RM2mil upgrade for Jalan Kepong Besar

The poor road conditions of Jalan Kepong Besar in Kepong led to many complaints by residents and business owners.

Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) has approved upgrading works at the main traffic artery of Jalan Kepong Besar in Kepong, Kuala Lumpur, and these are expected to start next month.

Kepong MP Lim Lip Eng said the upgrading works would take place from Jinjang Utara towards Metro Prima.

“It involves three lanes on one side of the road and the project is expected to cost RM2mil,” he said during a site visit to Jalan Kepong Besar.

“The type of surface that will be used for this road is the stone mastic asphalt type instead of the asphalt concrete wearing type, which is most commonly used for residential roads.

“This will increase the durability and lifespan of the high-traffic road, which will help to save on road maintenance costs,” said DBKL Civil Engineering and Drainage Department engineer Errwan Abdul Rashid.

Lim said his office had applied for resurfacing and upgrades from DBKL last year, following complaints by residents and business owners about poor road conditions.

Lim urged the residents to make complaints via the KLCares app if they come across any potholes along Jalan Kepong Besar, by taking pictures of the potholes and identifying their locations.

On a separate matter, Lim said he would be giving out a reward of RM1,000 to STPM students of 2021 with a 3.50 CGPA or higher.

He also said that students who scored straight As would receive an additional sum.

To qualify for this reward, students need to have a Kepong address or be registered as Kepong voters.

Those who are eligible can send an email with a scanned copy of their official result slip to parlimenkepong@gmail.com by Sept 30.

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