Kota Kemuning folks all set for new highway


elan@thestar.com.my

KOTA Kemuning residents will be able to enjoy a smooth ride to and from the township once the Lebuhraya Kemuning Shah Alam (LKSA) is completed.

Work on the multi-million ringgit highway project started at the end of last year and it is scheduled for completion by the end of next year.

According to Shah Alam City Council (MBSA) public relations officer Shahrin Ahmad, the highway will link the Kuala Lumpur-Klang Federal Higway to Kota Kemuning.

Green policy: Most of the roadsidetrees will be transplanted at otherareas within MBSA’s jurisdiction.

Shahrin said the new highway would run across the existing Shah Alam interchange from the Federal Highway to Kota Kemuning via Section 15 and between Section 18 and Section 19.

“It will be an easy road home for the Kota Kemuning residents who are currently experiencing constant bottleneck traffic jams from the Kesas Highway en route to the housing estate and vice versa,” he said.

“They are having a frustrating time because of the heavy traffic chaos when they go to work in the morning and when they return home in the evening,” he said,

Shahrin said the new highway would also provide the people with the option of an alternative route since there currently was only one way in and out of Kota Kemuning.

Once the highway was completed, he said, the residents would be able to bypass the Kesas Highway and the congestion along the Kesas Highway would also be eased.

“It will also ease traffic flow along the Kuala Lumpur-Klang Federal Highway,” he said.

All set: Construction works have already begun on the new highway.

According to Shahrin, the highway project undertaken by the Pro Lintas Sdn Bhd stretched to a total of 14.5km.

Shahrin also said that the MBSA had only felled trees that could not be uprooted at the project site.

He said most of the roadside trees were removed and transplanted at other areas as part of the MBSA green environment policy.

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