Kuala Lumpur – Seremban Expressway

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E37 Expressway
Kuala Lumpur – Seremban Expressway
Route information
Maintained by ANIH Berhad
(formerly known as MetaCorp Sdn Bhd)
Length: 8.1 km (5.0 mi)
Existed: 1974 – present
History: Completed in 1982
Major junctions
North end: Jalan Istana, Kuala Lumpur
  Kuala Lumpur Middle Ring Road 1
E9 Besraya Expressway
E38 SMART Tunnel
E37 East-West Link Expressway
E10 New Pantai Expressway
E20 Maju Expressway
E5 Shah Alam Expressway
217 Bukit Jalil Highway
E2 North-South Expressway Southern Route
South end: Sungai Besi toll plaza
Location
Primary
destinations:
Kuala Lumpur, Sungai Besi, Taman Desa, Kuchai Lama, Desa Petaling, Sri Petaling, Kompleks Sukan Negara, Seremban, Melaka, Johor Bahru
Highway system

The Kuala Lumpur – Seremban Expressway E37 is a main expressway in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This 8.1 km (5.0 mi) expressway linking Kuala Lumpur in the north to Seremban, Negeri Sembilan in the south.

Some maps label this highway as E2 as it links directly with the North-South Expressway Southern Route; however this appellation is not strictly correct as the highway does not have an official government route code; this is because this particular stretch of road is not managed by PLUS Malaysia Berhad, but rather by ANIH Berhad (formerly known as Metramac Corporation (MetaCorp)) - consequently the toll rate at Sungai Besi toll plaza includes an extra payment to cover the Kuala Lumpur-Seremban Expressway.

In 2007, the expressway was assigned its own route number of E37 together with Salak Expressway.

Route background[edit]

The Kilometre Zero of the expressway starts at the Razak Mansion Interchange while its southern terminus is right before the Sungai Besi toll plaza at the North-South Expressway Southern Route E2. Its final kilometre (KM8.1) is also the final kilometre of the North-South Expressway E2 (KM310.8).[1]

History[edit]

The construction of the 63.4 km (39.3 mile) controlled-access expressway from Kuala Lumpur to Seremban began on 27 March 1974 as one of the Second Malaysia Plan (RMK-2) project, with the total cost of RM32.9 million.[2] It consists of 14 interchanges, 2 laybys and 6 toll plaza (Sungai Besi, UPM, Kajang, Bangi, Nilai and Seremban). Funded by a loan by the World Bank,[3] the expressway was constructed in three phases; the first phase was from Kuala Lumpur to Nilai, while the second phase was from Nilai to Seremban.[2] The third phase was the rehabilitation of the old Federal Route 1 from Kuala Lumpur to Seremban as a toll-free alternative to motorists.[2] The expressway was opened to motorists on 16 June 1982, where the Minister of Works at that time, Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu himself became the first motorist to pay the toll of the expressway.[3] The Kuala Lumpur-Seremban Expressway was the first expressway in Malaysia to implement the closed-toll system in Malaysia.[1]

The RM32.9 million expressway became a pioneer route for the North-South Expressway Southern Route E2. Initially, the expressway ended at Jalan Seremban-Tampin FT1 intersection in Senawang before being extended southwards as the North-South Expressway Southern Route E2; Exit 220 Senawang Interchange was constructed to divert the expressway through traffic to Ayer Keroh. After the extension of the expressway to Ayer Keroh was completed in 1986, the old Seremban Toll Plaza at Labu was demolished and was replaced with three toll plazas at Seremban, Port Dickson and Senawang interchanges.[1]

In 1987, the North-South Expressway project was privatised and was taken over by Highway Concessionaires Berhad (now PLUS Expressways Berhad). However, Plus Expressways Berhad only took over the section from Sungai Besi Toll Plaza southwards, leaving the remaining 8.1-km section under the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur) (DBKL) management until 1992 when the remaining 8.1-km section was upgraded to six lanes by Metramac Corporation Sdn Bhd (MetaCorp), together with the East-West Link Expressway E37.[1]

On 7 April 2011, MetaCorp changed its name into ANIH Berhad after officially taken over the operations of Toll Concession from MTD Prime Sdn Bhd and MetaCorp who respectively owned the concessions for Kuala Lumpur-Karak Expressway, East Coast Expressway Phase 1, and Kuala Lumpur-Seremban Expressway (including East–West Link Expressway) with effect from 6 December 2011.

Today, the name Kuala Lumpur-Seremban Expressway is only applied to the remaining stretch (from Razak Mansion to Sungai Besi toll plaza) managed by ANIH Berhad after PLUS Malaysia Berhad acquired the southern stretch from Sungai Besi toll plaza onwards on 1988 and the Seremban Layby was transformed into a major Rest and Service Area.

Sungai Besi toll plaza is the largest expressway toll plaza in Malaysia
The Jalan Istana junction on the KL-Seremban Expressway in Kuala Lumpur.
The north bound entrance of SMART Tunnel on the Kuala Lumpur-Seremban Expressway.

Toll rates[edit]

Toll Road D[edit]

Class Type of vehicles Rate (in Malaysian Ringgit (RM))
0 Motorcycles, bicycles or vehicles with 2 or less wheels Free
1 Vehicles with 2 axles and 3 or 4 wheels excluding taxis RM0.80
2 Vehicles with 2 axles and 5 or 6 wheels excluding buses RM1.20
3 Vehicles with 3 or more axles RM1.70
4 Taxis RM0.40
5 Buses RM0.60


List of Interchanges[edit]

Below is a list of interchanges (exits) and laybys along the Kuala Lumpur-Seremban Expressway. The entire expressway is built as a six-lane divided expressway with the speed limit of 80 km/h and is located within the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur.

Legend:


km Exit Name Destinations[1] Notes
Through to Jalan Sungai Besi
D1.3 SMART Tunnel I/C E38 SMART Tunnel – Bukit Bintang, Imbi, Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur city centre From / To south only
For cars only
Maximum clearance: 2.1 m
D1.8 Salak I/C E37 East-West Link Expressway – Bangsar, Petaling Jaya, Shah Alam, Klang, Cheras, Kajang
BR Sungai Kerayong bridge
D2.5 Kuchai Lama I/C E10 New Pantai Expressway – Jalan Kuchai Lama, Bandar Sunway, Bangsar, Subang Jaya
E20 Maju Expressway – Putrajaya, Cyberjaya, Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA)
D3.3 L/B Petron L/B Southbound
D4.0 Desa Petaling I/C Desa Petaling No access from southbound
D4.8 Besraya entry ramp E9 Besraya Expressway – Jalan Kuchai Lama, Salak South Northbound only
D4.9 L/B Sri Petaling Furnishing Centre and Shell L/B Northbound
D6.3 Sri Petaling I/C E5 Shah Alam Expressway – Subang Jaya, Shah Alam, Klang, Pulau Indah Port sign.jpg
28 Kuala Lumpur Middle Ring Road 2 – Cheras, Ampang, Kuantan
BR Sungai Mindah bridge
National Sports Complex car park Parking (malaysia).jpg National Sports Complex car park - Parking (malaysia).jpg Northbound
D7.2 L/B Petronas L/B Northbound
D7.8 Technology Park I/C 217 Bukit Jalil Highway – Puchong, Bandar Kinrara, National Sports Complex, Selangor Turf Club, Mines Resort City, Seri Kembangan
D7.9 L/B Shell, Petron and Nouvelle Hotel L/B Southbound
Through to E2 North-South Expressway Southern Route

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Reviu dan sejarah Lebuhraya Kuala Lumpur-Seremban E37" (in Malay). Blog Jalan Raya Malaysia. 2014-06-18. Retrieved 2014-07-13. 
  2. ^ a b c "Timeline Photo". Facebook. Malaysian Ministry of Works. 2013-03-27. Retrieved 2014-07-13. 
  3. ^ a b "Pembukaan Plaza Tol Lebuhraya Kuala Lumpur-Seremban". Hari Ini Dalam Sejarah (in Malay). Arkib Negara Malaysia. 2011-06-14. Retrieved 2014-07-13. 

External links[edit]

  • ANIH Berhad (Formally known as Metramac Corporation Sdn Bhd)