THE construction of theMRT Sungai Buloh-Serdang-Putrajaya (SSP) Line, also known as MRT2, is on track and operational by July 2022.
As of Aug 31, construction of the train network was at 58.9%, said MMC Gamuda KVMRT (PDP SSP) Sdn Bhd deputy project director (elevated section) Amir Malik Faeiz.
“The works comprise elevated and underground works and systems, ” he said during a media briefing of the project.
The SSP Line, which is expected to serve two million population, covers a distance of 52.2km with 35 stations, of which 11 are underground.
During the briefing, Amir said 27 long span crossings would be installed as part of the construction of the MRT SSP Line. “Long spans are defined as spans that are above 40m in length and are typically used for crossing highways, railways or wide rivers, ” he said.
He added that different variations of the balanced cantilever (BC) method was used to ensure construction proceeded efficiently with minimal impact.
During a visit to the V205 work package between the Sungai Besi and Serdang Raya North station, its project manager Dr Tey Chun Yean said the stretch has three long spans (A, B and C) crossing over the KL-Seremban Expressway, the Besraya Highway and the Middle Ring Road 2 (MRR2).
Span A crosses over the MRR2, KTM Komuter, Express Rail Link (ERL) and Light Rail Transit (LRT) tracks.
“This is one of the more challenging spans as it is also the longest at 135m long connecting two piers, ” he said.
Tey added that span B and C measured 110m and 70m-long respectively.
He added that every precaution was taken to minimise the impact and inconvenience to the public including implementing Traffic Management Plans and Emergency Response Teams as safeguards.
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