The South Klang Valley Expressway (SKVE)
is expected to be fully completed in 2012.
It will serve as a major expressway from the North-South Expressway (PLUS) to Putrajaya, Cyberjaya, Telok Panglima Garang, Pulau Carey and to Westport in Pulau Indah, Klang.
The SKVE's Phase 1B construction has been completed and is due for an official opening by Works Minister Datuk Shaziman Abu Mansor at the Saujana Putra interchange this coming Tuesday (29 June 2010).
The 52km SKVE Expressway when fully completed will provide a direct linkage from the south to the gateway of Port Klang and is set to boost new growth areas for residential and industrial sectors within the Southern areas of Klang Valley, said SKVE Holdings Sdn Bhd's Chief Executive Officer Teoh Ah Guan.
Teoh said thorough planning and consideration had been given to many aspects of the expressway, including environment protection such as keeping the scenic views and lakes along its stretch. Motorists will also have the choice of using, for the first time in Klang Valley, recycled transit cards as part of its efforts to promote the conservation of environment, apart from ensuring a smooth and flawless drive on the expressway.
(SKVE route map, roughly drawn up by thundercats
Traffic between Klang and Kajang will be focused to shorter route, hence, reducing traffic congestion. The expressway for now will serve commuters from the start point at the UNITEN Interchange near Universiti Tenaga Nasional in Bangi to the end of the Phase 1B at the Saujana Putra Interchange while its construction will move to the next level.
In conjunction with the opening of the expressway (partly), a toll-free period for all motorists traveling on the SKVE for a period of one month will be effective.
SKVE starts at the Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN) in Bangi and ends at the proposed Pulau Indah Ring Road which links to the Westport in Klang. Those who would benefit from the SKVE highway are public commuters, business people and traders traveling between Klang, Westport and Shah Alam and Putrajaya and Cyberjaya.
Toll rates are yet to be decided but SKVE Holdings has assured motorists that the toll rates would be acceptable to the public.
Some facts about SKVE:
-6 toll plazas will be built along the stretch.
-2 remaining stretches - Section 2 (12.3 km) and Section 3 (18.9 km) are expected to be completed in 2011 and 2012 respectively.
-9 interchanges along the highway, namely Uniten, Putra, Wetlands, SKVE, SKVE Saujana Putra, West Coast Highway (WCE), Tanjung Dua Belas, Teluk Panglima Garang and Pulau Indah.
-total highway length is 52.6 km