Maju Expressway

The Maju Expressway (MEX) (formerly known as Kuala Lumpur–Putrajaya Expressway (KLPE) and KL–KLIA Dedicated Expressway) E20 (Malay: Lebuhraya Kuala Lumpur-Putrajaya) is an expressway network in Klang Valley, Malaysia. The 26 km (16 mi)-long expressway links the Kuala Lumpur City Centre with the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) in Sepang, Selangor. The expressway is a backbone of the Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC) area.[1]

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Expressway 20
Maju Expressway
(Kuala Lumpur–Putrajaya Expressway)
(KL–KLIA Dedicated Expressway)
Route information
Maintained by Maju Expressway Sdn Bhd
Length26.0 km (16.2 mi)
Existed2004–present
HistoryCompleted in 2007
Major junctions
North endKuala Lumpur
Kampung Pandan Interchange
 Kuala Lumpur Middle Ring Road 1
E37 East–West Link Expressway
E37 Kuala Lumpur–Seremban Expressway
E10 New Pantai Expressway
E5 Shah Alam Expressway
Jkr-ft3215.png Jalan Seri Kembangan
E6 Putrajaya Link
South endCyberjaya
Putrajaya Interchange
Location
Primary
destinations
Kuala Lumpur
Salak South
Sri Petaling
Bukit Jalil
Putrajaya
Cyberjaya
Highway system

The Kilometre Zero is located at Kampung Pandan Interchange, Kuala Lumpur, just outside the Tun Razak Exchange.

HistoryEdit

Construction of Maju Expressway started on 6 December 2004 and completed on 5 December 2007. It was open to motorists on 13 December 2007. This expressway provided fast and convenient connectivity between Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia and Putrajaya – the new Malaysian Government Administrative Centre, Cyberjaya – the core of the Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC) and KLIA.[1]

MEX is operated by Maju Expressway Sdn Bhd (MESB), the concessionaire that has been awarded a 33-year concession to operate the dual carriageway.[1]

Extending 26 km in its first phase, MEX is designated as the Protocol Expressway that links Putrajaya, Cyberjaya, KLIA and LCCT with Kuala Lumpur. MEX reduce traveling time between Putrajaya to Kuala Lumpur from about 60 minutes to 30 minutes, or half the previous travelling time with five interchanges: Kampung Pandan, Salak South, Kuchai Lama, Bukit Jalil and Putrajaya Utama (Putrajaya Main).[1]

Seri Kembangan interchange (Exit 2004) began operations at 13 January 2016, providing access from MEX to Seri Kembangan (formerly Serdang), Puchong and Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM).[2]

Maju Expressway will extend to KLIA by Dec 2019 and the route will be 18 km-long, three-lane dual carriageway and commence at Putrajaya Main Interchange.[3]

FeaturesEdit

  • The expressway provides Traffic Control and Surveillance System (TCSS) that comprises vehicle detectors and closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras.[4]
  • Emergency telephones and Variable Message Signs (VMS)[4]
  • MEX Ronda patrol ready to aid drivers who require assistance on the expressway.[4]
  • Entire Expressway is fully lit at night which contributes to driving comfort and safety.[4]
  • 90 km/h speed limit[5]
  • Many flyovers along the expressways including Tun Razak, Salak South and Sri Petaling–Bukit Jalil.
  • Long straight sections between Bukit Jalil and Seri Kembangan.
  • Views of Kuala Lumpur skyline from Salak South.

TollsEdit

The Maju Expressway uses opened toll systems.

Electronic Toll CollectionsEdit

As part of an initiative to facilitate faster transaction at the Salak South, Seri Kembangan and Putrajaya Toll Plaza, all toll transactions at three toll plazas on the Maju Expressway have been conducted electronically via Touch 'n Go cards or SmartTAGs since 13 January 2016.[6]

Toll ratesEdit

Salak South Toll Plaza [7]

Class Type of vehicles Rate (in Malaysian Ringgit (RM))
0 Motorcycles, bicycles or vehicles with 2 or less wheels Free
1 Vehicles with 2 axles and 3 or 4 wheels excluding taxis RM2.00
2 Vehicles with 2 axles and 5 or 6 wheels excluding buses RM4.00
3 Vehicles with 3 or more axles RM6.00
4 Taxis RM1.00
5 Buses RM1.50

Seri Kembangan toll plaza[7]

Class Type of vehicles Rate (in Malaysian Ringgit (RM))
0 Motorcycles, bicycles or vehicles with 2 or less wheels FREE
1 Vehicles with 2 axles and 3 or 4 wheels excluding taxis RM2.20
2 Vehicles with 2 axles and 5 or 6 wheels excluding buses RM4.40
3 Vehicles with 3 or more axles RM6.60
4 Taxis RM1.10
5 Buses RM2.20

Putrajaya Main Toll Plaza[7]

Class Type of vehicles Rate (in Malaysian Ringgit (RM))
0 Motorcycles, bicycles or vehicles with 2 or less wheels FREE
1 Vehicles with 2 axles and 3 or 4 wheels excluding taxis RM3.50
2 Vehicles with 2 axles and 5 or 6 wheels excluding buses RM7.00
3 Vehicles with 3 or more axles RM10.50
4 Taxis RM1.80
5 Buses RM2.50
Note: Toll charges can only be paid with the Touch 'n Go cards or SmartTAG. Cash payment is not accepted.

InterchangesEdit

Legend:

State District km Exit Name Destinations No. of
lanes
Speed
limit
Notes
FT Kuala Lumpur 0.0 EXIT 2001 Kampung Pandan I/C Jalan Tun Razak – Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC), Ampang, Cheras
Jalan Kampung Pandan – Kampung Pandan
Jalan Davis – City centre, Bukit Bintang
Jalan Nahkota Yusuf – Jalan Cochrane, IKEA Cheras 🏬, MyTOWN Shopping Centre 🏬
Four 60 km/h Multi Level Stacked Interchange
BR Sungai Kerayong bridge
T/P Salak South Toll Plaza TnG POS Touch 'n Go SmartTAG SmartTAG Touch 'n Go TnG POS 14
EXIT 2002 Salak South I/C     East–West Link Expressway – Petaling Jaya, Shah Alam, Klang Six 80 km/h From westbound direction only
BR Sungai Kerayong bridge 60 km/h
EXIT 2003 Kuchai Lama I/C     Kuala Lumpur–Seremban Expressway – Kuchai Lama, Petaling Jaya, Cheras 80 km/h To northbound direction only
EXIT 2004 Bukit Jalil I/C     Shah Alam Expressway – Cheras, Ampang, Bukit Jalil, Kuantan
Selangor Petaling T/P Seri Kembangan Toll Plaza TnG POS Touch 'n Go SmartTAG SmartTAG Touch 'n Go TnG POS 16 60 km/h Trumpet interchange
From / To northbound only
EXIT 2004A Seri Kembangan I/C   Jalan Seri Kembangan – Seri Kembangan, Serdang, Puchong, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)   Six 90 km/h
BR Seri Kembangan viaduct
RSA Seri Kembangan RSA   Seri Kembangan RSA -               Southbound
RSA Seri Kembangan RSA   Seri Kembangan RSA -               Northbound
Sepang BR SKVE viaduct
BR Putrajaya–Cyberjaya viaduct
T/P Putrajaya Main Toll Plaza TnG POS Touch 'n Go SmartTAG SmartTAG Touch 'n Go TnG POS 18 60 km/h
EXIT 2005 Putrajaya Main I/C     Putrajaya Link – Putrajaya, Cyberjaya, Shah Alam, Nilai Six 90 km/h Trumpet interchange
KLIA Mainline I/C under construction
T/P Putrajaya KLIA Mainline Toll Plaza TnG POS Touch 'n Go SmartTAG SmartTAG Touch 'n Go TnG POS For mainline traffic only
Under construction
EXIT 2006 KLIA I/C       KLIA Expressway – Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Sepang International Circuit From / To southbound direction only
Under construction

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "About Mex - Maju Expressway Sdn Bhd". www.mex.com.my.
  2. ^ "MEX Seri Kembangan interchange now operational". 14 January 2016.
  3. ^ "MEX II - Maju Expressway Sdn Bhd". www.mex.com.my.
  4. ^ a b c d "Services - Maju Expressway Sdn Bhd". www.mex.com.my.
  5. ^ "Maju Expressway Sdn Bhd - MEX". www.mex.com.my.
  6. ^ "10 Klang Valley toll plazas to go cash-free next week - Metro News - The Star Online". www.thestar.com.my.
  7. ^ a b c "Toll Rates - Maju Expressway Sdn Bhd". www.mex.com.my.

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