SEPANG residents are looking forward to seamless connectivity with the proposed RM160mil Sungai Sepang road and bridge project announced under Budget 2023.
The project will connect Bukit Pelandok in Port Dickson, Negri Sembilan and Sungai Pelek in Sepang, Selangor.
Sungai Pelek assemblyman Ronnie Liu said the announcement by the Federal Government was big news for his constituents.
“For years they have been pleading for a bridge to be built.
“The two areas are separated by the river and it takes about 20 minutes to get to the other side.
“With the completion of the project, it will take just a minute or two,” he said.
Liu said the project would be good for businesses and also boost tourism.
“Those from Port Dickson heading to and from KLIA (Kuala Lumpur International Airport) and KLIA2 can also use the bridge to reduce their travel time,” he said.
Sepang folk are also hopeful of better and safer roads with the announcement of a RM2.7bil allocation for the maintenance and upgrading of federal roads.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim also announced an allocation of RM1.5bil to improve and build new roads to connect villages.
To repair potholes, RM100,000 has been allocated for every district so district engineers can facilitate immediate road repairs.
A total of RM50mil has been allocated to instal streetlights in accident-prone areas.
Sepang Municipal Council councillor Kenneth Lee said many areas were in dire need of better roads and lighting.
“Many accidents have taken place along federal roads.
“It is especially dangerous at night and when it rains,” he said.