Federal Highway, Malaysia

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Part of Federal Route 2
Federal Highway
(Kuala Lumpur-Klang Highway)
Route information
Maintained by PLUS Malaysia Berhad with its subsidiary Projek Lebuhraya Usahasama Berhad (on tolled segment)
Length: 45 km (28 mi)
Tolled segment: 16 km (10 mi)
Existed: 1974 – present
History: Completed in 1977, tolled segment completed 1992–1993
Major junctions
West end: Klang, Selangor
  2 5 Jalan Jambatan Kota
5 Federal Route 5
E30 20 North Klang Straits Bypass
E13 Kemuning-Shah Alam Highway
3214 Jalan Subang-Batu Tiga
Persiaran Tujuan
15 Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport Highway
Majlis Link
E11 Damansara-Puchong Expressway
E10 New Pantai Expressway
E23 Sprint Expressway = Kerinchi Link
Bangsar-Petaling Jaya Bypass
2 Jalan Syed Putra
2 Jalan Klang Lama
E37 East-West Link Expressway
East end: Seputeh, Kuala Lumpur
Location
Primary
destinations:
Port Klang, Sungai Rasau, I-City, Padang Jawa, Shah Alam, Batu Tiga, Subang Jaya, Petaling Jaya, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur
Highway system

Federal Highway, or Lebuhraya Persekutuan in Malay (or sometimes called "Federal", "Highway Persekutuan" or "Highway Federal" by Klang Valley citizens) is a Malaysian highway connecting the capital city of Kuala Lumpur, and Klang, Selangor. The highway starts from Seputeh in Kuala Lumpur to Klang, Selangor. It is the busiest highway in Klang Valley during rush hour from/to Kuala Lumpur. The Federal Highway is coded as Federal Route 2.

History[edit]

The Federal Highway, connecting Kuala Lumpur and Klang, Selangor.
The Petaling Jaya stretch of the Federal Highway leading towards Kuala Lumpur

The history of the highway started after the separation of Singapore from Malaysia on 9 August 1965, when the Malaysian government decided to make Port Swettenham (now Port Klang) as Malaysia's new national port as a replacement of Singapore. As a result, the government planned to build a highway connecting Port Klang to Kuala Lumpur by upgrading the former Kuala Lumpur-Klang Highway (Jalan Kuala Lumpur-Klang) to a full motorway by replacing the existing at-grade intersections with interchanges, making the Federal Highway as Malaysia's first expressway.[1] The Kuala Lumpur-Petaling Jaya Traffic Dispersal Scheme was implemented on 1974 under the surviliance of the Malaysian Public Works Department (JKR). This scheme includes the Kuala Lumpur Inner Ring Road, Kuala Lumpur Middle Ring Road 1, Jalan Syed Putra and Federal Highway Route 2 (Kuala Lumpur-Petaling Jaya). Funded by a loan granted by the World Bank, the upgrade works for the Federal Highway from Subang Airport Interchange to Kuala Lumpur started from 1974 until 1977.[1] The highway was originally a 4-lane limited access highway except for the Petaling Jaya stretch where it became 6-lane highway. However, in 1992 PLUS Expressway Berhad, the concession holder of North-South Expressway has upgraded the entire highway to a 6-lane highway with two toll plazas, Batu Tiga and Sungai Rasau. The 6-lane toll highway had begun in operation on 11 May 1993. The highway handles incredible volumes of traffic there is significant congestion at more or less any time of day.[citation needed] The section of the highway from Subang Jaya to Kota Darul Ehsan near Petaling Jaya are paved with asphalt. The exit number system similar to toll expressways was introduced in 2007 at Federal Highway; thus making the Federal Highway as the first and currently the only federal expressway with expressway exit numbering system.

Benefits of the highway[edit]

The highway serves as the main highway of Klang Valley conurbation since it connects major cities of the conurbation including Klang, Shah Alam, Subang Jaya, Petaling Jaya and Kuala Lumpur. However, the increase of traffic as a result of the population increase peaked the capacity of the highway in the mid-1990s and therefore massive daily traffic jams along Federal Highway are common especially early in the morning and late afternoon. As a result, the government began to build new expressways to reduce the congestion of Federal Highway.

Current developments[edit]

Upgrading of the Subang Airport Interchange and the Majlis Link[edit]

The upgrading of the Subang Airport Interchange including main link of Subang-Kelana Jaya Link from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport Highway (route 15) of Federal Highway (route 2) to Persiaran Kewajipan near Menara Mesiniaga had begun at the end of 2005 and the construction of the new Majlis Link on September 2005. Both project are led by Malaysian Public Works Department (JKR). While the main contractor are the Ahmad Zaki Resources Berhad (AZRB) and Ho Hup Construction Company Berhad (HHCC). The Majlis Link was completed on March 2007 while the Subang Airport Interchange was completed in September 2009.

The Kota Darul Ehsan arch.

Features[edit]

  • Variable Message System (VMS)
  • Emergency phone (Only on PLUS Expressways stretch only)
  • Buildings along this highway
  • Three lane carriageway
  • 110 km/h speed limit (Only on PLUS Expressways stretch only)
  • LED Street Light

Landmarks[edit]

Other features[edit]

  • Federal Highway also has a motorcycle lane to avoid accidents between cars and motorcycles in that area.

Criticisms[edit]

The dangerous motorcycle lane[edit]

The Federal Highway is well known as the first expressway in Malaysia to have motorcycle lanes. However, the motorcycle lanes in the Federal Highway are known for its dangers towards motorcyclists, such as dark, narrow and poorly maintained lanes and ramps, dangerous sharp corners, and the nature of the motorcycle lanes themselves to be vulnerable spots for robberies.[2] It is due to the fact that the motorcycle lanes are originally intended for bicycle riders,[1] with the design speed limit as low as 60 km/h.[3]

Notable events[edit]

  • 18 December 1988 - R Arumugam. Malaysian's national football player died in a car accident on Federal Highway near Mercedes Benz showroom at Petaling Jaya. (Source: Muzium Sultan Alam Shah, Shah Alam)
  • 8 December 2010 - A driver was killed when he tried to make an illegal U-turn at KM 27.3 of the Federal Highway near Seri Setia.
  • 21 April 2013 - Five people were killed following a freak accident along KM 10.1 of the Federal Highway near Shah Alam.
  • 16 June 2013 - Three teenagers were killed and another injured when the car they were in crashed into the divider along KM 14.5 of the Federal Highway near Shah Alam.

Toll rates[edit]

Sungai Rasau toll plaza (SGR)[edit]

Class Type of vehicles Normal prices
(in Malaysian Ringgit (RM))
*Daily off-peak hour travel
(in Malaysian Ringgit (RM))
* Off-peak hour travel during festive season
(in Malaysian Ringgit (RM))
0 Motorcycle
(Vehicles with two axels and two wheels)
Free NIL NIL
1 Private Cars
(Vehicles with two axels and three or four wheels (excluding taxi and bus))
RM 1.00 RM 0.90 RM 0.80
2 Vans and other small good vehicles
(Vehicles with two axels and six wheels (excluding bus))
RM 1.30 NIL NIL
3 Large Trucks
(Vehicles with three or more axels (excluding bus))
RM 2.00 NIL NIL
4 Taxis RM 0.40 NIL NIL
5 Buses RM 0.40 NIL NIL

Batu Tiga toll plaza (BTT)[edit]

Class Type of vehicles Normal prices
(in Malaysian Ringgit (RM))
*Daily off-peak hour travel
(in Malaysian Ringgit (RM))
* Off-peak hour travel during festive season
(in Malaysian Ringgit (RM))
0 Motorcycle
(Vehicles with two axels and two wheels)
Free NIL NIL
1 Private Cars
(Vehicles with two axels and three or four wheels (excluding taxi and bus))
RM 1.10 RM 1.00 RM 0.90
2 Vans and other small good vehicles
(Vehicles with two axels and six wheels (excluding bus))
RM 1.50 NIL NIL
3 Large Trucks
(Vehicles with three or more axels (excluding bus))
RM 2.20 NIL NIL
4 Taxis RM 0.40 NIL NIL
5 Buses RM 0.50 NIL NIL

(* Toll payments between 12:00 am and 7:00 am)

List of interchanges[edit]

Km Exit Interchange To Remarks
WEST
2 5 JALAN JAMBATAN KOTA
5 Banting
2 Port Klang Jetty (malaysia).jpg
2 JALAN JAMBATAN KOTA
2 PERSIARAN SULTAN IBRAHIM
EXIT 207 KLANG
BULATAN 100 INTERCHANGE
SOUTH
JALAN BATU TIGA
Klang Town Centre
Jkr-ft--.png Meru
5 Kapar
5 Kuala Selangor
Istana Alam Shah
Sultan Sulaiman Mosque
Al-Rahimiah Mosque
Hospital Tengku Ampuan Rahimah Hospital (malaysia).jpg
Roundabout interchange
KLANG BANDAR DIRAJA
(The Royal Town of Selangor)
2 PERSIARAN SULTAN IBRAHIM
JKR border limit
2 FEDERAL HIGHWAY
Start/End of toll highway
PLUS Expressway border limit
EXIT 208 BERKELEY INTERCHANGE NORTH
PERSIARAN RAJAWALI
Berkeley Garden

SOUTH
3216 JALAN BATU TIGA LAMA
Jkr-ft--.png Jalan Dato' Mohd Sidin (Connaught Bridge)
Roundabout interchange
2
5
5.6 -
5.7
EXIT 209 SUNGAI RASAU INTERCHANGE NORTH
E30 20 NORTH KLANG STRAITS BYPASS
Bandar Baru Klang
Port Klang Jetty (malaysia).jpg
Kapar
Meru
E1 NEW KLANG VALLEY EXPRESSWAY
Ipoh
Kuala Lumpur
Damansara

SOUTH
3216 JALAN BATU TIGA LAMA
Jkr-ft--.png Jalan Dato' Mohd Sidin (Connaught Bridge)
Diamond interchange
RESTRICTED ROUTES
HEAVY VEHICLES
(laden and unladen heavy vehicles weighing 10,000 kg or more)
ARE NOT ALLOWED TO ENTER THE EXPRESSWAY
Monday to Friday (Except Public Holidays)
6:30 am to 9:30 am

SUNGAI RASAU - SUBANG
(km 5.6 - km 18.2)
2
6
MPKlang-MBSA border limit
Tugu Keris
Sungai Rasau bridge
Klang-Petaling district border
EXIT 210A SUNGAI RASAU EXIT WEST
3216 JALAN BATU TIGA LAMA
Jalan Sungai Rasau
Klang bound
EXIT 210B I-CITY INTERCHANGE NORTH
PERSIARAN I-CITY
I-CITY
Town Centre
WaterWworld
Wax Figure Museum
Space Mission
Interchange
Under construction
Sungai Rasau toll plaza
SGR
RM (Cash) TnG TAG TnG TnG TAG TnG RM (Cash)
Opened toll systems
Pay toll
2
7
P Sungai Rasau toll plaza
SGR
TnG TAG Information centre (malaysia).jpg
Customer Service Centre
Parking (malaysia).jpg Toilet (malaysia).jpg Surau (malaysia).jpg TnG TAG Information centre (malaysia).jpg
Customer Service Centre
Kuala Lumpur bound
EXIT 211 PADANG JAWA INTERCHANGE NORTH
Jkr-ft--.png PERSIARAN KAYANGAN
Shah Alam city centre
Section 1 until 14
Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)

SOUTH
JALAN PADANG JAWA
Padang Jawa
Malaysian Road Transport Department (JPJ) Selangor state headquarters
Diamond interchange
P Petronas Shell Petronas and Shell Layby Parking (malaysia).jpg Petrol station (malaysia).jpg Petronas KFC ATM (malaysia).jpg TnG TAG Spot

Parking (malaysia).jpg Petrol station (malaysia).jpg Shell ATM (malaysia).jpg
Kuala Lumpur bound
P BH Petrol BH Petrol Layby Parking (malaysia).jpg Petrol station (malaysia).jpg BH Petrol ATM (malaysia).jpg Klang bound
2
10
10.1
Sungai Renggam bridge
2
11
EXIT 212 SHAH ALAM
BULATAN DARUL EHSAN INTERCHANGE
(Shah Alam main interchange)
E13 KEMUNING-SHAH ALAM HIGHWAY

NORTH
Jkr-ft--.png PERSIARAN SULTAN
Shah Alam city centre
Section 1 until 14

SOUTH
Shah Alam Industrial Area
Section 15 until 20
Cloverleaf interchange
2
12
Sungai Renggam Chinese Cemetery
P Petronas Petronas Layby Parking (malaysia).jpg Petrol station (malaysia).jpg Petronas Klang bound
2
13
EXIT 213 BULATAN MELAWATI INTERCHANGE NORTH
Jkr-ft--.png PERSIARAN KAYANGAN
Shah Alam city centre
Shah Alam Stadium
Section 1 until 14

SOUTH
3214 Jkr-ft--.png SHAH ALAM-PUCHONG HIGHWAY
PERSIARAN TENGKU AMPUAN
Shah Alam Industrial Area
Section 15 until 35
E11 Puchong
Roundabout interchange
2
14
14.6 P Petron and Shell Layby Parking (malaysia).jpg Petrol station (malaysia).jpg Petron ATM (malaysia).jpg

Parking (malaysia).jpg Petrol station (malaysia).jpg Shell ATM (malaysia).jpg
Kuala Lumpur bound
14.7 EXIT 214 PERSIARAN SELANGOR EXIT
(Carlsberg Brewery off ramp)
WEST
3216 PERSIARAN SELANGOR
Shah Alam Industrial Area
Section 15 until 16
Carlsberg Brewery
From Kuala Lumpur only
14.8
14.9 Sungai Damansara bridge
2
15
EXIT 215 BATU TIGA INTERCHANGE NORTH
Jkr-ft--.png BATU TIGA-SUNGAI BULOH HIGHWAY
3214 Glenmarie
3214 Taman TTDI Jaya
E35 GUTHRIE CORRIDOR EXPRESSWAY
Ipoh
Rawang
Sungai Buloh

SOUTH
3214 PERSIARAN JUBLI PERAK
3214 Batu Tiga
3214 Puchong
E6 AH2 NORTH-SOUTH EXPRESSWAY CENTRAL LINK
Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) Airport (malaysia).jpg
Johor Bahru
Diamond interchange
15.5
2
16
Batu Tiga toll plaza
BTT
RM (Cash) RM (Cash) TnG TAG TAG TnG RM (Cash)
Opened toll systems
Pay toll
16.9 P Batu Tiga toll plaza
BTT
TnG TAG Information centre (malaysia).jpg
Customer Service Centre
Parking (malaysia).jpg Toilet (malaysia).jpg Surau (malaysia).jpg TnG TAG Information centre (malaysia).jpg
Customer Service Centre
Kuala Lumpur bound
2
17
P Shell Petronas Shell and Petronas Layby Parking (malaysia).jpg Petrol station (malaysia).jpg Shell ATM (malaysia).jpg

Parking (malaysia).jpg Petrol station (malaysia).jpg Petronas A&W[disambiguation needed] ATM (malaysia).jpg TnG TAG Spot
Klang bound
17.2 Railway crossing bridge
17.3
17.9 EXIT 216 SUBANG JAYA
SUBANG JAYA INTERCHANGE
SOUTH
PERSIARAN TUJUAN
Subang Jaya
USJ
Subang Parade Shopping complex.jpg
Trumpet interchange
2
18
P Shell Petronas Shell and Petronas Layby Parking (malaysia).jpg Petrol station (malaysia).jpg Shell ATM (malaysia).jpg

Parking (malaysia).jpg Petrol station (malaysia).jpg Petronas ATM (malaysia).jpg
Kuala Lumpur bound
2
19
EXIT 217 SUBANG-FEDERAL HIGHWAY INTERCHANGE NORTH
15 SULTAN ABDUL AZIZ SHAH AIRPORT HIGHWAY
Subang
Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport Airport (malaysia).jpg
E1 AH2 NEW KLANG VALLEY EXPRESSWAY
Ipoh
Kuala Lumpur
Damansara
Klang

SOUTH
PERSIARAN KEWAJIPAN
Subang Jaya
USJ
Subang Parade Shopping complex.jpg
Stacked interchange
Off ramp to Subang Jaya only
From Kuala Lumpur only
MBSA-MBPJ border limit
RESTRICTED ROUTES
HEAVY VEHICLES
(laden and unladen heavy vehicles weighing 10,000 kg or more)
ARE NOT ALLOWED TO ENTER THE EXPRESSWAY
Monday to Friday (Except Public Holidays)
6:30 am to 9:30 am

SUNGAI RASAU - SUBANG
(km 5.6 - km 18.2)
2 FEDERAL HIGHWAY
Start/End of toll highway
PLUS Expressway border limit
2 FEDERAL HIGHWAY
JKR border limit
Tarmac carriageway
Asphalt carriageway
19.2
EXIT 218 MAJLIS LINK INTERCHANGE NORTH
MAJLIS LINK
Jalan Majlis
Kelana Jaya
Duty Free Trade Zone
E11 DAMANSARA-PUCHONG EXPRESSWAY
Sungai Buloh
Kepong
Damansara
Interchange
From/To Klang only
EXIT 219 JALAN SS 7/2 EXIT NORTH
JALAN SS 7/2
Stadium Petaling Jaya
Setia Jaya shophouses
From Klang only
SETIA JAYA Shophouses East bound
Stesen keretapi.jpg Setia Jaya Komuter station Stesen keretapi.jpg SETIA JAYA KOMUTER STATION
KTM Komuter (BRT SL (U/C))
West bound
2
21
21.1 EXIT 220 FREESCALE INTERCHANGE
(MOTOROLA INTERCHANGE)
E11 DAMANSARA-PUCHONG EXPRESSWAY

NORTH
Sungai Buloh
Kepong
Damansara

SOUTH
Bandar Sunway
Puchong
Putrajaya
Multi-level Diverging diamond interchange
EXIT 221 SERI SETIA EXIT NORTH
JALAN SS 9A/1
Seri Setia
Off ramp
From Klang only
2
27
Stesen keretapi.jpg Seri Setia Komuter station Stesen keretapi.jpg SERI SETIA KOMUTER STATION
KTM Komuter
West bound
EXIT 222 NPE INTERCHANGE EAST
E10 NEW PANTAI EXPRESSWAY
Jalan Klang Lama
Pantai Bahru
Bangsar
Salak South
Seremban
Expressway Interchange
From/To Klang only
27.3
27.4 EXIT 223 JALAN 225 EXIT NORTHWEST
JALAN 225
Section 1 until 14
Jalan 51A/219
Kuala Lumpur bound
Sungai Penchala bridge
2
31
31.3 EXIT 224 TEMPLER INTERCHANGE WEST
JALAN PP NARAYANAN (Jalan 222)
Section 1 until 14

EAST
JALAN TEMPLER
Petaling Jaya old town (Section --)
Diamond interchange
2
32
32.4 EXIT 225 PETALING JAYA
JALAN BARAT INTERCHANGE
NORTH
JALAN UTARA
Section—until --
Filem Negara Malaysia
Parking (malaysia).jpg Asia Jaya LRT station Stesen keretapi.jpg

SOUTHEAST
JALAN BARAT
Petaling Jaya new town (Section --)
Diamond interchange
32.7
2
33
33.1 EXIT 226 PETALING JAYA
JALAN TIMUR INTERCHANGE
NORTHWEST
JALAN UTARA
Section—until --
Filem Negara Malaysia

SOUTH
JALAN TIMUR
Parking (malaysia).jpg Taman Jaya LRT station Stesen keretapi.jpg
Petaling Jaya new town (Section --)
Diamond interchange
EXIT 227 JALAN GASING INTERCHANGE
(KWSP)
NORTHWEST
JALAN UNIVERSITI
Section—until --
Universiti Malaya
University Malaya Medical Centre Hospital (malaysia).jpg

SOUTH
JALAN GASING
Section—until --
Petaling Jaya old town (Section --)
Half diamond interchange
From/To Kuala Lumpur only
Asphalt carriageway
2 FEDERAL HIGHWAY
JKR border limit
Selangor Darul Ehsan
Petaling district border
Kota Darul Ehsan Gateway Arch
Selangor-FT Kuala Lumpur border
MBPJ-DBKL border limit
Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
2 FEDERAL HIGHWAY
Sprint border limit
Tarmac carriageway
EXIT 228
EXIT 2313
KERINCHI INTERCHANGE NORTH
E23 SPRINT EXPRESSWAY = KERINCHI LINK
Mont Kiara
Sri Hartamas
Damansara

BELOW FLYOVER
NORTH
JALAN PANTAI BAHARU
Menara Telekom
Bangsar
Universiti Malaya

SOUTH
JALAN KERINCHI
Bangsar South (Kerinchi)
Universiti LRT station Stesen keretapi.jpg
Directional T expressway interchange
Diamond interchange
Railway crossing bridge
Sungai Klang bridge
EXIT 229
EXIT 2314
MID VALLEY INTERCHANGE NORTH
BANGSAR-PETALING JAYA BYPASS
Bangsar

EAST
LINGKARAN SYED PUTRA
MID VALLEY CITY
Mid Valley Megamall Shopping complex.jpg
Parking (malaysia).jpg Zone A, B, C, D, E and F
Interchange
From/To Klang only
EXIT 230
EXIT 2315
NPE EXIT SOUTH
E10 NEW PANTAI EXPRESSWAY
Bandar Sunway
Subang Jaya
Bypass ramp to NPE only
From Kuala Lumpur only
2 FEDERAL HIGHWAY
Sprint border limit
2 FEDERAL HIGHWAY
DBKL border limit
EXIT 231
EXIT 2316
SEPUTEH INTERCHANGE NORTH
2 JALAN SYED PUTRA
Kuala Lumpur city centre
Brickfields
KL Sentral Stesen keretapi.jpg

SOUTH
2 JALAN KLANG LAMA
Kuchai Lama
Taman OUG
Puchong
Stacked interchange
2 FEDERAL HIGHWAY
DBKL border limit
E37 EAST-WEST LINK EXPRESSWAY
Start/End of expressway
MetaCorp border limit
EAST
E37 EAST-WEST LINK EXPRESSWAY
E37 Cheras
E7 1 Kajang
E6 AH2 Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) Airport (malaysia).jpg
E2 AH2 Seremban
E2 AH2 Melaka
E2 AH2 Johor Bahru

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c I REMEMBER WHEN... Federal Highway was constructed - New Straits Times Online. Accessed on 23 March 2009.
  2. ^ Death traps on the Federal Highway - The Star Online. Accessed on 23 March 2009.
  3. ^ Arahan Teknik (Jalan) 8/86 - A Guide on Geometric Design of Roads, Jabatan Kerja Raya Malaysia - from Malaysian Public Works Department.

External links[edit]