New Klang Valley Expressway

The New Klang Valley Expressway[a] (NKVE) E1 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.[1] 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.

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Expressway 1
New Klang Valley Expressway
Lebuhraya Baru Lembah Klang
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Route information
Part of (Bukit Lanjan–Shah Alam)
(entire route)
Maintained by PLUS Expressways
Length35 km (22 mi)
Existed1988–present
HistoryCompleted in 1993
Major junctions
Southwest endE30 New North Klang Straits Bypass at Bukit Raja, Selangor
 E35 Guthrie Corridor Expressway
E6 North–South Expressway Central Link
Jkr-ft15.png Subang Airport Highway
E23 Sprint Expressway
E1 North–South Expressway Northern Route
E33 Duta–Ulu Klang Expressway
Northeast endJalan Tuanku Abdul Halim at Jalan Duta, Kuala Lumpur
Location
Primary
destinations
Setia Alam, Shah Alam, Subang, Damansara, Subang Jaya, Kota Damansara, Bukit Lanjan
Highway system

HistoryEdit

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.[2][3] 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.

DevelopmentsEdit

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.

FeaturesEdit

Notable featuresEdit

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.[4]

IncidentsEdit

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)

Junction listEdit

State/territory District Location km Exit Name Destinations Notes
Selangor Klang Bandar Baru Klang 101 Bukit Raja     (   ) New North Klang Straits Bypass – West Port, Port Klang, North Port, Bukit Raja
  North Klang Straits Bypass – Klang, Shah Alam
Bukit Raja layby (southwest-bound)
0.0 Bukit Raja toll plaza (ticket system)
Petaling Shah Alam 3.0 102 Setia Alam Setia Alam Highway – Setia Alam, Meru
9.0 103 Shah Alam     Guthrie Corridor Expressway – Shah Alam, Bukit Jelutong, Kuala Selangor, Tanjung Malim
    ( ) North–South Expressway Central Link – Putrajaya, Cyberjaya, Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Johor Bahru
Petaling Jaya 13.9 104 Subang   Subang Airport Highway – Subang, Subang Jaya, Kelana Jaya, (Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport)
Damansara layby (northeast-bound)
17.0 106 Damansara     Sprint Expressway (Damansara Link) – Damansara, Petaling Jaya, Bandar Utama
107 Kota Damansara Persiaran Kenanga – Kota Damansara, Sunway Damansara, Mutiara Damansara
20.9 108 Bukit Lanjan     ( ) North–South Expressway Northern Route – Alor Setar, Sungai Buloh
Kuala Lumpur Segambut Mont Kiara Jalan Duta toll plaza (ticket system)
110 Jalan Duta–DUKE     ( ) Duta–Ulu Klang Expressway – Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuantan/Gembok, Ampang/Ulu Klang, Bandar Sri Damansara
112 Jalan Duta–Sprint     Sprint Expressway (Penchala Link) – Seremban, Petaling Jaya, Damansara, Puchong, Putrajaya
Jalan Duta 31.0 111 Jalan Duta Jalan Tuanku Abdul Halim – Kuantan, central Kuala Lumpur, Seremban
1.000 km = 0.621 mi; 1.000 mi = 1.609 km
  •   Concurrency terminus
  •   Incomplete access
  •   Unopened

NotesEdit

  1. ^ The expressway is also sometimes informally referred to as the North Klang Valley Expressway in contrast to the newer South Klang Valley Expressway.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.plus.com.my/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=68&Itemid=217&lang=bm
  2. ^ "New Klang Valley Expressway newspaper ads (page 6 and 11)". New Straits Times. 7 December 1990. Retrieved 3 August 2010.
  3. ^ "Parts of the expressway is open". New Straits Times. 8 December 1990. Retrieved 3 August 2010.
  4. ^ "Heavy vehicles banned from three NSE stretches during peak hours - Nation - The Star Online". www.thestar.com.my.

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