Route / Interchanges: Kajang – Seremban
Lebuhraya Kajang-Seremban (LEKAS) is a dual three-lane Expressway between Kajang and Seremban. The expressway was designed to provide road users a better route to the south as well as to contribute to the development of the areas surrounding it. LEKAS adopts a 32KM closed toll system between Kajang and Setul and an open toll system between Setul and Paroi (12.3KM). This comprises three mainline and three off-ramp toll plazas.
With the LEKAS Expressway, motorist headed towards the eastern part of Klang Valley of Kuala Lumpur can direct reach their destination without getting caught at the regularly congested points of entry. Expressway users can access the eastern part of Kuala Lumpur through the Middle Ring Road 2, Cheras or Ampang, without needing to enter the city. And since the LEKAS Expressway is linked to highways such as the Cheras-Kajang Expressway (Grand Saga), Kajang Silk Highway (SILK) and Sungai Besi Highway (BESRAYA), motorists from the entire Klang Valley can easily use any or a combination of those highways to access it.
The Kajang-Seremban Highway (Lebuhraya Kajang-Seremban, or LEKAS) is a new dual three-lane highway between Kajang and Seremban. The highway begin immediately south of Kajang Dispersal Link Expressway (SILK) and ends at Paroi in Seremban. Road users from the Kuala Lumpur-Seremban Highway can access the highway by exiting at Nilai Interchange which will lead them to LEKAS’s Pajam Interchange.
The highway was planned to give road user a better alternative route to the south as well as to contribute to the development of the areas surrounding it. The highway concession was awarded to Kajang-Seremban Highway Sdn Bhd (KASEH), and construction work started in 2002 but was delayed. In November 2006, Lebuhraya Kajang Seremban Sdn Bhd, which was jointly owned by IJM Corporation Berhad and KASEH, took over the concessionaire. The first phase of the highway, connecting Kajang Selatan to Pajam, was officially opened in August 2008.
LEKAS forms an effective toll highway between Kuala Lumpur Eastern Sector and the heart of Seremban. It passes through the highly developed areas of Kajang, Semenyih, Pajam, Mantin, Setul and Paroi, adopting a closed toll system between Kajang and Setul and an open toll system between Setul and Paroi. This comprises three mainline and three off-ramp toll plazas. The highway features six grade-separated interchanges and one signalised at-grade junction.
LEKAS link with other highways and bypasses to give users greater connectivity, including the Cheras-Kajang Highway, Kajang SILK Highway, North-South Expressway, Middle Ring Road 2 (which link to the eastern part of Kuala Lumpur) and North-South Expressway Central Link (ELITE) which connect to the Kuala Lumpur International Airport.
Facilities provided include two rest and service areas, a state-of-art-traffic management and toll collecting system, petrol station and motorcycle shelters. The rest and service areas are on each side of the highway along the close section between the Semenyih Interchange and Pajam. In addition, the highway has a regional administrative centre and traffic management office adjacent to the Kajang Selatan Toll Plaza.
LEKAS operates a traffic control and surveillance system employing closed-circuit television and variable message signs positioned strategically along the highway to gather traffic information and disseminate it to road users. It also has a patrol team or ‘ronda’ making schedule rounds and monitoring the highway condition.
Lebuhraya Kajang – Seremban (Kajang – Seremban Highway)
Year Opened : 2007