LRT3 project contractor slaps stop-work order following Klang sinkhole

MRCB George Kent Sdn Bhd the contractor of the LRT3 project inform the public that a sinkhole formed on Jalan Langat (Banting bound) and Jalan Johan Setia Klang during boring activity.

PETALING JAYA: LRT3 project contractor MRCB George Kent Sdn Bhd confirmed that its work package contractor (WPC) has been slapped with a stop-work order following a sinkhole that formed in Klang on Monday (July 20).

MRCB George Kent Sdn Bhd said the sinkhole on Jalan Langat (Banting-bound) and Jalan Johan Setia appeared during a boring activity around 3pm on Monday (July 20), following which its WPC, SN Akmida Sdn Bhd, was issued the stop-work order.

“The Occupational Safety and Health Department, the Land Public Transport Agency, the Fire and Rescue Department, the Klang Municipal Council and the Public Works Department were notified immediately.

“There are no casualties reported and the affected area was cordoned off,” said MRCB George Kent Sdn Bhd in a statement on Monday.

The cause for the sinkhole is still being investigated.

The firm added that its WPC has briefed the Kampung Johan Setia residents living nearby the area and implemented a Traffic Management Plan immediately to close the affected road and divert traffic until further notice.

“The current traffic diversions are as follows: Motorists from Jalan Pendamaran to Jalan Johan Setia will be diverted to Banting, Klang via contra flow on Jalan Banting Klang (Banting-bound).

“Motorists from Jalan Johan Setia will not be able to access Jalan Banting Klang/Jalan Pendamaran for the time being.

“Motorists have to make a u-turn, turn right to Jalan Kebun Tambahan, make another right turn to Jalan Kebun Baru Batu 9, then turn right again to Jalan Banting Klang.

“Meanwhile, motorists from Jalan Banting Klang will not be able to turn right to Jalan Johan Setia.

“Motorists will have to make a U-turn at the KESAS intersection and turn left to Jalan Johan Setia 1,” it said.

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