Setiawangsa-Pantai Expressway is now officially opened

Works Minister said toll charges will be exempted until 2 December

The 20.7km Setiawangsa-Pantai Expressway (SPE) - The Malaysian Reserve Pic
The 20.7km Setiawangsa-Pantai Expressway (SPE) - The Malaysian Reserve Pic

KUALA LUMPUR — The 20.7km Setiawangsa-Pantai Expressway (SPE) is officially operative in its entirety, following the opening of 16.3 km stretch of the highway (Sections 1 to 3), as at 11.59pm on Friday (3 Nov).

Previously, only a 4.4 km section (Section 4) of the highway, stretching from Setiawangsa to Taman Melawati, was opened, since December 2021.

Works Minister Datuk Seri Alexander Nanta Linggi, who officiated the highway’s official launch, said toll charges at the three toll plazas — Chan Sow Lin, Ampang and Setiawangsa — situated on the stretch, will be exempted until 2 December.

After that period, cars will be charged the highway’s toll rate of RM3.50.

With the highway fully opened, Alexander said it is expected to be used by 100,000 vehicles daily.  

“The SPE connects with several other highways, such as the SPRINT, AKLEH, DUKE and MRR2, and will increase efficiency of the network and reduce congestion in Kuala Lumpur,” he said.

The concessionaire of the SPE is Lebuhraya DUKE Fasa 3 Sdn Bhd (DUKE 3), a wholly owned unit of Ekovest Bhd. — Malaysiaxpress

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