Motorists and residents in the city, particularly Brickfields, can now breathe a sigh of relief with the opening of the 600-metre ramp connecting Brickfields (through KL Sentral) to Lebuhraya Mahameru and Jalan Damansara.
Federal Territories and Urban Wellbeing Minister Datuk Raja Nong Chik Raja Zainal Abidin said he hoped the opening of the RM28.3mil second package of the traffic dispersal plan in Brickfields would help ease the congestion in the busy area.
“I am sure this ramp would save a lot of time for road users as earlier they were forced to endure the traffic congestion in Brickfields especially along Jalan Tun Sambanthan.
The flyover which goes through Jalan Stesen Sentral 5 near the Quill 7 building was completed ahead of schedule.
Malaysian Resources Corporation Berhad (MRCB) began building the ramp in February 2010 and was given till May 2011 to complete the project.
Pravin Ganesan, 27, who works for a private firm in Quill 7, said the road would provide an easier route out of the KL Sentral area during peak hours.
“In the past, from KL Sentral we had to take a long turn leading us directly into the traffic congestion on Jalan Travers. Now, with the ramp heading straight into Mahameru, we can avoid the congestion and save travelling time,” he said.
Pravin believes those working around the area as well as residents of the condominiums surrounding KL Sentral will benefit from the project.
The ramp under package two is part of the RM110mil Brickfields traffic dispersal system under the Government Stimulus Package. In all, there are five packages planned for Brickfields and aimed at ensuring smooth drives.
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