Kajang–Seremban Highway

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E21 Expressway
Kajang-Seremban Highway
(Lekas Highway)
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Kajang–Seremban Highway is located in Peninsular Malaysia
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Route information
Maintained by Lebuhraya Kajang-Seremban Sdn. Bhd.
(Lekas)
Length: 44.3 km (27.5 mi)
Existed: 2002 – present
History: Completed in 2009
Major junctions
North end: Kajang Perdana Interchange
Kajang, Selangor
  --- Kajang Bypass
E18 Kajang Dispersal Link Expressway
1 Federal Route 1
31 Jalan Banting-Semenyih
3265 Jalan Nilai-Pajam
86 Federal Route 86
51 Federal Route 51
242 Persiaran Senawang 1
South end: Paroi Interchange
Paroi, Negeri Sembilan
Location
Primary
destinations:
Kuala Lumpur
Cheras
Semenyih
Pajam
Nilai
Mantin
Temiang
Kuala Klawang
Highway system

The Kajang–Seremban Highway, KASEH (Malay: Lebuhraya Kajang Seremban), or LEKAS Highway E21 is an expressway in Malaysia connecting Kajang, Selangor to Seremban, Negeri Sembilan. The speed limits on the expressway are 80 km/h (Kajang Perdana-Kajang South and Setul-Paroi) and 110 km/h (68 mph) (all other sections).

Overview[edit]

The 44.3 km (27.5 mi) expressway is designed to pass through Semenyih, Pajam, Mantin, Temiang and link to the Seremban Inner Ring Road. It serves as an effective traffic dispersal for the highly congested Kajang in Selangor to Seremban in Negeri Sembilan besides the North-South Expressway Southern Route and the Kuala Lumpur-Seremban Expressway.

  • The Highway Project has achieved several stages of completion.
  • "Package 1A" from the SILK Interchange to Kajang South has been completed and opened to the public. *"Package 1B" from the Kajang Selatan Interchange to Pajam Interchange, earthworks and major drainage have been completed.
  • "Packages 2A and 3" from Pajam Interchange to Paroi, all land acquisitions have been completed. Part of the alignment between Mantin Interchange and Setul Interchange has been approved for realignment.

Route background[edit]

The Kilometre Zero of the expressway starts right after the EXIT 1804 Kajang Perdana Interchange which connects the expressway with the E18 Kajang Dispersal Link Expressway and the Kajang Bypass near Kajang, Selangor.

History[edit]

The project was approved by the government in 1997 and the construction of the expressway began on 2002; however, the financial problems faced by the original concessionnaire, Kajang–Seremban Highway Sdn. Bhd. (Kaseh) had forced the construction works to be delayed. The project was revitalized in November 2006 after a takeover by a new concessionnaire, Lebuhraya Kajang-Seremban Sdn. Bhd. (Lekas), which 50% of the stake was held by IJM Corporation Berhad and the rest of the stake was held by the original concessionnaire, Kajang–Seremban Highway Sdn. Bhd.[1] This project is scheduled for completion by December 2009

The phase 1 of the expressway connecting Kajang South to Pajam was officially opened on 23 August 2008. The main subcontractor was WCT, which then subcontracted the beam-manufacturing to Mudajaya. As a normal procedure to make users familiarize with the highway, the highway will be toll free for a month from opening.[2]

The highway system was extended with the opening of Mantin toll plaza on 31 December 2008. Again, the main subcontractor was WCT, and the beam-manufacturer was Mudajaya. Most of the shorter beams like the Ms and Inverted Ts were manufactured at Mudajaya's production plant in Ijok, Selangor, whilst the longer and more "treacherous" I-beams were produced on the site itself. As per normal practice, the route was toll free until 30 January 2009.[3]

On 1 March 2010, the Setul and Ampangan Interchange has been opened for traffic.[4]

Features[edit]

  • Six-lane carriageway from Kajang to Setul
  • Medium to high speed limits of 80 km/h (Kajang Perdana-Kajang South and Setul-Paroi) and 110 km/h (all other sections)
  • SOS emergency phone
  • The Setul toll plaza is the highest toll plaza in Malaysia located at the hilly top of Gunung Mantin-Seremban at 258 metres above sea level.

Notable events[edit]

Beams collapsed at Pajam Interchange ( aka The Pajam Incident )[edit]

On 27 September 2007, at around 11.45 pm., eight massive I-20 beams ( each weighing close to 70 tonnes ) collapsed in a domino fashion at BR. 7 ( approx. Ch.16,400 ), just about a kilometre from the Pajam Interchange. However, very fortunately, there were absolutely no casualties at all. In the subsequent 3 months following this incident, the Contractor constructed a 4 km. public by-pass road circumnavigating this BR 7 launch site, from the Federal Route FT3265, to the Pajam I/C, then onto the Pajam Toll Plaza, and coming out again at FT3265 nearer to NIlai Town, recast the 8 I-20 beams, and then re-launched them. There were no public funds involved in the repair work, and all costs were borne by the Contractor. This BR 7 is now in service, and forms part of the LEKAS Highway.

Other events[edit]

  • 17 April 2010 – Achik Spin (real name Abdillah Murad Md Shari), vocalist of Malaysian rock band Spin died in a car accident on Kajang-Seremban Highway near Pajam, Negeri Sembilan.

Toll systems[edit]

The Kajang–Seremban Highway using closed toll system.

List of Interchange[edit]

Legend:


State District km Exit Name Destinations No. of
lanes
Notes
Through to -- Kajang Bypass
Km Exit Interchange To Remarks
NORTH
--- KAJANG BYPASS
Saujana Impian
E7 CHERAS-KAJANG EXPRESSWAY
Kuala Lumpur
Cheras
KAJANG PERDANA INTERCHANGE E18 KAJANG DISPERSIAL LINK EXPRESSWAY

NORTHEAST
E18 Sungai Long
E18 Balakong
E9 Sungai Besi
E9 Seri Kembangan

SOUTHWEST
E2 Kuala Lumpur
E2 AH2 Seremban
E2 AH2 Johor Bahru
E26 Putrajaya
29 Cyberjaya
E6 AH2 Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) Airport (malaysia).jpg
Cloverleaf interchange
--- KAJANG BYPASS
JKR border limit
E21 KAJANG-SEREMBAN HIGHWAY
Start/End of expressway
Lekas border limit
E21
0
EXIT 2101 KAJANG SOUTH INTERCHANGE NORTHWEST
1 Kajang town centre

SOUTHEAST
1 Rinching
1 Semenyih
Full cloverleaf interchange
P Kajang South toll plaza
KJS
Parking (malaysia).jpg Toilet (malaysia).jpg Surau (malaysia).jpg Wakaf.jpg TnG TAG Information centre (malaysia).jpg
Customer Service Centre
Kajang bound
Kajang South toll plaza
KJS
RM (Cash) TnG TAG TAG TnG Transit Card
Closed toll system
Collect transit card and pay a distance toll
EXIT 2102 SEMENYIH INTERCHANGE
SMN
31 Semenyih
1 Beranang
31 Bangi
31 Dengkil
Trumpet interchange with toll plaza
Sungai Semenyih bridge
Sungai Rinching bridge
Sungai Kembong bridge
Sungai Beranang bridge
R&R Beranang Rest and Service Area Parking (malaysia).jpg Toilet (malaysia).jpg Food court (malaysia).jpg Surau (malaysia).jpg Wakaf.jpg Telephone (malaysia).jpg North bound
R&R Beranang Rest and Service Area Parking (malaysia).jpg Toilet (malaysia).jpg Food court (malaysia).jpg Surau (malaysia).jpg Wakaf.jpg Telephone (malaysia).jpg South bound
Selangor Darul Ehsan
Hulu Langat district border
Selangor-Negeri Sembilan border
Negeri Sembilan Darul Khusus
Seremban district border
Sungai Batang Benar bridge
EXIT 2103 PAJAM INTERCHANGE
PJM
3265 Pajam
3265 Nilai
32 Sepang
32 Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) Airport (malaysia).jpg
E2 AH2 NORTH-SOUTH EXPRESSWAY SOUTHERN ROUTE
Kuala Lumpur
Johor Bahru
Trumpet interchange with toll plaza
Sungai Pajam bridge
EXIT 2104 MANTIN INTERCHANGE
MTN
1 Mantin
Jkr-ft--.png Lenggeng
Trumpet interchange with toll plaza
Sungai Bangkung bridge
230 m above sea level
E21
--
240 m above sea level
E21
--
250 m above sea level
Setul toll plaza
STL
258 m above sea level
(Highest toll plaza in Malaysia)
Transit Card TnG TAG TAG TnG RM (Cash)
Closed toll system
Collect transit card and pay a distance toll
P Setul toll plaza
STL
258 m above sea level
Parking (malaysia).jpg Toilet (malaysia).jpg Surau (malaysia).jpg Wakaf.jpg TnG TAG Information centre (malaysia).jpg
Customer Service Centre
Paroi bound

Highest toll plaza in Malaysia
Setul viaduct
250 m above sea level
EXIT 2105 SETUL INTERCHANGE
248 m above sea level
1 Seremban town centre
1 Temiang
53 Port Dickson
Directional-T interchange
E21
--
245 m above sea level Start/End of six-lane carriageway
Start/End of four-lane carriageway
Sungai Temiang bridge
241 m above sea level
P Ampangan toll plaza
AMP
Parking (malaysia).jpg Toilet (malaysia).jpg Surau (malaysia).jpg Wakaf.jpg TnG TAG Information centre (malaysia).jpg
Customer Service Centre
Kajang bound
Ampangan toll plaza
AMP
RM (Cash) TnG TAG TAG TnG RM (Cash)
Opened toll systems
Pay toll
E21
--
Start/End of four-lane carriageway
Start/End of six-lane carriageway
EXIT 2106 AMPANGAN INTERCHANGE NORTHEAST
86 Kuala Klawang (Jelebu)

SOUTHWEST
86 Ampangan
86 Seremban town centre
53 Port Dickson
Parclo interchange
Sungai Linggi bridge
E21
--
Start/End of six-lane carriageway
Start/End of four-lane carriageway
Taman Ampangan Taman Ampangan
Taman Bukit Ampangan
Taman Margosa
LILO junctions
Paroi bound
Taman Ampangan Taman Ampangan
Taman Bukit Ampangan
Taman Margosa
LILO junctions
Kajang bound
EXIT 2107 PAROI INTERCHANGE WEST
51 Seremban town centre
51 Ampangan
51 Paroi

EAST
51 Kuala Pilah
51 Seri Menanti
51 Ulu Bendol Recreational Forest Recreation (malaysia).jpg
Multi-level stack interchange
E21 KAJANG-SEREMBAN HIGHWAY
Start/End of expressway
Lekas border limit
JKR border limit
SOUTH
242 PERSIARAN SENAWANG 1
242 Senawang
1 Rembau
E2 AH2 NORTH-SOUTH EXPRESSWAY SOUTHERN ROUTE
Kuala Lumpur
Johor Bahru

References[edit]

  1. ^ IJM Acquires 50 Percent Stake In Lekas Bernama
  2. ^ Charles Ferandez (2008-08-15). "Kajang-Pajam stretch to be opened on Aug 31". The Star. Retrieved 2008-08-16. 
  3. ^ "Plaza Tol Mantin dikecuali bayaran sebulan" (in Malay). Utusan Malaysia. 
  4. ^ "Taiping-JB highway project may be revived". The Star. 2010-03-02. 

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