JOHOR BARU: The Federal Government has approved a total of six major road infrastructure projects totalling RM1.56bil to improve connectivity in the state, says Mentri Besar Datuk Onn Hafiz Ghazi (pic).
The projects, ranging in value from RM800,000 to RM269mil, involve various districts including Johor Baru, Kota Tinggi, Muar, Tangkak, Segamat and Batu Pahat.
"The state is also set to be a pioneer in performance-based road concession contracts having signed deals estimated at RM601mil," he said in a Facebook post on Sunday (July 24).
He said the state's holistic approach to infrastructure was a more quantifiable key performance measure for services delivered by the appointed companies to ensure better-quality roads for the comfort of road users in Johor.
"In addition, the Federal Government has also channelled an allocation of RM126.23mil this year for the maintenance of federal roads in the state," he added.
Onn Hafiz also thanked Works Minister Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof for approving the road projects in Johor.
He added that the Works Ministry's maintenance contract for federal roads in Johor with concessionaire Selia Selenggara Selatan Sdn Bhd would run until February 2026.
Among the six projects approved by the Public Works Ministry include:
> The bypass from Matriculation College to Tangkak Industrial Area on Jalan Muar-Tangkak-Segamat to be upgraded at a cost of RM269mil;
> Construction of median openings, U-turn and related work in progress from Parit Sempadan, Batu Pahat (Section 21) until the bridge across the north-south highway (PLUS) (section 34.5) at a cost of RM250mil;
> Upgrading works involving the Pasir Gudang Expressway, which has been increased from four to six lanes from Bandar Seri Alam Taman Rinting to Pasir Gudang, at a cost of RM155mil;
> Construction of a directional ramp at the Senai Desaru Expressway (SDE)-Bandar Penawar intersection worth RM129.2mil;
> Upgrading of the Kota Tinggi bypass bridge totalling RM126.4mil; and
> Road repairs and upgrading work in front of Hospital Sultanah Aminah in Johor Baru at a cost of RM800,000.