Klang Valley Traffic Dispersal Scheme
Project Value - AUD$1.13bn
EPCC Contractor, Operator / Concessionaire
Gamuda designed and constructed four major highways within Klang Valley in Malaysia, an area encompassing Kuala Lumpur and several adjoining towns and cities, demonstrating effective traffic dispersal schemes. The existing road network in the Klang Valley was unable to cope with increased traffic from new and projected developments, which led to the construction of four key projects delivered by Gamuda: the Damansara-Puchong Highway, Shah Alam Expressway, the SMART tunnel and the SPRINT highway.
Many sections of the highways navigated difficult building conditions, requiring high levels of planning, coordination, and traffic management to minimise the impact on existing road users and the densely populated surrounding areas. Hill-cutting, tunnelling through mountains, slope stabilisation and soil improvement of ex-mining ground and soft marine clay were just some of the challenges faced by Gamuda when constructing the highways.
The Damansara-Puchong Highway strategically links the five economic centres in the Klang Valley. It features a cable-stayed land bridge, the first of its kind in Malaysia, providing a third level overpass spanning 680m. The SPRINT highway is an open toll with a 26km urban network system in the west of Kuala Lumpur. It has 11 interchanges and a highway link that features a unique 710 Moorish-influenced twin-bore tunnel which is the widest in Malaysia.
The Klang Valley Traffic Dispersal Scheme spans 110 kilometres, serving over 2 million motorists every day.