Construction works have been going on Persiaran Raja Muda Musa since February 2005. Currently, most of the palm trees, shrubs and lamp posts in the center median have been removed. I understand the first work will be to move the utilities from the center median. This earlier article by Elan Perumal in The Star 29 April 2005 about this RM120m deferred payment project, gave a bit more details. Excerpts …
The Persiaran Raja Muda Musa, Klang-Port Klang Federal Highway, will be upgraded to six lanes under a RM120mil Federal Government project.
Upgrading work on the four-lane road which started in February is expected to be completed in August 2007.
The project will include the construction of a flyover at the Taman Chi Liung traffic light junction and several pedestrian bridges.
Public Works Department senior chief assistant director Mohd Zahari Mansor said the project covered the whole 6.5km of the highway from the Simpang Tujuh roundabout in Klang to the South Port jetty in Port Klang.
â€œThe project will be undertaken by Dua Medan Sdn Bhd without collecting any advance payment from the Government.
â€œWe will pay half of the construction bill and the full amount of the financing cost upon the completion of the project while the balance will be paid a year later,â€? Mohd Zahari told the Klang Municipal Council (MPK) full board meeting during a briefing in Klang on Wednesday.
I wonder why the authorities did not pursue upgrading to 6-lanes (from 4-lanes) the segment from Simpang Tujuh to Berkeley roundabout, first. I believe that segment, particularly around Jambatan Kota II is the congested segment during morning and evening rush.
- Road works in Klang – The Star 5 April 2005 reported, “Thousands of motorists using the busy Persiaran Raja Muda Musa road, particularly near the Taman Gembira junction in Klang will have to endure inconvenience for the next four months as the roads in the area would be dug up to facilitate the relocation of utility pipes and cables … Dua Medan Sdn Bhd is carrying out the task … Its director, Mohd Salim Mohd Sain, said the fast lane on both sides of Persiaran Raja Muda Musa would be closed in stages until July 31 from the Leboh Turi junction to the Petronas petrol station in Pandamaran and traffic would be diverted to the inner lanes.“
- Interactive map of Klang – From Rimman. Small size map montage covering Port Klang to Klang, here.
- Dua Medan Sdn Bhd – Contacts and office address in Shah Alam.