North–South Expressway southern route
|North–South Expressway southern route|
NSE Southern Section in red
|Part of (Nilai North Interchange–Pandan Interchange)|
|Maintained by PLUS Malaysia Berhad with its subsidiary Projek Lebuhraya Usahasama Berhad|
(Former concessionaries known as Projek Lebuhraya Utara Selatan Berhad (PLUS))
|Length||312 km (194 mi)|
|History||Completed in 1994|
|North end||Sungai Besi,|
| Kuala Lumpur–Seremban Expressway|
Kajang Dispersal Link Expressway
North–South Expressway Central Link
Jalan Sungai Ujong
Federal Route 53
Lebuh Ayer Keroh
Federal Route 23
Federal Route 24
Federal Route 50
Federal Route 96
Second Link Expressway
Federal Route 1
Pasir Gudang Highway
Johor Bahru Eastern Dispersal Link Expressway
|South end||Pandan, Johor Bahru|
North–South Expressway (NSE) southern route, , , or the Kuala Lumpur–Seremban–Melaka–Johor Bahru Route, is the southern part of the North–South Expressway, which is the longest expressway in Malaysia. It is joined by the E1, and continues southward. The expressway is oriented in a north–south direction, traversing four states in Peninsular Malaysia: Selangor, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor.
- 1 Route background
- 2 Speed limits
- 3 Features
- 4 Tolls
- 5 Services
- 6 History
- 7 Development
- 8 List of key points along NSE southern route
- 9 References
- 10 External links
Sungai Besi to Nilai North
The expressway begins at the Sungai Besi Toll Plaza. The Kuala Lumpur–Seremban Expressway E37 links Sungai Besi toll plaza to Jalan Istana and the Besraya Expressway E9 near the Sungai Besi RMAF base.
Nilai North to Seremban
From this point the expressway enters Negeri Sembilan, running southwesterly towards Nilai. The interchange to ELITE E6 lies in the northern part of Nilai, near the Selangor–Negeri Sembilan border, enabling motorists from the south to Shah Alam and Klang while bypassing Kuala Lumpur.
Seremban to Senawang
Senawang to Ayer Keroh
Ayer Keroh to Pagoh
The expressway becomes a four-lane dual-carriageway expressway.
Pagoh to Skudai
Skudai to Johor Bahru
On the last segment, the expressway finally terminates at its interchange with the Johor Bahru Eastern Dispersal Link Expressway (EDL), which is also designated the route number E14.
Most of the expressway enforces a maximum speed limit of 110 km/h (68 mph). Signed exceptions include:
- 60 km/h (37 mph) when approaching any toll plaza
- 90 km/h (56 mph) from Sungai Besi to Bangi
There are no signed minimum speed limits.
The Sungai Besi toll plaza has the second highest number of toll booths in Malaysia, thus making the stretch of highway at the Sungai Besi toll plaza the second widest road in Malaysia with more than 18 lanes (excluding additional toll booths) before Batu Kawan toll plaza at Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah Bridge (Penang Second Bridge) which has 28 lanes. The Pagoh–Yong Peng (North) section is the longest stretch of the North–South Expressway network. This 47-kilometre stretch passes Mount Maokil and the plains of Seri Medan and Sungai Sarang Buaya.
Most of the expressway maintains a ticket system (closed system) of tolling. The expressway however also has one toll plaza using the barrier toll system (open system) at Kempas. The ticket system from Skudai northwards uses an integrated system of tolling that also applies to the North–South Expressway Central Link, New Klang Valley Expressway and North–South Expressway northern route (e.g. it is possible to travel from Skudai, Johor on this expressway to Juru, Penang on the North–South Expressway northern route without leaving the toll system). The toll rate for the ticket system for passenger cars excluding taxis as of 2011 is 13.6 sen per kilometre.
Emergency assistance and information services
Orange emergency telephones/callboxes are located every two kilometres along the entire expressway, as with every other expressway in the PLUS expressway network. Alternatively, commuters may dial the toll-free number 1 800 88 0000 on their mobile phones. Both will connect to the PLUS traffic monitoring centre in Subang where commuters may request for traffic information or roadside assistance. The highway patrol and roadside assistance teams are known as PLUSRonda. They provide free first responder services including small fixes for broken down vehicles, towing and also act as traffic police when there is an incident. They are also given auxiliary police powers.
PLUS also provides traffic information to commuters through variable-message signs located on some sections of the expressway, and on Twitter @plustrafik in Malay. Major radio stations in Peninsular Malaysia also broadcast traffic updates for the expressway.
The North–South Expressway southern route has 8 full rest areas (which includes one overhead bridge restaurant), 20 laybys and one vista point (scenic area) total along both directions of the expressway. Every rest area and layby includes, as a bare minimum, car parks and public toilets. Most laybys also include public telephones and a small rest hut. Depending on location, laybys can also include petrol stations, a surau, and rarely, food courts, independently operated restaurants and automated teller machines. Full rest and service areas have all of the above services and are much larger, so they can accommodate more services. Several rest areas also have small inns, and most have complimentary Wi-Fi services. Vista points only have car parks and are meant for commuters to enjoy the scenery at that location. Laybys are found every 25 to 50 kilometres, while full rest areas are found every 80 to 100 kilometres. The only vista point on this expressway is in Pedas Linggi.
Six-lane widening works
The Senawang Interchange and the Ayer Keroh Interchange received new four lane sections in 2003. The Ayer Keroh Interchange had two-lane carriageways until 2009, when it was upgraded to three and four lanes, ending at Sungai Besi commencing again at E37 Kuala Lumpur–Seremban Expressway.
Phase 1: Seremban–Senawang
In July, 2007, a six lane section from Kuala Lumpur to Seremban Interchange Exit 218 was extended to Senawang Interchange Exit 220.
Phase 2: Seremban–Ayer Keroh
The next phase of these works, the extension of the Senawang Interchange Exit 220 to the Ayer Keroh Interchange Exit 231 was completed in December, 2007.
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 Nilai (North) to Seremban. The construction has already begun at the south bound, with its north bound will be begin soon.
Exit 236 Bukit Gambir Interchange
An interchange between Tangkak and Pagoh Interchange was opened to traffic on March 2014, there will be three interchange that will be linking from the interchanges to Muar, Johor.
Exit 217 Bandar Ainsdale (Seremban North) Interchange
An interchange between Nilai and Seremban Interchange was opened to traffic on 10 July 2015, there will be four interchange that will be linking from the interchanges to Seremban, Negeri Sembilan.
Exit 212 Southville City Interchange
An interchange between Bangi and Putra Mahkota Interchange was opened to traffic on April 11 2018, there will be five interchange that will be linking from the interchanges to Bangi, Selangor.
List of key points along NSE southern route
Below is a list of interchanges (exits), laybys and rest and service areas along the NSE southern route. The exits are arranged in ascending numerical order from North to South.
- 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
|Through to Kuala Lumpur–Seremban Expressway|
|Selangor||Petaling||310.0||T/P||Sungai Besi Toll Plaza||Six||60 km/h|
|L/B||Sungai Besi L/B||Sungai Besi L/B – Shell||90 km/h||Southbound|
|L/B||Shell L/B||Shell –||Northbound|
|L/B||Serdang L/B||Serdang L/B –||Southbound|
|L/B||Serdang L/B||Serdang L/B –||Northbound|
|L/B||Petronas L/B||Petronas – TnG TAG Spot||Southbound|
|Hulu Langat||305.0||209||UPM I/C|| Besraya Expressway – Sungai Besi, Mines Resort City, Balakong
Kajang Dispersal Link Expressway – Universiti Tenaga Nasional (Uniten) , Putrajaya, Cyberjaya, Puchong
Jalan Serdang – Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) , Serdang, Seri Kembangan
|303.0||210||Kajang I/C||Kajang Dispersal Link Expressway – Kajang, Putrajaya, Cyberjaya, Bandar Baru Bangi, Semenyih, Bangi Government and Private Training Centre Area|
|212||Bangi I/C||Persiaran Pekeliling – Bandar Baru Bangi, Bangi, Dengkil, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)|
|BR||Sungai Langat bridge||110 km/h|
|212A||Southville City I/C||Southville City-NSE Road – Southville City, Bangi, Dengkil, Putrajaya|
|BR||Sungai Semenyih bridge|
|213||Putra Mahkota I/C||Persiaran Putra Mahkota – Bandar Seri Putra (Putra Mahkota), Bukit Mahkota, Nilai|
|Negeri Sembilan||Seremban||287.6||L/B||Nilai Memorial Park||Nilai Memorial Park –||Southbound|
|287.0||L/B||Nilai L/B||Nilai L/B –||Northbound|
|286.5||L/B||Nilai L/B||Nilai L/B –||Southbound|
|284.5||214||Nilai North I/C||North–South Expressway Central Link – Shah Alam, Ipoh, Klang, Damansara, Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA)||Eight||Northern terminus of concurrency with|
|215||Nilai I/C||Labohan Dagang–Nilai Route – Bandar Baru Nilai, Nilai, Pajam, Sepang, Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM)|
|274.4||RSA||Seremban RSA||Seremban RSA – KFC Shell, Petronas||Southbound|
|272.2||RSA||Seremban RSA||Seremban RSA – Burger King, Big Apple Donuts and Coffee Shell, Petronas||Northbound|
|269.7||217||Bandar Ainsdale I/C||Jalan Labu – Bandar Ainsdale, Labu, Tiroi|
|BR||Railway crossing bridge|
|267.5||218||Seremban I/C||Jalan Sungai Ujong – Seremban, Bukit Nenas, Labu|
|BR||Sungai Linggi bridge||Seven||3 lanes northbound, 4 lanes southbound|
|260.0||219||Port Dickson I/C||Jalan Rasah – Seremban, Rasah, Mambau Port Dickson|
|256.1||220||Senawang I/C||Senawang-NSE Road – Senawang, Seremban, Paroi, Kuala Pilah, Kajang, Semenyih||Six|
|BR||Sungai Simin bridge|
|249.9||L/B||Senawang L/B||Senawang L/B –||Southbound|
|248.2||L/B||Senawang L/B||Senawang L/B –||Northbound|
|BR||Sungai Ibor bridge|
|Rembau||240.0||223||Pedas Linggi I/C||Jalan Pedas–Linggi – Pedas, Linggi, Rembau|
|BR||Sungai Pedas bridge|
|237.0||V/P||Pedas Linggi V/P||Pedas Linggi V/P – V||Southbound|
|BR||Sungai Keling bridge|
|230.3||L/B||Pedas Linggi L/B||Pedas Linggi L/B –||Southbound|
|BR||Sungai Rembau bridge|
|225.5||L/B||Pedas Linggi L/B||Pedas Linggi L/B – Petronas||Northbound|
|224.0||V/P||Pedas Linggi V/P||Pedas Linggi V/P – V||Northbound|
|Melaka||Alor Gajah||BR||Sungai Simpang Ampat bridge|
|217.0||227||Simpang Ampat I/C
(Alor Gajah I/C)
|Lebuh AMJ – Simpang Ampat, Alor Gajah, Tampin, A Famosa Resort, Tanjung Bidara|
|209.9||OBR||Ayer Keroh OBR||Ayer Keroh OBR – KFC, A&W Caltex||Both bounds|
|209.9||RSA||Ayer Keroh RSA||Ayer Keroh RSA – Caltex, Petronas||Southbound|
|207.9||BR||Sungai Melaka bridge|
|205.1||RSA||Ayer Keroh RSA||Ayer Keroh RSA – Petronas||Northbound|
|Jasin||BR||Sungai Durian Tunggal bridge|
|195.5||231||Ayer Keroh I/C||Lebuh Ayer Keroh – Ayer Keroh, Hang Tuah Jaya, Melaka City, Durian Tunggal, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM)|
|BR||Sungai Ayer Panas bridge||Four|
|185.3||L/B||Kampung Bemban L/B||Kampung Bemban L/B –||Northbound|
|184.3||L/B||Kampung Bemban L/B||Kampung Bemban L/B –||Southbound|
|183.6||BR||Sungai Ayer Merbau bridge|
|180.4||233||Jasin I/C||Jalan Merlimau–Jasin – Lipat Kajang, Merlimau, Jasin|
|BR||Sungai Chin Chin bridge|
|Johor||Tangkak||BR||Sungai Kesang bridge|
|BR||Sungai Tangkak bridge|
|169.6||235||Tangkak I/C||Jalan Segamat–Muar – Tangkak, Bandar Maharani Bandar Diraja (Muar) (ROYAL TOWN), Segamat, Gunung Ledang National Park|
|165.0||L/B||Tangkak L/B||Tangkak L/B –||Southbound|
|161.6||L/B||Tangkak L/B||Tangkak L/B –||Northbound|
|BR||Sungai Belemang Besar bridge|
|156.7||236||Bukit Gambir I/C||Jalan Bukit Gambir – Bukit Gambir, Serom, Panchor, Sungai Mati, Bandar Maharani Bandar Diraja (Muar) (ROYAL TOWN)|
|Muar||BR||Sungai Muar bridge|
|146.6||RSA||Pagoh RSA||Pagoh RSA – Summer, Shell, BHPetrol||Northbound|
|BR||Parit Lundang Gajah bridge|
|141.1||238||Pagoh I/C||Jalan Muar–Labis – Pagoh, Panchor, Bukit Kepong, Bandar Maharani Bandar Diraja (Muar) (ROYAL TOWN), Labis, Bandar Universiti Pagoh|
|BR||Sungai Pagoh bridge|
|135.5||RSA||Pagoh RSA||Pagoh RSA – Petron, BHPetrol||Southbound|
|BR||Sungai Pendendam bridge|
|BR||Sungai Pagoh bridge|
|Batu Pahat||BR||Sungai Ayer Puteh bridge|
|BR||Sungai Pancho bridge|
|BR||Sungai Pancho bridge|
|BR||Sungai Simpang Kiri bridge|
|108.8||L/B||Yong Peng L/B||Yong Peng L/B –||Northbound|
|105.3||L/B||Yong Peng L/B||Yong Peng L/B –||Southbound|
|99.9||241||Yong Peng North I/C||Jalan Muar–Yong Peng – Yong Peng, Labis, Segamat, Parit Sulong, Batu Pahat|
|BR||Sungai Bekok bridge|
|BR||Sungai Sedi bridge|
|95.0||242||Yong Peng South I/C||Jalan Labis–Yong Peng – Yong Peng, Labis, Segamat||Access from / to south only|
|BR||Sungai Semberong bridge|
|80.0||244||Ayer Hitam I/C||Jalan Batu Pahat–Kluang-Mersing – Ayer Hitam, Batu Pahat, Kluang, Mersing, Pulau Tioman, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM)|
|Kluang||74.7||RSA||Machap RSA||Machap RSA – Petronas, Shell||Northbound|
|74.6||RSA||Machap RSA||Machap RSA – Petronas, Shell||Southbound|
|73.0||245||Machap I/C||Federal Route 1 – Machap, Tropical Village|
|BR||Sungai Machap bridge|
|BR||Sungai Benut bridge|
|58.6||247||Simpang Renggam I/C||Jalan Simpang Renggam–Benut – Simpang Renggam, Benut, Pontian, Kukup, Tanjung Piai|
|54.3||L/B||Simpang Renggam L/B||Simpang Renggam L/B –||Southbound|
|54.2||L/B||Simpang Renggam L/B||Simpang Renggam L/B – Baskin Robbins||Northbound|
|Kulai||40.9||250||Sedenak I/C||Jalan FELDA Bukit Batu – Sedenak, Kelapa Sawit, Layang-Layang, Felda Bukit Batu|
|BR||Sungai Ulu Pontian bridge|
|BR||Sungai Pontian bridge|
|33.2||L/B||Kulai L/B||Kulai L/B –||Southbound|
|33.1||L/B||Kulai L/B||Kulai L/B – Shell||Northbound|
|27.5||252||Kulai I/C||Jalan Sawah – Kulai, Kota Tinggi, Gunung Pulai, Kota Tinggi Waterfall, Desaru|
|18.0||253||Senai North I/C||Second Link Expressway – Senai, Senai International Airport , Desaru , Pasir Gudang, Bandar Penawar, Gelang Patah, Iskandar Puteri (Nusajaya), Tanjung Pelepas, Tuas (Singapore), Port of Tanjung Pelepas|
|15.0||T/P||Skudai Toll Plaza||60 km/h|
|14.3||L/B||Petronas and Petron L/B||110 km/h||Northbound|
|13.1||254||Skudai I/C||Skudai Highway – Senai, Senai International Airport , Skudai, Johor Bahru, Woodlands (Singapore), Pontian, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)|
|BR||Sungai Skudai bridge|
|BR||Railway crossing bridge|
|Johor Bahru||11.0||254A||Bukit Amber I/C||Jalan Bukit Impian – Seelong, Senai Airport City , Bukit Amber||Opened 2016|
|L/B||Kempas L/B||Kempas L/B –||60 km/h|
|T/P||Kempas Toll Plaza||TnG POS TnG POS TnG POS TnG POS||Accepts electronic toll payment (Touch 'n Go and SmartTAG) only|
|6.5||255||Kempas I/C|| Jalan Kampung Maju Jaya – Senai
Jalan Kempas Lama – Skudai, Kempas, Tampoi, Larkin, Johor Bahru
|255B||Setia Tropika I/C||Jalan Setia Tropika – Setia Tropika||Northbound direction only|
|255A||Desa Palma I/C||Persiaran Desa Palma – Desa Palma, Taman Bukit Mutiara||Southbound direction only|
|3.5||255C||Bandar Dato' Onn I/C||Persiaran Dato' Onn – Bandar Dato' Onn, Adda Heights, Seri Austin, Taman Daya|
|BR||Railway crossing bridge|
|0.7||256||Pasir Gudang I/C||Pasir Gudang Highway – Bandar Sri Alam, Pasir Gudang, Kota Tinggi, Johor Port||Access from / to Pasir Gudang only|
|BR||Sungai Bala bridge|
|0.0||257||Pandan I/C||Tebrau Highway – Johor Bahru, Mersing, Kota Tinggi|
|Through to Johor Bahru Eastern Dispersal Link Expressway|
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