Information on Malaysian highways

July 21, 2014
Travel Smarter

The success of the development of the North – South Expressway (NSE), the first privatised highway in the country that was officially fully opened in 1994, has led to an increasing number of privatised highways throughout Malaysia. Demand for more highways grew as the many highway safety features and facilities have helped to reduce road accidents, costs and travel time and at the same time, spurred unprecedented boom in economic activities along the highway routes. There are currently 30 highways in Malaysia, measuring more than 1,000 kilometres.

Jambatan Pulau Pinang (JPP) was the first highway toll bridge opened in the country. With its distinctive designs and features, JPP has won many awards, including the Grand Award in the United States of America Engineering Excellence Competition in 1986 and the FIABCI Special Award in 1993. It also picked up an award for transportation structures from the UK in 2006 as well as a Supreme Award for Engineering Excellence.

Private highways in Malaysia have won many accolades, such as the best Architectural Design Award and Best Buildable Design Award given to Lebuhraya Malaysia – Singapura Lintasan Kedua (LINKEDUA). The UN Habitat Scroll of Honour Award has also been bestowed upon Lebuhraya SMART (SMART) in Kuala Lumpur for its management and easing of peak hour traffic in mitigating flood in KL areas. The Sungai Perai Bridge under Lebuhraya Lingkaran Luar Butterworth (LLB) meanwhile won the Institute of Structural Engineers, UK, (ISTRUCTE) double awards, namely best Transportation Structures award and the Supreme award for best structure among all categories for its innovation, eye-catching design and fine details in 2006.

NO.

ROUTE MARKER

FULL NAME

ACRONYM

DISTANCE

(KM)

1

E1 & E2

North-South
Expressway

NSE

772.00

New
Klang Valley Expressway

NKVE

35.00

 

Federal
Highway Route 2

FHR 2

16.00

2

E3

Lebuhraya
Malaysia-Singapura Lintasan Kedua

LINKEDUA

47.00

3

E5

Lebuh
Raya Shah Alam

KESAS

34.50

4

E6

North-South
Expressway Central Link

ELITE

63.00

5

E7

Lebuhraya
Cheras-Kajang

GRAND SAGA

11.50

6

E8

Lebuhraya
KL-Karak

KLK

60.00

7

Lebuhraya
Pantai Timur Fasa 1

LPT1

174.50

8

Lebuhraya
Pantai Timur 2

LPT2

184.00

9

E9

Lebuhraya
Sungai Besi

BESRAYA

28.90

10

E10

New
Pantai Expressway

NPE

19.60

11

E11

Lebuhraya
Damansara–Puchong (LDP)

LITRAK

40.00

12

E12

Ampang-Kuala
Lumpur Elevated Expressway

AKLEH

7.90

13

E13

Lebuhraya
Kemuning-Shah Alam

LKSA

14.70

14

E14

Eastern
Dispersal Link

EDL

8.10

15

E15

Lebuhraya
Butterworth-Kulim

BKE

17.00

16

E17

Lebuhraya
Lingkaran Luar Butterworth

LLB

18.925

17

E18

Kajang
Dispersal Link Expressway

SILK

37.00

18

E20

Maju
Expressway

MEX

26.00

19

E21

Lebuhraya
Kajang-Seremban

LEKAS

44.30

20

E22

Senai-Desaru
Expressway

SDE

77.00

21

E23

Lebuhraya
SPRINT

SPRINT

26.50

22

E25

KL–Kuala
Selangor Expressway

LATAR

33.00

23

E26

South
Klang Valley Expressway

SKVE

51.70

24

E28

Sultan
Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah Bridge (Jambatan Pulau Pinang Kedua)

JPP2

24.00

25

E29

Seremban-Port
Dickson Highway

SPDH

23.00

26

E30

Lebuhraya
Pintas Selat Klang Utara Baru

GRAND SEPADU

17.50

27

E33

Duta-Ulu
Kelang Expressway

DUKE

18.00

28

E35

Guthrie
Corridor Expressway

GCE

22.65

29

E36

Jambatan
Pulau Pinang

JPP

13.50

30

E37

Lebuhraya
KL-Seremban

KLS

10.50

31

E38

Lebuhraya
SMART

SMART

5.00

TOTAL

1,982.275