PUTRAJAYA: The Anti-Corruption Agency will reopen its files on previous allegations of corruption in the construction of the Middle Ring Road 2.
It is also planning to question the contractors involved in building the RM238.8 million highway (Package 11) which has so far incurred an additional RM70 million in repairs.
ACA sources said the agency would relook previous investigation papers in determining whether charges could be pressed this time around.
In the latest incident on Sunday, parts of the nine-year-old MRR2 had to be closed for repairs over a three-week period after pieces of concrete fell from its pillars.
The flyover and road below it were closed from 10.30am to 5pm on Sunday after cracks appeared on Pillar 28 after three of the 18 carbon fibre straps on the pillar peeled off and some clumps of concrete fell on the road and several cars.
Works Minister Datuk Mohd Zin Mohamed later ordered the closure of two of the six lanes on the left of the flyover for its team of consultants to study the damage.
In February 2006, the ACA received a report lodged by the Indian Progressive Front (IPF) party on problems involving the MRR2.
The MRR2 had been closed twice before this: on Aug 9, 2004, after cracks were found on 31 of its 33 pillars as a result of improper anchoring of the cross-beams and in February 2006 when it was closed for safety reasons.
In the interim period, independent consultant, Halcrow Consultants Ltd from the United Kingdom, conducted studies.
The affected stretch was partially reopened in November 2004 to light vehicles before the eventual closure.
More repairs were conducted and the highway was reopened in December 2006.
Meanwhile, Public Works deputy director-general 1 Datuk Mohamad Husin, when contacted, said the MRR2 task force would study the incident closely.
"We will be following up on the issue closely including looking at reports submitted by Halcrow," he said.
He said German consultants, Leonhardt, Andra and Partner will continue to remain the official consultant.
"It was a collective decision by the government (to use carbon fibre straps) but the task force will study the damage while our engineering forensic experts will investigate the cause of the cracks."
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