Friday, May 1, 2009

DUKE Highway (Section 1) Opening_30.04.09

The Duta-Ulu Kelang Expressway (DUKE) is a new dual 3 to 4-lane expressway which traverses from the east to west along the the Northern Corridor of Kuala Lumpur. The expressway of 18 km, connects the North Klang Valley Expressway’s Jalan Duta Interchange to Kuala Lumpur Middle Ring Road 2 at Taman Hillview Interchange in the east and at Greenwood Interchange in the north, crossing major KL roads i.e Jalan Duta, Jalan Kuching, Jalan Ipoh and Jalan Duta. The Concessionaire for this project is Konsotium Lebuhraya Utara-Timur (KL) Sdn Bhd (KESTURI).

DUKE map

DUKE Kuching Interchange

The official opening ceremony of Section 1 of DUKE from Jalan Kuching Intercahnge to Sentul Pasar Interchange was held on 30th April 2009 at the Batu Toll Plaza. It was officiated by YB Dato’ Shaziman bin Abu Mansor, Minister of Works. As Design Engineering Consultant for Section 1 of the project, we were invited to witness the opening ceremony of the expressway. The section 1 of DUKE is the final section to be opened as the rest of the stretches have been opened last January 2009.

YB Dato’ Shaziman bin Abu Mansor arriving for the opening ceremony accompanied by Y. Bhg. Dato’ Haris Onn Hussein of KESTURI
Batu Toll Plaza
YB Dato’ Shaziman bin Abu Mansor and Y. Bhg. Dato’ Haris Onn Hussein at opening ceremony
Raj and colleagues at Toll Plaza

The DUKE Expressway operates an open toll system at its three toll plazas located at Batu, Sentul, and Ayer Panas, with a fixed toll rate depending on the class of vehicle. 46% of the expressway journey is toll free. There are 7 interchanges and 5 ramps giving the users multiple entry and exist points.

For more information, refer to DUKE website:

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