Federal Highway, Malaysia

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Jkr-ft2.png

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
(Former concessionaries known as Projek Lebuhraya Utara Selatan Berhad (PLUS))
(on tolled segment) and Public Works Department on non-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
  Jkr-ft2.png Jkr-ft5.png Jalan Jambatan Kota
Jkr-ft5.png Federal Route 5
E30 Jkr-ft20.png North Klang Straits Bypass
E13 Kemuning–Shah Alam Highway
Jkr-ft3214.png Jalan Subang–Batu Tiga
Persiaran Tujuan
Jkr-ft15.png 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
Jkr-ft2.png Jalan Syed Putra
Jkr-ft2.png Jalan Klang Lama
E37 East–West Link Expressway
East end: Seputeh, Kuala Lumpur
Location
Primary
destinations:
Port Klang, I-City, Padang Jawa, Shah Alam, Batu Tiga, Subang Jaya, Petaling Jaya, Kuala Lumpur
Highway system

Federal Highway (Malay: Lebuhraya Persekutuan, Chinese: 联邦大道, abbreviation: FH2) is a Malaysian controlled-access 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) (opened to traffic on 14 January 1959)[1] to a full motorway by replacing the existing at-grade intersections with interchanges, making the Federal Highway as Malaysia's first expressway.[2] The Kuala Lumpur–Petaling Jaya Traffic Dispersal Scheme was implemented in 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.[2] 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 Expressways, 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.[3]

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 began at the end of 2005 and the construction of the new Majlis Link in 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 in March 2007 while the Subang Airport Interchange was completed in September 2009.[3]

Features[edit]

The Kota Darul Ehsan arch.

Landmarks[edit]

Other features[edit]

Restricted routes for heavy vehicles[edit]

During workdays or peak hours. There is a restricted route at the Federal Highway from Sungai Rasau to Subang. Heavy vehicles (except buses and tankers) with laden and unladen heavy vehicles weighing 10,000 kg or more are not allowed to enter the expressway between 6:30 am until 9:30 am on Monday to Friday (except public holidays). A compound fine will be issued to heavy vehicles which flout the rule.[7]

Criticisms[edit]

Motorcycle lane hazards[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.[8] It is due to the fact that the motorcycle lanes are originally intended for bicycle riders,[2] with the design speed limit as low as 60 km/h.[9]

On 29 August 2016, the Ministry of Works (MOW) has allocated RM 3.13 million to upgrade motorcycle lanes on the Federal Highway in areas that fall under its care. The allocation would cover costs for brightening dark areas, installing pump houses at flood-prone areas, painting road lines and tunnel walls, lane-widening, building overhead ramps, additional signage and repair of intersections.[10]

On 21 October 2016, during the announcement of the 2017 Budget, Prime Minister, Najib Tun Razak announced that RM29 million will be allocated to upgrading the motorcycle lane on the Federal Highway. This includes enhancing the drainage system (to prevent flooding), as well as building two overhead ramps, as part of efforts to make it safer for motorcyclists who use the route.[11]

Traffic congestion area along the highway[edit]

There are several areas along the highway regarded as a congested area:-

Km Bounds Stretches Reasons
11 - 15 Kuala Lumpur bound From Bulatan Selangor Interchange to Batu Tiga Interchange Exiting towards Jalan Subang–Batu Tiga.
19 - 27.3 Kuala Lumpur bound From Subang Airport Highway Interchange to NPE Interchange Entering the highway from Damansara–Puchong Expressway.
33.1 - 21.1 Klang bound From Jalan Timur Interchange to Sunway Interchange Exiting towards Damansara–Puchong Expressway.

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.[12]
  • 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.[13][14]
  • 21 April 2013 - Five people were killed following a freak accident along KM 10.1 of the Federal Highway near Shah Alam.[15]
  • 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.[16]

Tolls[edit]

The tolls have been collected by a private concession company, PLUS Expressways, since 11 May 1993. Toll collection will be discontinued in 1 January 2018. onwards[17]

Electronic toll collection[edit]

As part of an initiative to facilitate smoother passage at the Batu Tiga and Sungai Rasau Toll Plazas on Federal Highway. On 10 July 2014, the highway operator, PLUS Expressways, announced that all toll transactions at both toll plazas would be conducted electronically via PLUSMiles cards, Touch 'n Go cards or SmartTAGs starting 1 September 2014. Besides being more convenient to Federal Highway users and reducing jams at toll plazas caused by cash-paying motorists, this move may help reducing risks of robberies at toll plazas faced by toll attendants, as there will be less cash will be available.[18] However, on 30 August 2014, the implementation of the ETCs at Batu Tiga and Sungai Rasau toll plaza was postponed by the federal government.[19]

Since 22 November 2014, all toll transactions at Batu Tiga and Sungai Rasau toll plazas of the Federal Highway have been conducted electronically via PLUSMiles cards, Touch 'n Go cards or SmartTAGs.[20]

Toll rates[edit]

Sungai Rasau toll plaza (SGR)[21]

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 axles and two wheels)
Free NIL NIL
1 Private Cars
(Vehicles with two axles 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 axles and six wheels (excluding bus))
RM 1.30 NIL NIL
3 Large Trucks
(Vehicles with three or more axles (excluding bus))
RM 2.00 NIL NIL
4 Taxis RM 0.40 NIL NIL
5 Buses RM 0.80 NIL NIL

Batu Tiga toll plaza (BTT)[21]

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 axles and two wheels)
Free NIL NIL
1 Private Cars
(Vehicles with two axles 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 axles and six wheels (excluding bus))
RM 1.50 NIL NIL
3 Large Trucks
(Vehicles with three or more axles (excluding bus))
RM 2.20 NIL NIL
4 Taxis RM 0.40 NIL NIL
5 Buses RM 0.90 NIL NIL
(* Toll payments between midnight and 7:00 am)
Note: Toll charges can only be paid with the Touch 'n Go and PLUSMiles cards or SmartTAG. Cash payment is not accepted.

List of interchanges[edit]

Below is a list of interchanges (exits), laybys and rest and service areas along the Federal Highway route. The exits are arranged in ascending numerical order from West to East.

Legend:


State City km Exit Name Destinations No. of
lanes
Speed
limit
Notes
Through to Jkr-ft2.png Persiaran Sultan Ibrahim
Selangor Klang 208 Klang Bulatan 100 I/C Jalan Batu Tiga – Klang Town Centre, Meru, Kapar Four 90 km/h Roundabout Interchange
PLUS Expressways border limit
209 Bulatan Berkeley I/C Jalan Batu Tiga Lama – Jalan Dato' Mohd Sidin (Connaught Bridge)

Persiaran Rajawali – Taman Berkeley, Bukit Raja

Six
Persiaran Bukit Raja 1 Exit Persiaran Bukit Raja 1 – Bandar Baru Klang Kuala Lumpur bound
5.6-5.7 Sungai Rasau I/C E30North Klang Straits Bypass – Bandar Baru Klang, Port Klang Port sign.jpg, Kapar, Meru, New Klang Valley Expressway (Bukit Raja)

Jalan Batu Tiga Lama – Jalan Dato' Mohd Sidin (Connaught Bridge)

Shah Alam (Petaling) BR Sungai Rasau bridge Klang-Shah Alam (Petaling) Border
Sungai Rasau Exit Jalan Batu Tiga Lama – Jalan Sungai Rasau Klang bound
I-City I/C Persiaran I-City – I-City opened in 2014
T/P Sungai Rasau Toll Plaza TnG POS TnG POS TnG TnG TAG TAG TnG TnG TAG TAG TnG TnG TnG POS TnG POS 14 60 km/h Cease operation in 2018
L/B Sungai Rasau L/B Hentian sebelah.jpg Sungai Rasau L/B - Parking (malaysia).jpg Toilet sign (Malaysia).svg Surau (malaysia).jpg Wakaf.jpg TnG TAG Information centre (malaysia).jpg
Customer Service Centre
Six 90 km/h Kuala Lumpur bound
Padang Jawa I/C Jkr-ft--.pngPersiaran Kayangan – Shah Alam, UiTM University sign.jpg, Hospital Shah Alam Hospital (malaysia).jpg

Jalan Padang Jawa – Padang Jawa
Malaysian Road Transport Department (JPJ) Selangor state headquarters

Eight Diamond Interchange
9 L/B Shah Alam L/B Hentian sebelah.jpg Shah Alam L/B - 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
9 L/B Shah Alam L/B Hentian sebelah.jpg Shah Alam L/B - Parking (malaysia).jpg Petrol station (malaysia).jpg BH Petrol ATM (malaysia).jpg Klang bound
11 Bulatan Selangor I/C (Shah Alam main I/C) E13 Kemuning–Shah Alam Highway – Alam Impian, Kota Kemuning
Jkr-ft--.png Persiaran Sultan – Shah Alam city centre, UiTM University sign.jpg
Jkr-ft190.png Persiaran Selangor – Shah Alam Industrial Area
Six Cloverleaf Interchange
13 L/B Petronas L/B Hentian sebelah.jpg Petronas L/B - Parking (malaysia).jpg Petrol station (malaysia).jpg Petronas Klang bound, Beside Chinese Cemetery
13 Bulatan Melawati I/C Jkr-ft--.png Persiaran Kayangan – Shah Alam Section 9-13
Jkr-ft3214.png Jkr-ft--.png Shah Alam–Puchong Highway – Puchong, Shah Alam Industrial Area
Roundabout Interchange
14.6 L/B Petron and Shell L/B Hentian sebelah.jpg Petron and Shell L/B - 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
Persiaran Selangor Exit Jkr-ft3216.pngPersiaran Selangor – Section 15-16, Shah Alam Industrial Area, Carlsberg Brewery Eight Kuala Lumpur bound
14.9 BR Sungai Damansara bridge
15 Batu Tiga I/C Jkr-ft3214.png Jalan Subang – HICOM-Glenmarie, E35 Guthrie Corridor Expressway (Bukit Jelutong)
Jkr-ft3214.png Persiaran Jubli Perak – Batu Tiga Puchong, E6 North–South Expressway Central Link (Ebor North)
Diamond Interchange
Tropicana Metropark I/C[22] Persiaran Teknologi Subang – Tropicana Metropark, Subang Jaya Under construction, Direct Interchange
T/P Batu Tiga Toll Plaza TnG POS TnG POS TnG TnG TAG TAG TAG TAG TnG TnG TnG POS TnG POS 12 60 km/h Cease operation in 2018
16.9 L/B Batu Tiga toll plaza L/B Hentian sebelah.jpg Batu Tiga toll plaza L/B - Parking (malaysia).jpg Toilet sign (Malaysia).svg Surau (malaysia).jpg Wakaf.jpg TnG TAG Information centre (malaysia).jpg
Customer Service Centre
Eight 90 km/h Kuala Lumpur bound
17 L/B Batu Tiga toll plaza L/B Hentian sebelah.jpg Batu Tiga L/B - Parking (malaysia).jpg Petrol station (malaysia).jpg Shell ATM (malaysia).jpg, Parking (malaysia).jpg Petrol station (malaysia).jpg Petronas A&W ATM (malaysia).jpg TnG TAG Spot Kuala Lumpur bound
17.2 BR Railway crossing bridge  10 Skypark Line under construction railway
17.9 Subang Jaya I/C Persiaran Tujuan – Subang Jaya, UEP Subang Jaya, Subang Parade 🏬, Empire Subang 🏬 Trumpet Interchange
18 L/B Shell and Petronas L/B Hentian sebelah.jpg Shell and Petronas L/B - Parking (malaysia).jpg Petrol station (malaysia).jpg Shell ATM (malaysia).jpg, Parking (malaysia).jpg Petrol station (malaysia).jpg Petronas ATM (malaysia).jpg, Starbucks[23] Kuala Lumpur bound
17.9 Subang Airport I/C Jkr-ft15.png Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport Highway – Subang, Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport Airport (malaysia).jpg, E1 New Klang Valley Expressway (Subang) Six Stacked interchange
Shah Alam-Petaling Jaya Border
PLUS Expressways border limit
Petaling Jaya (Petaling) 18.2 219 Subang Jaya Exit Jkr-ft15.png Persiaran Kewajipan (Off ramp to Subang Jaya only) – Subang Jaya, UEP Subang Jaya, Subang Parade 🏬, Empire Subang 🏬 Klang bound
220 Kawasan Perindustrian Bebas Exit Jalan SS 8/2 – Sungai Way FIZ, SS1 Eight Kuala Lumpur bound
221 KGNS Exit Jalan SS 7/2 – Kelab Golf Negara Subang, SS7, Kelana Jaya, Stadium Petaling Jaya Kuala Lumpur bound
🚉 Setia Jaya Komuter station 🚉 Setia Jaya Komuter station – KTM Komuter&BRT SL Klang bound
21.1 222 Sunway I/C E11 Damansara–Puchong Expressway – Kepong, Ampang , Cheras, Puchong, Bandar Sunway Multi-level Diverging diamond interchange
223 Seri Setia Exit Jalan SS 9a/1 – Sungai Way, Seri Setia, Kelana Jaya Kuala Lumpur bound
27 🚉 Seri Setia Komuter station 🚉 Seri Setia Komuter station – KTM Komuter Six Klang bound
224 Lebuhraya NPE Exit E10 New Pantai Expressway – Bangsar, Kuchai Lama , Sungai Besi, Jalan Klang Lama From/To Klang Only
225 Jalan 227 Exit Jalan 225 – Petaling Jaya Old Town Kuala Lumpur Bound
BR Sungai Penchala bridge
31.3 226 Templer I/C Jalan Templer – Petaling Jaya Old Town
Jalan PP Narayanan (Jalan 222) – Petaling Jaya Selatan (PJS)
Eight Diamond interchange
32.4 227 Jalan Barat I/C Petaling Jaya Inner Ring Road – Jalan Utara, Jalan Barat, Petaling Jaya city centre, Parking (malaysia).jpg Asia Jaya LRT station 🚉 Diamond interchange
33.1 228 Jalan Timur I/C Petaling Jaya Inner Ring Road – Jalan Timur, Jalan Utara, Petaling Jaya city centre, Parking (malaysia).jpg Taman Jaya LRT station 🚉 Diamond interchange
229 Jalan Gasing Exit Jalan Universiti – Universiti Malaya
University Malaya Medical Centre Hospital (malaysia).jpg
Jalan Gasing – Petaling Jaya Old Town
Half diamond interchange
From/To Kuala Lumpur only
Kota Darul Ehsan Petaling Jaya (Petaling, Selangor)-FT Kuala Lumpur Border
JKR border limit
FT Kuala Lumpur Kerinchi I/C E23 Sprint Expressway (Kerinchi Link) – Mont Kiara,

Sri Hartamas, Damansara
Jalan Pantai Baharu –Kg. Kernchi, Bangsar, Menara Telekom, Kerinchi LRT station 🚉
Jalan Kerinchi –Bangsar South (Kerinchi), Universiti LRT station 🚉, KL-Gateway 🏬

Ten (some part is six) Directional T expressway interchange
Diamond interchange
Mid Valley Exit Bangsar–Petaling Jaya Bypass – Bangsar
Lingkaran Syed Putra –Mid Valley City, Mid Valley Megamall 🏬, The Gardens 🏬, Parking (malaysia).jpg Zone A to F, Mid Valley Komuter station 🚉
Eight From/To Klang only
BR Railway crossing bridge  2 Port Klang Line railway
BR Sungai Klang bridge 12
NPE Exit E10 New Pantai Expressway – Bandar Sunway, Subang Jaya, Angkasapuri Komuter station 🚉 4+8 Bypass ramp to NPE only
From Kuala Lumpur only
Seputeh I/C Jkr-ft2.png Jalan Syed Putra – Kuala Lumpur city centre, Brickfields, KL Sentral 🚉
Jkr-ft2.png Jalan Klang Lama –Kuchai Lama, Taman OUG, Puchong
Four Stacked interchange
Through to E37 East–West Link Expressway

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Perasmian Pembukaan Jalanraya Kuala Lumpur-Port Swettenham". Hari Ini Dalam Sejarah (in Malay). National Archives of Malaysia. 1959-01-14. Archived from the original on 2015-06-24. Retrieved 2015-05-31. 
  2. ^ a b c I REMEMBER WHEN... Federal Highway was constructed Archived 2009-04-10 at the Wayback Machine. - New Straits Times Online. Accessed on 23 March 2009.
  3. ^ a b "Federal Highway a bane or a gain ⋆ The Malaysian Times". 1 April 2016. 
  4. ^ Rajendra, Edward. "Monument shifted to gardens". The Star Online. 
  5. ^ "Contact Us - Heineken Malaysia Berhad". 
  6. ^ "Contact Us". 
  7. ^ "Heavy vehicles banned from three NSE stretches during peak hours - Nation - The Star Online". www.thestar.com.my. 
  8. ^ https://www.thestar.com.my/news/community/2007/04/17/death-traps-on-the-federal-highway/
  9. ^ Arahan Teknik (Jalan) 8/86 - A Guide on Geometric Design of Roads, Jabatan Kerja Raya Malaysia Archived 2011-08-25 at the Wayback Machine. - from Malaysian Public Works Department.
  10. ^ Federal Highway motorcycle lanes to get RM3.13mil upgrade - The Star 29 August 2016
  11. ^ Budget 2017: PM Najib Razak announces RM29 million allocation to upgrade Federal Highway motorcycle lane - paultan.org 22 October 2016
  12. ^ "Arumugam killed". 
  13. ^ "隆联邦大道迷路心慌.夺命U转.SPM考生3死". 7 December 2010. 
  14. ^ "17-year-olds called home to say they would be late - Nation - The Star Online". www.thestar.com.my. 
  15. ^ "Five killed in freak collision along Federal Highway (updated) - Nation - The Star Online". www.thestar.com.my. 
  16. ^ "A tragic accident indeed - Letters - The Star Online". www.thestar.com.my. 
  17. ^ "2018 Budget: No more tolls at Batu Tiga, Sg Rasau, Bkt Kayu Hitam and Johor's EDL next year". 27 October 2017. 
  18. ^ "PLUS to go cashless to help ease congestion on highway - Community - The Star Online". www.thestar.com.my. 
  19. ^ "Cashless tolls put on hold". 1 September 2014. 
  20. ^ "Fully electronic toll collection at Batu Tiga, Sungai Rasau plazas from Nov 22 - Nation - The Star Online". www.thestar.com.my. 
  21. ^ a b Administrator. "PLUS MALAYSIA BERHAD - Penang Bridge and others". www.plus.com.my. 
  22. ^ "Tropicana project enhances Subang, Shah Alam". 1 June 2017. 
  23. ^ "Starbucks Drive-Thru Petronas Federal Highway Opening Promotions ⋆ More Promo". 14 November 2016. 

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