North–South Expressway Southern Route
North–South Expressway (NSE) Southern Route, is the southern part of the North–South Expressway, which is the longest expressway in Malaysia. It is joined by the , and continues southward. The expressway is oriented in a north–south direction, traversing four states in Peninsular Malaysia; namely Selangor, Negeri Sembilan, Malacca and Johor.
- 1 Route background
- 2 Features
- 3 Tolls
- 4 Services
- 5 History
- 6 Development
- 7 List of key points along NSE Southern Route
- 8 References
- 9 External links
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 two toll plazas using the barrier toll system (open system) at the Sultan Iskandar Building checkpoint and 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 as well as 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 is 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 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 Kuala Lumpur-Seremban Expressway.
Phase 1: Seremban–Senawang
Phase 2: Seremban–Ayer Keroh
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 is now opened to traffic on March 2014, there will be three interchange that will be linking from the interchanges to Muar, Johor.
EXIT 217 Seremban North Interchange
An interchange between Nilai and Seremban Interchange is under construction. Once it is complete, there will be four interchange that will be linking from the interchanges to Seremban, Negeri Sembilan.
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||RM (Cash) RM (Cash) TnG TnG TAG TAG TAG TAG TnG TnG PLUSTransit PLUSTransit||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|
|211||Bangi I/C||Persiaran Pekeliling – Bandar Baru Bangi, Bangi, Dengkil, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)|
|BR||Sungai Langat bridge||110 km/h|
|212||Southville City I/C||Jalan Banting-Semenyih – Southville City, Bangi, Dengkil, Putrajaya||Under construction|
|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|
|217||Seremban North I/C||Jalan Labu – Seremban, Labu, Tiroi||Under construction|
|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, Malacca 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|
|233||Jasin I/C||Jalan Merlimau-Jasin – Lipat Kajang, Merlimau, Jasin|
|BR||Sungai Chin Chin bridge|
|Johor||Ledang||BR||Sungai Kesang bridge|
|BR||Sungai Tangkak bridge|
|235||Tangkak I/C||Jalan Segamat-Muar – Tangkak, Bandar Maharani (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||J33 Jalan Bukit Gambir – Bukit Gambir, Serom, Panchor, Sungai Mati, Bandar Maharani (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||J32 Jalan Muar-Labis – Pagoh, Panchor, Bukit Kepong, Bandar Maharani (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||242||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||243||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 – 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|
|245||Machap I/C||Federal Route 1 – Machap, Tropical Village|
|BR||Sungai Machap bridge|
|BR||Sungai Benut bridge|
|247||Simpang Renggam I/C||Federal Route 96 – 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|
|Kulaijaya||250||Sedenak I/C||J116 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||Kulaijaya L/B||Kulaijaya L/B -||Southbound|
|33.1||L/B||Kulaijaya L/B||Kulaijaya L/B - Shell||Northbound|
|Jalan Sawah – Kulai, Kota Tinggi, Gunung Pulai, Desaru|
|18.0||253||Senai North I/C||Second Link Expressway – Senai, Senai International Airport , Desaru , Pasir Gudang, Bandar Penawar, Gelang Patah, Nusajaya, Tanjung Pelepas, Tuas (Singapore), Port of Tanjung Pelepas|
|15.0||T/P||Skudai Toll Plaza||PLUSTransit PLUSTransit TnG TnG TAG TAG TAG TAG TnG TnG RM (Cash) RM (Cash)||60 km/h|
|14.3||L/B||Petronas and Mobil L/B||110 km/h||Northbound|
|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||L/B||Kempas L/B||Kempas L/B -||60 km/h|
|T/P||Kempas Toll Plaza||TnG POS TnG POS TnG TnG TAG TAG TnG TnG TAG TAG TnG TnG TnG POS TnG POS||Accepts electronic toll payment (Touch 'n Go and SmartTAG) only|
|255A||Kempas I/C||J192 Jalan Kampung Maju Jaya – Senai
J193 Jalan Kempas Lama – Skudai, Kempas, Tampoi, Larkin, Johor Bahru
|255B||Setia Tropika I/C||Jalan Setia Tropika Utama – Setia Tropika||Northbound direction only|
|255C||Desa Palma I/C||Persiaran Desa Palma - Desa Palma, Taman Bukit Mutiara||Southbound direction only|
|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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