Lebuhraya Sungai Besi
Route / Interchanges:
Main link : UPM Interchange – MRR2 (North) Interchange
Pandan link : Shamelin – Pandan Indah
Istana link : Jalan Istana – Ikan Emas (East) Interchange
The 28.9km Sungai Besi Expressway or commonly known as Besraya Expressway is an urban expressway that extends from Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) Interchange in the south to the Istana Interchange in Kuala Lumpur and MRR2 in the east. Its southeastern trajectory links the following urban centres: Ampang, Pandan, Sungai Besi, Seri Kembangan, Serdang. Its links with other expressways such as PLUS, SILK, NPE and KESAS widens its connections to down south like Seremban and other urban centres such as KL City Center, Putrajaya, Cyberjaya, Sri Petaling, Subang Jaya and Sunway. Key landmark on Besraya is Mines Resort which is a premier recreational and shopping outlet in Klang Valley. It provides convenient link between Kuala Lumpur city centre and other routes such as Kuchai Lama, Seri Kembangan, Balakong, Kajang and Seremban. An important landmark was achieved on 15 April 2014 when the 12.3KM Besraya Eastern Extension (BEE) was opened on by Deputy Minister of Works. BEE extends Besraya’s reach towards Cheras and Ampang while passing through several developed areas such as Loke Yew, Shamelin Perkasa, Middle Ring Road 2 and Pandan Indah. Besraya has 2 toll plazas at Mines and Loke Yew, 23 interchanges and 21 bridges.
The route was originally a state road knows as Jalan Kuala Lumpur- Sungai Besi. When its status was change to a toll expressway it was known as Sungai Besi Expressway. However, the name BESRAYA is now was frequently used, to differentiate it from the Sungai Besi Tol; operated by PLUS on the Kuala Lumpur Expressway. The concession for the expressway is held by Besraya (M) Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of IJM Corporation Construction commenced in 1996.
The expressway originally had three toll plazas – Mines South for traffic heading towards UPM and Seremban, Mines North for traffic heading towards Kuala Lumpur city centre and Salak Jaya (the only two directional toll plazas along Besraya). Toll collection at the Salak Jaya toll plaza was, however, abolished on 24 February 2009. As compensation, Federal Government awarded the concessionaire the concession to extend the expressway by 12.3 kilometres from Salak South near Tai Thung School at kilometre 15.6 to the Midddle Ring Road 2 near Pandan Indah. The extension is schedule for completion in 2013.
With its central location in the Klang Valley, BESRAYA provides access to a number of other highways – the Kuala Lumpur –Seremban Highway, the Shah Alam Expressway, the Federal Highway Route 2, the East –West Link Expressway, Middle Ring Road 2 and Kajang Dispersal Link Expressway. These enable road users to access areas such as Cheras (via the East-West Link Expressway), Puchong, Subang and Shah Alam (via Shah Alam Expressway), Petaling Jaya (via the Federal Highway Route 2) and Balakong, Cheras (via the Kajang Dispersal Link Expressway). Besraya also provide aceess to locations further south such as Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Putrajaya, Cyberjaya, Kajang and Seremban.
There are 10 interchange spread along the expressway. These to ensure smooth traffic flow along the main route while providing access and connectivity to surrounding area. The expressway also provide crucial link to public transport Keratapi Tanah Melayu (KTM) Komuter train Station at its Balakong Interchange, a Light Rail Transit (LRT) station at the Pekan Sungai Besi Interchange and numerous bus routes linking the southern corridor to the rest of the Klang Valley. Bandar Tasik Selatan Interchange is effectively an intermodal transportation hub which became fully operational on 1 January 2011. The station there serves as both a stop and interchange for the KTM Komuter, the LRT Ampang Line, the Express Rail Link’s KLIA Transit trains and RapidKL buses. The station is accessible via the Middle Ring Road 2 from the southeast, and indirectly from the Sungai Besi Expressway from the west.
Lebuhraya Sungai Besi (Sungai Besi Expressway)
Year Opened : 1999