Jalan Kim Chuan to undergo repair work

The poor condition of Jalan Kim Chuan has been blamed on a lack of maintenance.

REPAIR work will be carried out at Jalan Kim Chuan in Pandamaran, Klang, to restore the damaged stretch near the Pandamaran Sports Complex.

The Works Ministry has approved an allocation of RM500,000 for the repairs.

The last time any work was done there was 10 years ago.

Klang MP Charles Santiago said the road repair work was long overdue.

He said the road had not been repaired since he became the Klang MP in 2008 and motorists were putting up with a lot of inconvenience while using the road, which linked Persiaran Raja Muda Musa to Persiaran Tengku Ampuan Rahimah.

“The allocation will be used to repair the road near the Sports Complex as the stretch is in very poor condition.

The road under the flyover at Persiaran Raja Muda Musa in Taman Gembira, Klang, has been resurfaced.
The road under the flyover at Persiaran Raja Muda Musa in Taman Gembira, Klang, has been resurfaced.

“The road has been heavily damaged because of the lack of maintenance,” he said, adding that he hoped more allocations would be granted so that the repair work could be extended to cover more of the road.

Santiago said he had asked for more allocations for road repairs in Klang but was told that the Works Department lacked sufficient funds.

He said he raised the matter in Parliament and was informed that RM7.5mil would be allocated to repair the roads in Klang in the near future.

“The Klang parliamentary constituency is huge and the roads are used by heavy vehicles, making it harder for the authorities to maintain them.

“Furthermore, the fact that we are close to the sea means the roads are siting on clay,” he said, adding that he would be working closely with the authorities to find a long-term solution to the problem.

Besides Jalan Kim Chuan, Santiago said, an additional RM1mil was allocated for resurfacing work in several parts of Klang, including the Berkeley roundabout, Bulatan Seratus, Simpang Lima roundabout and the stretch under the Taman Gembira flyover along Persiaran Raja Muda Musa.

“The roads at those spots are often damaged because of the high volume of traffic and the presence of many heavy vehicles,” he said.

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