New Klang Valley Expressway
The New Klang Valley Expressway[a] (NKVE) is a controlled-access highway located entirely within the Klang Valley region of Selangor and Kuala Lumpur in Peninsular Malaysia. The expressway begins at the settlement of Bukit Raja near Klang, and ends at Jalan Duta in Kuala Lumpur. The 35-kilometre (22-mile) expressway is one of the most heavily utilised expressways in the Klang Valley region. The expressway shares its designation with the North–South Expressway Northern Route.
|New Klang Valley Expressway|
Lebuhraya Baru Lembah Klang
|Part of (Bukit Lanjan–Shah Alam)|
|Maintained by PLUS Expressways|
|Length||35 km (22 mi)|
|History||Completed in 1993|
|Southwest end||New North Klang Straits Bypass at Bukit Raja, Selangor|
| Guthrie Corridor Expressway|
North–South Expressway Central Link
Subang Airport Highway
North–South Expressway Northern Route
Duta–Ulu Klang Expressway
|Northeast end||Jalan Tuanku Abdul Halim at Jalan Duta, Kuala Lumpur|
|Setia Alam, Shah Alam, Subang, Damansara, Subang Jaya, Kota Damansara, Bukit Lanjan|
Plans of the NKVE began in 1985 after the North–South Expressway was constructed and the Federal Highway had become a busing traffic during rush hour from/to Kuala Lumpur.
Construction began in 1988, and the first section of the NKVE between Bukit Raja and Damansara opened to traffic on 7 December 1990. The fully completed NKVE spanning between Bukit Raja and Jalan Duta was officially opened by the fourth Malaysian Prime Minister, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad at Jalan Duta toll plaza on 11 January 1993.
Fourth lane additionEdit
On July 2010, the operator, PLUS Expressways Berhad, announced that the government had awarded contracts to build a fourth lane on a stretch from Shah Alam to Jalan Duta. The construction has already begun at the south bound, with its north bound will be begin soon.
It is the second link to Kuala Lumpur from Klang after Federal Highway. It has no rest and service areas but there are many petrol station laybys along the highway. Other features of this highway includes traffic CCTVs and VMS. Many viaducts along this expressway including Penchala, Bukit Lanjan and Segambut viaducts. Persada PLUS is the main headquarters of the PLUS Expressways located at Subang Interchange. The expressways also includes spectacular sceneries of Mont Kiara and Kuala Lumpur skyline.
Restricted routes for heavy vehiclesEdit
A restricted route has been implemented on the New Klang Valley Expressway between Shah Alam and Jalan Duta during workdays or 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.
Rockfall near Bukit LanjanEdit
On 26 November 2003, a rockfall near the Bukit Lanjan interchange caused the expressway to close for more than six months, causing massive traffic jams to occur in areas surrounding Klang Valley. After clearance of debris and road repairs, the expressway was reopened to public by mid-2004.
Collapsed beam on NKVE–Jalan Meru flyoverEdit
On 10 July 2005, a section of the Setia Alam flyover interchange – which was under construction then – collapsed, resulting in the death of two Bangladeshi workers and injuring seven others. (Source: New Straits Times 21 July 2005)
This section contains a table that is missing kilometre posts for one or more junctions.
- The expressway is also sometimes informally referred to as the North Klang Valley Expressway in contrast to the newer South Klang Valley Expressway.
- "New Klang Valley Expressway newspaper ads (page 6 and 11)". New Straits Times. 7 December 1990. Retrieved 3 August 2010.
- "Parts of the expressway is open". New Straits Times. 8 December 1990. Retrieved 3 August 2010.
- "Heavy vehicles banned from three NSE stretches during peak hours - Nation - The Star Online". www.thestar.com.my.