1What are the main advantages of SUKE?

The advantages of SUKE are manifold. Firstly, with more than 3 million cars on the road in Kuala Lumpur, it will reduce traffic congestion by providing alternatives for motorists and ease the volume on existing roads and highways. SUKE in particular will provide alternatives to motorists using the KESAS, KL-Seremban, Besraya, Metramac, Grand Saga, AKLEH, DUKE and MRR2 expressways, not to mention reducing the volume on all trunk roads and main roads that will feed onto the expressway.

SUKE is the ideal link that will bring about convenience, savings in petrol and reducing vehicular wear and tear, as well as allow users to create better quality of living that does not include being stuck in traffic for long hours.

2What are the main reasons for the construction of SUKE?

SUKE will be constructed for two main reasons:

  • To link existing highways and expressways, specifically the areas of Sg Besi, Cheras, Pandan, Ampang and Ulu Klang, whilst providing an alternative for users of the MRR2. This linkage will allow for smoother traffic and reduced amount of commuting time. The projected reduction of traffic congestion on Jalan Ampang is expected to be reduced by 36%, by 24% on MRR2 and by 12% on Jalan Cheras.
  • The construction of SUKE will also address the traffic needs of the future, with projections and analysis taking into account traffic volume up to the year 2027. At the same time, SUKE will also work in tandem with the changing needs of Malaysians for a better quality of life: reduced traffic congestion and less time spent on the road.
3 What is PROLINTAS role in the construction of the expressway?

PROLINTAS or Projek Lintasan Kota Holdings Sdn Bhd is an investment holdings company with a focus on infrastructure development. It is wholly owned by Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB) and belongs to the logistics and infrastructure arm of the company. PROLINTAS will fully develop the project after which it will be handed over to the government to manage.

4How long will the project construction take?

The construction of the project will begin in 2016 and be completed in 2020.

5What are the overall benefits to the economy with the building of these expressways?

The project is part of the government’s fast track projects and it is set to reduce the government’s financial burden, as the project will be financed by the private sector. This brings an economic boost to companies and SMEs in the country that will be involved in the project, increasing opportunities for growth and thus enhancing the country’s economy even further.

6Considering the MRT will also be up and running in the near future, where does SUKE fit in in terms of transportation in the country?
The MRT will increase the amount of commuters that use the public transport system in the city, projected to be at around 25% (from around 18% currently), thus reducing the amount of road users. SUKE will be involved in handling road users, which is expected to be around 3.6 million cars overall. As such, SUKE as with other expressways in the country will work to complement the MRT and other public transportation systems.
7How many years will the project be in concession?
The project will be in concession for 65 years.
8What are the toll rates for SUKE?
The toll rate for SUKE will be calculated once the project is complete. Updates of this will be posted here once they become available.
9 How can the public keep abreast with construction updates?
All construction updates as well as news on the project will be available on the website. Click here for the latest updates. Traffic management plans will also be available here and will be updated periodically. The public can also follow SUKE updates through its twitter handle – @mySUKEofficial
10What can be done on the individual level to control noise and dust?

Homeowners near construction sites can do a few things to reduce the level of noise and the impact of dust on their homes. This includes keeping their windows closed as much as possible, washing porches to reduce the amount of dust entering the home, adhering to all safety regulations posted by the construction site, and using masks and other forms of nasal protection where necessary. Overall, keep to a regular cleaning schedule at home to ensure the health of your family members is maintained.

While every precaution will be taken on the construction sites to reduce noise pollution, residents can employ ear plugs, keep their doors and windows closed during periods of heavy construction and keep away from activities near heavy machinery.

Residents can rest assured that the health and safety on all construction sites will be maintained at the highest level.

11What is Level of Service?

Based on general guidelines from the authorities, Level of Service in simple terms means an indication of traffic conditions and comfort experienced by a road user on the road. There are 6 levels of service explained plainly:

12What are the emergency numbers?
The hotline number is 1 300 88 9922.
13 Where do I go if I have a complaint or need to reach project managers?
All inquiries can be sent to feedback.suke@prolintas.com.my or the public may call the hotline number at 1 300 88 9922. For Twitter is @mySUKEofficial. Additionally, mobile kiosks will be available along the expressway route. This will enable the public to have a face-to-face discussion on any issues linked to the expressway construction.