Members of the media were taken on a bus tour to familiarise them with the Kinrara Damansara Expressway (Kidex) route.
The elevated highway will have several tiers, ranging from 8m to 24m. It will start above the existing NKVE toll plaza near Lebuh Bandar Utama on tier three (24m).
At pit stop 1, toll plaza A1 and A2 will be built.
The journey will continue above the Sprint Highway and would pass landmarks such as Fella Design.
No land acquisition will take place here.
At pit stop 2, the route will go towards the right at the Tropicana business park area into Section 17. The highway would be on tier two (16m) above the Sprint Highway.
Several business and residential units in Section 17 will be affected along this stretch.
There would be ramps at Damansara Kim to connect to Kidex.
Those coming from LDP can use an interchange at Taman Tun Dr Ismail which will connect to Kidex.
Those coming from Kepong could get onto the highway via the Damansara interchange.
At pit stop 3, Kidex’s toll plaza B will be on top of a piece of land close to the SStwo Mall at Jalan Harapan. It will be on tier one (8m) at KM3 of the highway.
The route will continue along Jalan Semangat on tier three (8m). Here it will pass Masjid Tun Abdul Aziz. No land acquisition will take place here.
After passing Plaza 33 (on the left) and Jaya Shopping Centre (on the right) the highway would follow the one-way loop system.
No houses will be acquired along the loop except for a small stretch at Section 14. The highway buffer may encroach up to the fence of several houses.
The existing overhead bridge near SK Sri Petaling and SMK (L) Bukit Bintang may be removed so that the highway can remain elevated.
The highway will be on tier two (16m) at certain sections along this loop. A ramp leading down will connect Kidex to Jalan Utara and the Federal Highway.
Another ramp leading up will connect from Federal Highway to Kidex via Jalan Timur. The highway will pass Jalan Sultan, the PKNS building and Jalan Penchala at Section 8. It would pass the PJ Traffic Police Station.
Nine residential units will be affected along this route. The highway will be at tier one here (8m).
Kidex will go over the KTMB track and the New Pantai Expressway (NPE) after Pusat Perkembangan Minda Kanak-kanak MBPJ and towards Taman Dato’ Harun.
At pit stop 4, at KM10 of Kidex, will be the Kinrara Toll Plaza. At present, the land is being used as an illegal waste dumping ground.
The highway will pass Taman Medan Baru and there will be a ramp leading up and down from Kidex to the Kesas highway.
The highway will pass the Royal Malaysian Air Force (TUDM) land in Bandar Kinrara 2. A portion of the government land will be acquired for the highway project. There will be a ramp leading up and one going down at the TUDM base connecting to Jalan Kinrara 1, providing connection to Lebuhraya Bukit Jalil and Jalan Puchong.
Jalan Kinrara 1 will be widened from two yo four lanes. The highway will stop in front of Giant Kinrara after crossing at Lebuhraya Bukit Jalil where two additional ramps leading up and down will be provided.
Kidex is expected to connect to another planned highway called SKIP (Serdang-Kinrara-Putrajaya Expressway (SKIP).