Have you tried the LATAR Expressway that links KL to Kuala Selangor? I have, although not the full 33 km length to the coastal town. If you’re wondering where the entry point is, it’s along Federal Route 1 up north to Ipoh. The start of E25 is after Templer’s Park and just before one enters Rawang. You won’t miss the huge interchange.

LATAR was opened by Minister of Works Dato’ Shaziman Abu Mansor on 23 June, when he also announced the toll free period from then till the end of August. This is a much longer free sample period than the usual one-month affair by new highways, 38 days longer, to be exact. Toll collection of RM2.00 at each plaza will start on 1 September.

“For those with families and relatives in the communities served by LATAR Expressway, we would like to encourage them to plan their holiday travels, try out the expressway and appreciate the benefits of convenience, fuel efficiency and time savings,” said KL-Kuala Selangor Expressway Berhad Chief Executive Officer Amran Amir.

“To add to the spirit of Ramadan, we are also giving out dates and mineral water for motorists traveling along LATAR during the month between the hours of 6.00 pm to 7.00 pm daily,” added Amran.

LATAR serves areas such as Kuala Selangor, Assam Jawa, Ijok, Bestari Jaya (formerly called Batang Berjuntai), Kota Puteri, Puncak Alam, Shah Alam, Bukit Jelutong, Sungai Buloh, Kundang (why no exit ramp from KL?), Rawang and Selayang, according to the concessionaire. It’s an alternative to Federal Road 54, and the official claim is that one can get from the KL entry point to Kuala Selangor in just 18 minutes.

Anyone can verify that? Share your feedback and LATAR experience here!

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