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

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

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

The venture that’s set to be carried out by freeway concessionaire Anih Berhad, includes 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 venture is the development of one other tunnel, enhancements to the street shoulder and the supply of avenue lights all through the route for the protection and luxury of street 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 notice of the visitors congestion on the freeway which ceaselessly 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 will probably be applied, comprising long-term and short-term initiatives, and it’s hoped that with the implementation of those initiatives, visitors congestion on the Kuala Lumpur-Karak Expressway might be tackled and lowered,” the Pahang MB mentioned.

A number of approaches have been, and will probably 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 direction of Kuala Lumpur) based on vacation spot, with a purpose to cut back weaving.

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

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