Ampang–Kuala Lumpur Elevated Highway

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Expressway 12
Ampang–Kuala Lumpur Elevated Highway
Route information
Maintained by Prolintas
Length: 7.7 km (4.8 mi)
Existed: 1996[1] – present
History: Completed in 2000, opened in 2001[2]
Major junctions
West end: Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur
  Kuala Lumpur Middle Ring Road 1
Jkr-ft28.png Kuala Lumpur Middle Ring Road 2
Jkr-ft--.png Jalan Kerja Ayer Lama
Jkr-ft--.png Jalan Ampang
East end: Jalan Memanda, Ampang, Selangor
Jalan Sultan Ismail
Jalan Tun Razak
Ulu Klang
Highway system
The highway's interchange with Kuala Lumpur Middle Ring Road 2 in Ampang.
The Ampang-Kuala Lumpur Elevated Highway stretch between Jalan Tun Razak and Jalan Sultan Ismail exits with Kampung Baru in the background.

Ampang–Kuala Lumpur Elevated Highway (AKLEH), E12 (Malay: Lebuhraya Bertingkat Ampang–Kuala Lumpur), is the first elevated highway in Malaysia. The 7.7 km (4.8 mi) elevated highway connects Ampang (Selangor) and Kuala Lumpur.[3] This highway was built to reduce traffic jams at Jalan Ampang and make access to the city more convenient. Motorcycles and other vehicles with two wheels or fewer were banned from using this highway for safety reasons; however, the ban on motorcycles was lifted on 19 June 2008 because of escalating fuel prices.[4] This highway connects Kuala Lumpur and Selangor state.

Route background[edit]

The Kilometre Zero is located at Jalan Sultan Ismail Interchange, Kuala Lumpur.


The construction of the Ampang–Kuala Lumpur Elevated Highway was approved on 16 May 1996 when Prolintas was awarded the concession of the highway which will end in 2029.[1] Construction began in the same year at the banks of Klang River and was completed in 2001. The highway was opened to traffic on 17 May 2001 after numerous delays,[5] and the toll collection started on 1 June 2001.[2]


The highway was designed to accommodate future expansion of the Jelatek-Kuala Lumpur Middle Ring Road 2 section from the current four-lane carriageway to six-lane carriageways. The expansion will take place along the northern bank of the Klang River and Ampang River. According to the concessionaire agreement between Prolintas and the federal government, Prolintas is required to expand the highway once the average daily traffic exceeds 93,000 vehicles daily. As a result, a chicane was formed right after the Exit 1203 Jelatek Interchange for Ampang-bound traffic.[3] Prolintas will only be allowed to raise the toll rate once the upgrading works of the Jelatek-MRR2 section to six-lane carriageway begins.[1]

On 5 November 2015, the Phase 2 of the AKLEH (Ampang-bound traffic) from Jelatek to Ampang-MRR2 was opened to traffic.



The Ampang–Kuala Lumpur Elevated Highway (AKLEH) uses open toll collection systems. Since 2015 all toll transactions at the highway's sole toll plaza have been conducted electronically via Touch 'n Go cards or SmartTAGs. Cash payments are no longer accepted.

Toll rates[edit]

Class Type of vehicles Rate
(in Malaysian Ringgit (RM))
0 Motorcycles Free
1 Vehicles with 2 axles and 3 or 4 wheels excluding taxis RM 2.50
2 Vehicles with 2 axles and 5 or 6 wheels excluding buses RM 7.00
3 Vehicles with 3 or more axles RM 10.50
4 Taxis RM 1.80
5 Buses RM 1.50

List of interchanges[edit]

km Exit Interchange[3] To Remarks
Jalan Raja Abdullah Ramp Enter only
DBKL border limit
E12 Ampang–Kuala Lumpur Elevated Highway
Start/End of expressway
(TnG and TAG ETC only)
Prolintas border limit
EXIT 1201B Jalan Sultan Ismail Interchange
Jalan Ampang ramp
Jkr-ft--.png Jalan Ampang
Jalan Sultan Ismail (KLIRR)
Exit only
EXIT 1201A Jalan Sultan Ismail Interchange
Jalan Sultan Ismail ramp
Kuala Lumpur Inner Ring Road

alan Sultan Ismail (Jalan Treacher)
Jalan P. Ramlee (Jalan Parry)
Jalan Raja Chulan (Jalan Weld)
Jalan Bukit Bintang
Jalan Imbi
Interchange with KL Monorail truss girder bridge
From/To Ampang only
Parking (malaysia).jpg KLCC Car Park Tunnel
KLCC Car Park
Parking (malaysia).jpg
Suria KLCC
Petronas Twin Towers
Westbound only
EXIT 1202A Jalan Tun Razak Interchange Kuala Lumpur Middle Ring Road 1

Jalan Tun Razak (Jalan Pekeliling)
Jalan Sultan Yahya Petra (Jalan Semarak)
Jalan Raja Muda Abdul Aziz (Princes Road)
Petaling Jaya
Expressway interchange
EXIT 1202B Jalan Tun Razak Interchange Kuala Lumpur Middle Ring Road 1

Jalan Tun Razak (Jalan Pekeliling)
Jalan Yap Kwan Seng
Jkr-ft--.png Jalan Ampang
Johor Bahru
Expressway interchange
Keramat toll plaza
Opened toll systems
Pay toll
(Accepts electronic toll payment (TnG and TAG) only)
Hentian sebelah.jpg Keramat toll plaza
Parking (malaysia).jpg Toilet (malaysia).jpg TnG TAG Information centre (malaysia).jpg
Customer Service Centre
Prolintas operation office
Ampang bound
EXIT 1203 Jelatek Interchange]] North
Jalan Jelatek
Kampung Datuk Keramat
Taman Setiawangsa
Seri Maya Condominium
Interchange from/to Kuala Lumpur only
Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
FT Kuala Lumpur-Selangor border
Selangor Darul Ehsan
Hulu Langat district border
Sungai Klang bridge Ampang bound
EXIT 1204 Ampang-MRR2 Interchange Jkr-ft28.png Kuala Lumpur Middle Ring Road 2

Ulu Klang
Taman Melawati

Johor Bahru
Shah Alam
Interchange from/to Kuala Lumpur only
EXIT 1205 Jalan Kerja Ayer Lama Interchange East
Jkr-ft--.png Jalan Kerja Ayer Lama
Taman Tun Razak
Kelab Darul Ehsan
Ramp off
E12 Ampang–Kuala Lumpur Elevated Highway
Start/End of expressway
(TnG and TAG ETC only)
Prolintas border limit
Jkr-ft--.png Jalan Ampang
JKR and MPAJ border limit
EXIT 1206 Jalan Memanda Interchange North
Jalan Memanda
Town centre
Ampang Putri Specialist Hospital Hospital (malaysia).jpg

Jkr-ft--.png Jalan Ampang
Taman Lembah Jaya
Jkr-ft--.png Hulu Langat
Pandan Indah
Other townships
Kompleks Pelancongan Menara Tinjau
(Kuala Lumpur Look Out Point Tourist Complex)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Tol AKLEH tidak boleh naik hingga fasa dua bermula." (in Malay). Malaysian Ministry of Works. 8 January 2009. Retrieved 8 May 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Kadar tol lebuh raya bertingkat Ampang-KL diharap berpatutan". Utusan Malaysia (in Malay). 28 April 2001. Retrieved 10 May 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "Ampang-Kuala Lumpur Elevated Highway (AKLEH) E12". Blog Jalan Raya Malaysia. 10 May 2013. Retrieved 10 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "Pembukaan disambut baik". Malaysian Ministry of Works (in Malay). 21 June 2008. Retrieved 8 May 2013. 
  5. ^ "Lambatnya lebuh raya bertingkat Ampang dibuka". Utusan Malaysia (in Malay). 9 May 2001. Retrieved 10 May 2013. 

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