Johor to upgrade roads in Kulai to reduce traffic congestion


KULAI: The state government is seeking RM115mil in allocations for roadworks in the Kulai district from the Federal Government.

The roadworks are to reduce traffic congestion in the area.

State housing and local government committee chairman Ayub Jamil said an action committee has also been formed to identify roads in the district that needed urgent attention.

He said if the roads were not upgraded, traffic congestion would worsen over time.

“The RM115mil is the estimated cost for the development of a multi-level intersection and bypass in Bandar Putra here.

“The projects are expected to help reduce traffic congestion by about 50%.

“I have also asked Kulai Municipal Council (MPKu) and the Public Works Department (JKR) to identify other routes that we can upgrade or make changes to, apart from the existing federal and municipal roads,” he said after a working visit to MPKu.

Ayub said the allocation would be from the Federal Government and the state government would submit all necessary documents to get the allocation.

“The existing federal route is no longer viable for upgrading works due to the limited land space so we need to build a bypass to disperse traffic.

“MPKu, with help from JKR and the appointed consultant, will prepare a plan or suggest strategic places that we can redirect traffic to,” he said, adding the matter would take some time to be finalised.

Ayub said a new and shorter road has also been opened to the public in Indahpura, stretching over 1.5km and built at a cost of RM4.5mil.

“The new road has reduced traffic congestion in Indahpura by 60%.

“This is the type of development that we are looking at.

“Kulai has many attractions and it is high time that we develop this district both for locals and visitors convenience.

“Outlets like the Johor Premium Outlet is located here and draws crowds, especially during the holidays,” said Ayub.

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