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KL-Karak Freeway widening mission begins this yr – new tunnel, avenue lights, improved highway shoulder

KL-Karak Highway widening project starts this year – new tunnel, street lights, improved road shoulder

The federal authorities has agreed to implement the mission for widening the Kuala Lumpur-Karak Expressway as a long-term measure in the direction of lowering site visitors congestion within the space, and is anticipated to start within the second quarter of this yr, Bernama has reported.

The mission that’s set to be carried out by freeway concessionaire Anih Berhad, entails the alignment that begins from the Gombak toll plaza and ends on the intersection of Lingkaran Tengah Utama in Bentong, mentioned Pahang menteri besar Datuk Seri Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail.

Additionally concerned on this mission is the development of one other tunnel, enhancements to the highway shoulder and the supply of avenue lights all through the route for the security and luxury of highway customers, he mentioned.

KL-Karak Highway widening project starts this year – new tunnel, street lights, improved road shoulder

Wan Rosdy additionally mentioned that the Pahang state authorities had taken observe of the site visitors congestion on the freeway which regularly happens throughout festive seasons, public holidays and weekends, particularly alongside the stretch from the Bentong toll plaza to the Gombak toll plaza that spans 42 km.

“To ease the congestion, a number of measures have been recognized and can be applied, comprising long-term and short-term initiatives, and it’s hoped that with the implementation of those initiatives, site visitors congestion on the Kuala Lumpur-Karak Expressway could be tackled and lowered,” the Pahang MB mentioned.

A number of approaches have been, and can be taken as a short-term transfer, and this consists of scheduling enchancment works to happen throughout non-peak hours, and implementing lane segregation on the Gombak toll plaza (westbound in the direction of Kuala Lumpur) in keeping with vacation spot, with a purpose to cut back weaving.

These are along with the supply of two tidal move places – KM55 to KM59 eastbound and KM60-56 westbound – with the implementation to be topic to site visitors dispersion on each side to realize a site visitors ratio of 70:30 west-to-east with a purpose to keep away from congestion, the Bernama report wrote.

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