The Expressway will be a dual-two lane tolled highway between Bandar Sungai Long and Ukay Perdana with a mainline distance of 24.16km and 12.0km of spur roads. Once each section of the Expressway has reached its capacity, that section will be expanded to a dual-three configuration. Sufficient land will be acquired to allow for this future expansion.
BENEFITS OF HIGHWAY
An effective traffic dispersal network for eastern Kuala Lumpur through direct connectivity to other existing highways e.g. SILK, LEKAS, AKLEH, DUKE and MRR2;
Traffic dispersal scheme to ease traffic congestion along the existing MRR2, especially along the stretch between Ukay Perdana and Ampang;
Catalyst for new developments particularly along Semenyih, Kajang, Cheras and Ampang. Furthermore, through to other highways, it will help to spur development along their corridors due to the connectivity to Kuala Lumpur City Centre and other strategic economic centres;
Intra-urban highway providing convenient linkages for travel within the eastern and south-eastern end of Kuala Lumpur and between those areas and Kuala Lumpur City Centre;
Alternative route for users of North-South Highway from Kuala Lumpur to Seremban (through LEKAS); and
Alternative route for users of Karak Highway, upon the completion of the Ukay Perdana – UIAM section.
EKVE is an orbital system of ring roads around Greater KL
It was recommended in Highway Network Development Plan ("HNDP")
As a traffic dispersal for MRR2 and Eastern KL
Bypass for north-south bound traffic without entering KL city center
Enhance economic growth for the rakyat Selangor
Encourage balanced urbanization on the Greater KL to sustain a rapid growth to achieve high income growth nation
Provide efficient, reliable and safe mobility of goods and people