Federal Highway (Malaysia)

Federal Highway (Malay: Lebuhraya Persekutuan, Chinese: 联邦大道, abbreviation: FH2) is a Malaysian controlled-access highway connecting the capital city of Kuala Lumpur, and Klang, Selangor. The highway starts from Seputeh in Kuala Lumpur to Klang, Selangor. It is the busiest highway in Klang Valley during rush hour from/to Kuala Lumpur. The Federal Highway is coded as Federal Route 2.

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Part of Federal Route 2
Federal Highway
(Kuala Lumpur–Klang Highway)
Route information
Maintained by Public Works Department (at Selangor section) and Kuala Lumpur City Hall, DBKL (at Kuala Lumpur section)
Length45 km (28 mi)
Tolled segment: 16 km (10 mi)
HistoryCompleted in 1977, tolled segment completed 1992–1993
Major junctions
West endKlang, Selangor
Major intersectionsJkr-ft2.svg Jkr-ft5.svg Jalan Jambatan Kota
Jkr-ft5.svg Federal Route 5
E30 Jkr-ft20.png North Klang Straits Bypass
E32 West Coast Expressway
E13 Kemuning–Shah Alam Highway
Jkr-ft3214.png Jalan Subang–Batu Tiga
Persiaran Tujuan
Jkr-ft15.png Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport Highway
Majlis Link
E11 Damansara–Puchong Expressway
E10 New Pantai Expressway
E23 Sprint Expressway = Kerinchi Link
E39 Setiawangsa-Pantai Expressway
Bangsar–Petaling Jaya Bypass
Jkr-ft2.svg Jalan Syed Putra
Jkr-ft2.svg Jalan Klang Lama
E37 East–West Link Expressway
East endSeputeh, Kuala Lumpur
Port Klang, I-City, Padang Jawa, Shah Alam, Batu Tiga, Subang Jaya, Petaling Jaya, Kuala Lumpur
Highway system


The Federal Highway, connecting Kuala Lumpur and Klang, Selangor.
The Petaling Jaya stretch of the Federal Highway leading towards Kuala Lumpur

The history of the highway started after the separation of Singapore from Malaysia on 9 August 1965, when the Malaysian government decided to make Port Swettenham (now Port Klang) as Malaysia's new national port as a replacement of Singapore. As a result, the government planned to build a highway connecting Port Klang to Kuala Lumpur by upgrading the former Kuala Lumpur–Klang Highway (Jalan Kuala Lumpur–Klang) (opened to traffic on 14 January 1959)[1] to a full motorway by replacing the existing at-grade intersections with interchanges, making the Federal Highway as Malaysia's first expressway.[2] The Kuala Lumpur–Petaling Jaya Traffic Dispersal Scheme was implemented in 1974 under the surviliance of the Malaysian Public Works Department (JKR). This scheme includes the Kuala Lumpur Inner Ring Road, Kuala Lumpur Middle Ring Road 1, Jalan Syed Putra and Federal Highway Route 2 (Kuala Lumpur–Petaling Jaya). Funded by a loan granted by the World Bank, the upgrade works for the Federal Highway from Subang Airport Interchange to Kuala Lumpur started from 1974 until 1977.[2] The highway was originally a 4-lane limited access highway except for the Petaling Jaya stretch where it became 6-lane highway. However, in 1992 PLUS Expressways, the concession holder of North–South Expressway has upgraded the entire highway to a 6-lane highway with two toll plazas, Batu Tiga and Sungai Rasau. The 6-lane toll highway had begun in operation on 11 May 1993. The highway handles incredible volumes of traffic there is significant congestion at more or less any time of day.[3]

Upgrading of the Subang Airport Interchange and the Majlis LinkEdit

The upgrading of the Subang Airport Interchange including main link of Subang–Kelana Jaya Link from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport Highway (route 15) of Federal Highway (route 2) to Persiaran Kewajipan near Menara Mesiniaga began at the end of 2005 and the construction of the new Majlis Link in September 2005. Both project are led by Malaysian Public Works Department (JKR). While the main contractor are the Ahmad Zaki Resources Berhad (AZRB) and Ho Hup Construction Company Berhad (HHCC). The Majlis Link was completed in March 2007 while the Subang Airport Interchange was completed in September 2009.[3]



Other featuresEdit

Restricted routes for heavy vehiclesEdit

A restricted route has been implemented on the Federal Highway between Sungai Rasau and Subang during workdays and peak hours. 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 fine will be issued to heavy vehicles which flout the rule.[7]


Motorcycle lane hazardsEdit

The Federal Highway is well known as the first expressway in Malaysia to have motorcycle lanes. However, the motorcycle lanes in the Federal Highway are known for its dangers towards motorcyclists, such as dark, narrow and poorly maintained lanes and ramps, dangerous sharp corners, and the nature of the motorcycle lanes themselves to be vulnerable spots for robberies.[8] It is due to the fact that the motorcycle lanes are originally intended for bicycle riders,[2] with the design speed limit as low as 60 km/h.[9]

On 29 August 2016, the Ministry of Works (MOW) has allocated RM 3.13 million to upgrade motorcycle lanes on the Federal Highway in areas that fall under its care. The allocation would cover costs for brightening dark areas, installing pump houses at flood-prone areas, painting road lines and tunnel walls, lane-widening, building overhead ramps, additional signage and repair of intersections.[10]

On 21 October 2016, during the announcement of the 2017 Budget, Prime Minister, Najib Tun Razak announced that RM29 million will be allocated to upgrading the motorcycle lane on the Federal Highway. This includes enhancing the drainage system (to prevent flooding), as well as building two overhead ramps, as part of efforts to make it safer for motorcyclists who use the route.[11]

Traffic congestion area along the highwayEdit

There are several areas along the highway regarded as a congested area:-

Km Bounds Stretches Reasons
11 - 15 Kuala Lumpur bound From Bulatan Selangor Interchange to Batu Tiga Interchange Exiting towards Jalan Subang–Batu Tiga.
19 - 27.3 Kuala Lumpur bound From Subang Airport Highway Interchange to NPE Interchange Entering the highway from Damansara–Puchong Expressway.
33.1 - 21.1 Klang bound From Jalan Timur Interchange to Sunway Interchange Exiting towards Damansara–Puchong Expressway.

Notable eventsEdit

  • 18 December 1988 - R. Arumugam. Malaysian's national football player died in a car accident on Federal Highway near Mercedes Benz showroom at Petaling Jaya.[12]
  • 8 December 2010 - A driver was killed when he tried to make an illegal U-turn at KM 27.3 of the Federal Highway near Seri Setia.[13][14]
  • 21 April 2013 - Five people were killed following a freak accident along KM 10.1 of the Federal Highway near Shah Alam.[15]
  • 16 June 2013 - Three teenagers were killed and another injured when the car they were in crashed into the divider along KM 14.5 of the Federal Highway near Shah Alam.[16]


The tolls have been collected by a private concession company, PLUS Expressways, since 11 May 1993.

  • Like other PLUS -operated highways, there is a 10% discount for class 1 vehicles between 12:00 midnight and 7:00 am (RM0.90 at SGR and RM1.00 at BTT) since 1 March 2009.[17]
  • From 1 January 2018, rates at Sungai Rasau Toll Plaza and Batu Tiga Toll Plaza will be abolished forever. Federal Highway users no longer have to pay tolls on these two tolls.</ref>"2018 Budget: No more tolls at Batu Tiga, Sg Rasau, Bkt Kayu Hitam and Johor's EDL next year". 27 October 2017.

Electronic toll collectionEdit

As part of an initiative to facilitate smoother passage at the Batu Tiga and Sungai Rasau Toll Plazas on Federal Highway. On 10 July 2014, the highway operator, PLUS Expressways, announced that all toll transactions at both toll plazas would be conducted electronically via PLUSMiles cards, Touch 'n Go cards or SmartTAGs starting 1 September 2014. Besides being more convenient to Federal Highway users and reducing jams at toll plazas caused by cash-paying motorists, this move may help reducing risks of robberies at toll plazas faced by toll attendants, as there will be less cash will be available.[18] However, on 30 August 2014, the implementation of the ETCs at Batu Tiga and Sungai Rasau toll plaza was postponed by the federal government.[19]

Since 22 November 2014, all toll transactions at Batu Tiga and Sungai Rasau toll plazas of the Federal Highway have been conducted electronically via PLUSMiles cards, Touch 'n Go cards or SmartTAGs.[20]

Toll collection was discontinued on 1 January 2018.

List of interchangesEdit

Below is a list of interchanges (exits), laybys and rest and service areas along the Federal Highway route. The exits are arranged in ascending numerical order from West to East.


State City km Exit Name Destinations No. of
Through to   Jalan Jambatan Kota
Selangor Klang 208 Klang Bulatan 100 I/C Jalan Batu Tiga – Klang Town Centre, Meru, Kapar Four 90 km/h Roundabout Interchange
PLUS Expressways border limit
209 Bulatan Berkeley I/C Jalan Batu Tiga Lama – Jalan Dato' Mohd Sidin (Connaught Bridge)

Persiaran Rajawali – Taman Berkeley, Bukit Raja

Persiaran Bukit Raja 1 Exit Persiaran Bukit Raja 1 – Bandar Baru Klang Kuala Lumpur bound
5.6-5.7 Sungai Rasau I/C     North Klang Straits Bypass – Bandar Baru Klang, Port Klang  , Kapar, Meru,    New Klang Valley Expressway (Bukit Raja)

Jalan Batu Tiga Lama – Jalan Dato' Mohd Sidin (Connaught Bridge)

   West Coast Expressway – Sri Andalas, Banting Kuala Lumpur bound
Shah Alam (Petaling) BR Sungai Rasau bridge Klang-Shah Alam (Petaling) Border
Sungai Rasau Exit Jalan Batu Tiga Lama – Jalan Sungai Rasau Klang bound
I-City I/C Persiaran I-City – I-City Direct interchange to I-City
T/P Sungai Rasau Toll Plaza Toll operation discontinued Six 90 km/h Cease operation in January 2018
L/B Sungai Rasau L/B   Sungai Rasau L/B -         TnG TAG  
Customer Service Centre
Six 90 km/h Kuala Lumpur bound
Padang Jawa I/C  BSA7Persiaran Kayangan – Shah Alam, UiTM  , Hospital Shah Alam  

Jalan Padang Jawa – Padang Jawa
Malaysian Road Transport Department (JPJ) Selangor state headquarters

Eight Diamond Interchange
9 L/B Shah Alam L/B   Shah Alam L/B -     Petronas KFC   TnG TAG Spot,     Shell   Kuala Lumpur bound
9 L/B Shah Alam L/B   Shah Alam L/B -     BH Petrol   Klang bound
11 Bulatan Selangor I/C (Shah Alam main I/C)     Kemuning–Shah Alam Highway – Alam Impian, Kota Kemuning
 BSA1 Persiaran Sultan – Shah Alam city centre, UiTM  
  Persiaran Selangor – Shah Alam Industrial Area
Six Cloverleaf Interchange
13 L/B Petronas L/B   Petronas L/B -     Petronas Klang bound, Beside Chinese Cemetery
13 Bulatan Melawati I/C  BSA7 Persiaran Kayangan – Shah Alam Section 9-13
   BSA7 Shah Alam–Puchong Highway – Puchong, Shah Alam Industrial Area
Roundabout Interchange
14.6 L/B Petron and Shell L/B   Petron and Shell L/B -     Petron  ,     Shell   Kuala Lumpur bound
Persiaran Selangor Exit  Persiaran Selangor – Section 15-16, Shah Alam Industrial Area, Carlsberg Brewery Eight Klang bound
14.9 BR Sungai Damansara bridge
15 Batu Tiga I/C   Jalan Subang – HICOM-Glenmarie,     Guthrie Corridor Expressway (Bukit Jelutong)
  Persiaran Jubli Perak – Batu Tiga Puchong,       AH2 North–South Expressway Central Link (Ebor North)
Diamond Interchange
Tropicana Metropark I/C Tropicana Metropark, Persiaran Teknologi Subang, Persiaran Setia, USJ Direct Interchange
T/P Batu Tiga Toll Plaza Toll operation discontinued Six 90 km/h Cease operation in January 2018
16.9 L/B Batu Tiga toll plaza L/B   Batu Tiga toll plaza L/B -         TnG TAG  
Customer Service Centre
Eight 90 km/h Kuala Lumpur bound
17 L/B Batu Tiga toll plaza L/B   Batu Tiga L/B -     Shell  ,     Petronas A&W   TnG TAG Spot Kuala Lumpur bound
17.2 BR Railway crossing bridge 10 Skypark Link under construction railway
17.9 Subang Jaya I/C Persiaran Tujuan – Subang Jaya, UEP Subang Jaya, Subang Parade 🏬, Empire Subang 🏬 Trumpet Interchange
18 L/B Shell and Petronas L/B   Shell and Petronas L/B -     Shell  ,     Petronas  , Starbucks[21] Kuala Lumpur bound
17.9 Subang Airport I/C   Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport Highway – Subang, Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport  ,       AH2 New Klang Valley Expressway (Subang) Six Stacked interchange
Shah Alam-Petaling Jaya Border
PLUS Expressways border limit
Petaling Jaya (Petaling) 18.2 219 Subang Jaya Exit   Persiaran Kewajipan (Off ramp to Subang Jaya only) – Subang Jaya, UEP Subang Jaya, Subang Parade 🏬, Empire Subang 🏬 Klang bound
220 Kawasan Perindustrian Bebas Exit Jalan SS 8/2 – Sungai Way FIZ, SS1 Eight Kuala Lumpur bound
221 KGNS Exit Jalan SS 7/2 – Kelab Golf Negara Subang, SS7, Kelana Jaya, Stadium Petaling Jaya Kuala Lumpur bound
🚉 Setia Jaya Komuter station 🚉 Setia Jaya Komuter station – KTM Komuter&B1 Klang bound
21.1 222 Sunway I/C     Damansara–Puchong Expressway – Kepong, Ampang , Cheras, Puchong, Bandar Sunway Multi-level Diverging diamond interchange
223 Seri Setia Exit Jalan SS 9a/1 – Sungai Way, Seri Setia, Kelana Jaya Kuala Lumpur bound
27 🚉 Seri Setia Komuter station 🚉 Seri Setia Komuter station – KTM Komuter Six Klang bound
224 Lebuhraya NPE Exit     New Pantai Expressway – Bangsar, Kuchai Lama , Sungai Besi, Jalan Klang Lama From/To Klang Only
225 Jalan 227 Exit Jalan 225 – Petaling Jaya Old Town Kuala Lumpur Bound
BR Sungai Penchala bridge
31.3 226 Templer I/C Jalan Templer – Petaling Jaya Old Town
Jalan PP Narayanan (Jalan 222) – Petaling Jaya Selatan (PJS)
Eight Diamond interchange
32.4 227 Jalan Utara I/C Petaling Jaya Inner Ring Road – Jalan Utara, Jalan Barat, Petaling Jaya city centre,   Asia Jaya LRT station 🚉 Diamond interchange
33.1 228 Jalan Timur I/C Petaling Jaya Inner Ring Road – Jalan Timur, Jalan Utara, Petaling Jaya city centre,   Taman Jaya LRT station 🚉 Diamond interchange
229 Jalan Gasing Exit Jalan Universiti – Universiti Malaya
University Malaya Medical Centre  
Jalan Gasing – Petaling Jaya Old Town
Half diamond interchange
From/To Kuala Lumpur only
Kota Darul Ehsan Petaling Jaya (Petaling, Selangor)-FT Kuala Lumpur Border
JKR border limit
FT Kuala Lumpur Kerinchi I/C Northwest    Sprint Expressway (Kerinchi Link) – Mont Kiara,

Sri Hartamas, Damansara
Jalan Pantai Baharu –Kg. Kernchi, Bangsar, Menara Telekom, Kerinchi LRT station 🚉
Jalan Kerinchi –Bangsar South (Kerinchi), Universiti LRT station 🚉, KL-Gateway 🏬


    Setiawangsa–Pantai ExpresswaySetiawangsa, Bandar Malaysia, Wangsa Maju, Kuantan

Ten (some part is six) Directional T expressway interchange
Diamond interchange

Stacked interchange

Mid Valley Exit Bangsar–Petaling Jaya Bypass – Bangsar
Lingkaran Syed Putra –Mid Valley City, Mid Valley Megamall 🏬, The Gardens 🏬,   Zone A to F, Mid Valley Komuter station 🚉
Eight From/To Klang only
BR Railway crossing bridge 2 Port Klang Line railway
BR Sungai Klang bridge 12
NPE Exit     New Pantai Expressway – Bandar Sunway, Subang Jaya, Angkasapuri Komuter station 🚉 4+8 Bypass ramp to NPE only
From Kuala Lumpur only
Seputeh I/C   Jalan Syed Putra – Kuala Lumpur city centre, Brickfields, KL Sentral 🚉
  Jalan Klang Lama –Kuchai Lama, Taman OUG, Puchong
Four Stacked interchange
Through to   East–West Link Expressway

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Perasmian Pembukaan Jalanraya Kuala Lumpur-Port Swettenham". Hari Ini Dalam Sejarah (in Malay). National Archives of Malaysia. 1959-01-14. Archived from the original on 2015-06-24. Retrieved 2015-05-31.
  2. ^ a b c I REMEMBER WHEN... Federal Highway was constructed Archived 2009-04-10 at the Wayback Machine - New Straits Times Online. Accessed on 23 March 2009.
  3. ^ a b "Federal Highway a bane or a gain ⋆ The Malaysian Times". 1 April 2016.
  4. ^ Rajendra, Edward. "Monument shifted to gardens". The Star Online.
  5. ^ "Contact Us - Heineken Malaysia Berhad".
  6. ^ "Contact Us".
  7. ^ "Heavy vehicles banned from three NSE stretches during peak hours - Nation - The Star Online". www.thestar.com.my.
  8. ^ "Death traps on the Federal Highway".
  9. ^ Arahan Teknik (Jalan) 8/86 - A Guide on Geometric Design of Roads, Jabatan Kerja Raya Malaysia Archived 2011-08-25 at the Wayback Machine - from Malaysian Public Works Department.
  10. ^ Federal Highway motorcycle lanes to get RM3.13mil upgrade - The Star 29 August 2016
  11. ^ Budget 2017: PM Najib Razak announces RM29 million allocation to upgrade Federal Highway motorcycle lane - paultan.org 22 October 2016
  12. ^ "Arumugam killed".
  13. ^ "隆联邦大道迷路心慌.夺命U转.SPM考生3死". 7 December 2010.
  14. ^ "17-year-olds called home to say they would be late - Nation - The Star Online". www.thestar.com.my.
  15. ^ "Five killed in freak collision along Federal Highway (updated) - Nation - The Star Online". www.thestar.com.my.
  16. ^ "A tragic accident indeed - Letters - The Star Online". www.thestar.com.my.
  17. ^ 10 percent toll discount, Utusan Online. Accessed March 26, 2009.
  18. ^ "PLUS to go cashless to help ease congestion on highway - Community - The Star Online". www.thestar.com.my.
  19. ^ "Cashless tolls put on hold". 1 September 2014.
  20. ^ "Fully electronic toll collection at Batu Tiga, Sungai Rasau plazas from Nov 22 - Nation - The Star Online". www.thestar.com.my.
  21. ^ "Starbucks Drive-Thru Petronas Federal Highway Opening Promotions ⋆ More Promo". 14 November 2016. Archived from the original on 12 December 2016. Retrieved 14 November 2017.

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