Motorists get to enjoy a one-month free toll on the new SUKE highway but may want to exercise caution while enjoying the panoramic views of the city.
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Road users get to enjoy a one-month free toll at the new Sungai Besi-Ulu Kelang (SUKE) Highway.
The new highway will significantly ease the congestion along roads in eastern Kuala Lumpur, such as the Middle Ring Road 2 (MRR2) and Jalan Loke Yew.
According to Malay Mail, Senior Works Minister Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof said the highway could reduce traffic congestion by up to 36% during peak hours and save travel time from 75 minutes to 25 minutes.
The SUKE highway also possesses two unique features that made it into the Malaysia Book of Records: the country’s first two-level helicoidal ramp and the highest Segmented Girder Bridge (SBG) measuring 56.4 meters from the ground level.
Where do the roads connect?
Once it’s fully completed by the first quarter of next year, SUKE will measure 24.4km long and start from Seri Petaling, where it’s connected with the Kesas Expressway, all the way to Jalan Hulu Kelang.
There’ll be 14 interchanges connecting motorists with several highways such as KL-Seremban Expressway, the Sungai Besi Expressway (Besraya), the Cheras-Kajang Expressway (CKE), MRR2, the Ampang-Kuala Lumpur Elevated Expressway (Akleh), and the Duta-Ulu Kelang Expressway (DUKE).
SUKE Highway will also be connected to the East Klang Valley Expressway (EKVE), which is currently under construction.
Currently, only Phase 1 of the SUKE highway is opened for public use, so motorists will have access to 11 of the 14 interchanges.
The first phase stretches for 16.6km from the Cheras-Kajang interchange to the Bukit Antarabangsa interchange.
The Sri Petaling, Sungai Besi and Alam Damai interchanges will be the last three to be finished.
There will be new R&R on the highway
Due to the long and windy roads, some road users might be tempted to race or stop by the roadside to capture panoramic pictures.
To prevent any road mishaps, members of the public are advised to utilise the new R&R area at Tasik Tambahan once it’s built.
According to paultan.org, the planned R&R area by Prolintas, currently dubbed the “SUKE Lookout Point,” will eventually have F&B outlets and double as a hangout spot with a panoramic view of KL.