EXIT 231: Ayer Keroh with toll plaza
Ayer Keroh rest and service area (both directions)
Ayer Keroh Overhead Bridge Restaurant (both directions)
EXIT 227: Alor Gajah with toll plaza (formally known as Simpang Ampat)
(Melaka-Negeri Sembilan border)

Lubuk China vista point
Pedas Linggi Layby (both directions)
Rembau vista point
EXIT 223: Pedas Linggi with toll plaza
Senawang Layby (both directions)
EXIT 220: Senawang with toll plaza
EXIT 219: Port Dickson with toll plaza and Seremban-Port Dickson Highway (SPDH) E29
EXIT 218: Seremban with toll plaza
Seremban rest and service area (both directions)
EXIT 215: Nilai with toll plaza
EXIT 214: Nilai North and North-South Expressway Central Link (NSECL) E6
Nilai Layby (both directions)
Nilai Memorial Park (from Kuala Lumpur only)
(Negeri Sembilan-Selangor border)

EXIT 213: Putra Mahkota with toll plaza
EXIT 212: Bangi with toll plaza
(Malaysian Highway Authority main headquarters)

EXIT 211: Kajang with toll plaza, SILK E18 and South Klang Valley Expressway(SKVE) E26
EXIT 210: Universiti Putra Malaysia with toll plaza , Sungai Besi Expressway E9 and Kajang Dispersal Link Expressway (SILK) E18
Serdang Layby (both directions)

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Karak Expressway

Karak Expressway (E8) (Lebuhraya Karak), or also known as Karak Highway is a 60-km partial-access expressway in Malaysia connecting the capital city of Kuala Lumpur to the town of Karak in Pahang. It incorporates a twin tunnel at Genting Sempah, near one of Malaysia's famous highland resort, Genting Highlands. Originally, the highway was used to be a 2-lane toll road before being upgraded to an expressway in 1997. The speed limit of the expressway is 90 km/h.

Contents
1 The history
1.1 2-lane Federal Road
1.2 Multi-lane expressway
2 Safety
3 Major events
4 List of interchanges, laybays and rest and service areas
5 See also
6 External links


The history
2-lane Federal Road
Karak Highway was originally built in 1970s by the government of Malaysia as an alternative for the winding, narrow Federal Route 68 which runs from Gombak in Kuala Lumpur to Bentong, Pahang. The highway is also a part of Federal Route 2 (not to be confused with Federal Highway). The highway included a 900-m tunnel at Genting Sempah, which became Malaysia's first highway tunnel ever constructed.

However, the cost of the construction of this highway was considered as expensive for Malaysia which at that time was an agricultural country. Therefore, the government decided to make Karak Highway as a toll road to help covering all the construction works. As a result, two toll gates were constructed at Gombak and Bentong and the toll road was administered under Malaysian Highway Authority. The highway was oficially opened to traffic in 1977.

Multi-lane expressway
The importance of Karak Highway as the main road from Kuala Lumpur to eastern states of Peninsular Malaysia resulted in the government's decision to upgrade the highway to a multi-lane expressway by duplicating the whole highway stretch at another side. Thus, the former 2-lane highway become a dual-carriageway with 6 lanes (3 at each direction) from Kuala Lumpur to Genting Highlands exit and 4 lanes (2 at each direction) for the rest of the expressway.

The upgrading works also included the construction of a second tunnel located beside the existing tunnel to provide additional two lanes for eastbound traffic, widening the toll gates at Gombak and Bentong and also constructing interchanges to replace junctions. However, some junctions were impossible to be upgraded to interchanges due to their geographical locations and therefore some U-turns were constructed to provide entry and exit to the junction for the opposite direction of the expressway. The upgrade works of the expressway was completed in 1997.

MTD Prime holds the concession of Karak Expressway together with East Coast Expressway. By the completion of Karak Expressway, the expressway acquired its official route number, E8, which resulted in overlapping route numbers. As a result, some maps labeled Karak Expressway as E8 and some other maps labeled the expressway as Federal Route 2. No matter which route number is used to refer to Karak Expressway, both route numbers can be used since the expressway itself is a part of Federal Route 2.

Safety
Like other highland roads and highways, Karak Expressway faces risks of landslides especially during rainy season. Therefore, motorists are advised not to use any highland routes including Karak Expressway during heavy rain to avoid risks of landslides as well as poorer visibility.

Major events
22 January 1990 – 15 people were killed in a collision between FRU riot police vehicles, tankers lorry, passenger bus and 10 cars at kilometre 31 of highway not far from Genting Sempah Tunnel in Gombak, Selangor.

List of interchanges, laybays and rest and service areas
EXIT 801: Gombak and MRR2 route 28
(Gombak toll plaza)

Gombak Layby (east bound)
BP Layby (east bound)
Gombak Layby (west bound)
JPJ Station (east bound)
(separated carrigeway)

EXIT 803A: Genting Sempah (road to Genting Highlands only)
(Genting Sempah Tunnel = 900m) (Selangor-Pahang Border)

EXIT 803B: Genting Sempah and route 68
Genting Sempah rest and service area
(separated carrigeway)

EXIT 805: Bukit Tinggi
Lentang Layby (both bound)
Petronas Layby (east bound)
(Bentong toll plaza)

EXIT 809: Bentong West, route 68 and 8
EXIT 810: Bentong East, route 68 and 8
EXIT 813A: FELDA Mempaga
EXIT 813B: Karak and route 2

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East Coast Expressway, ECE or (Malay: Lebuhraya Pantai Timur) (LPT ) E8 is a main expressway in Malaysia. It is an extension of Karak Expressway which started from Karak to Kuala Lumpur. It provides a link from the West Coast of Peninsular Malaysia to the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia. It features a closed toll system like North-South Expressway.

History
Construction of the East Coast Expressway began in 2000, with Phase 1 opened in August 2004. Phase 2 of the expressway, which will extend the highway to Terengganu, is under construction.

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List of Interchanges, Laybys and Rest and Service Areas
Phase 1

EXIT 813B: Karak and Karak Expressway
(Karak toll plaza)

Lanchang layby (both bound)
EXIT 816: Lanchang with toll plaza
EXIT 819: Temerloh with toll plaza
(Sungai Pahang Bridge = Jambatan Sultan Ahmad Shah 2)

Temerloh rest and service area (both bound)
EXIT 821: Chenor with toll plaza
Chenor layby (both bound)
EXIT 825: Maran with toll plaza
EXIT 827: Sri Jaya with toll plaza
Gambang rest and service area (both bound)
EXIT 830: Gambang with toll plaza
Kuantan layby (both bound)
EXIT 833: Kuantan with toll plaza
Phase 2 (Under construction)



Butterworth-Kulim Expressway

Buterworth Kulim Expressway BKE E15 is built to provide shorter access to East-West Highway from Butterworth and Penang and to bypass the town of Sungai Petani, Kedah. It was owned by Konsortium Lebuhraya Butterworth-Kulim Sdn Bhd (KLBK) a member of Malaysian Mining Corporation Berhad (MMC).

History
Construction on 1995 and completed on 1997.

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Features
Expressway along paddy fields
Straight and long expressway
High speed expressway with speed limit 110 km/h
Four-lane dual carriageway
SOS Emergency phones
Motorcycle lane
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List of interchange
BUTTERWORTH and ferry terminal
Perai and route 1
(Start/End of Expressway)

EXIT 1503: Seberang Jaya and NSE E1
EXIT 1504: Permatang Pauh
(Kuala Semang toll plaza)
EXIT 1505: Permatang Nibong
EXIT 1506: Tasik Mengkuang
Penanti Rest and Service Areas (both bound)
(Penang-Kedah Border)

(Lunas toll plaza)
EXIT 1507: Kampung Sungai Karangan
EXIT 1508: Sungai Seluang
(Start/End of Expressway)

KULIM and route 67 (Baling)





Lebuhraya Kajang-Seremban
Lebuhraya Kajang-Seremban, KASEH, E21 is a new expressway connecting Kajang, Selangor to Seremban, Negeri Sembilan

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History
Construction began on 2002

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List of Interchange
Phase 1

(Cheras - Kajang Expressway), CKE, E7
Kajang and route 1
Saujana Impian
Penjara Negeri Kajang
Kajang Dispersial Link Expressway E18
Semenyih and route 1
Phase 2 (Under construction)




West Coast Expressway

West Coast Expressway, WCE, E28 is a new planned expressway that will be built on the west coast of Peninsula Malaysia. It connects Teluk Intan, Perak to Port Dickson in Negeri Sembilan.

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North-South Expressway Central Link

North South Expressway Central Link, NSECL E6, (Malay: Lebuhraya Utara Selatan Hubungan Tengah) ELITE is the main expressway in Malaysia. The 43.5 kilometers of the expressway is started from Shah Alam until Nilai North. This expressway is still in North South Expressway network.

History
The purposed to build the North-South Expressway bypass from Kuala Lumpur had began on 1992. The construction started on 1994 and completed on 1996. On 1997 every sections on North-South Expressway Central Link and KLIA Expressway was opened to traffic. While the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) was opened on 27 June 1998 it became a busing traffic flowing from north to south especially Kuala Lumpur. The Putrajaya Link which was connectly to Putrajaya was opened on 2000. On 1 September 2003, The company Expressway Lingkaran Tengah Sdn Bhd, ELITE has now member of PLUS Expressway Berhad.


Technical specifications
Name: North South Expressway Central Link
Concession: Expressway Lingkaran Tengah Sdn Bhd {a member of PLUS Expressway Berhad)
Start concession:
End concession:
Length: 43.5 km
Interchanges: 8
Toll plaza: 6
Layby: 2
Rest and Service Areas: 2
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Features
Closed toll system (refer to PLUS)
Batu Tiga flyover longest in NSE network.
Act as bypass from busing Kuala Lumpur travelling from north to south
Smooth access to KLIA
ELITE Speedway in USJ Layby is the first highway go-kart circuit in Malaysia
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List of Interchanges, Layby and Rest and Service Areas.
[edit]
Main link
EXIT 601: Shah Alam Interchange with toll plaza and New Klang Valley Expressway (NKVE) E1
(Batu Tiga flyover)

Ebor North with toll plaza (enter only)
EXIT 602: Ebor South with toll plaza (exit only)
EXIT 603: Seafield with toll plaza and Shah Alam Expressway E5
USJ Layby with Overhead Bridge Restaurant (OBR) and ELITE Speedway Go-Kart Circuit (both north and south)
EXIT 604: USJ with toll plaza and Damansara-Puchong Expressway E11
(Sungai Klang Bridge)

EXIT 606: Saujana Putra with toll plaza (coming soon)
EXIT 607: Putrajaya with toll plaza and Putrajaya Link
Dengkil Rest and Service Areas (both bound)
EXIT 608: KLIA with toll plaza and KLIA Expressway route 26
(Selangor-Negeri Sembilan Border)

EXIT 612: Nilai North and NSE southern route E2
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Putrajaya Link
Putrajaya and NSECL E6
(Putrajaya toll plaza)

Bandar Putra Sepang
(Lake Link bridge)

Cyberjaya Barat and KL-KLIA Expressway
Cyberjaya




Cheras - Kajang Expressway

Cheras - Kajang Expressway, CKE, E7 is the main expressway in the Klang Valley, which is in Selangor, Malaysia.

History
Construction began on 1998. The expressway is formally known as Jalan Kuala Lumpur-Kajang on Federal route 1.

List of Interchange
(Cheras Highway and route 1) (FTKL-Selangor border)

EXIT 701: Pasukan Gerakan Am Base (PGA)
(Batu 9 toll plaza)

EXIT 702: Pekan Batu 9 Cheras
EXIT 703: Telekom and Taman Sri Cheras
EXIT 704: Bandar Tun Hussein Onn
(Batu 11 toll plaza)

EXIT 705: Balakong
EXIT 706: Sungai Long
Bukit Dukung rest and service area
EXIT 707: Bukit Dukung and route 1
EXIT 708: Sungai Balak and SILK E18
EXIT 709: Saujana Impian, Kajang and route 1
(Kajang-Seremban Highway E21)



Sungai Besi Expressway

Sungai Besi Expressway, SBE, E9 is an expressway in the Klang Valley region of Malaysia connecting Kuala Lumpur to Sungai Besi.

History
Construction of the expressway began in 1998. The expressway used to be a state road, B13 and the official name was Jalan Kuala Lumpur-Sungai Besi. During the construction of this expressway, the status of the road was changed to a toll expressway and the route code was changed to E9.

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List of Interchanges
Razak Mansion and Kuala Lumpur-Seremban Expressway
Salak South and Salak Expressway
(Salak Jaya toll plaza)

Jalan Kuchai Lama and NPE E10
Sri Petaling KL Seremban Expressway and SAE E5
Sungai Besi
Selangor Turf Club and Puchong-Sungai Besi Highway route 25
(FTKL-Selangor border)

(Mines toll plaza)
Sri Kembangan
Balakong and Kajang Dispersal Link Expressway (SILK) E18
Universiti Putra Malaysia and SILK E18 and North-South Expressway Southern Route E2




Ampang-Kuala Lumpur Elevated Expressway

Ampang Kuala Lumpur Elevated Expressway (AKLEE), E12 is the main expressway in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It connects Jalan Sultan Ismail to Ampang. The main objectives is to solved problems of traffic jams along Jalan Ampang.

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History
Construction began on 1999 at the Klang River banks and completed on 2001. The expressway was opened to traffic in 2002

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Features
Parking bypass to KLCC
Free from jams of Jalan Ampang
Smooth access to Ampang and Kuala Lumpur
Sceneries of Kuala Lumpur from Ampang
[edit]
List of interchange
(Start/End of Expressway)

Jalan Raja Abdullah ramp (enter only)
EXIT 1201B: Jalan Ampang ramp (exit only)
EXIT 1201A: Jalan Sultan Ismail
KLCC (ramp to parking only)
EXIT 1202: Jalan Tun Razak
(Keramat toll plaza)

EXIT 1203: Jelatek
(FTKL-Selangor border)

EXIT 1204: Ampang and Middle Ring Road II route 28
EXIT 1205: Jalan Kolam Air
EXIT 1206: Jalan Memanda and Jalan Ampang




Duta-Ulu Klang Expressway

Duta-Ulu Klang Expressway, DUKE, E16 is a main expressway in Klang Valley. The 18 kilometres of expressway connecting Jalan Duta Expressway Interchange E1 to Taman Hillview Interchange on Kuala Lumpur Middle Ring Road 2 in Ulu Klang

History
Construction will begin on mid 2006




New Pantai Expressway

New Pantai Expressway NPE, E10 (Malay: Lebuhraya Baru Pantai) is a major expressway in the Klang Valley region of Malaysia. The 19.6 kilometre expressway has provided an easier access to Kuala Lumpur from the areas of Subang Jaya and Bandar Sunway, avoiding the traffic jams on the Federal Highway during rush hour. It comprises the Main Link and the Salak Link.

Contents [show]
1 History
2 Features
3 List of Interchanges
3.1 Main link
3.2 Salak link
4 External links



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History
It was constructed between 2000 and 2003. The expressway was officially opened in 2004.

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Features
Among its features are a flyover towards Bangsar and the Kewajipan Ramp, a ramp from Jalan Kewajipan to the expressway. There are no laybys and rest and service areas on this expressway.

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List of Interchanges
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Main link
EXIT 1001: Jalan Tujuan
EXIT 1002: Jalan Jengka
EXIT 1003: Persiaran Kewajipan with ramp to NPE
EXIT 1004: Bandar Sunway and Damansara-Puchong Expressway E11
(Kampung Dato Harun toll plaza (Bangsar bound)) (flyover towards Bangsar)

EXIT 1005: Federal Highway route 2
(Kampung Dato Harun toll plaza (both directions except for upper flyover towards Bangsar))

EXIT 1006: Taman Dato Harun (both directions on lower flyover only)
EXIT 1007: Jalan Templer and Jalan Klang Lama
(flyover) (Pantai main toll plaza)

EXIT 1008: Pantai
EXIT 1011: Lembah Pantai
Access ramp from Jalan Syed Putra/Federal Highway
EXIT 1012: Pantai Baharu
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Salak link
EXIT 1008: Pantai
EXIT 1009: Kuchai Lama
EXIT 1010: Salak South and Kuala Lumpur-Seremban Expressway

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Kajang Dispersal Link Expressway

Kajang Dispersal Link Expressway, SILK, E18 was built to disperse and regulate the traffic flow in Kajang, Selangor and to bypass the town centre of Kajang.

Contents [show]
1 History
2 List of Interchanges
2.1 Main link
2.2 Sungai Balak link



[edit]
History
It was constructed between 2002 and 2004.

[edit]
List of Interchanges
[edit]
Main link
Balakong and Sungai Besi Expressway E9
Mines
Kg Baru Balakong
Balakong
Sungai Long
(Sungai Long toll plaza)

KASEH complex interchange
Taman Maju and route 1
(Taman Maju toll plaza)

Jalan Reko
(Sungai Ramal toll plaza)

Sungai Ramal complex interchange
Kajang and North-South Expressway Southern Route E2 (KL-Seremban Expressway)
Uniten complex and South Klang Valley Expressway E26
UPM and NSE Southern Route E2 (KL-Seremban Expressway)
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Sungai Balak link
Sungai Ramal complex interchange
Jalan Sungai Chua
(Sungai Balak toll plaza)

Sungai Balak and Cheras - Kajang Expressway E7





KL-KLIA Dedicated Expressway

KL-KLIA Dedicated Expressway, E20 is a new expressway in Klang Valley that connecting KL City Centre to Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

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History
Construction on 2004

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List of Interchange
Pandan Roundabout
Jalan Loke Yew route 1
Salak South and Salak Expressway E27
Kuchai Lama and Sungai Besi Expressway E9
Awan Besar and Shah Alam Expressway E5
Putrajaya and Putrajaya Link E6
KLIA (east) and North-South Expressway Central Link E6
KLIA (south) and KLIA Expressway route 26





Assam Jawa-Templer Park Highway

Assam Jawa-Templer Park Highway, LATAR, E25 is the new planned expressway that will be constructed in Selangor, Malaysia. It connects Kuala Selangor to Rawang.




South Klang Valley Expressway

South Klang Valley Expressway SKVE, E26 is an expressway in the southern part of Klang Valley, Malaysia's most densely populated region. This expressway provides links to the booming towns in southern Klang Valley, including the country's administrative capital, Putrajaya. Phase 2 of this expressway between Cyberjaya to Pulau Indah is still under construction.

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List of interchanges
Phase 1 (Uniten-Cyberjaya)

Uniten and SILK E18
Serdang Hospital
Putrajaya (Persiaran Utara)
IOI Hotel Putrajaya
Marriot Hotel Putrajaya
Putrajaya (Persiaran Persekutuan)
Serdang Power Station and KVDT depot
SKVE complex interchange Putrajaya-Cyberjaya Expressway route 29 and Damansara-Puchong ExpresswayE11
Phase 2 (Cyberjaya-Pulau Indah) (Under construction)




Lebuhraya Timur-Barat/Salak Expressway

Salak Expressway or Lebuhraya Timur Barat E27 is an extension of Federal Highway from Salak Selatan to Cheras (not to be confused with East-West Highway route 4 that runs from Grik to Jeli)

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List of interchange
Salak interchange, Federal Highway route 2 and Kuala Lumpur-Seremban Expressway
Salak Selatan interchange and SBE E9
(Salak toll plaza) (Cheras bound)

Bandar Sri Pemaisuri
(Bandar Tun Razak toll plaza) (Seputeh bound)

Bandar Tun Razak and MRR2 route 28
Taman Connaught, Cheras Highway and Cheras - Kajang Expressway CKE E7




New North Klang Straits Bypass

New North Klang Straits Bypass E30 is a new bypass and also act of North Klang Straits Bypass (Federal route 20) to avoid the massive accident area on this road.

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List of Interchange and rest and service areas
Bukit Raja, from/to NKSB route 20
Jalan Meru
Kapar rest and service area (Port Klang bound)
(Kapar Toll Plaza)

Kapar with toll plaza
Port Klang, from/to NKSB route 20





Guthrie Corridor Expressway

Guthrie Corridor Expressway, GCE, E35 is the main expressway in Klang Valley. It connects Shah Alam to Rawang. It is owned by Guthrie Berhad with it subsidaries GCE Sdn Bhd. The length of GCE is approximately 25km.

Contents [show]
1 History
2 Features
3 List of Interchange and rest and service areas
4 External links



[edit]
History
The purposed to built the expressway began on 2002 while Guthrie Berhad had become as a major owner of this project after plantations and property. The construction started on 2003. The expressway was built along oil palm estate that which was owned by Guthrie Berhad too. The expressway completed on April 2005 and commenced operations in July 2005.

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Features
Smooth access from Shah Alam to northern state without trapped on jams on New Klang Valley Expressway (NKVE).
The Elmina oil palm estate is the oldest oil palm estate in Malaysia.
Many oil palm estate along this expressway.
Motorcycle lane.
SOS emergency.
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List of Interchange and rest and service areas
EXIT 3512: Bukit Jelutong Selatan NKVE E1 and NSECL E6
EXIT 3511: Bukit Jelutong Sentral
EXIT 3510: Bukit Jelutong Utara
(Bukit Jelutong toll plaza)

EXIT 3509: Bukit Subang
Elmina rest and service area (south bound)
EXIT 3507: Elmina
Elmina rest and service area (north bound)
(Elmina toll plaza)

EXIT 3505: Paya Jaras
EXIT 3503: Lagong
(Lagong toll plaza)

EXIT 3502: Kuang and LATAR
(Rawang Selatan toll plaza)

EXIT 3501: Rawang Selatan and NSE E1

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Senai-Desaru Expressway

Senai-Desaru Expressway, SDE, E--, is the new expressway in Johor, Malaysia. It connects Senai in the west to Desaru in the east. The expressway measures a total length of 77km. Construction of the expressway began in 2004. The construction is led by Senai Desaru Expressway Berhad with a main contractor, Ranhill Bersekutu Sdn Bhd. This expressway will be completed on 2008.

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Features
Four lane dual carriageway
Easy connection from west to east of Johor.
Main access to Desaru beach without using Federal Route 3 and 92 (Pengerang Highway) from Johor Bahru and Singapore.
Main access to Desaru from North-South Expressway Southern route E2
Main link to Senai International Airport from Kota Tinggi and east of Johor
Opened toll systems.
The 1.9 kilometres of Sungai Johor Bridge with cable stayed bridges across Sungai Johor.
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List of Interchanges (planned)
(Senai Link on Malaysian-Singapore Second Link E3)

Senai and Senai International Airport (route 16)
Senai Industrial Park
(Senai Toll Plaza)

Setia Indah and Taman Daya
Taman Pelangi Indah
(Ulu Tiram Toll Plaza)

Ulu Tiram and Tebrau Highway (route 3)
Desa Cemerlang
Cahaya Baru
(Cahaya Baru Toll Plaza)

Bandar Sri Alam
Pasir Gudang
Taman Scientex
(Sungai Johor Bridge = Jambatan Sungai Johor)

Sebana
(Bandar Penawar Toll Plaza)

Penawar and Pengerang Highway (route 92)
(Start/End of Expressway = Jalan Desaru route 90)





JB Eastern Dispersal Link

JB Eastern Dispersal Link E-- also known as Johor Bahru Eastern Dispersal Scheme is a planned new expressway in Johor Bahru, Malaysia. The 18 km expressway will connect the end of North-South Expressway Southern Route at Pandan to the new CIQ complex in the city centre. It will act as bypass to CIQ complex without using Tebrau Highway to the city centre.

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History
The construction of the Johor Bahru Eastern Dispersal Link was proposed in 2004 in the Ninth Malaysia Plan (2006-2010). However, construction has not begun as of 2006.





Butterworth Outer Ring Road

Butterworth Outer Ring Road or BORR E17 is a main expressway in Butterworth, Penang, Malaysia.

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History
Construction began on 2003 and completed on 2005.
[edit]
Features
Sungai Prai Bridge
Sungai Maklom Bridge
[edit]
List of Interchange
Perai, North South Expressway E1, and Penang Bridge
Deepwater Wharves
(Sungai Perai Bridge)

Perai Roundabout
Chain Ferry and Ferry Terminal
North Butterworth Container Terminal
Bagan Ajam
Bagan Lalang
Sungai Dua and North South Expressway E1





Penang Outer Ring Road

Penang Outer Ring Road E-- is a new expressway in George Town, Penang, Malaysia. It connects Gelugor in the south near Penang Bridge to Tanjung Bungah in the north.





Seremban-Port Dickson Highway

Seremban-Port Dickson Highway, SPDH, E29 was built to shorten the traveling distance to Port Dickson, Malaysia and acts as an alternative route for Federal Route 53 which has dangerous corners along the route. The expressway was opened to traffic in 1997 and today the expressway is a part of PLUS Expressways network.

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List of Interchanges and rest and service areas
(route 53 to Seremban and NSE E2)

Mambau and route 53
(Mambau toll plaza)

Mambau rest and service area (both bound)
Bandar Springhill
Lukut with toll plaza
Army Camp
Teluk Kemang

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Johor-Singapore Causeway

The Johor-Singapore Causeway is a 1,056 metre causeway that links the city of Johor Bahru in Malaysia across the Straits of Johor to the town of Woodlands in Singapore. It serves as a road, rail, and pedestrian link, as well as piping water into Singapore. The causeway connects to the Skudai Highway (Federal route 1) on the Malaysian side and the Bukit Timah Expressway on the Singaporean side. It carries 60,000 vehicles on a typical day, with particularly bad traffic congestion on the eve of public holidays.

The Johor-Singapore Causeway was completed in 1924 after four years of construction. It was partially severed in 1942 during the Second World War, to prevent the Japanese army from invading Singapore. However, it was rebuilt once the Japanese had captured Singapore. During the 1964 Race Riots, the causeway was closed from 22 to 26 July, 1964.

The Johor-Singapore Causeway is the first land link between the two countries. The second, called the Tuas Second Link, was completed in 1998.

The Woodlands Checkpoint, built partially on reclaimed land, was opened in 1999 to accommodate the increasing traffic flow and the soot which had enveloped the old customs complex over the years. The old road leading to the causeway was diverted. The old customs complex, built in the early 1970s, at the junction between Woodlands Road and Woodlands Centre Road closed after the new checkpoint was opened in July 1999, although the motorcycle lane remained opened in the morning until 2001.

Causeway Replacement
Under Mahathir administrations, the Malaysian government scheduled to build a new customs, immigration and quarantine complex on a hilltop near the railway station. A bridge is planned to link the new customs complex with city square. The project was termed "Gerbang Selatan Bersepadu" (integrated southern gateway) by the government. The project was awarded to construction company, Gerbang Perdana. During the construction, one of the two underpass channels located at the end of the old customs complex was being blocked out. Roads exiting from the old customs complex was diverted.

It was designated to direct traffic up the new customs complex after the completion of the new bridge. The old customs complex will be scheduled to be torn down once the new customs complex begin operation.

Such proposals on replacing the old causeway with a new bridge has resulted a political rift between the two countries since the early 2000s. The Malaysian government envisioned that disagreement by Singapore to participate in the project would result in a crooked bridge. However, Singapore has indicated that it might agree to a bridge if the Singaporean airforce is allowed to use part of Johor's airspace. Malaysia refuses the offer and negotiation is said to be still ongoing. [1]

However in January 2006, Malaysia announced that it is going ahead to build the new bridge, now referred to as scenic bridge. [2] The construction of the new scenic bridge on Malaysian side had officially began on 10 March 2006 when the pilling works of this bridge was completed, [3] but on 12 April 2006, construction was halted and scrapped by Mahathir's successor, Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, with growing complications in both negotiation (the conditions set by Singapore were strongly opposed by the people of Malaysia on grounds of national sovereignty) and legal matters with Singapore.[4]

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The Southern Integrated Gateway
See also Southern Integrated Gateway
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Traffic navigational channels
Two lanes are designated for cars and motorcycles heading for Singapore. A third lane was designated for buses and a fourth lane was designated for trucks and lorries. Similarly, two lanes are designated for cars and motorcycles entering Malaysia. A third lane was designated for trucks. Photography and recording is not permitted in most parts of the custom premises from both sides, especially Singapore. Correction of the offence would mean surrending the used film to the ICA or deleting the images from the digital camera.

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Entering Singapore
At the Singapore (entering) side, LED screens direct cars into four separate lanes, and within the four lanes that leads into the customs complex, numerous counters are allocated to check the passenger's passports. This sector is termed "Primary Clearance".

Motorcycles are directed into one main channel. This applies to buses entering Singapore, where they will have to enter via another separate channel.

Cars carrying taxable goods are directed to the red channel to declare their goods and make payments at a nearby counter. Cars not carrying any taxable goods are allowed to proceed to the green channel, and it is mandatory for cars to proceed to the customs officers check centre. This sector is termed "Secondary Clearance".

This requires at least one passenger to alight from the car. Parking lots are used to accommodate these cars. If clear, the car will proceed to a customs officers check centre. The officer-in-charge has every right to search the goods in the passenger car. Suspicious candidates will have to drive to a nearby station for a dog check. This requires a person to dig out all his goods for officers to check, while at the same time the dog sniffs to detect if the car contained any smuggled goods/drugs. If clear, the driver will be directed onto the main road which leads to the flyover to Bukit Timah Expressway or to Woodlands Centre Road.

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Leaving Singapore
Singapore's law stated that Singapore-registered cars leaving Singapore have to top up their petrol tanks to at least the 3/4 mark, although in the past a 1/2 tank was enough. Foreign-registered cars are exempted from this rule.

All vehicles have the option to enter the customs complex either through the Bukit Timah Expressway or the Woodlands Centre Road. Passenger cars entering via Woodlands Centre Road are directed into four channels; cars at Bukit Timah Expressway would encounter problems in driving as two car lanes would merge somewhere along the viaduct leading to the customs complex.

Cars are then directed to drive-in counters to have their passports checked. If clear, cars will drive towards the sector where officiers might be seen checking the petrol meter in every Singapore-registered car. Cars will then enter the causeway.

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Entering Malaysia
Cars entering Malaysia are separated into two categories: car with a person in it and car with two or more persons. The former will go to a small, right-hand side section of the complex while the latter will be directed to the large portion of the complex. Buses carrying passengers will alight at the right-most corner of the complex.

Vans and other goods vehicles are channeled up a slope leading to the Tanjung Puteri complex above the custom complex meant for cars.

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Leaving Malaysia
Passenger cars leaving Malaysia only required their passports to be checked. Cars are directed to counters where their passports are to be checked before they are permitted to proceed to the causeway.

Malaysians, who are permitted to hold restricted passports (only valid for entering Singapore) until December 31, 2005, were only required to show the passport to the customs officer at the counter. A new law was introduced in 2003 to stop issuing restricted passports to all Malaysians. This requires Malaysians travelling to Singapore to hold an international passport, a rule that was once optional. Singaporeans once held similar passports as with the Malaysians until 2000.

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Traffic Jams
On December 23, 2005, the news at 10 p.m. of MediaCorp TV Channel 8 reported a traffic jam measuring up to 1.5km along Woodlands Centre Road at that night. Automobiles heading towards the customs complex via the Bukit Timah Expressway also faced a similar problem. The news reported that travellers travelling by bus across the causeway took about thirty to forty-five minutes, saving about one hour on travelling time compared to other automobiles. Car drivers, randomly picked out by reporters for very short interviews, said that entering Malaysia, particularly at night, took about one and a half hours, while leaving Malaysia takes about two hours.

An Indian driver complained to the reporters that such traffic jams are a daily affair. He also furthered that policemen only concentrated on directing traffic along BKE and the junction between Woodlands Road, Woodlands Centre Road, and the flyover up to the customs complex. The entire road along Woodlands Road and Woodlands Centre Road had no police to direct the traffic. This forced several drivers to risk their lives against automobiles by directing traffic for access of their own vehicles.

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Singapore VEP charges
The Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) Scheme was introduced in 1973 to regulate the entry of foreign-registered cars into Singapore. This scheme was eventually extended to foreign-registered motorcycles in 1992.

During the 1980s, foreign-registered cars were allowed up to twenty five days of VEP-free days on weekdays and Saturdays from 2 a.m. to 3 p.m.. These cars will then have to pay the VEP after the days were fully utilised. A VEP slip at that time consist of a coloured, patterned paper which was sticked to the windscreen using a sticker. Each VEP is only valid for a day.

Since the 1990s, cars and motorcycles had to display a coloured paper on their dashboards stating the date of entry. Such permits were only valid on weekdays between 7 p.m. to 2 a.m., Saturdays after 3 p.m. and the entire Sundays and Singapore's Public Holidays. Cars and motorcycles were also allowed five days of free-entry for each calendar year into Singapore during peak hours during weekdays (including Saturday and eve of public holidays before 3 p.m.). Such a move was to control traffic flow in Singapore by restricting foreign-registered from entering Singapore.

In 2000, the Land Transport Authority decided to cease issuing multi-coloured Vehicle Entry Permits printed on cars and motorcycles. Instead, coupons were issued and distributed to foreign-registered vehicles entering Singapore; vehicles entering via the Johor Causeway will receive a purple ticket with the LTA logo printed on it. A similar green ticket was issued and distributed for foreign-registered vehicles entering via the Second Link at Tuas. Drivers will have to pay for the ticket as toll charges. These coupons were issued in 1999 but co-existed with the Vehicle Entry Permit until it phased out on March 31, 2000.

At the same time, the five-day free entry scheme for foreign-registered vehicles entering Singapore during peak hours in Singapore was abolished. However, such ticketing system was later abolished and the Autopass Card System was introduced. Drivers will have to slot in their cards into an In-Vehicle Unit or (IU) machine which deduct the toll charges the drivers will have to pay. However, toll charges are automatically deducted via the IU machine when the vehicle leaves Singapore.

All foreign-registered vehicles entering Singapore are only granted free entry on weekends and during the off-peak hours on weekdays (5 p.m.-2 a.m.), although toll charges have to be paid, which varies from vehicle. Cars and motorcycles entering Singapore during peak hours during weekdays had to pay Vehicle Entry Permit fees.

In January 2005, with the implementation of the five-day work week, foreign-registered cars are exempted of VEP charges for entire Saturdays, instead of exempting VEP charges only after 3 p.m. on Saturdays. Exemption of VEP charges on Sundays and Singapore's Public Holidays still apply.

The Land Transport Authority announced on June 1, 2005, foreign-registered cars and motorcycles are permitted to drive into Singapore for ten days in a calendar year without paying Vehicle Entry Permit fees, although toll charges still apply. After the 10-Vehicle Entry Permit free days have been utillised, drivers will have to pay the prevailing VEP fees for subsequent days if they continue to use or drive their vehicles into Singapore. Such charges apply to cars and motorcylces who leave their vehicles in Singapore during weekdays between 2 a.m. to 5 p.m.. However, during the Singapore mid-year and year-end school holidays, VEP fees will only apply from 2 a.m. to 12 p.m..

In the same year, the government increased the toll charges of cars (S$1 to S$1.20 for cars entering via Causeway, S$3.50 to S$3.70 for cars entering via Second link) and other vehicles. Vehicle Entry Permit Charges for cars was lowered from thirty dollars to twenty dollars.

VEPs can also be purchased on a monthly basis at S$600 for cars and S$80 for motorcycles.

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VEP charges
Passenger Cars: S$20 per day
Motorcycles: S$4 per day
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Tolls
Vehicles will have to pay toll charges at both sides of the causeway. In Singapore, VEP charges apply to cars and motorcycles who have utilised the 10-VEP free days.

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Malaysian toll charges
Passenger cars: RM 2.60
Motorcycle: None (correct as of December 20, 2005)
Vans and other small good vehicles: RM 4.50
Large Trucks: RM 5.50
Taxis: RM 1.30
Buses: RM 2.10
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Singapore toll charges
Passenger cars: S$1.20
Motorcycle: (Nil)
Vans and other Light Goods vehicles: $1.80 [1]
Heavy Goods Vehicles: S$2.40
Taxis: S$0.60
Buses: S$0.90
1.↑ Vans/Light Goods Vehicles are defined as those having two axles or six wheels or less.

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Pasir Gudang Highway

Pasir Gudang Highway, also known as Federal route 17 is a highway in Johor, Malaysia that connects Taman Perling in the west to Pasir Gudang in the east. Pasir Gudang Highway is a four-laned highway, unlike the wider Skudai Highway which has six lanes. The highway boasts a high number of cargo trucks travelling along the highway daily.

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History
Construction of the highway began in 1977 and was completed in 1979.

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Current developments
The Malaysian federal government announced plans to upgrade the Pasir Gudang Highway from four-lanes to six-lanes during the Ninth Malaysia Plan (RMK-9) from 2006 until 2010.

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List of interchanges and junctions
(Interchange zone)

Tampoi Utara and Skudai Highway route 1 (also connected to Malaysia-Singapore Second Link Expressway via Persisiran Perling) (Works on upgraded interchange in progress)
Bandar Damansara Alif
Kempas J3
Tebrau Industrial Area II
Pasir Gudang and North-South Expressway Southern Route E2 (from/to Pasir Gudang only)
Tebrau Industrial Area IV, JPJ and Taman Daya
Johor Jaya complex interchange and Tebrau Highway route 3 (Works on upgraded interchange in progress)
Plentong J10
Sri Alam
Sri Alam and Taman Rinting
Pasir Gudang Utara
Pasir Gudang Barat (Junction zone)

Jalan Perbandaran
Jalan Gangsa
Pelabuhan Johor

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Ayer Rajah Expressway

The Ayer Rajah Expressway (abbrev: AYE; Chinese: 亚逸拉惹高速公路; Pinyin: Yàyìlārě Gāosù Gōnglù) extends from the western end of the East Coast Parkway in the south of Singapore to Tuas in the west near the Tuas Second Link to Malaysia. Together with the East Coast Parkway, it forms a second east-west link to complement the role played by the Pan Island Expressway.

Construction on the expressway commenced in 1983, with the first two phases completed by 1988. This section involved the widening of several existing roads along the way, such as Ayer Rajah Road and Upper Ayer Rajah Road, as well as the construction of what was then the longest road viaduct, the Keppel Viaduct, from where the eastern end of the expressway commences. It extended for 13 kilometres and ends at the Teban Flyover with Jurong Town Hall Road.

In 1998, the expressway was extended to Tuas from the Teban Flyover in conjunction with the opening of the Tuas Second Link to Johor. This construction, which followed the alignment of Jalan Ahmad Ibrahim, involved the expansion of the existing road to match with the width of the rest of the AYE, construction of "filter" roads on both sides of the expressway (which eventually took the name of Jalan Ahmad Ibrahim), and the building of five flyovers and two underpasses. It meets up with the Pan Island Expressway at the Tuas Flyover.




Traffic cameras monitoring the AYE
http://www.onemotoring.com.sg/publis...eras0/aye.html

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Expressways of Singapore

The expressways of Singapore are special roads allowing motorists to travel quickly from one urban area to another. All of them are dual carriageways with grade-separated access. They usually have three lanes in each direction, although there are two- or four-lane carriageways in some places. There are eight expressways, with another one, the Kallang-Paya Lebar Expressway, currently under construction.

Construction on the first expressway, the Pan Island Expressway, started in 1966. The other expressways were completed in stages, with an extension of the Seletar Expressway being the most recently completed, in 1999. Today, there are 148 kilometres of expressways in Singapore

There are no traffic lights on the expressways. At an interchange with another road, an expressway is connected to it via slip roads. This allows traffic to change routes without having to stop or slow down. Certain types of transport, such as pedestrians, bicycles, and learner drivers, are not allowed. The speed limit is usually 90 km/h; however, the old limit of 80 km/h still applies at certain stretches. Speed cameras are used to enforce these limits.

The road surface is asphalt, unlike normal roads which may have concrete surfaces. The lanes are separated with white dashed lines, while unbroken white lines are used to mark the edges of the median and shoulder. The shoulder is reserved for stops due to breakdowns and emergencies, and motorists are prohibited by law from travelling on it. Lanes are numbered from right to left, with lane 1 being the closest to the median. Crash barriers, cat's eyes and rumble strips are also used to ensure road safety.

There are signs marking the start and end of an expressway at its entry and exit points respectively. The Electronic Monitoring and Advisory Systemis used on all the expressways — cameras are used for live monitoring of expressway conditions, and LED signboards display information messages. The longest expressway, the Pan Island Expressway, is only 41 km long and therefore there are no rest areas.



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