Sprint Expressway

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E23 Expressway
Sprint Expressway
(Western KL Traffic Dispersial System)
Route information
Maintained by Sistem Penyuraian Trafik KL Barat Sdn Bhd (Sprint)
Length: 26.5 km (16.5 mi)
Kerinchi Link: 11.5 km (7.1 mi)
Damansara Link: 9.5 km (5.9 mi)
Penchala Link: 5.5 km (3.4 mi)
Existed: 1999 – present
History: Completed in 2004
Major junctions
  E1 AH2 New Klang Valley Expressway
E-- New North Klang Valley Expressway
E11 Damansara-Puchong Expressway
2 Federal Highway
Jalan Duta-Segambut Highway
Location
Primary
destinations:
Damansara Utama, Petaling Jaya, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Mont Kiara, Pusat Sains Negara, Sri Hartamas, Damansara Town Centre, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur, Kerinchi, Jalan Duta
Highway system

Sprint Expressway E23 (Acronym in Malay : Sistem Penyuraian Trafik KL Barat = Western KL Traffic Dispersial System or Lebuhraya Sprint) is the main expressway network in Klang Valley, Malaysia. The 26.5 km (16.5 mi) of expressway is divided into three sections. This sections included the Kerinchi Link, Damansara Link and Penchala Link. It is a three-lane dual carriageway that was built to disperse traffic from congested inner city roads and narrow residential roads leading into the city of Kuala Lumpur from the western suburbs of Petaling Jaya and Damansara and surrounding areas. This expressway is also known as Western Dispersal Link Scheme. It is a busiest expressway during rush hour from/to Kuala Lumpur.

Route background[edit]

Kerinchi Link[edit]

The 11.5 km (7.1 mi) sections from Seputeh Interchange at Federal Highway to NKVE at Jalan Duta. The Kilometre Zero of the Kerinchi Link's section begins at Mont Kiara-NKVE Interchange.

Damansara Link[edit]

The 9.5 km (5.9 mi) sections from Kayu Ara to Jalan Duta-Semantan Interchange. The Kilometre Zero of the Damansara Link's section begins at Kampung Kayu Ara in Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

Penchala Link[edit]

The 5.5 km (3.4 mi) sections from Damansara-Puchong Expressway at Bukit Lanjan, Penchala Tunnel to Mont Kiara. The Kilometre Zero of the Penchala Link's section begins at Mont Kiara Interchange

History[edit]

The proposal to build the expressway began in 1997 while the massive traffic jams on Jalan Damansara were a main factor for its construction. The concession for the expressway was awarded to Sistem Penyuraian Trafik KL Barat Sdn Bhd (Sprint) in 1997. The construction began in 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 in 2001, and in 2004 the Penchala Link was opened.

This expressway also featured its own toll collection system known as the FasTrak. Since 1 July 2004, the FasTrak electronic payment system has been replaced by Touch 'n Go and Smart TAG electronic payment systems.

Pioneer roads[edit]

The construction of the Sprint Expressway includes the acquisition and upgrades of several major roads as follows:-

Kerinchi Link[edit]

Roads Sections
Jalan Sri Hartamas Sri Hartamas
Jalan Bukit Kiara Sri Hartamas - Bukit Kiara

Damansara Link[edit]

Roads Sections
Jalan Semantan Jalan Duta - Damansara Town Centre
Jalan Beringin South side
Jalan Johar - Semantan
Jalan Johar Jalan Beringin - Jalan Damansara
Jalan Damansara Damansara Town Centre - Damansara
Jalan Kayu Ara Damansara - Kampung Kayu Ara

Features[edit]

The Damansara Link section of Klang Valley's Sprint Expressway.
A section of the Damansara Town Centre building as seen from Sprint Expressway's Damansara Link.
Penchala Tunnel on the Penchala Link.

Controversies and criticisms[edit]

Kerinchi Link at the Universiti Malaya site[edit]

The double-deck carriageway design of Kerinchi Link from Bukit Kiara Interchange EXIT 2310 to Kerinchi Interchange EXIT 2310 was actually made as a result of the early controversial issues during the development stage. The construction of the stretch took place at the border of Universiti Malaya, which meant that the construction could take up some of the university area, which sparked complaints. As a result, the expressway concessionaire Sprint came up with the idea of a double-deck carriageway which could reduce the land usage.

Damansara Town Centre as the "island" of separated carriageway[edit]

During the construction of the expressway, Jalan Semantan could not be widened to 6-lane expressway, therefore the highway concessionaire took another main road at Damansara Town Centre for the eastbound route such as Jalan Johar and Jalan Beringin. As a result, Damansara Town Centre became as the "island" of the separated carriageways.

Unopened 2-lane off-ramp to Penchala Link at Sri Hartamas[edit]

Disputed ramp[edit]

When the expressway was opened to the traffic, the 530 m long 2-lane off-ramp from the northbound direction of Kerinchi Link to Penchala Link at the Mont Kiara Interchange EXIT 2303 could not be opened to traffic as a result of a land owner fencing the land which became a part of the ramp. The land owner's action has created difficulties among the residents of Bukit Kiara and Sri Hartamas, and even the highway concessionaire itself.

Meanwhile, the highway concessionaire has made a narrower temporary ramp to Penchala Link but according to the highway concessionaire, the temporary ramp is quite unsafe due to risks of being collided from behind. For the time being, the highway concessionaire is still negotiating with the land owner in order to open the 2-lane ramp.[1]

Opening the ramp[edit]

At 3pm, June 3, 2010, Works Minister Datuk Shaziman Abu Mansor officially opened this disputed ramp.

"Hitherto, road users living in the Mont Kiara and Sri Hartamas areas wanting to go to Jalan Duta, Duta-Ulu Klang Expressway (DUKE) and Penchala Link only had two lanes to use.

"This new ramp will ease the movement of almost 22,000 vehicles per day", he told reporters after opening the ramp.

Shaziman said the 50-metre ramp, which was delayed for seven years owing to problems related to acquisition of land, was completed in five months after the intervention by the Malaysian Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, who had immediately approved about RM20 million for the acquisition of land.

The old SJKC Damansara near Sprint Expressway[edit]

The old SJKC Damansara has one block located at Section 17 near Jalan Damansara (now Sprint Expressway). However on 26 January 2001, the school was moved from old block at Section 17 to the new smart school at PJU 3, near Tropicana Golf and Country Club following the instructions from federal government that it no longer provided a "conducive learning environment" because of traffic congestion and noise pollution from the neighbouring Sprint Expressway.


Toll rates[edit]

Kerinchi Link[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 RM1.50
2 Vehicles with 2 axles and 5 or 6 wheels excluding buses RM3.00
3 Vehicles with 3 or more axles RM4.50
4 Taxis RM0.80
5 Buses RM0.80

Damansara Link (NKVE and TTDI bound only)[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 RM1.00
2 Vehicles with 2 axles and 5 or 6 wheels excluding buses RM2.00
3 Vehicles with 3 or more axles RM3.00
4 Taxis RM0.50
5 Buses RM0.50

Penchala Link[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 RM2.00
2 Vehicles with 2 axles and 5 or 6 wheels excluding buses RM4.00
3 Vehicles with 3 or more axles RM6.00
4 Taxis RM1.00
5 Buses RM2.00

List of interchanges[edit]

Kerinchi Link (North-South)[edit]

km Exit Interchange To Remarks
E23
0
EXIT 2301 JALAN DUTA-SPRINT INTERCHANGE E1 AH141 NEW KLANG VALLEY EXPRESSWAY

WEST
E1 AH2 Ipoh
E1 Klang
E6 AH2 Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) Airport (malaysia).jpg
E2 AH2 Johor Bahru
E33 AH141 DUTA-ULU KLANG EXPRESSWAY
54 Kepong
28 Batu Caves
E8 2 AH141 Kuantan
E8 2 AH141 Genting Highlands
28 Ampang
28 Ulu Klang

EAST
Jalan Duta
City Centre
Segambut
Directional T expressway interchange
E1 NEW KLANG VALLEY EXPRESSWAY
PLUS Expressway border limit
E23 SPRINT EXPRESSWAY
KERINCHI LINK
Sprint border limit
EXIT 2302 MONT KIARA INTERCHANGE WEST
E23 PENCHALA LINK
PENCHALA TUNNEL
E23 Taman Tun Dr. Ismail
E23 Mutiara Damansara
E11 Damansara
E11 Puchong
29 Putrajaya
29 Cyberjaya
217 Sungai Besi
Stacked interchange
JALAN SRI HARTAMAS 22 EXIT WEST
JALAN SRI HARTAMAS 22
Desa Sri Hartamas
Mont Kiara bound
EXIT 2303 SRI HARTAMAS INTERCHANGE JALAN 19/70A

NORTHWEST
Desa Sri Hartamas
Mont Kiara
Segambut

EAST
Sri Hartamas
Jalan Duta
Plaza Damas Shopping complex.jpg
Diamond interchange
E23
3
JALAN 48/70 EXIT NORTHWEST
JALAN 48/70
Kiara View
Mont Kiara bound
3.9 EXIT 2304 PUSAT SAINS NEGARA INTERCHANGE WEST
Bukit Kiara Equestrian & Country Resort

EAST
PERSIARAN BUKIT KIARA
Pusat Sains Negara (National Science Centre)
Bukit Damansara
Diamond interchange
E23
4
Securities Commission Malaysia Securities Commission Malaysia Kerinchi bound
Selangor Club Selangor Club Mont Kiara bound
EXIT 2305 INTAN INTERCHANGE WEST
JALAN BUKIT KIARA 1
Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club
Sime Darby Convention Centre

EAST
INSTITUT TADBIRAN AWAM NEGARA (INTAN)
(NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION)
Main Gate
Diamond interchange
JALAN BUKIT KIARA EXIT NORTHWEST
JALAN BUKIT KIARA 1
Bukit Kiara
Bukit Kiara Sports Complex
Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club
Mont Kiara bound
EXIT 2310 BUKIT KIARA INTERCHANGE WEST
SLIP ROADS TO JALAN DATO' ABU BAKAR
Section -- until --
Section 17 commercial centre
Section 17


E23 DAMANSARA LINK

WEST
E23 Damansara
E23 Taman Tun Dr. Ismail
E1 AH2 NEW KLANG VALLEY EXPRESSWAY
E1 AH2 Ipoh
E1 Klang
E6 AH2 Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) Airport (malaysia).jpg
E6 AH2 Johor Bahru

EAST
E23 Bangsar
E23 Damansara Town Centre
City Centre
PWTC
Stacked interchange
Double deck carriageway Start/End of double deck carriageway
Double deck carriageway

UPPER DOUBLE DECK CARRIAGEWAY (Kerinchi-Federal Highway bound)
Kerinchi Link toll plaza
KCL
TAG BET TnG RM (Cash)
Opened toll systems
Pay toll
Double deck carriageway

BELOW DOUBLE DECK CARRIAGEWAY (Mont Kiara-NKVE bound)
Kerinchi Link toll plaza
KCL
RM (Cash) TnG TAG BET
Opened toll systems
Pay toll
Double deck carriageway
P Kerinchi Link toll plaza
KCL
Parking (malaysia).jpg Northbound
Double deck carriageway Start/End of double deck carriageway
E23 SPRINT EXPRESSWAY
KERINCHI LINK
2 FEDERAL HIGHWAY
EXIT 2313 KERINCHI INTERCHANGE WEST
2 FEDERAL HIGHWAY
2 Petaling Jaya
2 Subang Jaya
2 Shah Alam
2 Klang
Directional T expressway interchange
Diamond interchange
KERINCHI INTERCHANGESEPUTEH INTERCHANGE
see also
2 E23 FEDERAL HIGHWAY

Damansara Link (East-West)[edit]

km Exit Interchange To Remarks
JALAN DUTA-SEMANTAN INTERCHANGE JALAN DUTA-SEGAMBUT HIGHWAY

NORTH
E1 AH2 Ipoh
E8 2 Kuantan
Segambut

SOUTH
City Centre
E2 AH2 Seremban
Malaysian Houses of Parliament
Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC)
Trumpet interchange
Bangunan Amanah Raya Berhad (ARB)
JALAN SEMANTAN
DBKL border limit
E23 SPRINT EXPRESSWAY
DAMANSARA LINK
Start/End of expressway
Sprint border limit
E23
8
Wisma Damansara
CHANGKAT SEMANTAN UNDERPASS EXIT NORTH
CHANGKAT SEMANTAN
Istana Negara (Gate 3)
Shell Shell Malaysia Headquarters
Wisma Chase Perdana (PTPTN Headquarters)
Underpass
JALAN DUNGUN EXIT NORTH
JALAN DUNGUN
Wisma UN (United Nations Headquarters in Malaysia)
Junctions from Damansara only
Stesen keretapi.jpg Semantan MRT station Stesen keretapi.jpg SEMANTAN MRT STATION
MRT SBK
Under construction
Start/End of separated carriageway
EXIT 2312 SEMANTAN INTERCHANGE NORTHWEST
JALAN BERINGIN
Bukit Damansara
DAMANSARA TOWN CENTRE
HELP University College University sign.jpg
Interchange
EXIT 2311C DAMANSARA TOWN CENTRE INTERCHANGE EAST
JALAN DAMANSARA
Galeria Sri Perdana

WEST
JALAN DAMANSARI
DAMANSARA TOWN CENTRE
HELP University College University sign.jpg
Trumpet interchange from Jalan Duta only
EXIT 2311C DAMANSARA TOWN CENTRE INTERCHANGE JALAN DAMANLELA
DAMANSARA TOWN CENTRE
HELP University College University sign.jpg
Off ramp from Damansara only
EXIT 2311B BUKIT DAMANSARA INTERCHANGE NORTH
JALAN BERINGIN
Bukit Damansara
Interchange from Damansara only
Stesen keretapi.jpg P&R Pusat Bandar Damansara MRT station Stesen keretapi.jpg P&R PUSAT BANDAR DAMANSARA MRT STATION
MRT SBK
Under construction
Start/End of separated carriageway
EXIT 2311A MAAROF INTERCHANGE EAST
JALAN MAAROF
Bangsar
KL Sentral
Mid Valley City
Interchange
E23
7
JALAN MEDANG TANDUK EXIT EAST
JALAN MEDANG TANDUK
Bukit Bandaraya
Junctions from Jalan Duta only
JALAN SETIAPUSPA EXIT WEST
JALAN SETIAPUSPA
Taman Bukit Damansara
Junctions from Damansara only
EXIT 2310 BUKIT KIARA INTERCHANGE WEST
SLIP ROADS TO JALAN DATO' ABU BAKAR
Section -- until --
Section 17 commercial centre
Section 17


E23 KERINCHI LINK

NORTH
E1 AH2 Ipoh
E1 Segambut
E23 Mont Kiara
E23 Sri Hartamas

SOUTH
E23 Kerinchi
2 FEDERAL HIGHWAY
E2 AH2 Seremban
E37 Cheras
2 Petaling Jaya
Stacked interchange
EXIT 2309 JALAN DATO' ABU BAKAR INTERCHANGE NORTH
Kelab Golf Perkhidmatan Awam (KGPA)


WEST
SECTION 17 SLIP ROADS
Section 17 commercial centre
Section 17


SOUTH
JALAN DATO' ABU BAKAR
Jalan Universiti
Jalan Kemajuan
Universiti Malaya
Petaling Jaya
Diamond interchange
ELEVATED U-TURN EAST
Kuala Lumpur
Damansara Town Centre
From Section 17 slip roads to Kuala Lumpur via Damansara Link
TTDI BOUND EXIT NORTHWEST
TTDI BOUND
T DAMANSARA LINK TOLL PLAZA (PLAZA A)
JALAN DAMANSARA
Taman Tun Dr. Ismail
E11 DAMANSARA-PUCHONG EXPRESSWAY
E11 Bandar Utama
E11 Mutiara Damansara
54 Sungai Buloh
54 Kepong
Stesen keretapi.jpg Section 16 MRT station Stesen keretapi.jpg SECTION 16 MRT STATION
MRT SBK
Under construction
P Petronas Shell Petronas and Shell Layby Parking (malaysia).jpg Petrol station (malaysia).jpg Petronas Fast food (malaysia).jpg Dunkin' Donuts Shell
Petronas petrol station with Dunkin' Donuts drive thru
Shell petrol station
Bikes showroom centre
Jalan Duta bound
Damansara Link toll plaza (PLAZA A = TTDI bound)
DRL
TAG TnG RM (Cash)
Opened toll systems
Pay toll
JALAN 17/1 EXIT SOUTH
JALAN 17/1
Section 17
Unversiti Islam Antarabangsa
Junctions on the Eastin Hotel one way
Damansara Link toll plaza (PLAZA B = NKVE bound)
DRL
TAG TnG RM (Cash)
Opened toll systems
Pay toll
E23
3
P Damansara Link toll plaza
DRL
Parking (malaysia).jpg TnG TAG Information centre (malaysia).jpg
Customer Service Centre
Sprint operation office
TTDI bound only
EXIT 2309 TTDI SOUTH INTERCHANGE NORTHWEST
JALAN DAMANSARA
Taman Tun Dr. Ismail
E11 DAMANSARA-PUCHONG EXPRESSWAY
E11 Bandar Utama
E11 Mutiara Damansara
54 Sungai Buloh
54 Kepong
Interchange with ramp to Jalan Damansara
EXIT 2308 SECTION 17 INTERCHANGE SOUTH
JALAN 17/21
Section 17
Interchange
Bukit Kiara Muslim Cemetery BUKIT KIARA MUSLIM CEMETERY
Parking (malaysia).jpg
Eastbound
For Muslims only
Sungai Penchala bridge
SS 20 EXIT NORTH
JALAN DAMANSARA
SS 20
Tropicana City Mall
Parking (malaysia).jpg
Eastbound
Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
FT Kuala Lumpur-Selangor border
Selangor Darul Ehsan
Petaling district border
Tropicana City Mall TROPICANA CITY MALL Shopping complex.jpg
Parking (malaysia).jpg
Parking ramp interchanges
E23
1
EXIT 2307 DAMANSARA UTAMA INTERCHANGE E11 DAMANSARA-PUCHONG EXPRESSWAY

NORTH
54 Kepong
54 Sungai Buloh
E11 Bandar Utama
E11 Taman Tun Dr. Ismail

SOUTH
E11 Puchong
29 Putrajaya
29 Cyberjaya
217 Sungai Besi
Multi-level stacked diamond interchange
JALAN SS 22/11 EXIT SOUTH
JALAN SS 22/11
Damansara Jaya
Junctions from Jalan Duta only
0.4 JALAN SS 21/1 EXIT NORTH
JALAN SS 21/1
Damansara Utama
Junctions from NKVE only
0.3 Kayu Ara flyover Start/End of flyover
0.2 EXIT 2306 Kayu Ara flyover
KAYU ARA INTERCHANGE
SOUTH
JALAN SS 23/23
Damansara Jaya
Atria Shopping Centre Shopping complex.jpg
Half-diamond interchange
0.1 Kayu Ara flyover
Sungai Kayu Ara bridge
Start/End of flyover
E23
0
Kampung Sungai Kayu Ara Kampung Sungai Kayu Ara
E23 SPRINT EXPRESSWAY
DAMANSARA LINK
Sprint border limit
E1 AH2 NEW KLANG VALLEY EXPRESSWAY
PLUS Expressway border limit
WEST
Kampung Sungai Kayu Ara
Bandar Utama
E1 AH2 NEW KLANG VALLEY EXPRESSWAY
E1 AH2 Ipoh
E1 Klang
E6 AH2 Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) Airport (malaysia).jpg
E2 AH2 Johor Bahru

Penchala Link (West-East)[edit]

km Exit Interchange To Remarks
6.2 EXIT 2318 PENCHALA INTERCHANGE NORTHWEST
JALAN PJU 8/1
Damansara Perdana
Desa Temuan
E-- DAMANSARA-SHAH ALAM HIGHWAY
Puncak Alam
Subang
Sungai Buloh
Kota Damansara
(Under planning)


SOUTHWEST
JALAN PJU 7/9
Mutiara Damansara
The Curve Shopping complex.jpg
IKANO Power Centre-IKEA Shopping complex.jpg


E11 DAMANSARA PUCHONG EXPRESSWAY

NORTH
28 Kepong
54 Sungai Buloh
E1 AH2 Ipoh
E11 Bandar Sri Damansara

SOUTH
E11 Petaling Jaya
E11 Puchong
29 Putrajaya
29 Cyberjaya
217 Sungai Besi
Stacked expressway interchange
E11 DAMANSARA-PUCHONG EXPRESSWAY
Litrak border limit
E23 SPRINT EXPRESSWAY
PENCHALA LINK
Sprint border limit
Selangor Darul Ehsan
Petaling district border
FT Kuala Lumpur-Selangor border
Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
E23
6
P Petronas Layby Parking (malaysia).jpg Petrol station (malaysia).jpg Petronas Eastbound
TTDI North flyover Start/End of flyover
E23
5
TTDI North flyover
Sungai Penchala bridge
EXIT 2317 TTDI North flyover
TTDI NORTH INTERCHANGE
JALAN DATUK SULAIMAN

NORTH
Kampung Sungai Penchala

SOUTH
Taman Tun Dr. Ismail
Rasta @ TTDI Food court (malaysia).jpg
Diamond interchange
TTDI North flyover Start/End of flyover
P Motorcycle shelter points Parking (malaysia).jpg Eastbound
Motorcycles only
E23
4
Penchala Tunnel
700 metres
Start/End of tunnel
Penchala Tunnel
700 metres
Maximum height 5 m
Penchala Tunnel
700 metres
Start/End of tunnel
P Motorcycle shelter points Parking (malaysia).jpg Westbound
Motorcycles only
P Petronas Layby Parking (malaysia).jpg Petrol station (malaysia).jpg Petronas Westbound
Mont Kiara toll plaza
MTK
RM (Cash) TnG TAG TAG TnG TnG POS RM (Cash)
Opened toll systems
Pay toll
P Mont Kiara toll plaza
MTK
Parking (malaysia).jpg Eastbound
Mont Kiara flyover Start/End of flyover
Mont Kiara flyover
E23 PENCHALA LINK
E23 KERINCHI LINK
E23
0
EXIT 2302 Mont Kiara flyover
MONT KIARA INTERCHANGE
E23 KERINCHI LINK

UPPER FLYOVER
NORTH
E1 AH141 NEW KLANG VALLEY EXPRESSWAY
E1 AH2 Ipoh
E1 Klang
E6 AH2 Kuala Lumpur International Airport Airport (malaysia).jpg
E2 AH2 Johor Bahru
Jalan Duta
City Centre
Segambut
E33 AH141 DUTA-ULU KLANG EXPRESSWAY
54 Kepong
28 Batu Caves
E8 2 AH141 Kuantan
E8 2 AH141 Genting Highlands
28 Ampang
28 Ulu Klang

BELOW FLYOVER
SOUTH
E23 Mont Kiara
E23 Sri Hartamas
E23 Bukit Damansara
E23 Damansara Town Centre
2 Petaling Jaya
E37 Cheras
E2 AH2 Seremban
Stacked interchange

References[edit]

  1. ^ Missing link is the cause of Mont Kiara's daily crawl The Star, 22 June 2009

External links[edit]