KUALA LUMPUR: Road users will be able to enjoy two weeks of free toll when passing through the new Alam Damai toll plaza on the newly launched second phase of the Sungai Besi-Ulu Kelang Elevated Highway (SUKE).
Works Minister Datuk Seri Alexander Nanta Linggi said that the toll-free period of the Alam Damai toll plaza would be from June 16-29 to encourage use of the new route.
"It will be a catalyst for economic activity as even those not using the new highway would enjoy smoother traffic and faster trips.
"This will allow workers to get to their workplaces faster, allowing them to be more productive," he said at a press conference after the launch ceremony of SUKE's phase two on Thursday (June 15).
The second phase completes the project's primary objective of acting as an alternative route for users using the Kuala Lumpur Middle Ring Road 2 (MRR2) to travel from Sri Petaling to Ulu Kelang.
The SUKE's second phase is expected to help disperse an estimated 30% of traffic from the MRR2, 36% from Jalan Ampang, and 12% from Jalan Loke Yew, all of which experience frequent congestion.
It would also complete SUKE's alignment on the roadmap by connecting traffic routes from Klang, Shah Alam and Sungai Besi through Bandar Tasik Selatan and Alam Damai while also linking to the Cheras-Kajang Interchange and Bukit Antarabangsa Interchange in Ulu Kelang.
At the end of the toll-free period on June 30, The toll charge at the Alam Damai tol plaza will be RM2.30.
The SUKE's second phase will officially open for public use at 12.01am on Friday (June 16).