North-South Expressway, Malaysia


North-South Expressway, Malaysia

Malaysian_expressway_routebox
E--=MES-E|1 MES-E|2
E1 and E2
Highway concessionaire's
PLUS Expressway Berhad
length-km=Total length
966 km
Northern route
Bukit Kayu Hitam - Bukit Lanjan
456 km
Southern route
Sungai Besi - Johor Bahru
315
direction=NorthSouth
start=Bukit Kayu Hitam, Kedah
destinations=Jitra
Alor Star
Sungai Petani
Butterworth
Taiping
Kuala Kangsar
Ipoh
Gopeng
Tapah
Tanjung Malim
Rawang
Kuala Lumpur
Seremban
Alor Gajah
Melaka
Yong Peng
Ayer Hitam
Skudai
Johor Bahru
end=Johor Bahru, Johor
starting-date=1982
completion-date=1994
interchanges=MES-E|36Penang Bridge
MES-E|1New Klang Valley Expressway
MES-E|6North-South Expressway Central Link
MES-E|29Seremban-Port Dickson Highway
MES-E|3Second Link Expressway
Asian Highway Network=AHN-AH|2
Development Cost=
Number of lanes=4 lanes
Bukit Kayu Hitam - Sungai Dua
Penang Bridge - Slim River
Ayer Keroh - Johor Bahru
6 lane
Sungai Dua - Penang Bridge
Slim River - Bukit Lanjan
Sungai Besi - Ayer Keroh
Interchanges=75
Toll plazas=65
Layby=Fact|date=February 2007
Rest and Service Area=Fact|date=February 2007
Overhead Bridge Restaurant=2
Vista Point=3
Highway tunnels=1
Type of roads=Tarmac
Concrete
Toll systems=Closed toll system
The North-South Expressway (NSE) ( _ms. Lebuhraya Utara-Selatan, _zh. 南北大道, _ta. வடக்கு - தெற்கு நெடுஞ்சாலை) is the longest expressway in Malaysia with the total length of 966 km (600 miles) running from Bukit Kayu Hitam in Kedah near the Malaysian-Thai border (connects with the Phetkasem Highway in Thailand) to Johor Bahru at the southern portion of Peninsular Malaysia. The expressway links many major cities and towns in western Peninsular Malaysia, acting as the 'backbone' of the west coast of the peninsula. It is also known as PLUS Expressway, named after the highway's concessionaire, "Projek Lebuhraya Utara Selatan" (North South Expressway Project; abbreviated as PLUS).

This expressway passes through 7 states on the peninsula: Johor, Malacca, Negeri Sembilan, Selangor, Perak, Penang and Kedah. It provides a faster alternative to the old federal route JKR|1, thus reducing travelling time between various towns & cities.

Overview

It is divided into a few main routes; MES-E|1 (northern route from Bukit Kayu Hitam to Kuala Lumpur) which also incorporates the MES-E|36 Penang Bridge, MES-E|2 (southern route from Kuala Lumpur to Johor Bahru). The New Klang Valley Expressway (NKVE), part of the MES-E|1 route, starts from Bukit Raja, Klang to Jalan Duta exit in Kuala Lumpur. The North-South Expressway Central Link (ELITE) MES-E|6, opened in 1997, is a highway built to bypass Kuala Lumpur. It starts from the Shah Alam interchange on the NKVE MES-E|1, past Subang Jaya, Putrajaya and Kuala Lumpur International Airport, and ends at the Nilai Utara interchange on the MES-E|2. The MES-E|3 is the Second Link Expressway (Linkedua), which is connected to Malaysia-Singapore Second Link, starting at Senai Airport and ends in Tanjung Kupang before crossing. PLUS also obtained the Seremban-Port Dickson Highway, MES-E|29, which starts at Mambau in Seremban with an interchange at Lukut and ending near the town centre in Port Dickson.

MES-E|1 and MES-E|2 end in Kuala Lumpur. The MES-E|1 from the North becomes the New Klang Valley Expressway which further links into the NSE Central Link or for people travelling to Kuala Lumpur exit at the Jalan Duta Toll Plaza which links to the Sprint Expressway MES-E|23 and the Kuala Lumpur Middle Ring Road 1 (MRR1) JKR|28. The MES-E|2 from the South ends in Sungai Besi which then changes into the MES-E|37 Kuala Lumpur-Seremban Expressway with interchanges to the Federal Highway Route JKR|2 via Salak Expressway MES-E|37, Sungai Besi Expressway MES-E|9 and heads towards the city centre.

Toll Abbreviation

:"For toll rates, see also Toll rates of the North-South Expressway"
*AHT (244) - AYER HITAM
*AKH (231) - AYER KEROH
*ASS (177) - ALOR SETAR SELATAN
*ASU (178) - ALOR SETAR UTARA
*BBR (153) - BANDAR BAHARU
*BDR (130) - BIDOR
*BGS (212) - BANGI
*BKB (118) - BUKIT BERUNTUNG
*BKH (185) - BUKIT KAYU HITAM
*BKM (150) - BUKIT MERAH
*BKR (101) - BUKIT RAJA
*BRG (124) - BEHRANG
*BRT (166) - BERTAM
*BSP (606) - BANDAR SAUJANA PUTRA
*BTS (158) - BUKIT TAMBUN SELATAN
*BTU (158) - BUKIT TAMBUN UTARA
*BTT - BATU TIGA
*BTR (119) - BUKIT TAGAR
*CKJ (146) - CHANGKAT JERING
*DMR (106) - DAMANSARA
*EBN (602) - EBOR UTARA
*EBS (602) - EBOR SELATAN
*GPG (135) - GOPENG
*GRN (173) - GURUN
*HKG - HUTAN KAMPUNG
*HSB (114) - HOSPITAL SUNGAI BULOH
*IPS (139) - IPOH SELATAN
*JBC (257) - JOHOR BAHARU CAUSEWAY
*JLD (111) - JALAN DUTA
*JLP (141) - JELAPANG
*JRU (160) - JURU
*JSN (233) - JASIN
*JTR (182) - JITRA
*JWI (156) - JAWI
*KDR (107) - KOTA DAMANSARA
*KJG (210) - KAJANG
*KKS (143) - KUALA KANGSAR
*KLA (608) - KUALA LUMPUR INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
*KLI (252) - KULAI
*KPS (255) - KEMPAS
*LBB (120) - LEMBAH BERINGIN
*LKT (2903) - LUKUT
*MAC (245) - MACHAP
*MBU (2901) - MAMBAU
*NLI (215) - NILAI
*PBSB(161) - PENANG BRIDGE
*PDG (175) - PENDANG
*PDN (219) - PORT DICKSON UTARA
*PDS (219) - PORT DICKSON SELATAN
*PGH (238) - PAGOH
*PLI (223) - PEDAS LINGGI
*PPM (213) - PUTRA MAHKOTA
*PSR (126) - SLIM RIVER
*PTH (605) - PUTRA HEIGHTS
*PTJ (607) - PUTRAJAYA
*RAW (116) - RAWANG
*RWS (115) - RAWANG SELATAN
*SAT (227) - SIMPANG AMPAT
*SBG (104) - SUBANG
*SBI - SUNGAI BESI
*SBN (218) - SEREMBAN
*SDK (250) - SEDENAK
*SEA (603) - SEAFIELD
*SGB (113) - SUNGAI BULOH
*SGD (165) - SUNGAI DUA
*SGR - SUNGAI RASAU
*SHA (103/601) - SHAH ALAM
*SKD (254) - SKUDAI
*SKI (128) - SUNGKAI
*SNU (253) - SENAI UTARA
*SPP (137) - SIMPANG PULAI
*SPR (247) - SIMPANG RENGGAM
*SPS (168) - SUNGAI PETANI SELATAN
*SPU (170) - SUNGAI PETANI UTARA
*STA (244) - SETIA ALAM
*SWG (220) - SENAWANG
*TGK (235) - TANGKAK
*TGM (121) - TANJUNG MALIM
*TPH (132) - TAPAH
*TPU (148) - TAIPING UTARA
*TLK - TOL LIMA KEDAI
*TTK - TOL TANJUNG KUPANG
*TTP - TOL TAMAN PERLING
*UPM (209) - UNIVERSITI PUTRA M'SIA
*USJ (604) - USJ SUBANG JAYA
*YPS (242) - YONG PENG SELATAN
*YPU (241) - YONG PENG UTARA

:"(Source: PLUS Expressway Berhad)":"For more information see also Toll rates of the North-South Expressway"

Facilities along the expressway

* Rest and service areas located about 60 km from each other
* Layby parking areas located about every 2 toll plazas
* Overhead restaurants at Ayer Keroh, Sungai Buloh and USJ.
* Emergency phones every 2 km
* PLUSLINE hotline number
* PLUS Ronda ("PLUS patrol") service to assist drivers in the event of vehicle problems on the expressway
* PLUS helicopter patrol unit to monitored along PLUS expressways

General facts about the expressway

* North-South Expressway is Malaysia's first long-distance expressway as well as Malaysia's longest expressway.
* Menora Tunnel, an 800 m (-- ft) tunnel on the North-South Expressway Northern Route near Jelapang, was once Malaysia's longest highway tunnel at the time of its construction.
* Sungai Besi toll plaza is the widest toll plaza in Malaysia with over 18 lanes (excluding additional toll booths).
* The longest bridge along the expressway is Sungai Perak Bridge "(Jambatan Sultan Azlan Shah)" with the length of 300 m (-- ft).
* North-South Expressway is the first expressway in Malaysia that provides overhead bridge restaurants.
* The longest flyover bridge along the NSE network is Batu Tiga flyover in the North-South Expressway Central Link.
* The most expensive section of the expressway is the Gopeng-Tapah section. At RM200 million, it translate to RM 20 million per kilometre. Embankment strengthening is the major contributor for this escalating cost.
* The ELITE Speedway in USJ Layby on North-South Expressway Central Link is the first highway go-kart circuit in Malaysia.
* North-South Expressway forms 80% of Malaysian part of the Asian Highway Network, specifically Asian Highway Network 2 AHN-AH|2. The other expressways in Malaysia included in the route are Skudai Highway, Kuala Lumpur Middle Ring Road 1 and Johor Causeway.
* The Nilai Memorial Park near Nilai Layby on North-South Expressway Southern Route is the first closed tolled expressway public memorial park in Malaysia.
*Tapah RSA (both sides) in Perak is the first rest and service area to have wireless broadband internet facilities.
*The PLUS Art Gallery in Ayer Keroh Overhead Bridge Restaurant (OBR) is the first highway art gallery in Malaysia.
* Kempas Highway (Johor State Route JKR|J3 ) is the only state route ever built by an expressway concessionaire company (PLUS Expressway Berhad).
* While more than 95% of the expressway is only accessible via interchanges, the section between Bukit Kayu Hitam and Jitra (both in Kedah) is accessible via at-grade junctions. It is due to the fact that the section itself is a part of Federal Route JKR|1.
* By default, certain slow-moving vehicles such as bicycles, steam rollers, tractors, excavators and backhoes are not allowed to use the expressway; however, these vehicles are temporarily allowed to use the stretch between Juru and Sg. Dua (both in Penang) to enable them to use the Penang Bridge. These vehicles must exit the expressway via one of the interchanges within the stretch and use the federal roads instead to continue their travel.

List of interchanges

:"See also"
*MES-E|36Penang Bridge
*MES-E|1 AHN-AH|2North-South Expressway Northern Route
*MES-E|2 AHN-AH|2North-South Expressway Southern Route
*MES-E|1New Klang Valley Expressway
*MES-E|6North-South Expressway Central Link
*MES-E|3Second Link Expressway
*MES-E|29Seremban-Port Dickson Highway
*MES-E|15Butterworth-Kulim Expressway

ee also

*PLUS Expressway Berhad
*Malaysian Expressway System

External links

* [http://www.plus.com.my PLUS Expressway Berhad]
* [http://www.plus.com.my/plusberhad/index.asp PLUS]
* [http://www.llmnet.gov.my Malaysian Highway Authority]
* [http://www.rilek.com.my/pdrm/IPC/PDRM_SummonsInq.jsp Malaysian traffic summons lookup]


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