Chronology of the Malaysian Expressway System

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This is a chronology of major events in the Malaysian Expressway System. The Malaysian Expressway System is a network of controlled-access highways in Malaysia.

1960s[edit]

Date Events Remarks
1961 Jalan Universiti and Jalan Gasing were the first dual-carriageway road in Malaysia since independence.
August 1965 Opening of the Jalan Kinabalu Flyover in Kuala Lumpur. It was the first flyover in Malaysia since independence.
1966 The Highway Planning Unit was established under the Ministry of Works and Communications.
16 March 1966 The Tanjung Malim-Slim River tolled road (Malaysia Federal Route 1), Malaysia's first tolled highway was opened to traffic. Toll collection began on 6 am. Length : 20 kilometres
Tanjung Malim–Slim River
1967 Federal Highway (Federal Highway Route 2), which is the first dual-carriageway highway in Malaysia was opened to traffic. It connects Port Swettenham (now Port Klang) to Kuala Lumpur. Length : 45 kilometres
Port Swettenham (Port Klang) - Kuala Lumpur
1967 The Sultan Yahya Petra Bridge (Malaysia Federal Route 3) in Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia's first tolled bridge was opened to traffic. KDYMM Tuanku Al-Sultan Kelantan,
Sultan Yahya Petra

Length : --
1967 The construction of the East-West Highway linking Gerik, Perak and Jeli, Kelantan was mooted by then first Malaysian Prime Minister, Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj
16 April 1967 The Sultan Ismail Bridge (Malaysia Federal Route 5) in Muar, Johor, Malaysia's second tolled bridge was opened to traffic. DYMM Sultan of Johor,
Sultan Ismail [1]

Length : 385 metres

1970s[edit]

Date Events Remarks
Early 1970s The construction of the East-West Highway has now begun
Early 1970s The idea to build a bridge linking Seberang Perai to Penang Island was suggested by the late Tun Abdul Razak, the second Prime Minister of Malaysia.
1970 The first comprehensive five-year road development programme was formulated by the Highway Planning Unit, which include expanding rural roads and plans to construct three new highways linking the east and west coasts.
3 April 1973 The upgrading works on the Federal Highway from Petaling Jaya to Kuala Lumpur Six lane carriageway
(Guinness Brewery, Seri Setia–EPF Building)

Eight lane carriageway
(EPF Building–Jalan Pantai Baharu)

2 Motorcycle lanes
4 flyovers
27 March 1974 The construction of the Kuala Lumpur-Seremban Expressway has now begun
May 1975 The toll collection for the Sultan Ismail Bridge (Malaysia Federal Route 5) was abolished.
Late 1970s The Penang Bridge was planned during the term of third Prime Minister, Tun Hussein Onn.
June 1977 Opening of the Kuala Lumpur-Seremban Expressway Length : 63.4 kilometres
Kuala Lumpur–Seremban
June 1977 The construction of the North-South Expressway had begun.
1979 Opening of the Genting Sempah Tunnel and Kuala Lumpur-Karak Highway. Minister of Works and Communications
Dato Abdul Ghani Gilong

Length : 60 kilometres
Kuala Lumpur–Karak
1979 The Highway Planning Unit proposed the inception of the Malaysian Highway Authority (MHA).

1980s[edit]

Date Events Remarks
24 October 1980 Constitution of the Malaysian Highway Authority (MHA) Established by Act of Parliament as a statutory body in 1981
23 July 1981 Works and Communications Minister S. Samy Vellu announced that the Penang Bridge, Penang would be constructed using the cable-stayed concrete girder of the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge instead of the steel-tied arch in the style of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
2 January 1982 All roads, highways and expressways in Malaysia are now switched to the Metric unit of kilometres replacing Imperial unit of miles.
16 June 1982 Official opening of the toll sections of the Kuala Lumpur-Seremban Expressway Minister of Works and Communications
Dato' Seri S Samy Vellu

Length : 47 kilometres
Kuala Lumpur–Seremban

7 interchange
2 Layby (Serdang and Seremban)
6 toll plaza (Sungai Besi, UPM, Kajang, Bangi, Nilai, Seremban (near Labu))
1 July 1982 Official opening of the East-West Highway (Malaysia Federal Route 4) linking Gerik, Perak to Jeli, Kelantan Length : 167 kilometres
1982 Construction of the Penang Bridge officially began
1 January 1985 Opening of the North Klang Straits Bypass (Malaysia Federal Route 20). This highway is managed by Shapadu Sdn Bhd, the first highway concessionaire in Malaysia YAB Prime Minister of Malaysia
Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohammad

Length: 15.1 kilometres
Sungai Rasau–Port Klang
1 April 1985 Official opening of the Bukit Kayu Hitam–Jitra Highway Length : 24 kilometres
3 August 1985 Official opening of the Penang Bridge YAB Prime Minister of Malaysia
Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohammad

Length : 13.5 kilometres
Seberang Perai–Penang Island
14 September 1985 Official opening of the Penang Bridge to traffic. TYT Yang di-Pertua Negeri (Governor) of Penang
Tun Dr. Awang Hassan
2 November 1985 Official opening of the Senai–Johor Bahru Highway (Skudai Highway) Length : 25 kilometres
27 June 1986 Formation of Highway Concessionnaires Berhad, the second highway concessionaire in Malaysia after Shapadu Sdn Bhd.
March 1987 Opening of the Jalan Kuching Toll Plaza on Kuala Lumpur-Rawang Highway (Malaysia Federal Route 1
13 August 1987 Official opening of the Seremban–Ayer Keroh Highway and the closing of the old Seremban Toll Plaza near Labu YAB Prime Minister of Malaysia
Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohammad

Length : 68.4 kilometres

6 interchange
2 Laybys (Senawang and Pedas Linggi)
1 Rest and Service Area (R&R) (Ayer Keroh (the first Rest and Service Area (R&R) on the NSE))
28 September 1987 Official opening of the Ipoh North–Changkat Jering Highway DYMM Sultan of Perak,
Sultan Azlan Shah

Length : 53.4 kilometres

4 interchange
1 Tunnel (Menora Tunnel)
1 Rest and Service Area (Sungai Perak)
1 October 1987 The closed-toll system came into force along the Kuala Lumpur-Ayer Keroh and Ipoh-Changkat Jering expressways Collecting transit ticket at the entry point and paying a distance toll at the exit point.
13 May 1988 Highway Concessionaires Berhad changes its name to Projek Lebuhraya Utara Selatan Berhad (PLUS)
6 June 1988 Official opening of the Jitra–Gurun Highway DYMM Sultan of Kedah
Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah

Length : 59 kilometres

5 interchange
1 Layby (Bukit Kobah)
1 Rest and Service Area (R&R) (Gurun)
1 February 1989 The Malaysian National Speed Limit was enforced Light vehicles : 110 km/h (expressways); 90 km/h (federal and state roads)

Heavy vehicles : 90 km/h (expressways); 80 km/h (federal and state roads)
1 April 1989 Official opening of the Ayer Keroh–Pagoh Highway YAB Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia
Tun Ghafar Baba

Length : 54.4 kilometres

3 interchange
2 Layby (Kampung Bemban and Tangkak)
1 Rest and Service Area (R&R) (Pagoh (North bound))

1990s[edit]

Date Events Remarks
11 March 1990 Official opening of the Sultan Mahmud Bridge (toll bridge) in Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu Linking Kuala Nerus and Kuala Terengganu

DYMM Sultan Terengganu
Sultan Mahmud Al-Muktafi Billah Shah Al-Haj
1 April 1990 First Malaysian highway patrol unit "PLUS Ronda" formed To assist users stranded on highways
1 September 1990 Opening of the Cheras Highway (Malaysia Federal Route 1) and Jalan Cheras Toll Plaza
7 December 1990 Official opening of the Bukit Raja–Damansara Highway Length : 21.1 kilometres

3 interchange
14 April 1991 Official opening of the Gurun–Sungai Petani (S) Highway Length : 24.8 kilometres

3 interchange
28 March 1992 Official opening of the Damansara–Rawang Highway Length : 28.4 kilometres

4 interchange
1 Layby (Sungai Buloh (South bound))
1 August 1992 Official opening of the Rawang–Tanjung Malim Highway Length : 43 kilometres

2 interchange
1 Layby (Rawang (South bound))
1 Rest and Service Area (R&R) (Rawang (North bound))
1 October 1992 Official opening of the Pagoh–Yong Peng (N) Highway Minister of Works
Dato' Dr Leo Moggie

The longest stretch of the North-South Expressway network.
Length : 47 kilometres

2 interchange
1 Layby (Yong Peng)
1 Rest and Service Area (R&R) (Pagoh (South bound))
1 January 1993 The Malaysian Highway Network Development Plan blueprint is launched
11 January 1993 Official opening of the Bukit Lanjan–Jalan Duta Highway and the New Klang Valley Expressway YAB Prime Minister of Malaysia
Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohammad

Total Length : 35 kilometres
5 interchange

Bukit Lanjan–Jalan Duta Highway
Length : 8.3 kilometres
2 interchange

25 June 1993 Official opening of the Simpang Pulai–Gopeng Highway Length : 10 kilometres

2 interchange
12 August 1993 Official opening of the Yong Peng (N)–Machap Highway Length : 26.7 kilometres

4 interchange
1 Rest and Service Area (R&R) (Machap)
17 August 1993 Official opening of the Sungai Petani (S)–Butterworth Highway Length : 28.5 kilometres

4 interchange
2 Layby (Penanti (South bound) and Tikam Batu (North bound))
1 October 1993 Official opening of the Tapah–Tanjung Malim Highway Length : 72.5 kilometres

6 interchange
3 Layby (Ladang Bikam, Behrang and Tanjung Malim (North bound))
2 Rest and Service Area (R&R) (Tapah and Ulu Bernam (South bound))
1 November 1993 Official opening of the Sedenak–Skudai Highway Length : 27.6 kilometres

3 interchange
1 (Layby (Kulai))
14 November 1993 Official opening of the Federal Highway tolled highway Batu Tiga–Sungai Rasau Length : 15 kilometres

8 interchange
2 toll plaza (Batu Tiga and Sungai Rasau)
1 motorcycle lane
8 January 1994 Official opening of the Machap–Sedenak Highway Length : 31.7 kilometres

3 interchange
1 Layby (Simpang Renggam)
8 January 1994 Official opening of the Skudai–Johor Bahru Highway Length : 17.3 kilometres

4 interchange
1 toll plaza (Kempas)
16 January 1994 Official opening of the Ipoh North–Simpang Pulai Highway Length : 13.6 kilometres

3 interchange
5 February 1994 Official opening of the Juru–Changkat Jering Highway Length : 79.5 kilometres

7 interchange
3 Layby (Sungai Bakap, Alor Pongsu and Taiping)
1 Rest and Service Area (R&R) (Gunung Semanggol)
7 February 1994 Official opening of the Gopeng–Tapah Highway DYMM Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong
Sultan Azlan Shah of Perak

Last stretch
Length : 30.3 kilometres
Completed 15 months ahead of schedule

1 Layby (Gua Tempurong)
1 March 1994 The construction of the North-South Expressway Central Link began
22 March 1994 Construction of the Malaysia-Singapore Second Link officially began
8 September 1994 Official opening of the North-South Expressway YAB Prime Minister of Malaysia
Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohammad

Length : 848 kilometres
The North-South Expressway Monument was erected at Rawang Rest and Service Area (R&R) (North bound)
September 1994 Official launch of the PLUS TAG, the first electronic payment system (EPS) in Malaysia From Rawang to Bukit Raja on North South Expressway Northern Route and NKVE
From Sungai Rasau to Batu Tiga on Federal Highway Route 2 (FHR2)
1 August 1995 Opening of the Jalan Pahang Toll Plaza on Genting Klang-Pahang Highway (Malaysia Federal Route 2)
17 August 1995 Official opening of the East-West Link Expressway Length : 13 kilometres
June 1996 Official opening of the Seafield–Sri Petaling sections of the Shah Alam Expressway and the Shah Alam–USJ sections of the North-South Expressway Central Link.
18 March 1997 The Official launch of the Touch 'n Go Electronic Payment System (EPS)
October 1997 Official opening of the Shah Alam Expressway and the North-South Expressway Central Link. Minister of Works
Dato' Seri S Samy Vellu

Shah Alam Expressway
Length : 34.5 kilometres

North-South Expressway Central Link
Length : 60 kilometres
November 1997 Kuala Lumpur-Karak Highway is upgraded to a four-lane expressway
18 April 1998 Official opening of the Malaysia-Singapore Second Link (including the Tuas Checkpoint on the Singapore side, Sultan Abu Bakar Custom, Immigration and Quarantine Checkpoint and Second Link Expressway on the Malaysia side) YAB Prime Minister of Malaysia
Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohammad
Prime Minister of Singapore
Mr Goh Chok Tong

Length : 44 kilometres
Bridge length : 1.9 kilometres
25 April 1998 Official opening of the Sungai Buloh Overhead Bridge Restaurant YAB Prime Minister of Malaysia
Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohammad

First Overhead Bridge Restaurant in Malaysia opened on NSE
May 1998 Official opening of the Seremban-Port Dickson Highway Length : 23 kilometres
June 1998 Official opening of the Butterworth-Kulim Expressway Length : 17 kilometres
17 October 1998 PLUS Ronda is the first highway patrol in Malaysia to be given Royal Malaysian Police Auxiliary Police power.
15 January 1999 Official opening of the Cheras - Kajang Expressway Minister of Works
Dato' Seri S Samy Vellu

Length : 11.5 kilometres
February 1999 Official opening of the Damansara-Puchong Expressway Minister of Works
Dato' Seri S Samy Vellu

Length : 40 kilometres
15 March 1999 Official launching of Smart TAG on-board unit (OBU) and lanes on NSE replaced PLUS TAG 21 plazas from Bukit Beruntung to Senawang
11 April 1999 Official opening of the Ayer Keroh Overhead Bridge Restaurant YAB Chief Minister of Malacca
Dato' Seri Abu Zahar Ithnin

Second OBR opened on NSE
15 May 1999 Official opening of the Sungai Besi Expressway Minister of Works
Dato' Seri S Samy Vellu

Length : 16 kilometres

2000s[edit]

Date Events Remarks
1 February 2000 Construction of the East Coast Expressway began.
4 February 2000 First Drive-Through Purchase and Refill Touch ‘n Go card lane (POS) opened on NSE (Subang Toll Plaza) TNG users can refill and purchase new TNG card directly from the lane without the hassle of going to customer service centres.
15 March 2000 TNG POS lane opened at Batu Tiga Toll Plaza
April 2000 Official opening of Galeri Seni Art on PLUS Ayer Keroh OBR
First art gallery on highway
2 May 2000 TNG POS lane opened at Sungai Besi Toll Plaza
July 2000 Official opening of the Jasin Interchange at the North-South Expressway Southern Route near Jasin, Melaka Five lanes (including two TNG lanes)
August 2000 SmartTAG lanes opened at five more toll plazas Allow users to use SmartTAG from North to South
Sungai Dua, Juru, Jelapang, Ipoh Selatan and Skudai toll plazas
8 August 2000 TNG POS lane opened at Ipoh Selatan, Damansara, Rawang, Sungai Buloh, Bukit Raja, Sungai Rasau and Kajang toll plazas.
14 October 2000 Official opening of the Ekspres Travel Shoppe at Sungai Buloh OBR First travel and souvenir shop selling highway-related items
15 February 2001 Official opening of the Putra Mahkota Interchange 5 lanes (including 2 TNG lanes)
17 May 2001 Official opening of the Ampang-Kuala Lumpur Elevated Highway (AKLEH) Minister of Works
Dato' Seri S Samy Vellu

Length : 7.9 kilometres
10 June 2001 Official opening of the ELITE Fasttrack Speedzone Opening First Go-Kart Track on Highway
16 June 2001 Official opening of the Ekspres Travel Shoppe at Tapah R&R 2nd E’Shoppe on NSE
12 July 2001 Official opening of the Kerinchi Link and Damansara Link on the Sprint Expressway Minister of Works
Dato' Seri S Samy Vellu

Length : kilometres

Western Dispersal Link Scheme
29 January 2002 PLUS Expressways incorporated in Malaysia as the Public Company PLUS Expressways is a holding company with a single wholly owned subsidiary, PLUS.
6 May 2002 Launch of Spectacular Advertising Board at Sungai Besi Largest Advertising Board on Highway
13 July 2002 Brick ceremony of the Pendang Interchange Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia
Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
30 October 2002 Old Nilai Interchange of the North-South Expressway Southern Route near Nilai, Negeri Sembilan closed 12 midnight
31 October 2002 New Nilai Interchange of the North-South Expressway Southern Route near Nilai, Negeri Sembilan opened Menteri Besar of Negeri Sembilan
Dato’ Seri Utama Tan Sri Hj Mohd Isa Dato’ Hj Abdul Samad

12:01 am
To replace old Nilai Interchange
RM49.77 million
Location: KM 283.5
12 lanes
31 October 2002 Touch ‘n Go auto-reload facility relaunched
7 January 2003 The Jalan Kuching Toll Plaza on Kuala Lumpur-Rawang Highway (Malaysia Federal Route 1) was officially closed.
14 February 2003 The Southern Integrated Gateway (New CIQ complex and new bridge) in Johor Bahru is officially launched by the then Malaysian prime minister, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohammad.
March 2003 Official opening of the Kota Damansara Interchange at the New Klang Valley Expressway in Kota Damansara, Selangor Minister of Works
Dato' Seri S Samy Vellu

Alternative access to Kota Damansara and Mutiara Damansara
1 September 2003 ELITE and Linkedua are now under PLUS Expressways Berhad
21 September 2003 Official opening of the Tun Salahuddin Bridge in Kuching, Sarawak. Chief Minister of Sarawak
Tan Sri Datu Patinggi Haji Abdul Taib Mahmud

Length : 4 kilometres
25 November 2003 The construction of the Stormwater Management and Road Tunnel (SMART Tunnel) projects has begun
1 March 2004 The Senai Toll Plaza on Skudai Highway (Malaysia Federal Route 1) was officially closed
18 March 2004 The Jalan Cheras Toll Plaza was officially closed
22 April 2004 Official opening of the East Coast Expressway Phase 1 Karak–Kuantan KDYMM Sultan of Pahang,
Sultan Ahmad Shah

Length : 350 kilometres
May 2004 Official opening of the Penchala Link and Penchala Tunnel on the Sprint Expressway Minister of Works
Dato' Seri S Samy Vellu

Length : 26.5 kilometres
1 July 2004 The electronic payment system, Touch 'n Go and Smart TAG, have been made compulsory in all expressways. Other EPS toll systems like FasTrak (Gamuda Expressway Networks) and SagaTag (Cheras–Kajang Expressway) were abolished
8 July 2004 Official opening of the Kajang Dispersal Link Expressway (SILK) Minister of Works
Dato' Seri S Samy Vellu

Length : 37 kilometres
Act as a ring road of Kajang.
11 July 2004 Official opening of the New Pantai Expressway Minister of Works
Dato' Seri S Samy Vellu

Length : 19.6 kilometres
14 September 2004 The Jalan Pahang Toll Plaza on Genting Klang-Pahang Highway (Malaysia Federal Route 2) was officially closed
July 2005 Official opening of the Guthrie Corridor Expressway Minister of Works
Dato' Seri S Samy Vellu

Length : 25 kilometres
September 2005 Official opening of the Butterworth Outer Ring Road Minister of Works
Dato' Seri S Samy Vellu

Length : 14 kilometres
12 April 2006 Construction of the new Tanjung Puteri road bridge replacing the Malaysian side of causeway was cancelled To avoid implication laws between two countries.
June 2006 Tapah RSA (both directions) in Perak is the first rest and service area in the Malaysian expressway to have wireless broadband internet facilities was launched
14 July 2006 Official opening of the Setia Alam Interchange of the New Klang Valley Expressway and Setia Alam Highway in Setia Alam, Selangor Alternative access to Setia Alam, Meru and Kapar
August 2006 The Malaysian federal government plans to build the Penang Second Bridge under Ninth Malaysia Plan To solve the congestion on the Penang Bridge.
18 October 2006 Official opening of the Pendang Interchange at the North-South Expressway Northern Route in Pendang, Kedah Alternative access to Pendang and Kota Sarang Semut
12 November 2006 The groundbreaking ceremony for the new Penang Second Bridge Prime Minister of Malaysia
Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
2 April 2007 Official opening of the Malaysian Highway Authority (LLM) Traffic Management Centre (LLM TMC) Minister of Works
Dato' Seri S Samy Vellu
14 April 2007 Official opening of the motorway tunnel sections for the Stormwater Management and Road Tunnel (SMART Tunnel) Minister of Works
Dato' Seri S Samy Vellu

3:00 pm
Length : 4 kilometres
To solve the problem of flash floods in Kuala Lumpur and also to reduce traffic jams along Jalan Sungai Besi and Yew flyover at Pudu during rush hour.
15 July 2007 The second part of the East Coast Expressway Phase 1, the Sri Jaya Interchange and Jabur Interchange was opened
August 2007 The completion of upgrading works on North-South Expressway, including: Rawang-Slim River six-lane carriageway, and Seremban-Ayer Keroh six-lane carriageway
September 2007 The construction of the Kemuning-Shah Alam Highway (LKSA) Length: 14.7 kilometres
Linking Shah Alam to Kota Kemuning
1 October 2007 The construction of the Johor Bahru Eastern Dispersal Link Expressway (EDL) Length: 8 kilometres
The new expressway linking Pandan Interchange on North-South Expressway to the new CIQ complex (Southern Integrated Gateway)
10 October 2007 Opening of the Pontian-Johor Bahru Parkway (Pontian Link) Length 2.7 kilometres
Linking Pulai Interchange to Ulu Choh-Gelang Patah Interchange
13 December 2007 Opening of the Kuala Lumpur-Putrajaya Expressway Minister of Works
Dato' Seri S Samy Vellu

Length: 42 kilometres
The main backbone of the Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC)
5 March 2008 Official opening of the Bandar Saujana Putra Interchange at the North-South Expressway Central Link in Bandar Saujana Putra, Selangor
18 March 2008 Butterworth-Kulim Expressway (BKE) has now under PLUS Expressways Berhad
9 March 2008 The Kuala Lumpur-Putrajaya Expressway has changed its named to Maju Expressway
7 June 2008 The new Ipoh North toll plaza (South bound) replacing old Jelapang toll plaza is now opened to traffic.
15 August 2008 The new Ipoh North toll plaza (North bound) replacing old Jelapang toll plaza is now opened to traffic.
22 August 2008 Officially opening of the Kajang-Seremban Highway Phase 1 Kajang Selatan–Pajam Minister of Works
Datuk Ir Mohd Zin

Length : 44.3 kilometres
22 September 2008 The new Ipoh South toll plaza (South bound) replacing old Ipoh South toll plaza is now opened to traffic.
23 October 2008 The new PLUS Expressway Berhad corporate logo is launched.
1 December 2008 Opening of the new CIQ Complex and short-term access (STA) temporary road (Southern Integrated Gateway) (Sultan Iskandar CIQ Complex) in Johor Bahru. Officially known as Sultan Iskandar Building (Bangunan Sultan Iskandar (BSI)) DYMM Sultan of Johor, Sultan Iskandar

The largest CIQ complex in Malaysia
16 December 2008 The Sultan Iskandar Building is opened to light vehicles At 12:01 am on Tuesday
17 December 2008 Launching of the PLUSMiles toll rebate loyalty program. The first and the only toll expressway loyalty programme in Malaysia
1 January 2009 Class 1 highway users travelling on the North-South Expressway (NSE) and North-South Expressway Central Link (ELITE) between 12:00 midnight and 7:00 am will be able to enjoy 10 percent toll discount.
9 January 2009 Opening of the Duta-Ulu Klang Expressway
Phase 1 Sentul Pasar–Ulu Klang and Phase 2 Greenwood–Sentul Pasar
Length: 18 kilometres

Kuala Lumpur Northeast Dispersal Link Scheme
14 February 2009 Collection of toll at the PJS 2 toll plaza heading towards Kuala Lumpur on the New Pantai Expressway (NPE) near Petaling Jaya, Selangor has been abolished. To ease the burden of residents of Taman Medan, Kampung Dato' Harun and nearby areas due to the none availability of an alternative route for the KL bound residents resulting from a reconfiguration of traffic flow in the area
19 February 2009 Official opening of the Putra Heights Interchange at the North-South Expressway Central Link in Putra Heights, Selangor
25 February 2009 The Salak Jaya toll plaza (south bound) on Sungai Besi Expressway is abolished and the future expansion of the Besraya expressway to the Kuala Lumpur Middle Ring Road 2 near Pandan is announced.
30 April 2009 Opening of the Duta-Ulu Klang Expressway
Phase 3 Jalan Duta–Sentul Pasar
Length: 18 kilometres

Kuala Lumpur Northeast Dispersal Link Scheme
23 May 2009 Malaysia plans to build the third crossing bridge connecting Pengerang in the eastern of Johor to Changi in Singapore
14 July 2009 The completion of upgrading works on North-South Expressway including:- Kuala Lumpur-Penang Through Traffic (Ipoh North (Jelapang) - Ipoh South) Minister of Works
Dato’ Shaziman Hj Abu Mansor

Beginning 11:00 am
Length: 14.7 kilometres
Highway users are no longer required to stop for toll transactions at the Ipoh North and Ipoh South Toll Plazas.
August 2009 The construction of the South Klang Valley Expressway
Section 1B, 2 and 3: Cyberjaya–Pulau Indah
Length: 51.7 kilometres
Linking Cyberjaya to Pulau Indah
1 September 2009 The 20 per cent expressway toll rebate, given to motorists who pay toll charges more than 80 times a month, can be saved for up to six months. The rebate can be redeemed at 126 locations which would be announced in due time.
10 September 2009 Opening of the Senai-Desaru Expressway
Phase 1: Senai–Cahaya Baru
Length: 50 kilometres
17 September 2009 Motorists using the Kuala Lumpur-Karak Expressway and the East Coast Expressway (both E8) could drive toll free on September 18 and 24 from midnight to 5 am during Hari Raya Aidilfitri.
25 September 2009 The Automated Enforcement System (AES) will be introduced for all expressways and highways in Malaysia. To reduced road accidents.

2010s[edit]

Date Events Remarks
6 January 2010 The PLUSTransit reusable transit cards are introduced replacing the existing transit tickets. The Sungai Dua-Hutan Kampung stretch of the North-South Expressway becomes the first highway to use the transit cards.
8 January 2010 Official opening of the Persada PLUS, the PLUS Expressways Berhad main headquarters in Subang Interchange of the New Klang Valley Expressway, Petaling Jaya, Selangor. YAB Prime Minister of Malaysia
Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Tun Razak

23.6-acre (96,000 m2)
15 April 2010 Construction of the new interchange of the North-South Expressway including:- Alor Pongsu Interchange, Sungai Buaya Interchange and Bukit Gambir Interchange
18 May 2010 Officially opening of the Kemuning-Shah Alam Highway (LKSA) Minister of Works
Dato’ Shaziman Hj Abu Mansor

Length: 14.7 kilometres
Linking Shah Alam to Kota Kemuning
1 July 2010 Opening of the South Klang Valley Expressway
Section 1B: Cyberjaya–Saujana Putra
Minister of Works
Dato’ Shaziman Hj Abu Mansor

Length: 12 kilometres
Linking Cyberjaya to Bandar Saujana Putra
2 August 2010 Heavy vehicles is banned during peak hours in the morning to ease congestion at certain routes of the PLUS Expressways in the Klang Valley. The areas affected:
* New Klang Valley Expressway (NKVE) (Shah Alam–Jalan Duta)
* North-South Expressway Northern Route (Sungai Buloh–Bukit Lanjan)
* Federal Highway Route 2 (Subang–Sungai Rasau)
To ease congestion during peak hours in the morning
Monday to Friday (except public holidays)
6:30 am to 9:30 pm
10 August 2010 Officially opening of the Kajang-Seremban Highway Minister of Works
Dato’ Shaziman Hj Abu Mansor

Length : 44.3 kilometres
Linking Kajang to Seremban
2 September 2010 The Kuala Lumpur-Karak Expressway and the East Coast Expressway Phase 1 (ECE 1, both E8) will be toll-free from 9pm till 6am on Sept 7, 8, 15 and 16 during Hari Raya Aidilfitri holidays.
15 October 2010 The new expressway will be built under the Economic Transformation Programme (ETP). These include:
* West Coast Expressway (WCE) (Taiping–Banting)
* Guthrie-Damansara Expressway (GDE) (Elmina––Damansara)
* Jelas Expressway (Jelas) (Jelapang–Selama–Batu Kawan)
* South Kedah Expressway (Lekas) (Kulim–Bandar Baharu)
* Sungai Juru Expressway (SJE) (Sungai Juru–Batu Kawan)
* Paroi-Senawang-KLIA Expressway (PSKE) (Paroi–Senawang–KLIA)
7 December 2010 The Jelutong Expressway and Bayan Lepas Expressway (Malaysia Federal Route 3113) is renamed Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu Expressway Length: 17.8 kilometres
7 April 2011 ANIH Berhad was incorporated
17 May 2011 The toll collections of the East-West Link Expressway from Salak Interchange to Taman Connaught Interchange is abolished. Minister of Works
Dato’ Shaziman Hj Abu Mansor
May 2011 The completion works for the new Iskandar Coastal Highway, consisting the Persiaran Sultan Iskandar, Persiaran Sultan Abu Bakar (formerly Jalan Skudai, Jalan Abu Bakar), Jalan Ibrahim and Persiaran Tun Sri Lanang Length: 8 kilometres
10 June 2011 Opening of the Senai-Desaru Expressway
Phase 2: Cahaya Baru–Desaru and Sungai Johor Bridge
Minister of Works
Dato’ Shaziman Hj Abu Mansor

Length: 27 kilometres
Bridge length: 1.7 kilometres
23 June 2011 Officially opening of the Kuala Lumpur-Kuala Selangor Expressway (KLS) or LATAR Expressway Minister of Works
Dato’ Shaziman Hj Abu Mansor

Length: 32 kilometres
Linking Ijok to Templer's Park
22 August 2011 Official opening of the East Coast Expressway Phase 2 Jabur–Kuala Terengganu

Package 10: Bukit Besi – Ajil

Package 11 and 12: Telemong – Kuala Terengganu
(Bukit Payung-Telemung Highway: Bukit Payong–Telemong)
Package 10
Length : 42.4 kilometres

Package 11 and 12
Length : 9.2 kilometres
(Bukit Payong–Telemong Highway
Length : 16.5 kilometres)
6 December 2011 ANIH Berhad has officially taken over the operations of Toll Concession from MTD Prime Sdn Bhd and Metramac Corporation Sdn Bhd (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).
2 March 2012 The Kuala Lumpur bound Batu 9 toll plaza and Kajang bound Batu 11 toll plaza of the Cheras-Kajang Expressway are abolished.
18 March 2012 Penang Bridge Sdn Bhd (PBSB) has now under PLUS Expressways Berhad
1 April 2012 Officially opening of the Johor Bahru Eastern Dispersal Link Expressway (EDL) Minister of Works
Dato’ Shaziman Hj Abu Mansor

Length: 8 kilometres
Linking Pandan Interchange to Sultan Iskandar CIQ Building
19 May 2012 Official opening of the East Coast Expressway Phase 2 Jabur–Kuala Terengganu

Package 11: Ajil – Telemong
Package 11
26 May 2012 The groundbreaking ceremony of the new Kota Bharu-Kuala Krai Expressway YAB Menteri Besar of Kelantan
Tuan Guru Dato’ Haji Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat

Length: 73 kilometres
Linking Kota Bharu to Kuala Krai
29 May 2012 Opening of the South Klang Valley Expressway
Section 2: Saujana Putra–Teluk Panglima Garang
Minister of Works
Dato’ Shaziman Hj Abu Mansor

Length: 12.9 kilometres
Linking Bandar Saujana Putra to Teluk Panglima Garang
August 2012 The Malaysian government decided that it will acquire the Johor Bahru Eastern Dispersal Link Expressway (EDL) from Malaysia Resources Corp Bhd (MRCB).
22 September 2012 The Automated Enforcement System (AES) came into force at all major roads, highways and expressways in Malaysia To reduced road accidents.
October 2012 The upgrading works on North-South Expressway including:
Highway Fourth Lane Widening Project
* Rawang-Sungai Buloh (13 kilometres)
* Shah Alam-Sungai Buloh (16 kilometres)
* Bukit Lanjan-Jalan Duta (7 kilometres) and
* Nilai North Interchange-Port Dickson (27 kilometres)
March 2013 Official opening of the East Coast Expressway Phase 2 Jabur–Kuala Terengganu

Package 5 and 6: Kijal – Kerteh
Package 5 and 6
20 April 2013 The final closure of the cable stayed bridge at the main navigational span of the Penang Second Bridge has been completed
30 April 2013 Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak became the country’s first leader to use the 24 km Penang Second Bridge to cross from the island to the mainland to attend a function in Kepala Batas, Seberang Perai.
18 June 2013 The PLUSTransit reusable transit cards has been implemented at all PLUS expressways network. The Juru-Skudai stretch on the North-South Expressway (including New Klang Valley Expressway and North-South Expressway Central Link) become the second highway to use the transit cards.
1 August 2013 The Rakan Ronda Lebuhraya, Malaysia's Highway Friendly Patrol programme is launched.
1 October 2013 Official opening of the South Klang Valley Expressway
Section 3: Teluk Panglima Garang – Pulau Indah
Minister of Works
Dato’ Hj Fadillah Yusof

Length: 18.8 kilometres
Linking Teluk Panglima Garang to Pulau Indah
9-10 January 2014 Official opening of the new Sungai Buaya Interchange at the North-South Expressway Northern Route in Sungai Buaya, Selangor YAB Prime Minister of Malaysia
Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Tun Razak

Alternative access to Sungai Buaya, Serendah, Batang Kali and Genting Highlands.
11 January 2014 The Kempas Toll Plaza and Perling Toll Plaza has been conducted electronically using the Electronic Toll Collections (ETC) such as Touch 'n Go and Smart TAG
25 January 2014 Official opening of the East Coast Expressway Phase 2 Jabur–Kuala Terengganu

Package 8: Paka - Bukit Besi
Package 8
Length : -- kilometres
25-26 January 2014 Official opening of the new Bukit Gambir Interchange at the North-South Expressway Southern Route in Bukit Gambir, Johor YAB Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia
Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin

Alternative access to Bukit Gambir, Panchor, Sungai Mati and Muar.
1 March 2014 Official opening ceremony of the Penang Second Bridge and was officially named as the Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah Bridge. Official opening ceremony at 8:30 pm on Saturday night

YAB Prime Minister of Malaysia
Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Tun Razak

Length: 24 kilometres
2 March 2014 Opening of the Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah Bridge (Penang Second Bridge) for motorists Opening on 12:01 am on Sunday midnight

Length: 24 kilometres
1 April 2014 The toll collections for the Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah Bridge (Penang Second Bridge) has now begun RM 0.60 for cars travelling from North-South Expressway Northern Route to the bridge.
RM 8.50 for cars travelling from Persiaran Bandar Cassia to the bridge.
1 April 2014 The groundbreaking ceremony of the new Kota Bharu-Kuala Krai Expressway, part of the Central Spine Road (CSR). YAB Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia
Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin

Length: 73 kilometres
Linking Kota Bharu to Kuala Krai
15 April 2014 Opening of the Besraya Eastern Extension Expressway (Shamelin Expressway) Deputy Minister of Works
Dato’ Rosnah Abdul Rashid

Length: 12.3 kilometres

An extension of the Sungai Besi Expressway.
9 May 2014 Official opening of the East-West Highway Memorial Gallery Banding (Galeri Banding: Memori Lebuhraya Timur-Barat) YAB Prime Minister of Malaysia
Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Tun Razak
25 May 2014 The groundbreaking ceremony of the new West Coast Expressway YAB Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia
Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin

Length: 233 kilometres
Linking Taiping, Perak to Banting, Selangor.
21 July 2014 Official opening of the new Kundang Interchange of the Kuala Lumpur-Kuala Selangor Expressway
22 July 2014 Official opening of the East Coast Expressway Phase 2 Jabur–Kuala Terengganu

Package 1: Jabur - Chenih
Package 1
Length : 26 kilometres
4 October 2014 The remaining open toll plazas has been conducted electronically using the Electronic Toll Collections (ETC) such as Touch 'n Go and Smart TAG The North-South Expressway (Closed Toll) remains the only expressway to use cash payments.
13 November 2014 The groundbreaking ceremony of the new Southville City Interchange of the North-South Expressway Southern Route Minister of Works
Dato’ Hj Fadillah Yusof
21 November 2014 Official opening of the East Coast Expressway Phase 2 Jabur–Kuala Terengganu

Package 2: Chenih - Kijal
Package 2
Length : -- kilometres
22 November 2014 All toll transactions at Batu Tiga and Sungai Rasau toll plazas of the Federal Highway has now conducted electronically via PLUSMiles cards, Touch 'n Go cards or SmartTAGs Beginning at 12:00 pm
31 January 2015 Official opening of the East Coast Expressway Phase 2 Jabur–Kuala Terengganu

Package 6: Kerteh - Paka

The completion works and full official opening of the East Coast Expressway Phase 2 Jabur–Kuala Terengganu
Package 6

Length: 197 kilometres
16 February 2015 The proposed Kinrara-Damansara Expressway (KIDEX Skyway) project is officially cancelled by the Selangor State Government. Despite several protests by the local Petaling Jaya citizens.
31 March 2015 Official launching of the dual carriageway toll free Pan Borneo Expressway in Sarawak. Prime Minister
Najib Tun Razak
16 April 2015 Construction of the West Coast Expressway has begun
Middle 2015 Construction of the new expressways including:-
* Duta-Ulu Klang Expressway (DUKE) extension (Sri Damansara Link and Tun Razak Link)
* West Coast Expressway (WCE) (Banting - Taiping)
* Eastern Klang Valley Expressway (EKVE) (part of the Kuala Lumpur Outer Ring Road (KLORR))
* Damansara-Shah Alam Highway (DASH)
* Sungai Besi-Ulu Klang Expressway (SUKE)
* Serdang-Kinrara-Putrajaya Expressway (SKIP)
1 June 2015 All toll transactions at Mambau and Lukut toll plazas of the Seremban-Port Dickson Highway will be fully Electronic Toll Collections (ETC) Beginning at 12:00 pm
1 June 2015 The Duta-Ulu Klang Expressway (DUKE) Phase 3 known as Kuala Lumpur Middle Ring Road 1.5 (MRR1.5) is announced.
7 July 2015 The fully implementation of the closed toll system of the East Coast Expressway (Phase 2)
10 July 2015 Official opening of the new Bandar Ainsdale Interchange (Seremban North) at the North-South Expressway Southern Route in Seremban, Negeri Sembilan Minister of Works

Dato’ Hj Fadillah Yusof

Menteri Besar of Negeri Sembilan
Dato' Seri Mohammad Hassan

9 September 2015 The implementation of the cashless electronic toll collection (ETC) such as Touch 'n Go and SmartTAG at all 12 toll plazas along tolled expressways. There are:-
* Jitra Toll Plaza and Bukit Kayu Hitam Toll Plaza (North-South Expressway)
* Lunas Toll Plaza and Kubang Semang Toll Plaza (Butterworth-Kulim Expressway (BKE))
* Penang Bridge Toll Plaza (Penang Bridge)
* Gombak Toll Plaza and Bentong Toll Plaza (Kuala Lumpur-Karak Expressway)
* Dato Keramat Toll Plaza (Ampang–Kuala Lumpur Elevated Highway (AKLEH))
* Ayer Panas Toll Plaza, Sentul Pasar Toll Plaza and Batu Toll Plaza (Duta-Ulu Klang Expressway (DUKE))
* SMART Tunnel Toll Plaza (SMART Tunnel)
5 November 2015 Official opening of the Phase 2 of the Ampang-Kuala Lumpur Elevated Expressway (AKLEH) (Ampang bound traffic) from Jelatek to Ampang-MRR2.
13 December 2015 Official opening of the Seri Kembangan Interchange of the Maju Expressway in Seri Kembangan, Selangor.
1 January 2016 The toll collection of the Tun Salahuddin Bridge in Kuching, Sarawak is abolished.
1 January 2016 The completion of the upgrading works on North-South Expressway including:
Highway Fourth Lane Widening Project
* Rawang-Sungai Buloh (13 kilometres)
* Shah Alam-Sungai Buloh (16 kilometres)
* Bukit Lanjan-Jalan Duta (7 kilometres) and
* Nilai North Interchange-Port Dickson (27 kilometres)
13 January 2016 The implementation of the cashless electronic toll collection (ETC) such as Touch 'n Go and SmartTAG at all 10 toll plazas along tolled expressways. There are:-
* Salak South, Seri Kembangan and Putrajaya toll plazas (Maju Expressway)
* PJS 2, PJS 5 and Pantai Dalam toll plazas (New Pantai Expressway)
* Batu 9 and Batu 11 toll plazas (Cheras-Kajang Expressway)
* Seri Muda and Alam Impian toll plazas (Kemuning-Shah Alam Highway)
2 March 2016 The implementation of the cashless electronic toll collection (ETC) such as Touch 'n Go and SmartTAG at all toll plazas along tolled expressways. There are:-
* Lagong, Elmina and Bukit Jelutong toll plazas of the Guthrie Corridor Expressway (GCE)
* Kemuning, Sunway, Awan Besar and Awan Kecil toll plazas of the Shah Alam Expressway (KESAS)
* Closed and opened system toll plazas of the Kajang-Seremban Highway (LEKAS)
* Penchala Link, Damansara Link and Kerinchi Link toll plazas of the Sprint Expressway
* Ijok, Kundang West, Kundang East and Taman Rimba Templer toll plazas of the Kuala Lumpur-Kuala Selangor Expressway (LATAR)
5 April 2016 All the Malaysian Expressways becomes fully cashless electronic toll collection (ETC) such as Touch 'n Go and SmartTAG, including the North-South Expressway.
1 June 2016 The implementation of the cashless electronic toll collection (ETC) such as Touch 'n Go and SmartTAG at all toll plazas along tolled expressways. There are:-
* Bagan Ajam, Perai and Sungai Nyior toll plazas of the Butterworth Outer Ring Road (BORR)
* Mines and Loke Yew toll plazas of the Sungai Besi Expressway (Besraya)
* Closed system toll plazas of the South Klang Valley Expressway (SKVE)
* Bukit Raja, Kapar Moc A and Kapar Moc B toll plazas of the New North Klang Straits Bypass (NNKSB).
* PB2X toll plaza at the Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah Bridge
* Sungai Ramal, Bukit Kajang, Sungai Long and Sungai Balak toll plazas of the Kajang Dispersal Link Expressway (SILK)
7 June 2016 Official opening of the new Alor Pongsu Interchange at the North-South Expressway Northern Route in Alor Pongsu, Perak
15 July 2016 The toll collection for the East Coast Expressway Phase 2 has begun.
20 October 2016 Official opening of the new Eco Majestic Interchange at the Kajang-Seremban Highway in Beranang, Selangor.
9 November 2016 The implementation of the cashless electronic toll collection (ETC) such as Touch 'n Go and SmartTAG at all toll plazas along tolled expressways. There are:-
* Penchala, PJS, Puchong West and Puchong South toll plazas of the Damansara-Puchong Expressway (LDP)
* Closed system toll plazas of the Senai-Desaru Expressway (SDE)
30 November 2016 The implementation of the cashless electronic toll collection (ETC) such as Touch 'n Go and SmartTAG at the closed toll sections of the North-South Expressway Northern Route between Hutan Kampung and Sungai Dua( The Plustransit Card is no longer issue)

Upcoming events[edit]

Date Events Remarks
Middle 2017 Full implementation of the Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) in North-South Expressway Beginning 24 April 2017 at 12:00pm in 71 interchange between Juru - Skudai (The Plus transit card is no longer issue after 12:00 noon)
Middle 2017 Official opening of the Pulau Sekati Bridge between Kuala Nerus and Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu.
2019 Official opening of the East Klang Valley Expressway (EKVE) from Sungai Pusu to Sungai Long

See also[edit]