Kuala Lumpur Outer Ring Road (KLORR) is a network of highways serves as an orbital system of ring roads around greater Kuala Lumpur areas. It provides connectivity between major towns, serves as bypasses around many large and small development regions by leaving the old roads in place to serve town or city, but allowing through travellers to continue on a wider, faster, and safer route.
KLORR was developed based on the study conducted by Malaysian Highway Planning Unit (HPU) and has been listed in the Highway Network Development Plan (HNDP) as one of the most important infrastructure project in Malaysia.
Currently the completed sections of KLORR include part of Kuala Lumpur - Kuala Selangor Expressway (LATAR Expressway, E 25) beginning from Templer's Park Interchange along Federal Route 1 (KL-Rawang) to the Guthrie Corridor Expressway (GCE, E 35 linking to Elite Expressway (E 6) from Bukit Jelutong, Shah Alam to Saujana Putra, and the South Klang Valley Expressway (SKVE, E 26) from Saujana Putra to Kajang.
In addition, KLORR connects Kajang to Ukay Perdana via the Kajang SILK Highway (E 18) and with the impending completion of the project the complete KLORR network will be formed.
WHAT IS EKVE?
As part of missing link for KLORR, the proposed East Klang Valley Expressway (EKVE) starts from Sg Long at SILK Highway (in the south) and terminates at Ukay Perdana (in the north). See Figure 1 below:-
The EKVE spans approximately 39 km (24km mainline and 15 km spur roads) and is a dual carriageway, two (2) lanes in each direction and expandable to three (3) lanes. A closed toll system and designed to accommodate five (5) toll plazas at each of the planned five interchanges along the entire expressway. The five interchanges are:-
The schematic alignment and location of toll plaza are shown in Figure 2;
Planned to be completed in 2018, the EKVE will act as an alternative route to the already congested MRRII by providing bypasses for north-south bound traffic and vice versa, without at all entering KL City Centre and reducing the traffic congestion in KL City Centre.
The EKVE will be a catalyst for balanced urbanization and development growth on Greater Kuala Lumpur through an efficient, a safe and a reliable road for mobility of goods and people.