The SILK Highway, or Kajang Dispersal Link Expressway, is a Malaysia’s Government Urban Toll Highway project designed to alleviate the daily traffic congestion in the densely populated Kajang area and its vicinity.
The huge traffic jams that clogged traffic flow in Kajang town centre were the main reason behind the construction of the highway. It is also useful as the main ring road of Kajang.
Connectivity to other Highways
- Kuala Lumpur-Seremban Expressway
- Sungai Besi Expressway (BESRAYA)
- Cheras-Kajang Expressway (Grand Saga)
- Kajang-Seremban Highway (LEKAS)
- South Klang Valley Expressway (SKVE)
Facilities and Services
The opening of SILK Highway has shown to reduce traveling time for traffic between North and South of Kajang, and it improves the traffic flows between Kuala Lumpur, Cheras, Sg. Long, Balakong, Putrajaya, Semenyih, Bangi, Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), klia2 and Seremban.
Numerous pedestrian bridges are provided for safe pedestrian crossings and noise barriers are built to reduce noise pollution at strategic locations of the highway.
Comprehensive Traffic Control and Surveillenace System is installed to monitor and manage traffic flow along the highway. The main operating systems consist of:
- Traffic control centre
- Close circuit TV
- Variable message signs
- Computerized traffic signal junctions
- Vehicle detectors
- Telecommunication network
Informative signages and road markings are installed throughout the highway to provide proper directions and guidance for the road users.
To further ensure added comfort and security, SILK Patrol teams (RONDA) are on duty around the clock to patrol the entire SILK Highway, always ready to respond and provide prompt assistance to motorists during emergencies or breakdown.
There are total of 4 toll plazas operating 24 hours on a open-toll system. The toll plazas are located as follow:
|1||Sungai Long||At KM10.8 between Sg. Long Interchange and Kajang Perdana Interchange.|
|2||Bukit Kajang||At KM18.4 between Kajang Prima Interchange and Jalan Reko Interchange.|
|3||Sungai Ramal||At KM23.6 between Jalan Reko Interchange and Sungai Ramal Interchange.|
|4||Sungai Balak||At KM28.3 between Sungai Chua Interchange and Sg. Balak Interchange.|
Touch N’ Go Point of Sales counters are available at Sungai Balak Toll Plaza for the convenience of road users.
The approved toll rates by the government for SILK Highway is listed below:
|Class 0 – Motocycles, bicycles or vehicles with 2 or less wheels .||Free|
|Class 1 – Vehicles with 2 axles and 3 or 4 wheels excluding taxis||1.80|
|Class 2 – Vehicles with 2 axles and 5 or 6 wheels excluding buses||3.60|
|Class 3 – Vehicles with 3 or more axles||5.40|
|Class 4 – Taxis||0.90|
|Class 5 – Buses||1.00|
Integration Map of SILK Highway and KL Areas
|Kajang Dispersal Link Expressway (SILK)|
|Length||37 km (23 mi)|
|Existed||2002 – present|
|History||Completed in 2004|
|From||Mines Interchange on Sungai Besi Expressway|
|Sungai Besi Expressway (BESRAYA)|
|Cheras-Kajang Expressway (Grand Saga) Kajang Bypass|
|Kajang-Seremban Highway (LEKAS)|
|North-South Expressway (PLUS) Southern Route|
|South Klang Valley Expressway (SKVE)|
|To||UPM Interchange on Sungai Besi Expressway|
Contact SILK Highway Management
|Sistem Lingkaran-Leburaya Kajang Sdn. Bhd.|
|Address||Plaza Tol Sungai Balak, KM28.3A, Lebuhraya Kajang SILK, 43000 Kajang, Selangor, Malaysia|
|General Inquiry||+603 8921 0000|
|Feedback||+603 8921 0123|