New Klang Valley Expressway
|North Klang Valley Expressway|
Part of (Bukit Lanjan–Shah Alam stretch)|
Maintained by PLUS Malaysia Berhad with its subsidiary Projek Lebuhraya Usahasama Berhad|
(Former concessionaries known as Projek Lebuhraya Utara Selatan Berhad (PLUS))
|Length||35 km (22 mi)|
|Existed||1988 – present|
|History||Completed in 1993|
|West end||Bukit Raja, Selangor|
New/North Klang Straits Bypass|
Setia Alam Highway
Guthrie Corridor Expressway
Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport Highway
North–South Expressway Central Link
Duta–Ulu Klang Expressway
Sprint Expressway = Damansara Link and Kerinchi Link
North–South Expressway Northern Route
Jalan Tuanku Abdul Halim (Jalan Duta)
|East end||Jalan Duta, Kuala Lumpur|
|Setia Alam, Shah Alam, Subang, Damansara, Subang Jaya, Kota Damansara, Bukit Lanjan|
The New Klang Valley Expressway, or the NKVE , and refers to a stretch of the North–South Expressway in Peninsular Malaysia which starts from Bukit Raja near Klang town, and ends at Jalan Duta in Kuala Lumpur. The 35 km (22 miles) expressway is a busiest expressway in Klang Valley during rush hour from/to Kuala Lumpur. People sometimes call it the North Klang Valley Expressway due to its location in Malaysia's most populated region, but most refer to it by its initials. The speed limit on the expressway are 110 km/h (68 mph) on Bukit Raja–Bukit Lanjan stretch and 90 km/h (55 mph) on Bukit Lanjan–Jalan Duta stretch.
The Kilometre Zero is located at Bukit Raja Toll Plaza at Bukit Raja near Klang.
Traffic from the north, destined for places further south of Kuala Lumpur (such as Putrajaya, Seremban, Melaka, Johor Bahru and Singapore), must enter the Bukit Lanjan Interchange and travel west before turning left at Shah Alam (the entry point of North–South Expressway Central Link, E6). Another alternative is by entering Kuala Lumpur via Jalan Duta Interchange and entering Jalan Duta–Segambut Highway and Kuala Lumpur Middle Ring Road 1 which ends at Kuala Lumpur–Seremban Expressway E37 and the southern route E2 but this alternative is quite unwise especially during peak hours, therefore the NKVE is built to bypass Kuala Lumpur for traveling north–south or vice versa.
Plans of the NKVE began in 1985 after the North–South Expressway was constructed and the Federal Highway had become a busing traffic during rush hour from/to Kuala Lumpur.
Construction began in 1988, and the first section of the NKVE between Bukit Raja and Damansara opened to traffic on 7 December 1990. The fully completed NKVE spanning between Bukit Raja and Jalan Duta was officially opened by the fourth Malaysian Prime Minister, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad at Jalan Duta toll plaza on 11 January 1993.
Fourth lane addition
On July 2010, the operator, PLUS Expressways Berhad, announced that the government had awarded contracts to build a fourth lane on a stretch from Shah Alam to Jalan Duta. The construction has already begun at the south bound, with its north bound will be begin soon.
It is the second link to Kuala Lumpur from Klang after Federal Highway. It has no rest and service areas but there are many petrol station laybys along the highway. Other features of this highway includes traffic CCTVs and VMS. Many viaducts along this expressway including Penchala, Bukit Lanjan and Segambut viaducts. Persada PLUS is the main headquarters of the PLUS Expressways located at Subang Interchange. The expressways also includes spectacular sceneries of Mont Kiara and Kuala Lumpur skyline.
Restricted routes for heavy vehicles
During workdays or peak hours. There is a restricted routes at the New Klang Valley Expressway from Shah Alam to Jalan Duta. 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 fines will be issued to heavy vehicles which flouted the rule.
Rockfall near Bukit Lanjan
On 26 November 2003, a rockfall near the Bukit Lanjan interchange caused the expressway to close for more than six months, causing massive traffic jams to occur in areas surrounding Klang Valley. After clearance of debris and road repairs, the expressway was reopened to public by mid-2004.
Collapsed beam on NKVE–Jalan Meru flyover
On 10 July 2005, a section of the Setia Alam flyover interchange – which was under construction then – collapsed, resulting in the death of two Bangladeshi workers and injuring seven others. (Source: New Straits Times 21 July 2005)
List of interchanges
- I/C - interchange, I/S - intersection, RSA - Rest and service area, OBR - overhead bridge restaurant, L/B - layby, V/P - vista point, TN - tunnel, T/P - toll plaza, BR - bridge
|Selangor||Klang||-1.2||101||Bukit Raja I/C|| New/North Klang Straits Bypass – Klang, Port Klang, Meru, Kapar, Shah Alam
Persiaran Waja – Bukit Raja Industrial Estate
|L/B||Petronas and Shell L/B||Westbound exit|
|0.0||T/P||Bukit Raja Toll Plaza||60 km/h|
|Petaling||3.0||102||Setia Alam I/C||Setia Alam Highway – Setia Alam, Meru, Kapar, Setia City Mall||110 km/h|
|6.9||BR||Sungai Rasau bridge|
|9.0||103||Shah Alam I/C|| North–South Expressway Central Link – UEP Subang Jaya (USJ), Alam Megah (HICOM), Putra Heights, Bandar Saujana Putra, Putrajaya, Cyberjaya, Nilai, Johor Bahru, Melaka, Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA)
Guthrie Corridor Expressway – Shah Alam, Bukit Jelutong, Kuala Selangor, Rawang
|Eight||Western terminus of concurrency with|
|9.6||BR||Sungai Damansara bridge|
|13.9||104||Subang I/C||Subang Airport Highway – Subang, Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport , Subang Jaya, Kelana Jaya||Ten||Persada PLUS, the PLUS Expressways main headquarters|
|BR||Sungai Kayu Ara bridge|
|L/B||Petronas and Shell L/B|| Petronas - TnG TAG Spot McDonald's Dunkin Donuts Subway
Shell - KFC MyNEWS.com
|BR||Sungai Takil bridge|
|17.0||106||Damansara I/C||Sprint Expressway (Damansara Link) – Damansara, Petaling Jaya, Bandar Utama|
|BR||Sungai Rumput bridge||Eight|
|107||Kota Damansara I/C||Persiaran Kenanga – Kota Damansara, Mutiara Damansara||Nine||5 lanes eastbound|
|20.9||108||Bukit Lanjan I/C||North–South Expressway Northern Route – Alor Setar, George Town, Ipoh, Rawang, Sungai Buloh||90 km/h||Eastern terminus of concurrency with|
|FT Kuala Lumpur||BR||Penchala viaduct||Eight|
|BR||Segambut Dalam viaduct|
|L/B||Shell L/B||Westbound exit|
|T/P||Jalan Duta Toll Plaza||60 km/h|
|L/B||Shell L/B||Eastbound exit|
|110||Jalan Duta-DUKE I/C||Duta–Ulu Klang Expressway – Kepong, Batu Caves, Ampang, Hulu Klang, Kuantan, Genting Highlands||Eastern terminus of concurrency with |
|112||Jalan Duta-Sprint I/C||Sprint Expressway (Penchala Link) – Mont Kiara, Sri Hartamas, Damansara, Petaling Jaya||Six|
|31.0||111||Jalan Duta I/C||Jalan Tuanku Abdul Halim (Jalan Duta) – Kuala Lumpur city centre, Segambut, Kuantan|
- "New Klang Valley Expressway newspaper ads (page 6 and 11)". New Straits Times. 7 December 1990. Retrieved 3 August 2010.
- "Parts of the expressway is open". New Straits Times. 8 December 1990. Retrieved 3 August 2010.