TWENTY-SIX roads in Setiawangsa, Kuala Lumpur, will be upgraded following studies conducted by Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL).
Setiawangsa MP Datuk Ahmad Fauzi Zahari said checks revealed that these roads had not been upgraded for 10 to 15 years.
“Maintenance of roads should be done before they get worse or are riddled with potholes. This is the first phase of the project and is expected to cost RM500,000 to RM700,000 of DBKL’s allocated funds.
“Some of the roads are in residential areas and should we receive more complaints from residents, we will kickstart the second phase of the road upgrading works,” he said, during a site visit to Jalan Bukit Setiawangsa, Kuala Lumpur.
Upgrading works had started on March 17 and are expected to be completed in two weeks.
The roads will be patched or resurfaced depending on their condition.
The roads include Jalan Usahawan 6, Jalan Air Jerneh, Jalan Air Keroh, Jalan Rejang, Jalan Taman Setiawangsa, Duke roundabout (AU3) and Jalan Wangsa Perdana.
Ahmad Fauzi said some of the damages were caused by utility companies that had dug up the road but did not patch it up properly.
“After a week or two, the road will sink due to shoddy patch work. We will no longer let utility companies dig up holes because we want upgrading works to follow DBKL’s specification,” he said.
The scheduled monitoring will be done every three months.
Also present at the announcement were representatives from Alam Flora Sdn Bhd and DBKL.