SKVE's Section 3 to help boost traffic
PETALING JAYA: Traffic at the South Klang Valley Expressway (SKVE) is expected to increase 20 per cent with the opening of the new section between Teluk Panglima Garang and Pulau Indah next Tuesday.
The 19km route, referred to as Section 3, was built at a cost of RM343 million. It was completed in July and had been undergoing tests, said SKVE Holdings Sdn Bhd chief operating officer Teoh Jui Min recently.
The total cost of building Section 1B, 2 and 3 of the SKVE is RM1.1 billion.
Teoh said at present, 40,000 vehicles use the SKVE each day.
"With the opening of Section 3 - the Pulau Indah interchange - we expect the number of vehicles to rise to 50,000 a day," he said.
SKVE Holdings has a 40-year concession on the highway, starting from 2007. It was awarded the concession in August 2006.
It operates three toll plazas along the highway, namely the Air Itam toll plaza, the SKVE-Saujana Putra toll plaza and the Tanjung Panglima Garang toll plaza.
Upon the opening of Section 3, the Pulau Indah toll plaza will become operational.
Two more toll plazas in Tanjung Dua Belas and Pulau Carey will open when the interchanges linking other highways to the SKVE at those two points become operational.
The SKVE connects Putrajaya to Pulau Indah and the Westport Industrial area. Francis Dass
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