Persiaran Mokhtar Dahari

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Selangor Route 49
Persiaran Mokhtar Dahari
(Shah Alam–Batu Arang Highway)
(Puncak Alam Highway)
Route information
Length: 17.2 km (10.7 mi)
Existed: 1996[1] – present
History: Completed in 2003[1]
Major junctions
North end: Puncak Alam
  Jkr-ft--.png Jalan Meru
Jalan Paip
East end: Jkr-ft3214.png Jkr-ft--.png Jalan Subang–Batu Tiga
Location
Primary
destinations:
Kuala Selangor, Jeram, Batu Arang, Kota Puteri, Puncak Perdana, Subang, Shah Alam , Setia Alam, Puncak Alam , Meru
Highway system

Persiaran Mokhtar Dahari,[2] or Shah Alam–Batu Arang Highway or Puncak Alam Highway and Jalan Batu Arang (Selangor state route B49), is a major highway in Selangor, Malaysia.

Overview[edit]

The Shah Alam–Batu Arang Highway runs for 17.2 kilometers into the north-western direction from Jalan Subang–Batu Tiga (also known as Jalan Sungai Buloh-Guthrie Corridor Expressway interchange) (Federal Route 3214) towards Jalan Meru Tambahan.

The midsection of this stretch at the 8th kilometre connects to Jalan Paip which allows a shorter route to the town of Meru and Klang. The opposite end of this midsection intersection would reveal an access road leading to the entrance of the Subang Lake Dam, a major water catchment/reservoir for Subang and the surrounding vicinity. This particular access road is also the location of a high-profile case involving the murder of a Mongolian model Altantuya Shariibuu.[3]

Starting as a common two-way traffic trunk road, its condition had since been improved with the addition of more lighting, overtaking lanes and extra road shoulders to cater for slower traffic and motorcyclists. Travellers will find that this particular road cuts through terrain that pass over undulating hill crests and green areas that used to be a forest reserve of Bukit Cherakah. Drivers could see warning sign erected cautioning traffic of crossing tapirs (tenuk) that once lived in the forest areas. Similar precaution should also be exercised to give way to macaques (monkeys) that commonly scavenge along, and cross this particular road. Road accidents involving these precious wildlife had previously been reported, despite precautionary measures and relocation activities by the authorities.[4]

Motorists should expect heavy traffic volume or bumper to bumper congestion heading towards Guthrie Corridor Expressway from 6.00 a.m. up to 9.00 a.m on workdays, and similar traffic pattern towards Puncak Alam beginning from 4.30 p.m up to 8.00 p.m. The traffic flow would be adversely affected by a mere drizzle of the rain, vehicle breakdown, or any type of traffic accident.

Route background[edit]

The Kilometre Zero of the highway starts at Subang-Bukit Jelutong junctions.

History[edit]

The Shah Alam–Batu Arang Highway was built by a joint venture between Oxford Alliance Sdn. Bhd. and the Selangor state government to cater for the needs of a better access to the new township of Puncak Alam. However, the construction of the second phase of the road was delayed for two years due to the effect of the 1997 Asian financial crisis before being resumed in 1999. The highway was opened to motorists on 28 February 2003.[1]

On 2014, the highway was renamed as Persiaran Mokhtar Dahari in honour of legendary Malaysian footballer, Mokhtar Dahari.[2]

Features[edit]

Unique features and place of interest[edit]

One stretch of this road cuts across a lake within the vicinity of Puncak Perdana, virtually cutting the lake into two sections by the road landfill. This scenic spot is frequently visited by anglers due to its easy accessibility.

The green areas leading to and around the Subang Lake Dam, and also other roadside tracks along this highway also appears to be a popular trekking and mountain biking spot.

At most sections, the Federal Route B49 was built under the JKR R5 road standard, allowing maximum speed limit of up to 90 km/h.

List of junctions[edit]

Km Exit Junctions[3] To Remarks
Jkr-ft--.png
0
EXIT 1 Subang-Bukit Jelutong Junctions Jkr-ft3214.png Jkr-ft--.png Jalan Subang–Batu Tiga

North
Subang
Kampung Melayu Subang
E35 Guthrie Corridor Expressway
E35 Rawang
E1 Ipoh

South
Bukit Jelutong
E35 Guthrie Corridor Expressway
E35 Batu Tiga
E35 Shah Alam
E1 Klang
E6 Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) Airport (malaysia).jpg
E2 Johor Bahru
T-junctions
Jkr-ft--.png Persiaran Mohktar Dahari
(Shah Alam–Batu Arang Highway)
Start/End of highway
GCE Crossing Bridge
GCE Ramp Ramp off the Expressway
EXIT 2 Sunway Kayangan Junctions Sunway Kayangan T-junctions
EXIT 3 Kayangan Heights Junctions Kayangan Heights T-junctions
EXIT 4 Bukit Bayu Junctions Bukit Bayu
Subang Impian
T-junctions
EXIT 5 Cahaya SPK Interchange Cahaya SPK Interchange with special ramp to Cahaya SPK
EXIT 6A Puncak Perdana
Puncak Perdana (East) Junctions
Persiaran Pulau Angsa

North
Sunway Alam Suria

South
Bandar Nusa Rhu
Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) Puncak Perdana Campus
Junctions
EXIT 6B Puncak Perdana
Puncak Perdana (West) Junctions
South
Jalan Pulau Angsa U10/13
Puncak Perdana
Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) Puncak Perdana Campus
T-junctions
Puncak Perdana Lake
EXIT 7 Alam Budiman Junctions South
Persiaran Pulau Lumut
Alam Budiman
T-junctions
EXIT 8 U14 Junctions Greenhill Residence T-Junctions
Jkr-ft--.png
8
EXIT 9 Jalan Paip Junctions Southwest
Jalan Paip
Meru
Jkr-ft3215.png Klang
T-junctions
Subang Lake Dam
(Empangan Tasik Subang)
Bukit Cherakah forest reserve
Petaling–Kuala Selangor district border
EXIT 10 Saujana Utama Junctions East
Jalan Saujana Utama
Saujana Utama
Jkr-ft54.png Paya Jaras
Jkr-ft54.png Sungai Buloh
T-junctions
Jkr-ft--.png
16
Sungai Buloh Bridge
Jkr-ft--.png Persiaran Mohktar Dahari
(Shah Alam–Batu Arang Highway)
Start/End of highway
16.6 EXIT 11 Puncak Alam
Puncak Alam Junctions
Jkr-ft--.png Jalan Meru

North
Jkr-ft54.png Kuala Selangor
Jkr-ft54.png Ijok
Jkr-ft54.png Bestari Jaya (Batang Berjuntai)
Jkr-ft54.png Batu Arang
E25 Kuala Lumpur–Kuala Selangor Expressway
Jkr-ft54.png Kuala Selangor
Jkr-ft1.svg Kuala Lumpur
Jkr-ft1.svg Rawang
E2 Ipoh

South
Jkr-ft--.png Meru
Jkr-ft3217.png Kapar
Jkr-ft3217.png Klang
Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) Puncak Alam Campus
T-junctions
Northwest
Jalan Alam Jaya
Puncak Alam

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "300,000 nikmati kemudahan Jalan Shah Alam - Batu Arang". Utusan Malaysia (in Malay). 2003-03-01. Retrieved 2014-06-10. 
  2. ^ a b "Timeline Photos - Blog Jalan Raya Malaysia". Facebook. Blog Jalan Raya Malaysia. 2014-06-09. Retrieved 2014-06-10. 
  3. ^ a b "Lebuhraya Shah Alam-Batu Arang B49" (in Malay). Blog Jalan Raya Malaysia. 2014-02-17. Retrieved 2014-06-10. 
  4. ^ John, Elizabeth; Chelvi, K. T. "Relocating Endangered Tapir, Malaysia". Tapir Specialist Group. Retrieved 2014-06-10. 

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