New access road to NKVE opens

(From left) MBPJ Engineering Department director Ismail Shafie, Wong, Sayuthi, MBPJ Zone 1 councillor G. Suriase and Malaysian Highway Authority central region director Mohd Hadzmir Yusoff opening the new stretch.

RESIDENTS of Damansara Damai and Saujana Damansara should see reduced congestion during rush hour with the opening of a link to Jalan PJU 10/10G and the New Klang Valley Expressway (NKVE).

The 234m one-way stretch which connects to the NKVE Sungai Buloh outbound toll plaza provides residents with an additional exit route. Previously, the area only had one entry and exit point at Jalan PJU 10/1 linking to Jalan Kuala Selangor.

Construction of the road started in May 2018 and was completed in August 2019 before receiving certification from the Malaysian Highway Authority on July 13.

Petaling Jaya mayor Datuk Mohd Sayuthi Bakar, who launched the new stretch, said the RM5.05mil cost was borne by three developers — Tetuan Jaya Megah Building and Engineering Sdn Bhd, Tetuan Medan Prestasi Sdn Bhd and Tetuan Prousaha Sdn Bhd.

The construction was carried out by ZBK Construction Sdn Bhd and overseen by Petaling Jaya City Council’s (MBPJ) Engineering Department.

“This was a long-awaited solution by the residents who had been facing bumper-to-bumper traffic during rush hour, ” he said.

Even during non-peak hours the stretch would save motorists heading to the NKVE almost 10 minutes.

Bukit Lanjan assemblyman Elizabeth Wong, who was also present, said the road would benefit some 100,000 residents.

“The road’s opening is timely because residents who need to access NKVE will be able use it now that schools have reopened, ” she said.

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