THE Southville City Interchange into and from the KL-Seremban Expressway (which forms part of the North-South Expressway) is now open for public use.
Southville City’s interchange is located at Exit 212A Southville City along the KL-Seremban Expressway. With the new interchange, Southville City will only be 19km to Kuala Lumpur.
The interchange was opened by Malaysia Highway Authority director-general Datuk Ismail Md Salleh, accompanied by Mah Sing Group managing director Tan Sri Leong Hoy Kum, Mah Sing chief executive officer Datuk Ho Hon Sang as well as Mah Sing senior management and government officials.
“Southville City’s interchange will not only serve the residents of Southville City, but also the 1.15 million people in Bangi, Kajang, Cyberjaya, Putrajaya, Semenyih, Dengkil and Nilai,” said Leong.
“It will provide a new access for traffic coming from Dengkil and Putrajaya into the KL-Seremban Expressway, which will alleviate traffic congestion at the Bangi interchange exit (Exit 212).”
The Southville City interchange will have a 14-lane toll (eight ingress tolls and six egress tolls) equipped with six Touch ‘n Go lanes, four Smart Tag lanes and four multi-class lanes. Southville City’s toll operates on a closed system and can only be accessed via the KL-Seremban Expressway.
Leong continued, “We are expecting about 15,800 people to be living in Southville City this year. We are in the process of handing over vacant possession of 196 units of Avens Residence 2½-storey and three-storey link homes and 3,192 units of Savanna Executive Suites.
“By the time Southville City is completed in the next eight to 10 years, the township will have a population of 69,000 people.
“The interchange is crucial to the sustainability of the township as improved connectivity will attract more homeowners as well as businesses.”
Southville City’s interchange will also significantly reduce the driving distance to neighbouring districts such as Dengkil, Sepang, Semenyih and Bangi by approximately 6km, compared with the current access via the Bangi exit (Exit 212) and 4km for northbound via the Putra Mahkota exit (Exit 213).
“The Group is focused on launching products priced below RM500,000 to meet the market’s demand for affordable homes. In fact, 74% of our 2018 residential sales target is priced below RM500,000 and our upcoming launches in Southville City, namely Sensa Residence and Cerrado Tower C and Tower D, will play a big part in reaching our sales target.
“With the interchange, Southville City will be an even more appealing destination for buyers because of its closer distance to Kuala Lumpur and we are looking forward to increased demand for homes in Southville City.”
This year will see the launch of Southville City’s Sensa Residence with indicative built-ups from 888sq ft and indicatively priced from RM385,000. The gross development value for this new launch is approximately RM435mil.
The Group will also be launching Cerrado Towers C and D in the fourth quarter of this year. Cerrado Tower C and Tower D have indicative built-ups from 762sq ft and indicatively priced from RM600psf.
Upon completion, Southville City will house more than 15,000 homes as well as commercial spaces.