Kajang–Seremban Highway

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Coordinates: 2°48′35.2″N 101°54′24″E / 2.809778°N 101.90667°E / 2.809778; 101.90667

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Expressway 21
Kajang-Seremban Highway
(Lekas Highway)
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Kajang–Seremban Highway is located in Peninsular Malaysia
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Route information
Maintained by Lebuhraya Kajang-Seremban Sdn. Bhd.
(Lekas)
Length: 44.3 km (27.5 mi)
Existed: 2002 – present
History: Completed in 2009
Major junctions
North end: Kajang Perdana Interchange
Kajang, Selangor
  Kajang Bypass
E18 Kajang Dispersal Link Expressway
Jkr-ft1.svg Federal Route 1
Jkr-ft31.png Jalan Banting-Semenyih
Jkr-ft3265.png Jalan Nilai-Pajam
Jkr-ft86.png Federal Route 86
Jkr-ft51.png Federal Route 51
Jkr-ft242.png Persiaran Senawang 1
South end: Paroi Interchange
Paroi, Negeri Sembilan
Location
Primary
destinations:
Kuala Lumpur
Cheras
Semenyih
Pajam
Nilai
Mantin
Temiang
Kuala Klawang
Highway system

The Kajang–Seremban Highway, KASEH (Malay: Lebuhraya Kajang Seremban), or LEKAS Highway E21, is an expressway in Malaysia connecting Kajang, Selangor to Seremban, Negeri Sembilan. The speed limits on the expressway are 80 km/h (Kajang Perdana-Kajang South and Setul-Paroi) and 110 km/h (68 mph) (all other sections).

Overview[edit]

The 44.3 km (27.5 mi) expressway is designed to pass through Semenyih, Pajam, Mantin, Temiang and link to the Seremban Inner Ring Road. It serves as an effective traffic dispersal for the highly congested Kajang in Selangor to Seremban in Negeri Sembilan besides the North-South Expressway Southern Route and the Kuala Lumpur-Seremban Expressway.

  • The Highway Project has achieved several stages of completion.
  • "Package 1A" from the SILK Interchange to Kajang South has been completed and opened to the public. *"Package 1B" from the Kajang Selatan Interchange to Pajam Interchange, earthworks and major drainage have been completed.
  • "Packages 2A and 3" from Pajam Interchange to Paroi, all land acquisitions have been completed. Part of the alignment between Mantin Interchange and Setul Interchange has been approved for realignment.

Route background[edit]

The Kilometre Zero of the expressway starts right after the Exit 1804 Kajang Perdana Interchange which connects the expressway with the E18 Kajang Dispersal Link Expressway and the Kajang Bypass near Kajang, Selangor.

History[edit]

The project was approved by the government in 1997 and the construction of the expressway began on 2002; however, the financial problems faced by the original concessionnaire, Kajang–Seremban Highway Sdn. Bhd. (Kaseh) had forced the construction works to be delayed. The project was revitalized in November 2006 after a takeover by a new concessionnaire, Lebuhraya Kajang-Seremban Sdn. Bhd. (Lekas), which 50% of the stake was held by IJM Corporation Berhad and the rest of the stake was held by the original concessionnaire, Kajang–Seremban Highway Sdn. Bhd.[1] This project is scheduled for completion by December 2009

The phase 1 of the expressway connecting Kajang South to Pajam was officially opened on 23 August 2008. The main subcontractor was WCT, which then subcontracted the beam-manufacturing to Mudajaya. As a normal procedure to make users familiarize with the highway, the highway will be toll free for a month from opening.[2]

The highway system was extended with the opening of Mantin toll plaza on 31 December 2008. Again, the main subcontractor was WCT, and the beam-manufacturer was Mudajaya. Most of the shorter beams like the Ms and Inverted Ts were manufactured at Mudajaya's production plant in Ijok, Selangor, whilst the longer and more "treacherous" I-beams were produced on the site itself. As per normal practice, the route was toll free until 30 January 2009.[3]

On 1 March 2010, the Setul and Ampangan Interchange has been opened for traffic.[4]

Features[edit]

  • Six-lane carriageway from Kajang to Setul
  • Medium to high speed limits of 80 km/h (Kajang Perdana-Kajang South and Setul-Paroi) and 110 km/h (all other sections)
  • SOS emergency phone
  • The Setul toll plaza is the highest toll plaza in Malaysia located at the hilly top of Gunung Mantin-Seremban at 258 metres above sea level.

Notable events[edit]

Pajam Incident[edit]

On 27 September 2007, at around 11.45 pm., eight massive I-20[expand acronym] beams (each weighing close to 70 tonnes) collapsed in a domino fashion at BR 7[expand acronym] (approximately Ch.16,400),[expand acronym] just about a kilometre from the Pajam Interchange. There were no casualties. In the three months following the incident, the contractor constructed a 4 km. public by-pass road circumnavigating the BR 7 launch site,[clarification needed] from the Federal Route FT3265, to the Pajam Interchange, then onto the Pajam Toll Plaza, and coming out again at FT3265 nearer to the town of Nilai, recast the eight I-20 beams, and then re-launched them. There were no public funds involved in the repair work, and all costs were borne by the contractor. The BR 7 is now in service, and forms part of the LEKAS Highway.

Other events[edit]

  • 17 April 2010 – Achik Spin (real name Abdillah Murad Md Shari), vocalist of the Malaysian rock band Spin, died in a car accident on the Kajang–Seremban Highway near Pajam, Negeri Sembilan.

Toll systems[edit]

The Kajang–Seremban Highway from 2 March 2016 only accepts electronic toll payment (Touch 'n Go and SmartTAG) only. This is the first closed toll expressway to phase out the closed toll system.

List of interchanges[edit]

Km State Exit Interchange To Remarks
0 Selangor
Through to Kajang Bypass
Kajang Perdana I/C E18 Kajang Dispersial Link Expressway

Northeast
E18 Sungai Long
E18 Balakong
E9 Sungai Besi
E9 Seri Kembangan

Southwest
E2 Kuala Lumpur
E2 Seremban
E2 Johor Bahru
E26 Putrajaya
Jkr-ft29.png Cyberjaya
E6 Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) Airport (malaysia).jpg
Cloverleaf interchange
2101 Kajang South I/C Northwest
Jkr-ft1.svg Kajang town centre

Southeast
Jkr-ft1.svg Rinching
Jkr-ft1.svg Semenyih
Full cloverleaf interchange
Hentian sebelah.jpg Kajang South T/P Parking (malaysia).jpg Toilet sign (Malaysia).svg Surau (malaysia).jpg Wakaf.jpg TnG TAG Information centre (malaysia).jpg
Customer Service Centre
Kajang bound
Kajang South T/P Accepts electronic toll payment (TnG and TAG) only
2102 Semenyih I/C Jkr-ft31.png Semenyih
Jkr-ft1.svg Beranang
Jkr-ft31.png Bangi
Jkr-ft31.png Dengkil
Setia EcoHill
Trumpet interchange with toll plaza
Sungai Semenyih bridge
Sungai Rinching bridge
Sungai Kembong bridge
2102A Eco Majestic I/C Eco Majestic
Jkr-ft1.svg Beranang
Trumpet interchange with toll plaza
Sungai Beranang bridge
R&R logo.jpg Beranang Rest and Service Area Parking (malaysia).jpg Toilet sign (Malaysia).svg Food court (malaysia).jpg Buah.png Surau (malaysia).jpg Wakaf.jpg Telephone (malaysia).jpg North bound
R&R logo.jpg Beranang Rest and Service Area Parking (malaysia).jpg Toilet sign (Malaysia).svg Food court (malaysia).jpg Buah.png Surau (malaysia).jpg Wakaf.jpg Telephone (malaysia).jpg South bound
Negeri Sembilan Sungai Batang Benar bridge
2103 Pajam I/C Jkr-ft3265.png Pajam
Jkr-ft3265.png Nilai
Jkr-ft32.png Sepang
Jkr-ft32.png Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) Airport (malaysia).jpg
E2 North-South Expressway Southern Route
Kuala Lumpur
Johor Bahru
Trumpet interchange with toll plaza
Sungai Pajam bridge
2104 Mantin I/C Jkr-ft1.svg Mantin
Jkr-ft--.png Lenggeng
Trumpet interchange with toll plaza
Sungai Bangkung bridge
230 m above sea level
240 m above sea level
250 m above sea level
Setul T/P Highest toll plaza in Malaysia
Accepts electronic toll payment (TnG and TAG) only
Hentian sebelah.jpg Setul toll plaza
258 m above sea level
Parking (malaysia).jpg Toilet sign (Malaysia).svg Surau (malaysia).jpg Wakaf.jpg TnG TAG Information centre (malaysia).jpg
Customer Service Centre
Paroi bound

Highest toll plaza in Malaysia
Setul viaduct
250 m above sea level
2105 Setul I/C
248 m above sea level
Jkr-ft1.svg Seremban town centre
Jkr-ft1.svg Temiang
Jkr-ft53.png Port Dickson
Directional-T interchange
245 m above sea level Start/End of six-lane carriageway
Start/End of four-lane carriageway
Sungai Temiang bridge
241 m above sea level
Hentian sebelah.jpg Ampangan toll plaza
Parking (malaysia).jpg Toilet sign (Malaysia).svg Surau (malaysia).jpg Wakaf.jpg TnG TAG Information centre (malaysia).jpg
Customer Service Centre
Kajang bound
Ampangan T/P Accepts electronic toll payment (TnG and TAG) only
Start/End of four-lane carriageway
Start/End of six-lane carriageway
2106 Ampangan I/C Northeast
Jkr-ft86.png Kuala Klawang (Jelebu)

Southwest
Jkr-ft86.png Ampangan
Jkr-ft86.png Seremban town centre
Jkr-ft53.png Port Dickson
Parclo interchange
Sungai Linggi bridge
Start/End of six-lane carriageway
Start/End of four-lane carriageway
Taman Ampangan Taman Ampangan
Taman Bukit Ampangan
Taman Margosa
LILO junctions
Paroi bound
Taman Ampangan Taman Ampangan
Taman Bukit Ampangan
Taman Margosa
LILO junctions
Kajang bound
2107 Paroi I/C West
Jkr-ft51.png Seremban City Centre
Jkr-ft51.png Ampangan
Jkr-ft51.png Paroi

East
Jkr-ft51.png Kuala Pilah
Jkr-ft51.png Seri Menanti
Jkr-ft51.png Ulu Bendol Recreational Forest Recreation (malaysia).jpg
Multi-level stack interchange
Through to Persiaran Senawang 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ IJM Acquires 50 Percent Stake In Lekas Bernama
  2. ^ Charles Ferandez (2008-08-15). "Kajang-Pajam stretch to be opened on Aug 31". The Star. Retrieved 2008-08-16. 
  3. ^ "Plaza Tol Mantin dikecuali bayaran sebulan" (in Malay). Utusan Malaysia. 
  4. ^ "Taiping-JB highway project may be revived". The Star. 2010-03-02. 

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