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Work in progress - please use this road classification if you work on building the map for Malaysia


Please follow these guidelines on all accounts, as otherwise your work needs to be corrected again and will create doublework. Don't use CAPITAL LETTER ONLY, besides being regarded as rude this is also not in line with GPS tools naming conventions and Google Maps.

Please do use the these name only, no other than these official names. If you have other names (eg known only known to locals) use the alternative names field in Waze edit. If you are not sure about changing the name of a road, it is best to ask in the Waze forum or here in the Facebook group.

Lastly, do check Google Maps a lot for how to write a road segment, if it's eg a normal street or primary street instead (Orange color).

Road Type Classifications:



Those are highways that are connecting cities and span sometimes across whole Malaysia (like NSE), they all have an Exxxx to start with. Color coding on Google Maps is a darker Orange color

  • E1 Lebuhraya Utara Selatan
  • E1 Lebuhraya NKVE
  • E2 Lebuhraya Utara Selatan
  • E6 ELITE
  • E8 Lebuhraya Pantai Timur
  • E8 Lebuhraya KL - Karak
  • E20 Maju Expressway (MEX)
  • E21 Lebuhraya LEKAS (100% rename completed)
  • E22 Penang Second Bridge Expressway
  • E33 Lebuhraya DUKE
  • E36 Penang Bridge Expressway
  • E38 Lebuhraya SMART


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Major Highways

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All the remaining expressways with an Exxxx coding in front of their name (like DUKE), usually have 3+ lanes, minimal stops. Color coding on Google Maps is a Grey/Green color

  • E5 Shah Alam Expressway (SAE/KESAS)
  • E7 Cheras - Kajang Expressway (CKE)
  • E9 Sungai Besi Expressway (SBE/BESRAYA)
  • E9 Shamelin Expressway
  • E10 New Pantai Expressway (NPE)
  • E11 Damansara-Puchong Expressway (LDP)
  • E12 Ampang-Kuala Lumpur Elevated Highway (AKLEH)
  • E13 Kemuning-Shah Alam Highway
  • E14 JB Eastern Dispersal Link
  • E15 Butterworth-Kulim Expressway (BKE)
  • E17 Butterworth Outer Ring Road (BORR)
  • E18 Kajang Dispersial Link Expressway (SILK)
  • E19 Ipoh-Lumut Expressway
  • E22 Senai–Desaru Expressway
  • E23 Sprint Expressway
  • E24 Tun Salahuddin Bridge
  • E25 Kuala Lumpur – Kuala Selangor Expressway (LATAR)
  • E26 South Klang Valley Expressway (SKVE)
  • E27 Lebuhraya Hubungan Timur Barat
  • E28 West Coast Expressway
  • E29 Seremban-Port Dickson Highway (SPDH)
  • E30 New North Klang Straits Bypass (NNKSB)
  • E35 Guthrie Corridor Expressway (GCE)
  • E37 East-West Link Expressway (Salak Expressway)
  • E37 Kuala Lumpur - Seremban Expressway

Minor Highways

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All the remaining highways like MRR2. All highways classified as Federal Routes (JKR), labeled with only numbers from 1 till currently 3374, and State Routes, labeled with a state-code prefix (same as state car registration letters) followed by route number. Please do put those numbers IN FRONT of the road names, not at the end. Also, don't put any SPACE between the letter of the state road and the number itself, so it's P17 and not P 17. Thank you!

Exception to Borneo State of Sabah and Sarawak where the Federal Route Code 1 shall be coded and refer to Major Highway. And ALL state roads with state code are classified as primary road.

Examples are:

  • 26 KLIA Expressway
  • 28 Jalan Lingkaran Tengah 2 (MRR2)
  • (Perak state route) A151 Jalan Sultan Abdullah
  • (Selangor State Route) B27 Jalan Batu Arang


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When traffic moves between two roads or highways that are at different grades without the use of traffic lights or stop signs, they use ramps. The typical example is the on-ramps or off-ramps of a highway. Roads connecting a highway with a rest/service/parking area should be treated as ramps as well and named accordingly (e.g. "Exit to Service Area").

When traffic moves between two roads that are at the same grade, these connecting segments are not technically ramps to Waze. These cases should be treated as At-Grade Connectors. Access roads to highways at the same grade are service roads (see below)

Only exception from the above rule of Same-Grade-Connector should be a ramp if it's a signed, numbered exit of a highway (like Exit 116 Rawang on E1 North-South Expressway (NSE Northern Route).


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Primary roads

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All the roads not named in 1-3 and still color orange in Google Maps. Examples are:

  • Jalan Kuching in Kuala Lumpur


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all other regular streets

Service Roads

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These are streets that are typically adjacent to a freeway (or major highway). Also called Frontage roads in some states. These could be access roads to the highway itself, but have the property of a regular or primary street.


Dirt Road / 4X4 Trail

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Parking Lot Road

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Private Roads

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A road that is not open to the public. You can drive on it, physically, but there may be legal (and physical) restrictions or it is a privately maintained road on private land.

Roads & Cities Resources (MY)

Road & Cities Resources