Heavy vehicles to be barred from Penang bridge during peak

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Heavy vehicles to be barred from Penang bridge during peak

Postby admin » Wed Jul 30, 2008 12:26 pm

Heavy vehicles will be barred from using the Penang bridge during the rush hours of between 6.30am and 8.30am and 5pm and 7pm daily effective Aug 15.

Works Minister Datuk Datuk Mohd Zin Mohamed said the move is to ease traffic on the Penang Bridge.

The classes of heavy vehicles involved are two-axle and five or six-wheeler lorries, three-axle lorries, trailers or trucks, four-axle lorries, trailers or trucks and five-axle lorries, trailers or trucks.

“The order will take effect until the expected completion of the upgrading work on the bridge in Sept 2009. The upgrading will allow an optimum capacity of 165,000 vehicles plying the bridge daily,” he said.

Mohd Zin also announced that the 50sen toll collection on Jalan Gunung Raya in Langkawi would be abolished effective Aug 1.

http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?fi ... sec=nation
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