South Klang Valley Expressway

The South Klang Valley Expressway, or SKVE E26 (Malay: Lebuhraya Lembah Klang Selatan), is an expressway in the southern part of Klang Valley, Malaysia's most densely populated region. This 51.7 km (32.1 mi) dual-carriageway provides links to the booming towns in southern Klang Valley, including the country's administrative capital, Putrajaya. South Klang Valley Expressway is the fifth east–west-oriented expressway in the Klang Valley after the Federal Highway, the New Klang Valley Expressway (NKVE), the Kuala Lumpur–Kuala Selangor Expressway (LATAR) and the Shah Alam Expressway.

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Expressway 26
South Klang Valley Expressway
Lebuhraya SKVE
Route information
Maintained by SKVE Holdings Sdn Bhd
Length51.7 km (32.1 mi)
Section 1: 19.99 km
Section 2: 12.96 km
Section 3: 18.81 km
Existed1998–present
HistoryInitially completed in 2000, Phase 2 built in 2007–2011 and Phase 3 built in 2010–2013
Major junctions
East endUniten Interchange
 E18 Kajang Dispersal Link Expressway
Jkr-ft---.svgB13 Jalan Uniten–Dengkil
Jkr-ft345.png Jalan Hospital Serdang
Persiaran Persekutuan
Persiaran Utara
Jkr-ft29.png Putrajaya–Cyberjaya Expressway
E11 Damansara–Puchong Expressway
E6 AH2 North–South Expressway Central Link
E32 West Coast Expressway
Jkr-ft5.png Klang–Banting Highway
Persiaran Pulau Lumut
West endPulau Indah, Klang
Location
Primary
destinations
Kajang, Putrajaya, Cyberjaya, Bandar Saujana Putra, Teluk Panglima Garang, Banting, Carey Island, Pulau Indah Port sign.jpg
Highway system

Route backgroundEdit

The Kilometre Zero of the expressway is located right after the Uniten Interchange at the Kajang Dispersal Link Expressway E18.

HistoryEdit

The first 7.95 km (section 1A) stretch that starts at the UNITEN interchange in Bangi is toll free, and had been open for several years. It was built by the Malaysian Public Works Department (JKR). The section 1B, 2 and 3 stretch of SKVE are to be built by SKVE Holdings Sdn Bhd. The section 1B stretch of the expressway between Cyberjaya to Bandar Saujana Putra was completed in June 2010.

The section 2 stretch of the expressway from Bandar Saujana Putra towards Teluk Panglima Garang measuring 12.96 km long would have been completed in 2011. SKVE’s last stretch is the 18.81 km long section 3 and connects to Pulau Carey before terminating at the Pulau Indah interchange, serving as a direct link between Putrajaya and Westports in Port Klang.[1]

Section 1B of this expressway between Cyberjaya to Bandar Saujana Putra was opened to traffic on 1 July 2010.[2] Meanwhile, the section 2 stretch of the expressway between Bandar Saujana Putra to Teluk Panglima Garang was opened on 29 May 2012 and the final stretch, section 3 of the expressway between Teluk Panglima Garang to Pulau Indah was opened on 1 October 2013.

FeaturesEdit

The section between Teluk Panglima Garang towards Pulau Carey and Pulau Indah is built as a two-lane expressway while retaining the full access control, making the section as the first true two-lane expressway with full access control in the Klang Valley and also the second in Malaysia after the Senai–Desaru Expressway (Cahaya Baru–Penawar sections) in Johor Bahru.

There are three main bridge along the expressway, the Jalan Puchong-Sungai Rasau bridge, the Pulau Carey-Sungai Langat bridge and the Selat Lumut-SKVE Bridge, a major landmark.

A speed camera of the Malaysian Automated Enforcement System (AES) is on SKVE near Shell layby, Serdang.

A runaway truck ramp, to stop vehicles unable to brake, is provided on both ends of the Selat Lumut-SKVE Bridge.

There are two Malaysian Road Transport Department (JPJ) Enforcement Stations at Pulau Carey.

IOI City Mall, the largest shopping mall in Serdang is near IOI Resort.

CriticismEdit

As of 2015 section 1A of the expressway (toll-free) was in a state of poor maintenance, with most of its street lights not functioning and wrecked guardrails unreplaced at accident sites.[citation needed]

Toll systemsEdit

The South Klang Valley Expressway (SKVE) is using the closed toll system. Since 1 June 2016, all electronic toll transactions have been conducted using Touch 'n Go and SmartTAGs.

Toll plaza abbreviationsEdit

Abbreviation Exits Name of Interchanges
UTN 2600 Uniten
HSA 2601 Hospital Serdang A
PUT 2602 Putra
HSB 2603 Hospital Serdang B
WET 2604 Wetland
MDI 2605 Mardi
SKVE 2606 SKVE
SSP 2607 SKVE-Saujana Putra
TDB 2608 Tanjung Dua Belas
TPG 2609 Teluk Panglima Garang
PCY 2610 Pulau Carey
PIN 2611 Pulau Indah

Note: Toll charges can only be paid with the Touch 'n Go cards or SmartTAG. Cash payment is not accepted.

List of interchangesEdit

Legend:


State District km Exit Name Destinations No. of
lanes
Speed
limit
Notes
Through to     Kajang Dispersal Link Expressway
Selangor Sepang 0.0 EXIT 2600 Uniten I/C     Kajang Dispersal Link Expressway – Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)  , Seri Kembangan, Sungai Besi, Mines Resort City
 B13 Jalan Uniten–Dengkil – Universiti Tenaga Nasional (Uniten)  , Bangi, Dengkil
Six 80 km/h
1.0 EXIT 2601 Hospital Serdang I/C (A)   Jalan Hospital Serdang – Hospital Serdang  , Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)   From / to Kajang only
2.0 EXIT 2602 Putra I/C
(Persiaran Utara I/C)
Persiaran Utara – Putrajaya
IOI City Mall 🏬  
Ramp to IOI City Mall (From east only)
2.6 IOI Hotel I/C IOI Hotel Putrajaya, Marriott Hotel Putrajaya
IOI City Mall 🏬  
3.0 EXIT 2603 Hospital Serdang I/C (B)   Jalan Hospital Serdang – Hospital Serdang  , Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)  
IOI City Ramp – IOI City Mall 🏬   , Marriot Hotel Putrajaya, Palm Garden
From / to west only
Ramp to IOI City Mall (From west only)
FT Putrajaya BR Putrajaya Wetlands Lake Bridge
Selangor Sepang EXIT 2604 Wetlands I/C
(Persiaran Persekutuan I/C)
Persiaran Persekutuan – Putrajaya
EXIT 2605 MARDI I/C MARDI Serdang
L/B Shell L/B     Shell      
Serdang Power Station exit Serdang Power Station, Klang Valley Distribution Terminal (KVDT) depot
L/B Petronas L/B     Petronas      
EXIT 2606 SKVE I/C     Damansara–Puchong Expressway – Puchong, Shah Alam, Petaling Jaya, Kepong
  Putrajaya–Cyberjaya Expressway – Cyberjaya, Putrajaya, Dengkil, Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA)  
16 Sierra I/C Persiaran Alpina – D'Alpina
Persiaran Sierra Utama – 16 Sierra
From / to Kajang only
T/P Ayer Hitam Toll Plaza TnG POS Touch 'n Go SmartTAG SmartTAG Touch 'n Go TnG POS 60 km/h
BR Sungai Rasau Bridge Four 90 km/h
BR Jalan Puchong-Sungai Rasau Bridge
Kuala Langat 19.8 EXIT 2607 SKVE-Saujana Putra I/C Persiaran Saujana Putra – Bandar Saujana Putra, Kampung Lombong
      AH2 North–South Expressway Central Link – Ipoh, Kuala Lumpur, Shah Alam, Putra Heights, UEP Subang Jaya (USJ), Puchong, Johor Bahru, Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA)  
Six
RSA Tanjung Dua Belas RSA   Tanjung Dua Belas RSA -              

SKVE Holdings Sdn Bhd operation office
East bound
RSA Tanjung Dua Belas RSA   Tanjung Dua Belas RSA -               West bound
EXIT 2608 Tanjung Dua Belas I/C     West Coast Expressway – Alor Setar, George Town, Taiping, Sitiawan, Teluk Intan, Sabak Bernam, Kuala Selangor, Klang, Banting, Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA)   Under Construction
BR Sungai Jarom Bridge Four
EXIT 2609 Telok Panglima Garang I/C   Jalan Langat – Klang, Banting, Telok Panglima Garang, Sepang, Port Dickson
BR Pulau Carey-Sungai Langat Bridge Two
JPJ Enforcement Station JPJ East bound
JPJ Enforcement Station JPJ West bound
EXIT 2610 Pulau Carey I/C Pulau Carey Planned
Runaway truck ramp Eastbound
50.0 BR Selat Lumut-SKVE Bridge
Klang Runaway truck ramp Westbound
RSA Pulau Indah RSA   Pulau Indah RSA -               Four 60 km/h East bound
Planned
51.0 T/P Pulau Indah Toll Plaza TnG POS Touch 'n Go SmartTAG SmartTAG Touch 'n Go TnG POS
RSA Pulau Indah RSA   Pulau Indah RSA -               West bound
Planned
51.7 EXIT 2611 Pulau Indah I/C Persiaran Pulau Lumut – Pulau Indah  , Port Klang  , Klang

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ NST (June 25, 2010). "SKVE to boost Klang Valley's growth". New Straits Times. Archived from the original on June 28, 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-10.
  2. ^ The Star (June 30, 2010). "New SKVE cuts travel time by 30 minutes". The Star Malaysia. Archived from the original on July 3, 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-10.

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