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Stormwater Management And Road Tunnel
(SMART Tunnel)
Maintained by Syarikat Mengurus Air Banjir dan Terowong Sdn Bhd (SMART)
Length: 4 Template:Infobox road/length link/km (Template:Rnd {{Infobox road/length link/Template:Infobox road/length toggle/km}})
Formed: 2003
History: Construction works started November 2003, and were completed in 2007
North end: Sultan Ismail-Kampung Pandan Link
Jalan Tun Razak
Major
junctions:
Sultan Ismail-Kampung Pandan Link
Kuala Lumpur Middle Ring Road 1 (Jalan Tun Razak)

Exit 1888 Kuala Lumpur-Seremban Expressway


Exit 1888 East-West Link Expressway

South end: SMART Tunnel toll plaza near Sungai Besi Airport
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The "Stormwater Management And Road Tunnel" or "SMART Tunnel",


Exit 1888 is a storm drainage and road structure in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and a major national project in the country. The Template:Convert tunnel is the longest stormwater tunnel in South East Asia and second longest in Asia.

The main objective of this tunnel is to solve the problem of flash floods in Kuala Lumpur and also to reduce traffic jams along Jalan Sungai Besi and Loke Yew flyover at Pudu during rush hour. There are two components of this tunnel, the stormwater tunnel and motorway tunnel. It is the longest multi-purpose tunnel in the world.

In 2011, the SMART tunnel received the UN Habitat Scroll of Honour Award for its innovative and unique management of storm water and peak hour traffic.

It begins at Kampung Berembang lake near Klang River at Ampang and ends at Taman Desa lake near Kerayong River at Salak South. The project is led by the government, including Malaysian Highway Authority (Lembaga Lebuhraya Malaysia = LLM) and the Department of Irrigation and Drainage Malaysia (Jabatan Pengairan dan Saliran = JPS) and also a company joint venture pact between Gamuda Berhad and Malaysian Mining Corporation Berhad (MMC).

Route backgroundEdit

The Kilometre Zero of the tunnel starts at Salak Interchange.

History Edit

In 2001 the Government sought proposals for a solution that would allow a typical flood of three to six hours’ duration to occur without flooding the city centre.[1] A tunnel that would allow floods to bypass the centre was one way of achieving this, providing it was coupled with temporary storage facilities to keep flows downstream of Kuala Lumpur within the capacity of the river channel. A group led by Gamuda engaged SSP, a large Malaysian consultant engineering firm, and Mott MacDonald UK to develop proposals for a tunnel with holding ponds at upstream and downstream ends of the tunnel.

Construction of the tunnel began in 25 November 2003. Two Herrenknecht's Tunnel Boring Machines (TBM) from Germany were used, including "Tuah" on north side and "Gemilang" on south side. Gusztáv Klados was the senior project manager of the project.[2]

On 11 December 2003, the 13.2 m diameter Mixshield TBM, Tuah, completed a 737 m section after 24 weeks of excavation. By the end of January 2004, Tuah would start a second drive covering a distance of 4.5 km to Kampung Berembang lake. The motorway sections on the SMART system was officially opened at 3:00PM, 14 May 2007, after multiple delays.[3][4]

Meanwhile, the stormwater sections on the SMART system began operations at the end of January 2007.

As of July 18, 2010 the SMART system has prevented seven potentially disastrous flash floods in the city centre,[5] having entered its first mode 3 operation only weeks after the opening of the motorway.[6]

How the SMART Tunnel works Edit

The first mode, under normal conditions where there is no storm, no flood water will be diverted into the system. When the second mode is activated, flood water is diverted into the bypass tunnel in the lower channel of the motorway tunnel. The motorway section is still open to traffic at this stage. When the third mode is in operation, the motorway will be closed to all traffic. After making sure all vehicles have exited the motorway, automated water-tight gates will be opened to allow flood waters to pass through. The motorway will be reopened to traffic within 48 hours of closure.

Technical specifications Edit

File:KL-SMARTtunnelentrance.JPG

Stormwater tunnelEdit

  • Construction cost: RM1,887 million (US$514.6 million)
  • Stormwater tunnel length: Template:Convert
  • Diameter: 13.2 m (43.3 ft) (outer diameter)
  • Tunnelling method: Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM)
  • TBM type: Slurry shield

Motorway tunnelEdit

Features Edit

  • Longest tunnel in Malaysia.
  • 9.7 km (6.03 miles) stormwater by-pass tunnel.
  • 4 km (2.49 miles) double-deck motorway within stormwater tunnel.
  • The motorway tunnel is suitable for light vehicles only. Motorcycles and heavy vehicles are not allowed.
  • Ingress and egress connections to the motorway tunnel linking the southern gateway to the city centre.
  • Holding basin complete with diversion and tunnel intake structures.
  • Storage reservoir and a twin-box culvert to release flood discharge.
  • State-of-the-art operations control room equipped with the latest systems in operations management, surveillance and maintenance of the SMART system.
  • Custom-made fire engine units consisting of two modified Toyota Hiluxes, parked at two different locations for quick access to the tunnel in case of fire on both carriageways.[7]

Toll ratesEdit

ClassType of vehiclesRate (in Malaysian ringgit (RM))Notes
1 Private car RM 2.00 Template:TnG and Template:TAG are also available at this toll plaza.
4 TaxisRM 2.00 Toll charges are paid by passengers only.

FM Radio channels available in the tunnel Edit

RadioFrequencies
Klasik Nasional FM87.7 MHz
KL FM97.2 MHz
Nasional FM95.3 MHz
Hot FM97.6 MHz
Fly FM95.8 MHz
hitz.fm92.9 MHz
Traxx FM90.3 MHz

List of interchanges Edit

===From/To


Exit 1888 East-West Link Expressway===

kmExitInterchangeToRemarks

Exit 1888
0|| || ||


Exit 1888 EAST-WEST LINK EXPRESSWAY
SOUTHEAST
Cheras

NORTHWEST
Petaling Jaya
Shah Alam||Direction Y junctions

Template:MES-E(2) KUALA LUMPUR-SEREMBAN EXPRESSWAY
MetaCorp border limit

Template:MES-E(2) 30px SMART TUNNEL
SMART border limit

30px Template:Parking Layby signs Template:Operation officeTemplate:Parking signs Template:Toilet sign Template:TnG TAG
Template:Operation office
South bound on Cheras, Petaling Jaya and Shah Alam stretches only
30px SMART toll plaza
SMART
Template:RM Template:TnG Template:TAG Template:TAG Template:TnG Template:RM
Open toll system
Pay toll

MOTORWAY TUNNEL
Dry sections
Start/End of tunnel
Maximum height 2 m
Speed limit 60 km/h

From/To Motorway tunnel

===From/To


Exit 1888 Kuala Lumpur-Seremban Expressway===

kmExitInterchangeToRemarks
SOUTH

Exit 1888 KUALA LUMPUR-SEREMBAN EXPRESSWAY


Exit 1888 Kompleks Sukan Negara


Exit 1888 Klang


Exit 1888 NORTH-SOUTH EXPRESSWAY SOUTHERN ROUTE


Exit 1888 Template:AHN-AH Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) Template:Airport sign


Exit 1888 Template:AHN-AH Seremban


Exit 1888 Template:AHN-AH Melaka


Exit 1888 Template:AHN-AH Johor Bahru||

Template:MES-E(2) KUALA LUMPUR-SEREMBAN EXPRESSWAY
MetaCorp border limit

Template:MES-E(2) 30px SMART TUNNEL
SMART border limit


Exit 1888
0|| || || ||

30px SMART toll plaza
SMART
Template:RM Template:TnG Template:TAG Template:TAG Template:TnG Template:RM
Open toll system
Pay toll

MOTORWAY TUNNEL
Dry sections
Start/End of tunnel
Maximum height 2 m
Speed limit 60 km/h

From/To Motorway tunnel

Motorway tunnelEdit

kmExitInterchangeToRemarks
MOTORWAY TUNNEL
Dry sections
Start/End of tunnel
Maximum height 2 m
Speed limit 60 km/h

EXIT 3801 Motorway Tunnel
Dry sections
Tunnel exit south bound
EXIT 3801A
30px Template:Parking Layby signs SMART Tunnel Operation Office

Exit 1888 EAST-WEST LINK EXPRESSWAY


Exit 1888 Cheras


Exit 1888 Petaling Jaya


Exit 1888 Shah Alam

EXIT 3801B


Exit 1888 KUALA LUMPUR-SEREMBAN EXPRESSWAY


Exit 1888 Kompleks Sukan Negara


Exit 1888 Klang


Exit 1888 NORTH-SOUTH EXPRESSWAY SOUTHERN ROUTE


Exit 1888 Template:AHN-AH Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) Template:Airport sign


Exit 1888 Template:AHN-AH Seremban


Exit 1888 Template:AHN-AH Melaka


Exit 1888 Template:AHN-AH Johor Bahru||Tunnel interchange

MOTORWAY TUNNEL
Dry sections

MOTORWAY TUNNEL
Water gate boundary

MOTORWAY TUNNEL
Wet sections

Motorway Tunnel
Wet sections
MOTORWAY TUNNEL
Wet sections

MOTORWAY TUNNEL
Water gate boundary

MOTORWAY TUNNEL
Dry sections

EXIT 3802 Motorway Tunnel
Dry sections
Tunnel exit north bound
EXIT 3802A
SULTAN ISMAIL LINK TUNNEL
JALAN DAVIS
KUALA LUMPUR INNER RING ROAD
Jalan Imbi
Jalan Sultan Ismail
Jalan Bukit Bintang

EXIT 3802B
KUALA LUMPUR MIDDLE RING ROAD I
JALAN TUN RAZAK (Jalan Pekeliling)
Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC)
Ampang
Tunnel interchange
Lower floor
MOTORWAY TUNNEL
Dry sections
Start/End of tunnel
Maximum height 2 m
Speed limit 60 km/h

Template:MES-E(2) 30px SMART TUNNEL
Start/End of expressway
SMART border limit

KUALA LUMPUR MIDDLE RING ROAD 1
DBKL border limit

NORTH
KUALA LUMPUR MIDDLE RING ROAD I
JALAN TUN RAZAK (Jalan Pekeliling)
Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC)
Ampang

Sultan Ismail link tunnelEdit

kmExitInterchangeToRemarks
EXIT 3802 Sultan Ismail link tunnel
Dry sections
Tunnel entry south bound
MOTORWAY TUNNEL

Exit 1888 Cheras


Exit 1888 Petaling Jaya


Exit 1888 Kompleks Sukan Negara


Exit 1888 Template:AHN-AH Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) Template:Airport sign


Exit 1888 Template:AHN-AH Seremban


Exit 1888 Template:AHN-AH Melaka


Exit 1888 Template:AHN-AH Johor Bahru||Tunnel interchange
Upper floor

MOTORWAY TUNNEL
Dry sections
Start/End of tunnel
Maximum height 2 m
Speed limit 60 km/h
Template:MES-E(2) 30px SMART TUNNEL
Start/End of expressway
SMART border limit

JALAN DAVIS
DBKL border limit

NORTHWEST
SULTAN ISMAIL-KAMPUNG PANDAN LINK (JALAN DAVIS)
KUALA LUMPUR INNER RING ROAD
Jalan Imbi
Jalan Sultan Ismail
Jalan Bukit Bintang

Tunnel in popular cultureEdit

See also Edit

ReferencesEdit

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External linksEdit

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