North–South Expressway Northern Route

The North–South Expressway Northern Route E1 is an interstate controlled-access highway running parallel to the northwestern coast of Peninsular Malaysia. The 460-kilometre (290-mile) expressway forms the north section of the North–South Expressway, passing through the northwestern states of Kedah, Penang, Perak and Selangor. The expressway begins at the Bukit Kayu Hitam checkpoint in Kedah where the Malaysia–Thailand border lies, and ends at Bukit Lanjan in Selangor where the expressway interchanges with the New Klang Valley Expressway. The expressway is operated by PLUS Expressways.

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Expressway 1
North–South Expressway Northern Route
Lebuhraya Utara–Selatan jajaran utara
NSE Northern Section in red
Route information
Part of AH2
Maintained by PLUS Expressways
Length460 km (290 mi)
Existed1985[citation needed]–present
HistoryCompleted in 1994[citation needed]
Major junctions
North endThai Highway-4.svg Phetkasem Road at the Malaysia–Thailand border near Bukit Kayu Hitam, Kedah
Major intersections
South endE1 New Klang Valley Expressway at Bukit Lanjan, Selangor
Location
CountryMalaysia
Primary
destinations
Jitra, Alor Setar, Sungai Petani, George Town, Taiping, Kuala Kangsar, Ipoh, Gopeng, Tapah, Rawang, Kuala Lumpur
Highway system

The expressway runs in a north–south direction close to the northwestern coast of the peninsula, connecting several major towns including Alor Setar, Butterworth, Taiping, Ipoh and Rawang while also providing access to several rural villages on its path. The expressway runs parallel to the existing Federal Route 1; it is also concurrent to the expressway from Bukit Kayu Hitam to Jitra. The ticket system is used for toll collection between the Hutan Kampung and Sungai Dua toll plazas, and also from the Juru toll plaza up to Bukit Lanjan, where the toll collection system merges with that of the New Klang Valley Expressway. The section from Sungai Dua to Juru in the state of Penang is toll-free due to heavy usage by local commuters to access Penang Bridge. In the vicinity of Ipoh, the section between Jelapang and Ipoh South features a local-express lane system.

This is the longest expressway in Peninsular Malaysia.

Route descriptionEdit

The expressway begins at the Malaysia–Thailand border at Bukit Kayu Hitam in Kedah, where the road continues as Phetkasem Road in Thailand. The expressway proceeds southwards through the states of Kedah, Penang, Perak and Selangor, where it terminates at its interchange with the New Klang Valley Expressway, also designated as route E1. While kilometre readings are taken from north to south, exits are numbered in reverse, from south to north. PLUS Expressways, previously Projek Lebuhraya Utara–Selatan (PLUS) formed in 1986, operates and maintains the expressway. The concession is scheduled to end on 31 December 2038.[1]

FeaturesEdit

Notable featuresEdit

Its main features include the Penang Bridge which is Malaysia's second longest bridge, Sungai Perak Bridge (Jambatan Sultan Azlan Shah), Menora Tunnel and the North-South Expressway Monument at Rawang Rest and Service Area (R&R) (North bound).

The Gopeng-Tapah section is the most expensive section of the North-South Expressway network. It can be considered as a dangerous stretches.

There are two dangerous stretches along the expressway, the Changkat Jering-Ipoh North (Jelapang) and Gopeng-Tapah sections.

The Gopeng Rural Transformation Centre (RTC) Rest and Service Area (RSA) is the first expressway RTC rest and service area in Malaysia. The RTC rest and service area is located near Simpang Pulai Layby north bound of the North–South Expressway Northern Route.

Restricted routes for heavy vehiclesEdit

During workdays or peak hours. There is a restricted routes at the North–South Expressway Northern Route from Rawang (South) to Bukit Lanjan. 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 fines will be issued to heavy vehicles which flouted the rule.

Current developmentsEdit

Kuala Lumpur-Penang Through Traffic (Ipoh North (Jelapang) - Ipoh South local-express lanes)Edit

The Jelapang and Ipoh South toll plazas would be demolished in 2009 to make a non-stop route across Ipoh. This is achieved through the construction of two local-express lanes for each side, which are only accessible via Exit 138 Ipoh South Exit (for northbound traffic) and Exit 141 Ipoh North Exit (for southbound traffic). The toll plazes in Ipoh are therefore relocated at each ends of the local-express lanes.

The decision to demolish both toll plazas was made as a result of accidents which happened at Jelapang toll plaza. Since the toll plaza was opened on 28 September 1987, there were many accident cases which involved brake failure in heavy vehicles due to hard braking when proceeding downhill to the toll plaza. On 7 June 2008, the new Ipoh North toll plaza (South bound) replacing old Jelapang toll plaza opened to traffic, followed by north bound on 15 August 2008. Beginning 11:00 am on 14 July 2009, the Kuala Lumpur-Penang through traffic is now opened to traffic. With the opening of the 14.7-kilometre (9.1 mi) between Ipoh North (Jelapang) and Ipoh South stretch, highway users are no longer required to stop for toll transactions at the Ipoh North and Ipoh South Toll Plazas.~ The runaway truck ramp is also provided in two locations in Jelapang and Menora.

Six-lane widening worksEdit

Phase 1: Rawang-Tanjung MalimEdit

The 6-lane stretch which is currently running from Kuala Lumpur (including New Klang Valley Expressway (NKVE)) to Rawang Interchange Exit 116 would be expanded to Tanjung Malim Interchange Exit 121.

Phase 2: Tanjung Malim-Slim RiverEdit

Meanwhile, in the next phase of these works, the 6-lane stretch would be expanded from Tanjung Malim Interchange Exit 121 to Slim River Interchange Exit 126 .

Exit 117 Sungai Buaya InterchangeEdit

An interchange at Sungai Buaya, Selangor, between Rawang and Bukit Beruntung Interchange was constructed between 2011 and 2013. This new interchange was opened to traffic on 10 January 2014.

Exit 152 Alor Pongsu InterchangeEdit

An interchange at Alor Pongsu, Perak, between Bandar Baharu and Bukit Merah Interchange is under construction.

Fourth lane additionEdit

In July 2010, the operator, PLUS Expressways, announced that the government had awarded contracts to build a fourth lane on a stretch from Rawang to Jalan Duta. The construction has already begin at the south bound, with its north bound will be begin soon.

 
Exit 158 of expressway

The Kilometre Zero of the entire expressway is located at the Malaysia-Thailand border.

Bukit Kayu Hitam to Sungai Dua, ButterworthEdit

The expressway begins at the Bukit Kayu Hitam checkpoint in Kedah, where across the border in Thailand the road continues as Phetkasem Road. The expressway proceeds southwards concurrently along the old Federal Route 1, which has not been upgraded and is still a limited-access road. The first grade-separated interchange, which is with route 194, provides access to the northwestern state of Perlis. The route then enters the heart of the town of Changlun, where it intersects with a few local roads with traffic lights. South from the town are several rural villages with residential roads intersecting with the expressway.

Just to the north of the town of Jitra, route 1 continues southwards while the expressway bends southeast to bypass the said town, marking the end of the concurrency and the start of the controlled-access highway proper. Just to the east of the town is the Jitra Toll Plaza, where a one-time payment is made. After the toll plaza the expressway continues southwest, entering the district of Kota Setar and interchanging with route 1 near Kepala Batas. Shortly south is the Hutan Kampung Toll Plaza, where ticket tolling begins. The expressway runs east of the city of Alor Setar, where it makes two interchanges with the Sultanah Bahiyah Highway (route 255), both leading to aforementioned city.

Past the city, route 1 returns to run parallel to the expressway, both running southeasterly to enter the district of Pendang, where the expressway interchanges with a local route leading east to the town of the same name. Proceeding southeast, the expressway enters the Kuala Muda district. It interchanges once in Gurun, bends southwest, then interchanges twice again near Sungai Petani, once to the northeast of the town and once to the southeast. The expressway crosses the bridge over the Muda River, which marks the border between the states of Kedah and Penang. The expressway reaches the town of Bertam, where route 1 deviates westwards from parallelism with the expressway. Further southwest is the Sungai Dua Toll Plaza, where the ticket system ends and the toll-free section begins. The expressway interchanges south of the plaza, just to the west of Sungai Dua. This interchange marks one terminus of the Butterworth Outer Ring Road (expressway 17), which goes west towards Bagan Ajam. After this interchange the expressway widens to six lanes and the urban speed limit of 90 km/h applies. The expressway then crosses the Perai River.[2]

Butterworth and Bandar BaharuEdit

From this point the expressway enters Seberang Perai Tengah, running southwesterly along the east side of Butterworth, where it makes several important interchanges, including Jalan Permatang Pauh (route 3111) leading to Permatang Pauh, the Butterworth–Kulim Expressway (expressway 15) towards Kulim and Gerik in Kedah, expressway 17 and route 1 in Perai (this is where the other end of E17 is located) as well as the Penang Bridge (expressway 36) towards the island and capital. Here the expressway bends southeast away from the coast, going towards and interchanging at the Perai Industrial Area and Juru. After Juru, the road narrows back to four lanes, followed by the Juru Toll Plaza, where the second ticket system begins. The expressway then enters Seberang Perai Selatan.

The expressway interchanges with route 149 at Bukit Tambun, connecting several industrial areas nearby. Close by at Batu Kawan, the Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah Bridge (expressway 28) terminates on this expressway, connecting Bandar Cassia as well as the southwest district on the island. The last interchange in Penang is with route 1 at Jawi. The expressway then briefly re-enters the state of Kedah to interchange at Bandar Baharu, serving itself, Parit Buntar just across the border at Perak, as well as the rest of southernmost Kedah.[2]

Alor Pongsu to IpohEdit

Across the Kerian River is the Kerian district in Perak, where a new interchange with route 147 at Alor Pongsu is being constructed. The expressway then briefly winds eastwards, then southwards, to meet Bukit Merah. The expressway continues directly southwards into Larut, Matang dan Selama, interchanging again with route 1 as well as 3146 to the northwest of Taiping. Gently, the expressway winds southeast towards Changkat Jering, where it interchanges with route 60. From here, the expressway heads east through a cutting where the expressway and route 1 briefly run side by side. The route continues towards the district and town of Kuala Kangsar, interchanging at the terminus of route 76, which plies the rural areas of central northern Perak.

At this point route 1 deviates northwards to go around a hill that is part of the Tenasserim Hills cluster. The expressway proceeds towards the hill, going across the Perak River below the Sultan Azlan Shah Bridge. After the river the expressway goes uphill, through the Menora Tunnel that is about 800 metres (870 yards) long, then downhill into the Kinta Valley. Here, the Ipoh local-express system, constructed in 2008, begins, where all traffic bound for Ipoh or its vicinity is segregated. Southbound commuters entering the local lanes pay the toll/tap out of the ticket system at the Ipoh North Toll Plaza, while northbound motorists merging in from the local lanes collect the ticket/tap into the system. Proceeding southeast through the heart of Ipoh, the expressway's local lanes interchange with several local roads as well as route 1, which begins to run parallel to the expressway again. The system ends to the south of Tambun, where commuters on the southbound local lanes collect their tickets or tap into the system at the Ipoh South Toll Plaza, while northbound motorists entering the local lanes pay their tolls.[2]

Simpang Pulai to Bukit LanjanEdit

Leaving the city, the expressway bends southwest to close the gap between the two parallel routes, effectively interchanging with the route at Simpang Pulai. Bending back southeast the expressway interchanges again with route 1 at the town of Gopeng after crossing into the Kampar district. The expressway then cuts through another hill, passing by Gua Tempurung (a cave). The cutting ends in the Batang Padang district just before the next interchange at Tapah with route 59, which connects directly to Cameron Highlands. Heading southwards, the expressway interchanges with a local road at Bidor. Further south within the same district, the expressway interchanges with route 1 thrice – at Sungkai, Slim River and Behrang.

While going southeast, the expressway crosses the Bernam River into the state of Selangor. Despite this, the next interchange, the final one with route 1, mainly serves Tanjung Malim over in the previous state. From this point, route 1 leaves the vicinity of the expressway as the expressway goes southwards and the federal route goes southeast. The expressway interchanges with several rural roads at Lembah Beringin, Bukit Tagar, the Bukit Beruntung industrial area and at Sungai Buaya. Going southwards, the expressway leaves the Hulu Selangor district into the Gombak district, where it interchanges near the Rawang industrial area with route 3209. Shortly after, the Guthrie Corridor Expressway (expressway 35) begins as an interchange on this expressway. On the last segment, the expressway interchanges with a road next to the Sungai Buloh Hospital, crosses into the Petaling district, interchanges with the Sungai Buloh Highway (route 54) at Sungai Buloh, and finally terminates at its interchange with the New Klang Valley Expressway (which is also designated the route number E1) near Segambut in the north-western part of the Federal Territory Kuala Lumpur.[2]

Restricted routes for heavy vehiclesEdit

As the route joins with the New Klang Valley Expressway, a restricted route has been implemented on the North–South Expressway Northern Route between Sungai Buloh and Bukit Lanjan 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.[3]

Speed limitsEdit

Most of the expressway enforces a maximum speed limit of 110 km/h (68 mph).[1] Signed exceptions include:

  • 60 km/h (37 mph) when approaching any toll plaza
  • 90 km/h (56 mph) on the route 1 concurrency (from Bukit Kayu Hitam to Jitra North) due to the presence of at-grade intersections
  • 90 km/h (56 mph) on the Penang toll-free section (from Sungai Dua to Juru) due to heavy urban traffic
  • 80 km/h (50 mph) between Kuala Kangsar and Jelapang where the expressway goes uphill, through a tunnel and then downhill
  • 90 km/h (56 mph) on express lanes and 70 km/h (43 mph) on local lanes in the Ipoh local-express system; and
  • 90 km/h (56 mph) on the stretch passing through Gua Tempurung, between Gopeng and Tapah.

There are no signed minimum speed limits.

TollsEdit

 
Sungai Buaya Toll Plaza
 
Sungai Buloh Toll Plaza

Most of the expressway maintains a ticket system (closed system) of tolling. The expressway however also has two toll plazas using the barrier toll system (open system) at the Bukit Kayu Hitam checkpoint (demolished and takeover by JKR Kedah[4]) and at Jitra.[5] The ticket system from Juru southwards uses an integrated system of tolling that also applies to the New Klang Valley Expressway, North–South Expressway Central Link and North–South Expressway southern route; it is possible to travel from Juru on this expressway to Skudai, Johor on the North–South Expressway southern route without leaving the toll system.[6][7] A separate ticket system is in place between Hutan Kampung and Sungai Dua, due to the toll-free section in Penang. The toll rate for the ticket system for passenger cars excluding taxis as of 2011 is 13.6 sen per kilometre. On 1 January 2018, Toll collection at Bukit Kayu Hitam has demolished.[8]

Toll ratesEdit

Jitra Toll PlazasEdit

Class Type of vehicles Rate
(in Malaysian Ringgit (RM))
0 Motorcycles Free
1 Vehicles with 2 axles and 3 or 4 wheels excluding taxis RM 1.31
2 Vehicles with 2 axles and 5 or 6 wheels excluding buses RM 2.30
3 Vehicles with 3 or more axles RM 3.10
4 Taxis RM 0.65
5 Buses RM 0.98

Hutan Kampung-Sungai Dua Toll PlazasEdit

Class Type of vehicles Rate
(in Malaysian Ringgit (RM))
0 Motorcycles Free
1 Vehicles with 2 axles and 3 or 4 wheels excluding taxis RM 10.66
2 Vehicles with 2 axles and 5 or 6 wheels excluding buses RM 19.40
3 Vehicles with 3 or more axles RM 25.80
4 Taxis RM 5.41
5 Buses RM 8.03

Juru-Sungai Buloh Toll PlazasEdit

Class Type of vehicles Rate
(in Malaysian Ringgit (RM))
0 Motorcycles Free
1 Vehicles with 2 axles and 3 or 4 wheels excluding taxis RM 34.19
2 Vehicles with 2 axles and 5 or 6 wheels excluding buses RM 62.50
3 Vehicles with 3 or more axles RM 83.40
4 Taxis RM 17.06
5 Buses RM 25.67

ServicesEdit

Emergency assistance and information servicesEdit

Orange emergency telephones/callboxes are located every two kilometres along the entire expressway, as with every other expressway in the PLUS expressway network.[1] Alternatively, commuters may dial the toll-free number 1 800 88 0000 on their mobile phones. Both will connect to the PLUS traffic monitoring centre in Subang where commuters may request for traffic information or roadside assistance.[9] The highway patrol and roadside assistance teams are known as PLUSRonda. They provide free first responder services including small fixes for broken down vehicles, towing and also act as traffic police when there is an incident.[10] They are also given auxiliary police powers.[1]

PLUS also provides traffic information to commuters through variable-message signs located on some sections of the expressway, and on Twitter @plustrafik in Malay.[1][11] Major radio stations in Peninsular Malaysia also broadcast traffic updates for the expressway.

Rest areasEdit

The North–South Expressway northern route has 12 full rest areas (which includes one overhead bridge restaurant), 23 laybys and one vista point (scenic area) total along both directions of the expressway. Every rest area and layby includes, as a bare minimum, car parks and public toilets. Most laybys also include public telephones and a small rest hut. Depending on location, laybys can also include petrol stations, a surau, and rarely, food courts, independently operated restaurants as well as automated teller machines. Full rest and service areas have all of the above services and are much larger, so they can accommodate more services. Several rest areas also have small inns, and most have complimentary Wi-Fi services.[12][13] Vista points only have car parks and is meant for commuters to enjoy the scenery at that location.[14] Laybys are found every 25 to 50 kilometres, while full rest areas are found every 80 to 100 kilometres. The only vista point on this expressway is in Ipoh.

HistoryEdit

The North–South Expressway northern route, being part of the larger North–South Expressway network, was constructed in phases simultaneously with the south section. The first segment on this expressway, from Bukit Kayu Hitam to Jitra, was opened on 1 April 1985, originally as part of Federal Route 1. The first controlled-access highway segment, from Ipoh to Changkat Jering, was opened by the then Sultan of Perak, Azlan Shah on 28 September 1987.[citation needed] The expressway was completed on 5 February 1994 with the opening of the last segment from Juru to Changkat Jering and the opening ceremony for both this expressway and the south section was held on 8 September 1994.[citation needed] The order of construction came under criticism by observers because sections with low traffic were constructed first, while sections with heavy traffic were constructed last.[15]

EventsEdit

Full Electronic Toll Collection in 72 toll plaza from Skudai to Juru on 26 April 2017.

Junction listEdit

State District km Exit Name Destinations No. of
lanes
Speed
limit
Notes
Malaysia-Thailand border
Through to     AH2 Phetkasem Road
Kedah Kubang Pasu 0.0 Bukit Kayu Hitam Duty Free Complex   🏬 Bukit Kayu Hitam Duty Free Complex -   🏬         Four 60 km/h 3-way at-grade intersection
Northern terminus of concurrency with  
T/P Bukit Kayu Hitam Toll Plaza
Bukit Kayu Hitam Checkpoint
Toll operation discontinued
EXIT 185 Bukit Kayu Hitam I/S Bukit Kayu Hitam town center 90 km/h 4-way intersection
Padang Donan I/S  K100 Jalan Padang Donan – Kampung Padang Donan 3-way intersection
EXIT 183 Changlun I/C   Changlun-Kuala Perlis Highway – Changlun, Kangar, Kuala Perlis, Langkawi (via ferry), Sintok, Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM)  
Titi Kerbau I/S  K6 Jalan Titi Kerbau – Changlun 3-way intersection
Changlun Town I/S  K102 Jalan Kodiang – Kodiang, Kedah Matriculation College
 K252 Jalan Lama Changlun – Sintok, Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM)  
4-way intersection
Asun I/S  K266 Jalan Asun – Changkat Nibong, Kubang Pasu 3-way intersection
EXIT 182B Jitra North I/C   Darul Aman Highway – Jitra Southern terminus of concurrency with  
EXIT 182B Jitra North I/C  K109 Kedah State Route 109 – Jitra, Malau, Padang Panjang 110 km/h
BR Sungai Ibor bridge
T/P Jitra Toll Plaza Touch 'n Go Touch 'n Go SmartTAG MyRFID SmartTAG Touch 'n Go Touch 'n Go 60 km/h Accepts contactless payments only (Touch 'n Go, MyRFID and SmartTAG)
30.5 L/B Kepala Batas L/B   Kepala Batas L/B -   110 km/h Northbound
EXIT 181 Jitra South I/C
(Bandar Darul Aman I/C)
 K116 Kedah State Route 116 – Jitra, Bandar Darul Aman, Wang Tepus, Bukit Kunyit
Kota Setar EXIT 180 Kepala Batas I/C   Darul Aman Highway – Kepala Batas  , Anak Bukit, Hutan Kampung, Sultan Abdul Halim Airport
38.8 L/B Hutan Kampung L/B   Hutan Kampung L/B -   Southbound
T/P Hutan Kampung Toll Plaza Touch 'n Go SmartTAGMyRFID SmartTAG Touch 'n Go 60 km/h
EXIT 178 Alor Setar North I/C   Sultanah Bahiyah Highway – Alor Setar, Langgar, Anak Bukit, Pokok Sena No Limit (110 Advisory)
BR Sungai Kedah bridge
EXIT 177 Alor Setar South I/C
(Stargate I/C)
  Sultanah Bahiyah Highway – Alor Setar, Kuala Kedah, Langkawi (via ferry), Kangar
Pendang EXIT 175 Pendang I/C  K133 Jalan Pendang-Kota Sarang Semut – Pendang, Kota Sarang Semut, Sungai Tiang
65.0 L/B Bukit Ko'bah L/B   Bukit Ko'bah L/B -   Southbound
Kuala Muda 80.6 RSA Gurun RSA   Gurun RSA -                 Shell Southbound
81.1 RSA Gurun RSA   Gurun RSA -                 Caltex Northbound
EXIT 173 Gurun I/C   Federal Route 175 - Gurun, Bedong, Yan, Jeniang, Sik, Gunung Jerai
BR Sungai Bongkok bridge
BR Sungai Tok Pawang bridge
BR Sungai Getah bridge
BR Sungai Lalang bridge
EXIT 170 Sungai Petani North I/C
(Bandar Amanjaya I/C)
  Jalan Lencongan Barat – Sungai Petani, Sungai Lalang, Baling, Kuala Ketil, Merbok, Lembah Bujang
BR Sungai Petani bridge
EXIT 168 Sungai Petani South I/C
(Bakar Arang I/C)
  Jalan Lencongan Barat – Sungai Petani, Baling, Kuala Ketil, Pantai Merdeka  , Kota Kuala Muda
113.5 L/B Tikam Batu L/B   Tikam Batu L/B -         Southbound
Penang Seberang Perai Utara BR Sungai Muda bridge Kedah - Penang
116.0 L/B Sungai Muda L/B   Sungai Muda L/B -         Northbound
EXIT 166 Bertam I/C  P123 Jalan Tun Hamdan Sheikh Tahir – Bertam, Kepala Batas
T/P Sungai Dua Toll Plaza Touch 'n Go SmartTAG MyRFID SmartTAG Touch 'n Go 60 km/h
EXIT 165 Sungai Dua I/C     Butterworth Outer Ring Road – Bagan Ajam, Raja Uda
 P198 Jalan Sungai Dua – Sungai Dua
Six 90 km/h
Seberang Perai Tengah BR Sungai Perai bridge
BR Sungai Sama Gagah bridge
EXIT 164 Permatang Pauh I/C  P7 Jalan Permatang Pauh – Butterworth, Permatang Pauh, Kubang Semang
EXIT 163 Seberang Jaya I/C       AH140 Butterworth-Kulim Expressway – Butterworth, George Town (via ferry), Kulim, Baling, Gerik
BR Sungai Kubang Semang bridge
EXIT 162 Perai I/C   Jalan Bahru – Perai, Butterworth, George Town (via ferry), Bukit Mertajam
EXIT 161A Penang Bridge I/C     Penang Bridge – George Town, Air Itam, Balik Pulau, Penang Hospital  
EXIT 161B Jalan Perusahaan I/C  P17 Jalan Perusahaan Perai – Perai Industrial Area
141.6 L/B Juru L/B   Juru L/B -           Petronas Northbound
141.8 L/B Juru L/B   Juru L/B -           Petron Shell Southbound
EXIT 160 Juru I/C Jalan Kebun Nenas – Juru, Bukit Mertajam Four
T/P Juru Toll Plaza Touch 'n Go SmartTAG MyRFID SmartTAG Touch 'n Go 60 km/h
BR Sungai Bukit Minyak bridge No Limit (110 Advisory)
Seberang Perai Selatan BR Sungai Junjung bridge
EXIT 158 Bukit Tambun I/C   Federal Route 149 – Bukit Tambun, Batu Kawan, Simpang Ampat
154.0 EXIT 157 Bandar Cassia-NSE I/C     Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah Bridge (Penang Second Bridge) – Bandar Cassia, Batu Kawan, Bayan Lepas, Batu Maung, George Town, Penang International Airport  
158.0 L/B Sungai Bakap L/B   Sungai Bakap L/B -         Southbound
158.2 L/B Sungai Bakap L/B   Sungai Bakap L/B -         Northbound
BR Sungai Bakap bridge
BR Sungai Jawi bridge
EXIT 156 Jawi I/C   Federal Route 1 – Nibong Tebal, Jawi, Sungai Bakap
Kedah Bandar Baharu EXIT 153 Bandar Baharu I/C   Federal Route 136 – Bandar Baharu, Parit Buntar, Serdang
Perak Kerian BR Sungai Kerian bridge Perak - Penang border
BR Sungai Sama Gagah bridge
179.6 L/B Alor Pongsu L/B   Alor Pongsu L/B -         Southbound
179.9 L/B Alor Pongsu L/B   Alor Pongsu L/B -         Northbound
181.0 EXIT 152 Alor Pongsu I/C   Federal Route 147 – Alor Pongsu, Bagan Serai, Selama
BR Sungai Kurau bridge
EXIT 150 Bukit Merah I/C  A111 Jalan Bukit Merah – Bukit Merah, Selama, Bagan Serai, Kuala Kurau
194.6 RSA Gunung Semanggol RSA   Gunung Semanggol RSA -                 Petronas Petron Southbound
196.0 RSA Gunung Semanggol RSA   Gunung Semanggol RSA -                 Petron Northbound
Larut, Matang dan Selama BR Sungai Sepetang bridge
EXIT 148 Taiping North I/C   Federal Route 1 – Taiping, Kamunting, Bukit Larut
BR Sungai Jebong Kanan bridge
212.6 L/B Taiping L/B   Taiping L/B -         Southbound
213.0 L/B Taiping L/B   Taiping L/B -         Northbound
BR Sungai Larut bridge
EXIT 146 Changkat Jering I/C   Federal Route 60 – Changkat Jering, Taiping, Pantai Remis, Beruas
224.8 RSA Bukit Gantang RSA   Bukit Gantang RSA -                 Caltex Southbound
226.0 RSA Bukit Gantang RSA   Bukit Gantang RSA -                 Caltex Northbound
Kuala Kangsar
BR Sungai Dal bridge
241.4 EXIT 143 Kuala Kangsar I/C   Federal Route 1 – Kuala Kangsar (ROYAL TOWN), Padang Rengas
  Federal Route 76 – Lenggong, Gerik, Kota Bahru
249.0 BR Sungai Perak bridge
Jambatan Sultan Azlan Shah
Length: 360 m
249.3 RSA Sungai Perak RSA   Sungai Perak RSA -                 Petronas Both bounds
Runaway truck ramp Five 80 km/h Northbound
3 lanes southbound
Kinta TN Menora Tunnel Four Length: 800 m
Maximum clearance: 4.75 m
Both bounds
263.0 V/P Ipoh V/P VMenora Vista Point -     Five Northbound
3 lanes northbound
268.0 Runaway truck ramp Southbound
3 lanes northbound
EXIT 141 Ipoh North collector-express system   Ipoh North–Ipoh South Local Express Lane Eight
(4 collector, 4 express)
90 km/h
(70 km/h on collector lanes)
Northern terminus of collector-express lane system
T/P Jelapang Toll Plaza Toll operation discontinued Access to interchanges only possible via collector lanes
EXIT 4
(EXIT 141)
Meru Raya I/C
(Jelapang I/C)
East
 A1 Jalan Jelapang – Bandar Meru Raya, Jelapang, Ipoh, Lumut, Pulau Pangkor

West
 A1 Jalan Jelapang – Jelapang, Ipoh, Lumut, Pulau Pangkor

268.7

271.0

EXIT 3
(EXIT 140)
Ipoh North I/C   Jalan Kuala Kangsar – Ipoh, Chemor, Bercham, Tasek, Sungai Siput
273.0 BR Sungai Kinta bridge
276.0 EXIT 2
(EXIT 139)
Ipoh South I/C   Jalan Tasek – Ipoh, Tasek, Sungai Siput, Tanjung Rambutan, Hospital Bahagia Ulu Kinta  
276.2 EXIT 1
(EXIT 138)
Tambun I/C  A13 Jalan Tambun – Ipoh, Tambun, Tanjung Rambutan, Hospital Bahagia Ulu Kinta  
T/P Ipoh South Toll Plaza
EXIT 138 Ipoh South collector-express system   Ipoh North–Ipoh South Local Express Lane Southern terminus of collector-express lane system
286.9 EXIT 137 Simpang Pulai I/C   Jalan Gopeng – Simpang Pulai, Batu Gajah, Cameron Highlands, Gua Musang, Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP)  , Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR)   Four 130 km/h
BR Sungai Raya bridge
290.4 L/B
RSA
Simpang Pulai L/B
Gopeng Rural Transformation Centre (RTC) RSA
  Simpang Pulai L/B -                 Petronas
  Gopeng Rural Transformation Centre (RTC) RSA -       Singgah Food Court         🏬 Mydin, Agro Mall
Northbound
290.4 L/B Simpang Pulai L/B   Simpang Pulai L/B -                 Petronas Southbound
Kampar EXIT 135 Gopeng I/C   Federal Route 1 – Gopeng, Jeram, Batu Gajah, Kampar, Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP)  , Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR)  
BR Sungai Kampar bridge Five 90 km/h 3 lanes southbound
301.4 L/B Gua Tempurung L/B   Gua Tempurung L/B -         Southbound
BR Gua Tempurung viaduct Six
BR Gua Tempurung viaduct No Limit (110 Advisory)
BR Sungai Dipang bridge
BR Sungai Lah bridge
Batang Padang EXIT 132 Tapah I/C   Federal Route 59 – Tapah, Kampar, Cameron Highlands, Teluk Intan, Kuala Woh Waterfall  
BR Sungai Cherok bridge
BR Sungai Batang Padang bridge
331.2 RSA Tapah RSA   Tapah RSA -                 Shell, BH, Petrol Southbound
332.3 RSA Tapah RSA   Tapah RSA -                 Petronas, Shell Northbound
BR Sungai Gempa bridge
BR Sungai Gedong bridge
EXIT 130 Bidor I/C  A132 Jalan Kampung Poh – Bidor, Teluk Intan, Lumut, Pulau Pangkor
BR Sungai Bidor bridge
BR Sungai Kelau bridge
347.4 L/B Ladang Bikam L/B   Ladang Bikam L/B -         Northbound
347.4 L/B Ladang Bikam L/B   Ladang Bikam L/B -         Southbound
BR Sungai Sungkai bridge
EXIT 128 Sungkai I/C   Federal Route 1 – Sungkai, Trolak, Teluk Intan, Lumut, Pulau Pangkor
BR Sungai Trolak bridge
EXIT 126 Slim River I/C   Federal Route 1 – Slim River, Slim, Trolak
BR Sungai Slim bridge
382.8 L/B Behrang L/B   Behrang L/B -         Southbound
383.2 L/B Behrang L/B   Behrang L/B -         Northbound
BR Sungai Behrang bridge
390.0 EXIT 124 Behrang I/C   Federal Route 1 – Behrang, Sabak Bernam, Proton City, Sungai Bil Waterfall  
Selangor Hulu Selangor BR Sungai Bernam bridge Perak - Selangor border
396.4 L/B Tanjung Malim L/B   Tanjung Malim L/B -               Shell Northbound
398.8 RSA Ulu Bernam RSA   Ulu Bernam RSA -                 Petronas Southbound
399.8 EXIT 121 Tanjung Malim I/C   Federal Route 1 – Tanjung Malim, Bernam Jaya, Sabak Bernam, Proton City, Kuala Kubu Bharu, Bukit Fraser, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI)   120 km/h
BR Sungai Beletak bridge
BR Sungai Jerneh bridge
EXIT 120 Lembah Beringin I/C  B78 Jalan Kerling-Lembah Beringin – Lembah Beringin, Kuala Kubu Bharu, Kerling, Kolej Yayasan UEM  
EXIT 119 Bukit Tagar I/C   Bukit Tagar Highway – Bukit Tagar, Sungai Tengi, Bestari Jaya (Batang Berjuntai), Universiti Industri Selangor (Unisel)  
BR Sungai Selangor bridge
428.0 EXIT 118 Bukit Beruntung I/C   Jalan Bukit Beruntung – Bukit Beruntung, Serendah, Batang Kali, Genting Highlands
BR Sungai Guntong bridge
436.0 EXIT 117 Sungai Buaya I/C   Jalan Sungai Buaya – Sungai Buaya, Serendah, Batang Kali, Genting Highlands
436.4 L/B Rawang L/B   Rawang L/B -         Southbound
BR Sungai Serendah bridge
Gombak BR Sungai Rawang bridge
440.0 RSA Rawang RSA   Rawang RSA -                 Petronas, North-South Expressway Monument Northbound
RSA The TWO Planned
EXIT 116 Rawang I/C  B27   Jalan Rawang-Bestari Jaya – Rawang, Batu Arang, Bestari Jaya (Batang Berjuntai), Universiti Industri Selangor (Unisel)   Eight 110 km/h
444.0 EXIT 115 Rawang South I/C     Guthrie Corridor Expressway – Shah Alam, Bukit Jelutong, Klang, Kuala Selangor, Selayang
452.7 EXIT 114 Sungai Buloh North I/C
(Hospital Sungai Buloh I/C)
Jalan Hospital – Hospital Sungai Buloh, Sungai Buloh, Kepong, Selayang
452.8 L/B Sungai Buloh Truck L/B   Sungai Buloh Truck L/B -               Southbound
BR Sungai Cheumbong bridge
Petaling BR Sungai Buloh viaduct
Sungai Gasi bridge
456.0 EXIT 113 Sungai Buloh I/C   Jalan Sungai Buloh – Sungai Buloh, Kuala Selangor, Kepong, Selayang
BR Sungai Hampar bridge
OBR Sungai Buloh Overhead Bridge Restaurant   Sungai Buloh OBR -                 Petron Both bounds
460.0 EXIT 111 Jalan Duta I/C       AH2   AH141 New Klang Valley Expressway – Kuala Lumpur, Kuantan, Genting Highlands, Klang, Shah Alam, Johor Bahru, Subang, Damansara, Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA)  
1.000 km = 0.621 mi; 1.000 mi = 1.609 km
  •   Concurrency terminus
  •   Incomplete access
  •   Unopened

Toll-free local-express lanes section (Ipoh North – Ipoh South)Edit

Km Exit Interchange To Remarks
EXIT 141 Ipoh North Toll Plaza Exit North
      AH2 North-South Expressway Northern Route
Maximum height limit 4.5 m
Alor Star (Langkawi Island)
Penang
Kuala Kangsar
Enter/Exit the tolled expressway
      AH2 North–South Expressway Northern Route
Toll free local-express lanes (Ipoh North (Jelapang) - Ipoh South)
Start/End of toll free local-express lanes sections
 
0
 
--
 
268.7
EXIT 4 (EXIT 141) Meru Raya Interchange
(Jelapang Interchange)
PMR
 A1 Jelapang
  Ipoh
  Lumut
  Pulau Pangkor
Parcelo interchange with toll plaza
North bound
Ipoh North toll plaza
IPU
MyRFID Touch 'n Go SmartTAG
North bound
Closed toll system
Collect PLUSTransit cards only
Ipoh North toll plaza
IPU
SmartTAG Touch 'n Go MyRFID
South bound
Closed toll system
Pay a distance toll only
  Ipoh North toll plaza
IPU
TnG TAG  
Customer Service Centre
      TnG TAG  
Customer Service Centre
South bound
 
--
 
--
EXIT 4 (EXIT 141) Meru Raya Interchange)
(Jelapang Interchange)
PMR
North
Persiaran Meru Raya
Bandar Meru Raya
 A1 Jelapang
  Ipoh
  Lumut
  Pulau Pangkor
Diamond interchange
 
--
 
--
 
271

  AH2
---
EXIT 3 (EXIT 140) Ipoh North Interchange
IPU
North
  Chemor
  Bercham
  Sungai Siput

South
  Ipoh city centre
Cloverleaf interchange
 
--
 
--
 
272.8
Railway crossing bridge
 
--
 
--
 
273

  AH2
---
Sungai Kinta Bridge
 
--
 
--
 
276

  AH2
---
EXIT 2(EXIT 139) Ipoh South Interchange
IPS
  Ipoh
 A13 Sungai Siput
 A13 Tanjung Rambutan
Hospital Bahagia  
Trumpet interchange
 
--
 
--
 
276.2
EXIT 1 (EXIT 138) Tambun Interchange
TBN
  Ipoh
 A13 Tambun
 A13 Tanjung Rambutan
Hospital Bahagia  
Parcelo interchange
 
--
 
--
 
278

  AH2
---
 
--
 
0
 
280

  AH2
---
  Ipoh South toll plaza
IPS
TnG TAG  
Customer Service Centre
      TnG TAG  
Customer Service Centre
North bound
Ipoh South toll plaza
IPS
MyRFID Touch 'n Go SmartTAG
North bound
Closed toll system
Pay a distance toll only
281.1
Ipoh South toll plaza
IPS
SmartTAG Touch 'n Go MyRFID
South bound
Closed toll system
Collect PLUSTransit cards only
      AH2 North–South Expressway Northern Route
Toll free local-express lanes (Ipoh North (Jelapang) - Ipoh South)
Start/End of toll free local-express lanes sections
EXIT 138 Ipoh South Toll Plaza Exit South
      AH2 North-South Expressway Northern Route
Kuala Lumpur
Simpang Pulai
Enter/Exit the tolled expressway

ReferencesEdit

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