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The Cheras–Kajang Expressway (CKE,


Exit 1888) (Malay: Lebuhraya Cheras-Kajang) is an expressway in Klang Valley that links the incorporated township of Cheras, Kuala Lumpur to the town of Kajang in Selangor, Malaysia.

Route backgroundEdit

The Kilometre Zero is counted from the Kuala Lumpur city centre, while the expressway begins at Plaza Phoenix in Cheras, Kuala Lumpur as Kilometre 10.

HistoryEdit

The expressway is part of a major expansion of Jalan Cheras (Cheras Road), also known as Federal route 'Bold text', which consisted of a two-lane intercity road between Kajang and Cheras. Construction of the expressway commenced in late 1998 and, at a cost of RM275 million, was completed and began tolling on January 15, 1999.[1] Having assumed a new name, the "Cheras–Kajang Expressway", and incorporated the mid-length of the original road into the expressway, the expressway consequently bisected Jalan Cheras into two at both ends of the original road: one at Kajang, and the other at Cheras, while remnants of the road's undeveloped routes between remain partially in use.[2]

The Cheras–Kajang Expressway is among the first eight-lane dual carriageway in Malaysia, stretching from the Connaught Interchange in Cheras, Kuala Lumpur to Saujana Impian in Kajang. The expressway comprises one rest and service area and nine interchanges: "Pasukan Gerakan Am", "Hulu Langat", "Telekom", "Bandar Tun Hussein Onn", "Balakong", "Sungai Long", "Bukit Dukong", "Sungai Balak" and "Saujana Impian". The expressway has receive substantial volumes of traffic to and from linked localities. Between 2003 and 2004 alone, traffic volume increased 4%, with an average of 187,000 vehicles per day utillising the expressway in the financial year of 2004.[1]

The expressway formerly featured its own electronic toll collection system, known as the Saga Tag. Beginning 1 July 2004, however, the Saga Tag was replaced by Touch 'n Go and Smart TAG systems.

Of the RM275 million used to finance the expressway's construction, RM210 million consisted of bonds issued by Grand Saga Template:H:title, the expressway's concessionaire, and RM59 million was support loan from the government.[1] Grand Saga was further provided compensation from the government for revisions of scheduled toll rate hikes. In 2003 and 2004, the government paid RM104.93 million in compensation, exclusive of waiving interest and repayment of the support loan.[1] The government also extended the expressway's concession by two years to September 18, 2027 in 2002.[1]

On 2 March 2012, the Kuala Lumpur bound Batu 9 toll plaza and Kajang bound Batu 11 toll plaza of the expressway were abolished by the government due to a strong petition led by Eddie Ng Tien Chee from the Democratic Action Party. This petition is signed by 100,000 residents of the area.

FeaturesEdit

ControversyEdit

Bandar Mahkota Cheras exitEdit

Template:Main During the construction of the Bandar Mahkota Cheras, an access road connecting the new township and the Bandar Tun Hussein Onn Interchange EXIT 704 was built by the developer to provide access to Bandar Mahkota Cheras from Cheras - Kajang Expressway and vice-versa. However, the link road was closed in January 2006 by Grand Saga under the direction of the Malaysian Highway Authority (MHA) due to disputes between Grand Saga and the developer of Bandar Mahkota Cheras on compensations since the link road would allow motorists to bypass the Batu 11 toll plaza on the expressway. As a result, residents travelling to Kuala Lumpur are required to enter the expressway via Bandar Sungai Long or vice-versa, while having to pay fares for both the Batu 9 and Batu 11 toll plazas.

Following Opposition control of Selangor in the 2008 election, local residents dismantled the barricades, temporarily allowing traffic to and from the township to directly enter and exit the expressway. In an early attempt, Grand Saga forcefully reclosed the road. However, On 27 June 2008, the barrier was torn down once again.

On 4 June 2008, the Malaysian Highway Authority and Grand Saga were ordered to install traffic lights on the junctions of Bandar Mahkota Cheras to ease the traffic flow of the residents. Today, the access road connecting Bandar Mahkota Cheras and Bandar Tun Hussein Onn Interchange is open.

Toll ratesEdit

(Starting 1 January 2007)

Batu 9 toll plaza (Kajang bound)Edit

ClassType of vehiclesRate (in Malaysian Ringgit (RM))
0Motorcycles, bicycles or vehicles with 2 or less wheelsFree
1Vehicles with 2 axles and 3 or 4 wheels excluding taxisRM1.00
2Vehicles with 2 axles and 5 or 6 wheels excluding busesRM2.00
3Vehicles with 3 or more axlesRM2.00
4TaxisRM0.50
5BusesRM1.00

Batu 11 toll plaza (KL bound)Edit

ClassType of vehiclesRate (in Malaysian Ringgit (RM))
0Motorcycles, bicycles or vehicles with 2 or less wheelsFree
1Vehicles with 2 axles and 3 or 4 wheels excluding taxisRM0.90
2Vehicles with 2 axles and 5 or 6 wheels excluding busesRM1.80
3Vehicles with 3 or more axlesRM1.80
4TaxisRM0.50
5BusesRM0.90
(Source: Utusan Malaysia, 15 December 2006)

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Interchanges Edit

kmExitInterchangeToRemarks
NORTH
'Bold text' CHERAS HIGHWAY
Kuala Lumpur
Cheras
Bandar Tun Razak
'Bold text' CHERAS HIGHWAY
DBKL border limit

Template:MES-E(2) 'Bold text' CHERAS-KAJANG EXPRESSWAY
Start/End of toll expressway
Grand Saga border limit


Exit 1888
10

'Bold text'
-- || ||Template:Shopping sign Plaza Phoenix

Template:P&R Plaza Phoenix MRT station||Template:Shopping sign PLAZA PHOENIX
Template:Parking signs

Template:P&R PLAZA PHOENIX MRT STATION
Template:MRT SBK||Kuala Lumpur bound

Plaza Phoenix MRT Station
Under construction

Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
FT Kuala Lumpur-Selangor border
Selangor Darul Ehsan
Hulu Langat district border
PerhilitanPerhilitan
Taman Cheras Hartamas
South bound
EXIT 701BEWLE EXITWEST

Exit 1888 EAST-WEST LINK EXPRESSWAY
Taman Connaught


Exit 1888 Bandar Tun Razak


Exit 1888 Bangsar
'Bold text' Petaling Jaya
'Bold text' Shah Alam
'Bold text' Klang||Tunnel entry to


Exit 1888 East-West Link Expressway

Template:Parking Layby signs Petronas LaybyTemplate:Parking signs Template:Petrol station signs Petronas Template:Toilet sign Template:Surau signSouth bound
Maktab Polis Diraja Malaysia
(Royal Malaysian Police College)
Maktab Polis Diraja Malaysia
(Royal Malaysian Police College)
North bound
EXIT 701APGA INTERCHANGENORTHEAST
JALAN MEDAN MASRIA
Pasukan Gerakan Am (PGA) Base
Taman Cuepacs
Taman Cheras Permata
Taman Cheras Awana
Taman Segar Perdana
Taman Bukit Hartamas
Diamond interchange
Batu 9 toll plaza
(Kajang bound)
Template:TAG Template:TnG Template:RM-BET Template:RM
Opened toll system
Pay toll

Template:Parking Layby signs Batu 9 toll plazaTemplate:Parking signsSouth bound
Template:P&R Taman Suntex MRT stationTemplate:P&R TAMAN SUNTEX MRT STATION
Template:MRT SBK
Under construction
EXIT 702HULU LANGAT INTERCHANGEEAST
'Bold text' JALAN LAMA CHERAS
'Bold text' Pekan Batu 9 Cheras
Taman Suntex
Template:JKR(B) Hulu Langat
Template:JKR(B) Sungai Pangsoon
Template:JKR(B) Sungai Congkak waterfall
Template:JKR(B) Sungai Gabai waterfall
Template:JKR(B) Sungai Tekali waterfall
Trumpet interchange
Template:P&R Taman Koperasi MRT stationTemplate:P&R TAMAN KOPERASI MRT STATION
Template:MRT SBK
Under construction
EXIT 703TELEKOM INTERCHANGEWEST
JALAN KOTA CHERAS
Kota Cheras
Taman Damai Jaya
Taman Sri Cheras
Taman Putri Jaya
Taman Legenda Mas
Taman Tun Perak
Taman Cheras Mas

NORTHEAST
'Bold text' JALAN LAMA CHERAS
'Bold text' Pekan Batu 9 Cheras
Template:JKR(B) Hulu Langat
Template:JKR(B) Sungai Pangsoon
Template:JKR(B) Sungai Congkak waterfall
Template:JKR(B) Sungai Gabai waterfall
Template:JKR(B) Sungai Tekali waterfall
Diamond interchange
EXIT 704BANDAR TUN HUSSEIN ONN INTERCHANGEWEST
LEBUH UTAMA TUN HUSSEIN ONN
Bandar Tun Hussein Onn
Cheras Perdana

EAST
PERSIARAN MAHKOTA CHERAS 1
Bandar Mahkota Cheras
Diamond interchange
Template:P&R Bandar Tun Hussein Onn MRT stationTemplate:P&R BANDAR TUN HUSSEIN ONN MRT STATION
Template:MRT SBK
Under construction
Template:Parking Layby signs Batu 11 toll plazaTemplate:Parking signs Template:Operation officeNorth bound
Batu 11 toll plaza
(Kuala Lumpur bound)
Template:RM Template:RM-BET Template:TnG Template:TAG
Opened toll system
Pay toll

Sungai Cheras bridge
EXIT 705BALAKONG INTERCHANGEWEST
'Bold text' JALAN BALAKONG
'Bold text' Balakong
Template:MES-E(2) KAJANG DISPERSIAL LINK EXPRESSWAY

Exit 1888 Mines Resort City
'Bold text' Seri Kembangan


Exit 1888 Sungai Besi||Half diamond interchange

Template:Railway station sign Balakong MRT stationTemplate:P&R BALAKONG MRT STATION
Template:MRT SBK
Under construction
Sungai Langat bridge
EXIT 706SUNGAI LONG INTERCHANGEEAST
JALAN SUNGAI LONG
Bandar Sungai Long
Bandar Mahkota Cheras
Template:MES-E(2) KAJANG DISPERSIAL LINK EXPRESSWAY

Exit 1888 Semenyih


Exit 1888 Seremban||Half-diamond interchange

Template:RSA-OBR signs Bukit Dukung Rest and Service AreaTemplate:Parking signs Template:Petrol station signs BH Petrol Template:Toilet sign Template:Food court sign Template:Surau signNorth bound
EXIT 707BUKIT DUKUNG INTERCHANGESOUTHEAST
'Bold text' JALAN CHERAS-KAJANG
Kampung Bukit Dukung
Interchange
Template:MES-E(2) 'Bold text' CHERAS-KAJANG EXPRESSWAY

Template:MES-E(2) CHERAS-KAJANG EXPRESSWAY

Template:Parking Layby signs Shell and Petronas Layby

Template:P&R Taman Koperasi MRT station
Template:Parking signs Template:Petrol station signs Shell Template:Toilet sign Template:Surau sign

Template:Parking signs Template:Petrol station signs Petronas Template:Toilet sign Template:Surau sign

Template:P&R TAMAN KOPERASI MRT STATION
Template:MRT SBK
South bound
EXIT 707ASUNGAI BALAK INTERCHANGESOUTHWEST

Exit 1888 KAJANG DISPERSIAL LINK EXPRESSWAY


Exit 1888 Sungai Chua


Exit 1888 Putrajaya
'Bold text' Cyberjaya


Exit 1888 Puchong
'Bold text' Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) Template:Airport signs


Exit 1888 Shah Alam||Expressway trumpet interchange

Template:Parking Layby signs Petronas and Petron LaybyTemplate:Parking signs Template:Petrol station signs Petronas Template:Toilet sign Template:Surau sign

Template:Parking signs Template:Petrol station signs Petron Template:Toilet sign Template:Surau sign
South bound
EXIT 708SAUJANA IMPIAN INTERCHANGE'Bold text' JALAN CHERAS-KAJANG
NORTH
'Bold text' Kampung Bukit Dukung

SOUTH
'Bold text' Kajang town centre
Template:JKR(B) Bangi
Diamond interchange
Template:MES-E(2) CHERAS-KAJANG EXPRESSWAY
Start/End of expressway
Grand Saga border limit

'Bold text' KAJANG BYPASS
JKR border limit

SOUTHEAST
'Bold text' KAJANG BYPASS
Saujana Impian
Semenyih
Template:MES-E(2) KAJANG-SEREMBAN HIGHWAY
Seremban
Nilai

References Edit

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External links Edit

Template:Malaysian Expressway System Template:Highways of the Malaysian Federal Route 1


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