THE much-awaited third bridge in Klang is expected to be opened to motorists within the next two weeks.
Although some minor touch-up work was still going on, checks on Wednesday revealed that the bridge was ready for use.
A state Public Works Department representative said the work on the structure was complete and roads connecting to it from both ends were ready.
Klangs third bridge will connect Jalan Goh Hock Huat from the north to Jalan Sungai Bertih.
“The bridge will connect the northern and southern parts of Klang through Jalan Goh Hock Huat and Jalan Sungai Bertih to Persiaran Raja Muda Musa, respectively.
“Once opened, it is expected to reduce the traffic load of the two other bridges, especially during the peak hours,” he said.
He added that final touches on the bridge, including lining and resurfacing certain sections of the bridge, were being carried out.
The StarMetro team experienced a smooth and comfortable journey on the bridge during a trial run by the department.
Signboards indicating direction and routes from the bridge were already in place at both ends of the bridge.
A set of traffic lights at the junction of Jalan Goh Hock Huat leading to the bridge had also been installed.
It is learned that the state Public Works Department, which carried out the RM220mil project, was waiting for installation of electricity supply.
Unlike the two other bridges, Jambatan Kota and Jambatan Musaeddin, motorists will not be able to get a view of the town centre while travelling on the third bridge because of its location.
It was reported earlier that the completion of the bridge was delayed twice and it was first reported that the project would be delayed by six months to December 2016 because of technical problems.
In November 2016, the State Assembly was told that the bridge would not be completed by the end of December 2016 and would take another 51 days to finish following complications in land acquisition and the relocation of a temple.