From midnight tonight, motorists can use the Sri Damansara Link (SDL) of the Duta-Ulu Kelang Expressway (Duke).
The SDL connects the Middle Ring Road 2 (MRR2) at the Bandar Menjalara Interchange and the existing Duke at Jalan Segambut.
The opening of the SDL completes Phase Two of the Duke project. The Tun Razak Link (TRL) was open to the public on Sept 28.
Works Minister Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof said the 7km link is expected to ease traffic congestion for about 30,000 road users and increase connectivity to alternative routes heading towards the city centre from Sri Damansara, Rawang, Kepong and Sungai Buloh, the New Straits Times reported.
“The SDL can also help alleviate congestion at the intersections of MRR2 and Lebuhraya Damansara Puchong.
“Apart from allowing easier accessibility for the public, the journey time has been trimmed and drivers can also save time, fuel and ultimately also reduce car maintenance cost,” he said after the launch of the SDL today.
According to Fadillah, the SDL features a rest and services area called SEGAR.
“SEGAR comes with several purposes and incorporates a toll plaza, parking, commercial spaces and an elevated interchange.
“SEGAR will also be equipped with a new KTM Komuter station, which will be completed within the next two years.
“To date, SEGAR provides 300 parking lots and has the potential to be expanded to be able to cater to 4,000 car parks in the future,” Fadillah added.
In conjunction with the opening of the SDL, the concessionaire holders KESTURI will be offering a toll-free period to users for all classes of vehicles at the Segambut Toll Plaza for a period of one month beginning today until Nov 22.